Steelers look for a different result against the Jags

Written by Craig Rhodes, WITF News | Jan 14, 2018 10:12 AM

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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin during an NFL football practice, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers host the Jacksonville Jaguars in a divisional playoff on Sunday.

(Pittsburgh) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Jacksonville Jaguars in today's AFC divisional playoff game.

Kickoff is scheduled for 1:05pm at Heinz Field.

The Steelers are hoping to have the services of star wide receiver Antonio Brown.

Brown partially tore his left calf muscle against the New England Patriots in December.  The injury forced him to miss the Steelers final two regular season games.

Brown is listed as questionable for today's game.

Meanwhile, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is hoping for better things this time around with Jacksonville,.. and he expects the home-town fans to play a big part.

"I expect it to be a packed house,.. loud,.. I expect the fans to have a lot of fun.  Anytime you've got extra football at Heinz Field, the fans enjoy it and we do too," he said.

The fans didn't make much of a difference when the Jaguars came to town during the regular season.  

On October 8th Big Ben threw 5 interceptions and the Jags routed the Steelers 30-9.

Today's winner will play the New England Patriots next week in the AFC Championship game.

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