With the Steelers pressuring from the edges, quarterback Blake Bortles stepped up in the pocket, ran 9 yards and dived for the first down. "Its all you can ask for", said Bortles, who passed for only 87 yards but rushed for a career-best 89, including six first downs.
If Taylor is healthy I think he is better than Bortles because Bortles has proven during his career to be a turnover machine.
"Any game that we are going to play anybody is going to be a hard opponent", Roethlisberger said Tuesday on 93.7 The Fan (via Joe Rutter of the Tribune-Review).
The second postseason meeting between teams (Jaguars, 1-0), Jaguars posting 30-27 win in the '96 AFC Wild Card Playoffs at Orchard Park, New York. If watching Taylor and the rest of the offense struggle to a 31st-ranked finish in passing yards per game (176.6) this regular season was not enough, Sunday's performance was further evidence Taylor is not the quarterback to lead Buffalo into Super Bowl contention.More news: Monaco must 'prepare' for Thomas Lemar interest - Leonardo Jardim
The Bills offense relied nearly exclusively on LeSean McCoy, who had 119 total yards on 25 touches (19 carries, six receptions). The 340-pound Dareus was traded to Jacksonville for a late-round draft pick in October.
Tyrod Taylor completed 17 of 37 passes for 134 yards, with an interception, against the NFL's best pass defense.
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The Bills experienced that first-hand in Sunday's AFC wild-card game. In the opening half, this looked like the type of the game the 2017 Jaguars lost because of inept offensive play. Jalen Ramsey picked off a Nathan Peterman pass with 32 seconds remaining to cap off the victory.
There was one instance in the game where the Bills really could have got themselves rolling. Not that it mattered because the Jaguars went backwards three yards, and Doug Marrone punted from the 38.
"The GM, if he walks to me, or the head coach, and tries to shake my hand, (I'll) act like I'm going to shake their hand and then be like, get out of here", Dareus told NFL Media prior to Sunday's playoff game at EverBank Field in Jacksonville.
"We turned the ball over. And if we can give them a victory on the field, it will make for a flawless day". Marrone said after almost 18 years without a home playoff victory, the city and its fans deserve it. "It was incredible", Bortles said. Whatever it takes, we've got to get to these goals we talked about.More news: Packers reportedly to consider former Bills GM Doug Whaley for same role
Bortles, after finishing the first half completing 6 of 15 passes for 33 yards with no touchdowns, led a 15-play, 86-yard drive that gave the Jaguars their first lead. Guard Richie Incognito (shoulder) and Clay (hamstring) left briefly in the first half but returned. Jacksonville moves on inthe playoffs for the first time since 2007 to face the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. Receiver/punt returner Jaydon Mickens (hamstring) also left the game.
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