Wednesday AFC Championship Game Injury Report – Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday S Tashaun Gipson (foot), G Patrick Omameh (illness)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday S Barry Church (shoulder), RB Leonard Fournette (ankle), DT Malik Jackson (ankle)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday QB Blake Bortles (right wrist), LB Paul Posluszny (abdomen)
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Practice Report
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday QB Tom Brady (right hand), DT Alan Branch (knee), RB Rex Burkhead (knee), RB Mike Gillislee (knee), LaAdrian Waddle (knee)

Jacksonville Bakery Sends Seven Turnovers to Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

Jags fans and now even businesses continue to have fun at the expense of the Steelers over their huge AFC Divisional win on Sunday in Pittsburgh, and the latest case comes from a local bakery/deli in Jacksonville.

The latest trolling of Steelers nation by Jags fan came from a bakery in Jacksonville, Cinotti’s Bakery – as they packed up and sent seven turnovers, the amount collected in two games against the Steelers – to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

On Tuesday, Cinotti’s Bakery shipped a care package to Heinz Field and addressed the shipment to Big Ben. Inside were seven baked turnovers and a handwritten note.

In a Facebook post, bakery staff said the pastries were Cinotti’s way of saying thanks for the seven turnovers Roethlisberger racked up in two losses to the Jaguars this season.

Roethlisberger threw five interceptions when the teams squared off in Pittsburgh back in October. He added another pick and a fumble (which Telvin Smith returned for a touchdown) on Sunday.

“We appreciated the turnovers you gave us over our season so in return we wanted you to get a taste of 7 turnovers,” the post said. “So here are our very best apple, blueberry and cherry turnovers!”

Bengals Fans Give Nearly $5000 to Blake Bortles’ Charity After Jags Beat the Steelers

Bengals fans enjoyed watching the Jaguars top the Steelers Sunday, as they loved seeing their rival Steelers fall to the Jaguars 45-42 in the AFC Divisional Round, ending the hopes for the Steelers of reaching the Super Bowl.

Cincy fans were very grateful for the outing for Jags QB Blake Bortles, so much so that a number of themy donated to his foundation in a ‘thank you’ of sorts for the win over their bitter enemies.

Here’s the story:

The nearly $5,000 in contributions donated so far started to come in after the Jaguars beat the Bengals’ rival, the Steelers, 45-42.

“Fans are at the core of the football experience and it’s truly exciting and rewarding when they band together, regardless of the team they cheer for, to make a positive impact in the lives of others. I greatly appreciate the support displayed by Bengals fans and they should know their support will make a difference,” said Bortles.

Cincinnati sports radio host Mo Egger encouraged Bengals fans through his blog, Twitter page, and during his show Monday to, as he said, “pay it forward” and support the Bortles Foundation.

Established in 2016, the Blake Bortles Foundation supports first responders in Oviedo and Jacksonville, Florida, and partners with organizations in Jacksonville and Oviedo to help children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Fans Pour Into EverBank Field to Welcome Home the AFC Championship Bound Jaguars

Jaguar fans are excited about their win over the Steelers and upcoming chance in the AFC Title game next Sunday against the Patriots, and showed their pride by coming to EverBank Field to welcome home the team after the 45-42 win.

Here’s a tweet of the fans pouring into the stadium.

Jaguars Advance to AFC Title Game; Lay Knockout Blow on Steelers 45-42

Last week the Jaguars put up just 10 points against the Bills in a home playoff win to earn another trip to Pittsburgh to play the Steelers.

Sunday – they would not be denied.

The Jaguars laid a whooping on the Steelers that might have been one of the most fun in team history, they never trailed and in the end got big play after big play in a 45-42 win.

The win will put the Jags in New England for the AFC Title Game next Sunday. It’s the third time they are in the game before the Super Bowl, and the second time they have to take out the Pats in order to get there, the first time losing in the 1996 season.

They also lost at home to the Titans in the 1999 season in the AFC Title game.

Sunday though they dominated from the start, as they built a 21-0 lead, and when Blake Bortles had to make big plays to keep the lead in the second half when the Steelers were in position to tie the game, he did so.

On the day Bortles was 14-for-26 for 214 yards with a score, no picks, and he was never sacked despite having at times heavy pressure. He also rushed for 35 yards on five carries.

Rookie back Leonard Fournette ran for 109 yards on 25 carries, and this after having to leave the game in the second quarter with a bum ankle for a few series.

After building a 21-0 lead, the defense did allow the Steelers to get back in the game, as Ben Rothlisberger threw for 469 yards and five scores, but they made two huge fourth down stops and never allowed the Steelers to draw back to even.

The nail in the coffin was a huge 40-yard screen to T.J. Yeldon after a fourth-down stop on third-down to put the ball at the Steelers 30 with the Jags leading it 35-28, and then five plays later the Jags were back in the end zone, building the lead to 42-28 and making it a lead that was good enough.

Now the question that they upset the Steelers will be – can they do it again in New England next week? It will be fun to watch, and no matter how you look at it, it’s the Jags now against the world.

Inactives for the AFC Divisional Playoff Game – Jaguars vs Steelers

Here’s today’s Inactives for the AFC Divisional Game between the Steelers and Jagaurs:

Jaguars:
RB Chris Ivory, DT Eli Ankou, LB Deon King, OG Chris Reed, OG Josh Walker, OT William Poehls, WR Jaydon Mickens

Steelers: QB Joshua Dobbs, WR Justin Hunter, CB Coty Sensabaugh, S J.J. Wilcox, OT Jerald Hawkins, OT Matt Feiler, DT Daniel McCullers

Jaguars CB A.J. Bouye Warns Steelers QB Roethlisberger: “Be Careful What You Wish For”

Ben Roethlisberger has made no secret of his desire to face the Jaguars again after they picked him off five times in getting a 30-9 win at Heinz Field back in October.

Now that Jacksonville has advanced to face the Steelers again in the divisional round of the playoff, however, one member of the secondary wants Roethlisberger to know that feeling is mutual. Cornerback A.J. Bouye, Adam Bittner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Here is what Bouye said per Jacksonville.com:

“Be careful what you wish for,” Bouye said, one day after the Jaguars beat Buffalo 10-3 to set up a rematch Sunday in Pittsburgh. “This is what he wanted, so this is what he is going to get.”

“We remember [the Week 5 game],” Bouye said. “We know they are going to be motivated. We are, too. Everybody thinks we’re not going to do it again. We know what we’re capable of. We’re looking forward to it.”

Bouye did not pick off a pass in the win against the Steelers, but he does have a team-leading six interceptions this season.

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