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No-huddle must have healing powers

The following are notes from the Jaguars' 20-7 loss in Pittsburgh Sunday.

• Former Jaguars guard Rick Tylski was flagged for holding in the first half. It marked the first time this season a Steelers offensive lineman had been penalized for holding.

• Jim Tarle's bounding kickoff to open the second half resulted in his first touchback of the season.

• Steelers wide receivers may not be the most accomplished pass-catchers, but they may be the game's most authoritative downfield blockers. On Hines Ward's 28-yard touchdown play, which began with a short pass from Kordell Stewart, the key block was made by Troy Edwards on Marlon McCree.

• There must be something to claims the no-huddle concept pumps life into an offense. It produced the Steelers' first touchdown of the game in the Steelers' only no-huddle series.

• Elvis Joseph's 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown was the first kickoff to be returned for a score by a Steelers opponent since 1997, when Washington's Brian Mitchell did the same.

• The Steelers lead the AFC Central with a 7-2 record. Baltimore is 6-4, Cleveland is 5-4, Cincinnati and Tennessee are each 4-5, and the Jaguars are 3-6.

• Second-round draft choice Kendrell Bell is clearly the front-runner for NFL defensive rookie of the year honors. Bell registered two sacks and a forced fumble against the Jaguars.

• Fred Taylor accompanied the Jaguars to Pittsburgh, giving rise to the speculation Taylor is about to return from the groin injury that has sidelined him since week two. The Jaguars are 1-6 in the seven games Taylor has missed.

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