Jaguar defense outplays Steelers


Barry Church of the Jacksonville Jaguars jumps into the end zone for a 51-yard interception returned for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter against the Steelers at Heinz Field. (Courtesy: AFP)

(Eagle News) – It’s been 10 years since the Jacksonville Jaguars had a victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the regular season. The win at Heinz Stadium by the Jaguars Sunday night was long overdue.  

The Jaguars defense simply out played the Steelers and quickly became the hot topic of the NFL. In the 2nd quarter, Jaguars running back, Leonard Fournette, gave Jacksonville an early seven-point lead with a 47-yard rush touchdown. Late in the 3rd quarter, Jaguars Linebacker Telvin Smith and safety Barry Church, both captured two interceptions that added to the Jaguars lead over the Steelers to 20-9. Fournette sealed the Jaguars victory in the 4th quarter with a 90-yard run bringing the final score to 30-9.

Jacksonville and Pittsburgh have met 24 times in NFL History. The Jaguars lead the series with 13 wins. This latest win marks the highest margin of victory that the Jaguars earned over Pittsburgh.

Next week, the Jaguars host the LA Rams at Everbank Field Stadium.

(Giovanni Pumarada, EBC Florida Bureau)