ALL RECORDS ARE POSTSEASON RECORDS
WITH THE WIN, THE JAGUARS...
- Won their first playoff game since January 15, 2000 against Miami (62-7) and first road playoff win since January 4, 1997 at Denver (30-27).
- Earned first playoff win under head coach Jack Del Rio.
- Evened their postseason record to 5-5 and improved to 3-4 on the road.
- Won their fourth consecutive game against Pittsburgh including regular season games.
- Won eighth straight game against AFC North opponent including regular season games.
- Improved to 3-2 in wild card games.
MATHIS RECORDS TWO INTERCEPTIONS ON BACK-TO-BACK DRIVES INCLUDING TEAM-RECORD 63-YARD RETURN FOR A TD
Rashean Mathis intercepted Ben Roethlisberger in the second quarter and returned it 63 yards for a touchdown, the longest interception return in team history and 10th longest in NFL history. It was the eighth longest return for a touchdown in NFL history. On the ensuing possesion, Mathis recorded his second interception of the game. Mathis joined Aaron Beasley (2, 1/15/00 vs. Miami) as the only two Jaguars in team history to record two interceptions in a game. It was Mathis' second career interception return for a touchdown in Pittsburgh (including regular season) as he picked off Tommy Maddox in overtime on 10/16/05 and returned it 41 yards for a game-winning score.
The Jaguars set a team-record with six sacks, surpassing the high of five sacks on 1/15/00 vs. Miami. DT John Henderson, DE Paul Spicer, DE Jeremy Mincey, DE Bobby McCray and DT Derek Landri each recorded their first career sack. DT Rob Meier recorded a sack in his second consecutive postseason game, joining Eddie Robinson and Joel Smeenge as the only players in team history to accomplish the feat. Meier moved into third place in team history with two career postseason sacks.
JAGUARS TURN UP DEFENSE IN THE SECOND QUARTER
The Jaguars had three sacks and three interceptions in the second quarter and outscored the Steelers 14-0.
JONES-DREW RETURNS KICKOFF TEAM-RECORD 96 YARDS; SIXTH-LONGEST IN NFL HISTORY
Maurice Jones-Drew set up the Jaguars first score of the game with a team-record 96-yard kickoff return in the first quarter, the sixth-longest kickoff return in NFL postseason history. Fred Taylor scored on a one-yard run on the first play from scrimmage on the Jaguars first offensive possession. The previous longest kickoff return was 88 yards by Reggie Barlow (88 yards, 1/10/99 at N.Y. Jets).
JONES-DREW LEADS WAY WITH TWO TOUCHDOWNS
Maurice Jones-Drew scored a rushing and receiving touchdown and became only the fourth player in team history to score two touchdowns in a game.
GARRARD CONNECTS WITH MAURICE-JONES DREW ON 43-YARD SCORING PLAY
David Garrard hit Maurice Jones-Drew on a short pass and he raced 43 yards for his first career postseason touchdown in the second quarter. It was Garrard's first career postseason touchdown pass and the third-longest touchdown pass in team history.
TAYLOR SCORES FOURTH CAREER POSTSEASON TOUCHDOWN
Fred Taylor scored on a one-yard run in the first quarter, his fourth touchdown in the postseason. The four touchdowns move Taylor in fourth place in team history, surpassing Natrone Means (3). Taylor has three rushing touchdowns which ties Means for the team record.
GARRARD PICKS UP WIN IN FIRST CAREER POSTSEASON START
David Garrard joined Mark Brunell as the only two Jaguars quarterbacks to win a postseason game. Garrard moved into second place in team history in postseason passing yards.
LANDRI PICKS UP SACK AND INTERCEPTION IN FIRST POSTSEASON GAME
Rookie defensive tackle Derek Landri picked up a sack and an interception in his first career postseason game. Landri, a fifth-round pick from Notre Dame, stopped a Steelers drive at the end of the first half with an interception of Ben Roethlisberger.
LB Mike Peterson, RB LaBrandon Toefield, WR Chad Owens, G Uche Nwaneri, OL 78 Tutan Reyes, CB Aaron Glenn, S Lamont Thompson, LB Shantee Orr
The Jaguars scored 21 points in the first half, the second-most in the first half in team history (41, 1/15/00 vs. Miami) ... The Jaguars had scoring drives of one play and three plays in the first half ... The Jaguars scored four touchdowns, the second-most in team history (8, 1/15/00 vs. Miami) ... The Jaguars tied a team-record with three interceptions (1/10/99 vs. New York Jets) ...