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Taylor, turnovers key ingredients

The following are notes from the Jaguars' 34-24 win in Pittsburgh Sunday night:

• Fred Taylor rushed for over 100 yards for the fifth consecutive game this season, and for the 14th time in his career.

• Taylor's Jaguars-record 234 yards rushing, the most ever by a Steelers opponent, is the 12th-highest total in NFL history and gives Taylor 815 yards rushing this season.

• Twenty-four of the Jaguars' 34 points were the result of Steelers turnovers, and 14 of the Steelers' 24 points were the result of Jaguars turnovers.

• Referee Gerry Austin ruled that Jimmy Smith "never completely controlled the ball," after review of an apparent 15-yard touchdown pass from Mark Brunell in the third quarter.

• Shortly after that "coach's challenge" by Steelers coach Bill Cowher, Steelers kick-returner Troy Edwards was ruled to have fumbled during a kickoff return. Replay made it appear as though Edwards lost the ball when it hit the ground, which would not have been a fumble, however, Cowher was unable to "challenge" because he had already used his allotment of two.

• Smith has caught at least one pass in his last 82 games played.

• The Jaguars have beaten the Steelers four times in the last five games between the two teams.

• Taylor's performance moved the Jaguars up to 18th in rushing offense in the league. The Jaguars are seventh in passing and eighth in overall offense. Defensively, they are 14th (18th against the run and 18th against the pass). Those rankings could be affected by tonight's game between Washington and St. Louis.

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