Jaguars' Allen Hurns will try to rebound in Divisional Round

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Jacksonville had at least 135 yards rushing per game in eight straight games from September 24 through November 9, including a season-high 231 in a 30-9 victory over the Steelers on October 8 at Heinz Field.

With players such as rookie running back Leonard Fournette and a talented defense to supplement the offensive production, the Jaguars are more risky than some people may think. Could they be in the running for prospective free agent Kirk Cousins, assuming he is not franchise-tagged again by the Redskins? On the surface, the answer is yes, because this is how the Jags are built to win.

Although plenty has changed since two of the best teams in the AFC last met, we could witness similar outcomes on Sunday given the talent on both sides of the ball. Against the Bills, the defense swarmed the line of scrimmage and put eight to ten players in the box. Though he downplayed looking for payback after the Jaguars shut him down in ways that few teams have in recent years, not everyone is buying it. The Jaguars held their opponents to 15 points or less in six of nine games they played outside of Jacksonville.

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone acknowledges that formula isn't likely to work in Sunday's AFC Divisional round playoff game Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3). Garrard was 9-of-21 for 140 yards, one touchdown and two picks. The Jags can't count on it happening again. He was sent home Friday due to an illness, but that shouldn't factor in to his chances at seeing the field. That makes for a great matchup against the NFL's No. 1 pass defense. Though wideout Antonio Brown is slated to play this week after suffering a leg injury in Week 16, having him at less than 100 percent health may mean that the 10 catches for 157 yards he supplied the Steelers in Week 5 is not guaranteed to be repeated. If he is fully healthy, expect him to get plenty of attention from the Jaguars.

After the Steelers flipped on the film of that game, they should have had zero difficulty focusing on Jacksonville.

Bortles came into this season leading the league in turnovers with 55 over the past three years.

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Field goal kicking is always an issue at Heinz Field thanks to the open end of the stadium and swirling Pittsburgh winds.

"It's one of those things, like, who cares?" The matchup was trrrrraaaaasssssshhhh to watch, but Good Place fans will be delighted to know that Jacinto actually attended the playoff game to cheer on his character's favorite team. Take out that opening bomb, and Brown gained just 108 yards on the 18 other passes thrown his way. Roethlisberger will need to be in rare form, eluding the Jags aggressive pass rush and delivering accurate passes to his weapons.

While a huge day from Brown or an ugly day from Bortles would certainly swing this game, odds are the team that finds success running the ball on a frigid day will win.

RUN-GAME CAPABLE: Bortles' career regular-season average of 6.32 yards per carry is the fourth-highest in National Football League history among quarterbacks with at least 200 rushing attempts (Michael Vick, 7.00, Bobby Douglass 6.47, Randall Cunningham 6.36). Fournette rushed for 181 yards, including a 90-yard touchdown run, in the first meeting against the Steelers.

Bell proved to be a clutch playoff performer in his first postseason exposure a year ago, rushing for 167 and 170 yards against the Dolphins and Chiefs.

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