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The following are notes from the Jaguars' 21-3 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

• Mark Brunell's three touchdown passes in the first half marked only the second time in his career that he had accomplished that feat. He had previously thrown three touchdown passes in the second half against the Colts in 1995. Brunell now has 11 three-touchdown-passes games.

• Brunell has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 10 consecutive games.

• Kevin Hardy had two sacks in a game for the second time in his career. He had two against Atlanta in 1999.

• As of this afternoon, the Jaguars had the second-longest opening-day winning streak in the NFL. Miami, which was to play at Tennessee tonight, had won their previous nine season-openers.

• The Jaguars' 21 second-quarter points is their most since having scored 28 points in the second quarter in Baltimore in 1998.

• Mike Hollis' miss of a 22-yard field goal attempt is the shortest miss of his career.

• Jimmy Smith has scored 40 career touchdowns, a Jaguars record. James Stewart is second with 38.

• Smith's 126 yards receiving today marks the 30th time in his career that he has eclipsed the 100-yard mark. It is a Jaguars record.

• Smith joins Bryan Barker in having played in a Jaguars-record 96 games.

• Hardy's 50th consecutive start extended his team record.

• The Steelers' five fumbles tied a Jaguars opponent record. Kansas City fumbled five times in 1997, and the Ravens did the same in 1998 in Baltimore.

• Today's attendance of 63,785 did not include a sellout, but the game was televised locally because the Jaguars had sold more tickets than their blackout number, which is derived by subtracting obstructed-view and handicapped seating from the total capacity of 73,000.

Vic Ketchman is the Senior Editor of Jaguars Inside Report, the official team newspaper of the Jacksonville Jaguars. One-year subscriptions may be purchased by calling 1-888-846-5247.

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