The Steelers have already defeated the Jaguars — at least as far as running back Le’Veon Bell is concerned.
Bell posted a tweet after Saturday’s Titans-Patriots game was in the books, and it can serve as some bulletin-board material for the Jaguars. In it, Bell stated that the Steelers will have rematches in back-to-back weeks, insinuating that they’ll get a second chance to beat both the Jaguars, as well as the Patriots — both of which defeated the team during the regular season.
I love round 2’s…we’ll have two round 2’s in back to back weeks…
— Le'Veon Bell (@L_Bell26)
January 14, 2018
The Steelers got destroyed by the Jaguars in Week 5, 30-9, but the team has improved and appears to have a different identity since that time. Furthermore, Bell had one of his worst performances of the season in the game, with 15 carries for 47 yards. It’s unlikely that he’ll post a subpar stat line like that in Sunday’s game.
Pittsburgh is listed as a seven-point favorite over Jacksonville in Sunday’s divisional-round showdown for a reason, but it would be unwise to look past the Jaguars. The team fields one of the best defenses in the league, and also has a strong running game, which is a formula for success in the playoffs. Still, Bell appears to be confident that the Steelers will win. We’ll soon find out if he’s correct, and whether or not Pittsburgh will head to Foxboro for a rematch of last season’s AFC title game.
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Minnesota's Stefon Diggs celebrates in the end zone after scoring on an improbable 61-yard touchdown reception on the final play to lift the host Vikings over the New Orleans Saints 29-24 in a NFC Divisional Playoff game on Jan. 14.
© Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters Escaping the heat
Minnesota's Kyle Rudolph (82) runs with the ball against New Orleans on Jan. 14.
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Joe Haden of the Pittsburgh Steelers tips a pass intended for Marqise Lee of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field on Jan. 14, 2018 in Pittsburgh.
© Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Diving to score
Leonard Fournette of the Jacksonville Jaguars dives into the end zone for a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field on Jan. 14, 2018 in Pittsburgh.
© Don Wright/AP Photos Taking down 'Big Ben'
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is sacked by Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus during the first half of an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game in Pittsburgh on Jan. 14, 2018.
© Don Wright/AP Photos Hanging onto it
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers comes down with a pass after being tackled by Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Telvin Smith during the first half of an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game in Pittsburgh on Jan. 14, 2018.
© Barry Chin/The Boston Globe/Getty Images Narrow escape
James White of the Patriots avoids the Titans' Kevin Byard on his way into the end zone for a touchdown during New England's 35-14, AFC divisional playoff victory on Jan. 13 in Foxborough, Mass.
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady jaws with Titans linebacker Erik Walden during action on Jan. 13.
© Adam Glanzman/Getty Images Fast and furious
The Titans' Corey Davis fends off Malcolm Butler of the Patriots to catch a touchdown pass on Jan. 13.
© Matt Rourke/AP Photo Dwelling on the Falcon's misfortune
The Eagles' Jalen Mills (31) and Brandon Graham (55) celebrate after the Falcons' Julio Jones (11) cannot catch a fourth down pass on Jan. 13 in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 15-10.
© Patrick Smith/Getty Images Pinned down
Devonta Freeman (24) of the Falcons gets tackled by Brandon Graham (55) of the Eagles on Jan. 13 in Philadelphia.
© Sean Gardner/Getty Images I'll take that!
Mike Adams of the Panthers holds on to an intercepted pass as he is tackled by Saints running back Alvin Kamara during an NFC wild-card game on Jan. 7 in New Orleans.
© Sean Gardner/Getty Images Let it fly
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton passes against the Saints on Jan. 7.
© Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Photos Diving pick
Jaguars cornerback Aaron Colvin intercepts a pass in front of Bills tight end Logan Thomas in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff game on Jan. 7 in Jacksonville, Fla.
© Stephen B. Morton/AP Photos Hanging on
Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette makes a reception over Bills defensive back Leonard Johnson in the second half on Jan. 7.
© Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Takedown
Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye tackles Bills running back LeSean McCoy in the first quarter on Jan. 7.
© Stephen B. Morton/AP Photos Tête-à-tête
Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue knocks helmets with Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor, drawing a penalty in the first half on Jan. 7.
© Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo Broken pass
The Falcons' Robert Alford breaks up a pass intended for Cooper Kupp of the Rams during the wild-card playoff game on Jan. 6 in Los Angeles. The Falcons won 26-13.
© Harry How/Getty Images Falcons fly past Rams
Julio Jones of the Falcons makes a touchdown catch in front of strong safety John Johnson of the Rams on Jan. 6 in Los Angeles, Calif. The Falcons won 26-13.
© Charlie Riedel/AP Photo Making it count
Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs past Chiefs defensive back Ron Parker for a 35-yard touchdown run on Jan. 6 in Kansas City, Mo. Tennessee won 22-21.
© Ed Zurga/AP Photo No way through
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is sacked by Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard (59) and linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) on Jan. 6 in Kansas City, Mo.
© Jamie Squire/Getty Images In action
Tight end Travis Kelce, left, of the Chiefs catches a pass in the endzone for a touchdown as inside linebacker Avery Williamson of the Titans defends on Jan. 6 in Kansas City, Mo.
© Charlie Riedel/AP Photo Down and out
Titans cornerback Adoree' Jackson (25) is tackled by the Chiefs' Kevin Pierre-Louis (57) on a punt return on Jan. 6 in Kansas City, Mo.
© Charlie Riedel/AP Photo On top of the game
Titans running back Derrick Henry, centre, carries the ball over Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson, bottom left, and Titans tight end Luke Stocker, bottom right, on Jan. 6 in Kansas City, Mo.
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