Jacksonville Jaguars Advance To AFC Championship After 45-42 Win Over Pittsburgh At Heinz Field

By  //  January 14, 2018

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PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – The Jacksonville Jaguars advanced to the AFC Championship game Sunday afternoon after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 45-42 at Heinz Field.

The Jaguars will now head to New England to take on the defending Super Bowl Champion Patriots next Sunday at 3:05 p.m. ET

Jacksonville was led by their starting running back Leonard Fournette who rushed for 109 yards on 25 carries and three touchdowns.

The Jags started off hot after jumping to 28-7 lead in the middle of the second half. However, the Steelers wouldn’t go away quietly after battling back to cut the Jags lead to 28-21. Quarterback Blake Bortles made a huge play on ensuing possession in the fourth quarter when he connected for a 45-yard pass to wide receiver Keelan Cole that set up the Jags on the Pittsburgh 3-yard line.

Fournette would finish the drive off with a 3-yard scamper into the endzone to give the Jags a 35-21 lead with 10 minutes to go in the game.

Bortles finished 14 for 26 with 214 yards and one touchdown on the afternoon.

Jacksonville never trailed in the game.

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