Pit 0 10 0 7 17
Jac 3 3 3 0 9
Date of game: 10/5/2014

Recap: Jacksonville vs. Pittsburgh

Jacksonville, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Ben Roethlisberger threw for a touchdown and Brice McCain returned an interception 22 yards for a touchdown as the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars, 17-9, on Sunday.

Roethlisberger was 26-of-36 for 273 yards, throwing to 11 different receivers in the win. Antonio Brown caught five catches for 84 yards, Michael Palmer hauled in a touchdown pass and Heath Miller had three catches for 46 yards.

Le'Veon Bell rushed for 82 yards on 15 carries for Pittsburgh (3-2), which bounced back from a 27-24 loss to Tampa Bay last week.

"I liked the way we finished, especially when you consider that we didn't do a good job of it last week and it cost us the game," said Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.

Blake Bortles threw for 191 yards on 22-of-36 passing with two interceptions and Josh Scobee made three field goals for the Jaguars (0-5), who have lost three straight games to the Steelers.

"This one hurts," Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said. "We had chances. We just didn't play good enough in certain situations."

Scobee capped off Jacksonville's 15-play, 43-yard drive with a 43-yard field goal at the 5:17 mark of the opening stanza.

Bell broke off a 29-yard run and Roethlisberger found Brown for a pickup of 23 yards to the 4-yard line, leading to Shaun Suisham's 24-yard field goal for a 3-3 game early in the second.

Bortles aired out a throw on Jacksonville's next drive that was intercepted by Cortez Allen at the Pittsburgh 45. After a first down, Roethlisberger was sacked for six yards, resulting in an eventual punt.

Miller's 27-yard grab moved the Steelers past midfield. Pittsburgh kept rolling with three more first downs before Palmer's 1-yard TD catch made it 10-3 with 1:53 left in the first half.

The Jaguars, however, quickly marched down the field. Jordan Todman hauled in a 18-yard dart, Allen Robinson made a 17-yard catch and Scobee split the upright from 35 yards out to make it a 10-6 game at the break.

Scobee added another field goal, this time from 36 yards, with 3:16 remaining in the third to get the Jaguars within a point.

Roethlisberger's deep pass to Brown on the left side for 30 yards moved the Steelers to midfield. Pittsburgh picked up two first downs and worked its way down within the 20-yard line. On 3rd-and-3, Abry Jones sacked Roethlisberger, forcing the ball loose for Andre Branch to recover at the 17.

Two plays later, Bortles' pass was intercepted by McCain and he went 22 yards the other way for a touchdown. The extra point made it 17-9 with 11:32 to play in the fourth.

Jacksonville was forced to punt after going three-and-out with under five minutes to play. The Steelers ran the final four minutes off the clock to secure the victory.

Game Notes

The all-time series is tied, 11-11 ... Steelers safety Shamark Thomas left the game with a left hamstring injury ... Jacksonville travels to Tennessee next Sunday ... The Steelers will play in Cleveland next Sunday ... The Jaguars converted on just three third downs ... Pittsburgh outgained Jacksonville, 372-243.

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Cowboys' Murray active against Colts

Dallas Cowboys running back and the NFL's leading rusher DeMarco Murray is active for today's game against the Indianapolis Colts, although his playing time may be limited due to a broken hand.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

Featured Partners
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.