The Pittsburgh Steelers’ shocking 45-42 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars has created a rift among teammates. Steelers guard David DeCastro, in an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, slammed his teammates for training their sights on the New England Patriots, rather than focusing on the Jaguars, their AFC divisional round opponents. DeCastro was incensed over his teammates for expecting an AFC title game rematch with the Patriots rather than prepare for the Jaguars, who defeated the Steelers, 30-9, in their regular-season meeting. “It's embarrassing.

It really is, man. It just blows my mind. They beat us 30-9, we played like crap and we want to talk about New England! I don't know what to say about that,” said DeCastro, calling the move stupid, adding that they have given the Jaguars more bulletin board material.

While DeCastro hasn’t mentioned any names, Steelers safety Mike Mitchell openly talked about beating the Patriots next weekend. Running back Le’Veon Bell tweeted about taking care of two rematches, referring to the Jaguars and the Patriots. Even head coach Mike Tomlin talked about playing the Patriots next week. “I love my teammates and care a lot about them, but that's not something I like to see,” said DeCastro, adding that his teammates should respect the Jaguars, who proved more talented than the Steelers Sunday (Jan.


Jaguars’ player makes prediction

However, a member of the Jaguars also dropped into the same pitfall that the Steelers have fallen into after Jacksonville cornerback Jalen Ramsey declared that they will book a Super Bowl spot by beating the Patriots in Sunday’s AFC title game (Jan. 21). A speaker during a rally in Jacksonville after their win over the Steelers, Ramsey declared that the Jaguars are going to the Super Bowl and would “win that (expletive).”

Rookie rusher shines for Jaguars

Rookie running back Leonard Fournette ran 25 times for 109 yards and three touchdowns to lift the Jaguars to a close win over the Steelers.

Quarterback Blake Bortles completed 14-of-26 passes for 214 yards and a 14-yard touchdown pass to Tommy Bohanon late in the game while TJ Yeldon ran for a score and caught three passes for 57 yards for the Jaguars. Ben Roethlisberger completed 37-of-58 passes for 469 yards and five touchdowns and an interception for the Steelers, who trailed by as many as 21 points in the first half but came within a touchdown late in the fourth. Josh Lambo buried a 45-yard field goal to give the Jaguars a 45-35 lead with 1:45 left in the game.