The Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers have faced off against each other 27 times during the regular season and playoffs. Jacksonville currently leads the series 14-13. When the Jaguars first became a team, they were a part of the AFC Central Division along with the Steelers. The Jaguars have beaten the Steelers at Heinz Field twice in one season two times (2007-2008 and 2017-2018 seasons). While the rivalry has created many memorable moments, let’s take a look at the series throughout the decades.
The first meeting: Week 6 October 8, 1995 at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
Final score: Jaguars 20 - Steelers 16
The Jaguars had their first win at home during Week 6 of the 1995 season. Cedric Tillman and James Stewart scored touchdowns. Mike Hollis made 53-yard and 32-yard field goals. Mark Brunell completed 17 out of 30 attempted passes for 189 yards and tied James Stewart with 44 rushing yards. Willie Jackson led the team with 94 receiving yards. Jimmy Smith averaged 20 yards in kickoff returns. Desmond Howard returned 2 punts for 20 yards. Bryan Barker punted 8 times for 388 yards. Mike Hollis made both field goal attempts.
The 2007 AFC Wild Card at Heinz Field on January 5, 2008
Final score: Jaguars 31 - Steelers 29
Maurice Jones-Drew scored two touchdowns, and Fred Taylor and Rashean Mathis scored one touchdown. David Garrard completed 9 out of 21 attempted passes for 140 yards and led the team with 58 rushing yards. Maurice Jones-Drew led the team with 43 receiving yards and averaged 96.00 yards in kickoff returns. Dennis Northcutt averaged 10.33 yards in punt returns. Adam Podlesh punted four times for 200 yards. Josh Scobee made 1 out of 2 field goal attempts. Rashean Mathis had two interceptions and one resulted in a touchdown. Derek Landri had one interception and one sack. Jeremy Mincey, Bobby McCray, Rob Meier, John Henderson, and Paul Spicer each registered one sack.
The 2017 AFC Wild Card at Heinz Field on January 14, 2018
Final score: Jaguars 45 - Steelers 42
Leonard Fournette scored three touchdowns, T.J. Yeldon, Telvin Smith, and Tommy Bohanon scored touchdowns. Blake Bortles completed 14 out of 26 attempted passes for 214 yards. Leonard Fournette led the team with 109 rushing yards, and T.J. Yeldon led with 57 receiving yards. Corey Grant averaged 22.00 yards in kickoff returns. Brad Nortman punted four times for 131 yards. Josh Lambo made one out of one field goal attempt and averaged 62.60 yards in kickoffs. Myles Jack had one interception. Yannick Ngakoue and Marcell Dareus recorded one sack each.
Week 11 at TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, FL on November 22, 2020
Final Score: Steelers - 27, Jaguars - 3
Jake Luton completed 16 out of 37 passes for 151 yards. James Robinson led the team with 73 rushing yards, and D.J. Chark led with 41 receiving yards. Keelan Cole averaged five yards in punt returns. Logan Cooke punted six times for 324 yards. Chase McLaughlin made one field goal. Daniel Thomas had an interception.
The Jaguars winning their first Monday Night Football game
Week 4 at Alltel Stadium on September 22, 1997
Final score: Jaguars 30 - Steelers 21
Mark Brunell made his first appearance after a knee injury and threw for 306 yards. Natrone Means, Jimmy Smith, and Chris Hudson scored touchdowns. Natrone Means had 40 rushing yards, Jimmy Smith had 164 receiving yards, and Keenan McCardell had 51 receiving yards. Mike Hollis made 3/5 field goals. Aaron Beasley had an interception. Brant Boyer and Tony Brackens both had sacks.
Fred Taylor during Week 12 in 2000
Third-year veteran Fred Taylor had a career game that broke both Jaguars and Steelers records. Taylor recorded 234 rushing yards and four touchdowns with 30 carries. This was the most yards registered by an opponent in Three Rivers Stadium, and he became the leading rusher in Jaguars franchise history. This took place during a nine-game stretch in which Taylor rushed for at least 100 yards.
“They showed they could not stop the stretch zone, whether we were keeping it front door or cutting it back. They lost their discipline. We had a couple of screen plays in there that ended up, with the blocking, being nice touchdowns. I didn’t know it was going to be a special day. The game just turned into one of those nights.” - Fred Taylor
Rashean Mathis’s interception in 2005
David Garrard run during the 2007 AFC Wild Card
In alphabetical order
|Player||Position||Years in JAX||Years in PIT|
|Player||Position||Years in JAX||Years in PIT|
10/08/1995: Pittsburgh Steelers - 16 @ Jacksonville Jaguars - 20
10/29/1995: Jacksonville Jaguars - 7 @ Pittsburgh Steelers - 24
09/01/1996: Pittsburgh Steelers - 9 @ Jacksonville Jaguars - 24
11/17/1996: Jacksonville Jaguars - 3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers - 28
09/22/1997: Pittsburgh Steelers - 21 @ Jacksonville Jaguars - 30
10/26/1997: Jacksonville Jaguars - 17 @ Pittsburgh Steelers - 23
11/22/1998: Jacksonville Jaguars - 15 @ Pittsburgh Steelers - 30
12/28/1998: Pittsburgh Steelers - 3 @ Jacksonville Jaguars - 21
10/03/1999: Jacksonville Jaguars - 17 @ Pittsburgh Steelers - 3
12/02/1999: Pittsburgh Steelers - 6 @ Jacksonville Jaguars - 20
10/01/2000: Pittsburgh Steelers - 24 @ Jacksonville Jaguars - 13
11/19/2000: Jacksonville Jaguars - 34 @ Pittsburgh Steelers - 24
09/09/2001: Pittsburgh Steelers - 3 @ Jacksonville Jaguars - 21
11/18/2001: Jacksonville Jaguars - 7 @ Pittsburgh Steelers - 20
12/01/2002: Pittsburgh Steelers - 25 @ Jacksonville Jaguars - 23
12/05/2004: Pittsburgh Steelers - 17 @ Jacksonville Jaguars - 16
10/16/2005: Jacksonville Jaguars - 23 @ Pittsburgh Steelers - 17
09/18/2006: Pittsburgh Steelers - 0 @ Jacksonville Jaguars - 9
12/16/2007: Jacksonville Jaguars - 29 @ Pittsburgh Steelers - 22
01/05/2008: Jacksonville Jaguars - 31 @ Pittsburgh Steelers - 29
10/05/2008: Pittsburgh Steelers - 26 @ Jacksonville Jaguars - 21
10/16/2011: Jacksonville Jaguars - 13 @ Pittsburgh Steelers - 17
10/05/2014: Pittsburgh Steelers - 17 @ Jacksonville Jaguars - 9
10/08/2017: Jacksonville Jaguars - 30 @ Pittsburgh Steelers - 9
01/14/2018: Jacksonville Jaguars - 45 @ Pittsburgh Steelers - 42
11/18/2018: Pittsburgh Steelers - 20 @ Jacksonville Jaguars - 16
11/22/2020: Pittsburgh Steelers - 27 @ Jacksonville Jaguars - 3
Points scored: Jaguars - 517, Steelers - 502
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