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Jalen Ramsey snaps back at Ben Roethlisberger’s eagerness to face the Jags

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After clinching the AFC North back in December, the Pittsburgh Steelers could sit back and watch how the wildcard round unfolded last weekend. 

And the game they'd likely be watching pretty closely was played at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, where the Jaguars were hosting the Buffalo Bills on Sunday night.

Before that game even kicked off, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was asked which team he'd like to face in the divisional round of the playoffs next weekend. 

"Obviously, any game that we’re going to play since it’s the postseason is going to be a difficult opponent," he said, per NBC Sports, before picking the Jaguars as the team he was hoping to face for one reason in particular. 

"I think just for me personally I’d love to just prove that five interceptions wasn’t me in that game." 

The last time the two sides met was in week 5 when Jacksonville rolled into Heinz Field as the underdogs, before leaving with a 30-9 victory. 

As Roethlisberger mentioned, he was picked off five times in that game, with two of those interceptions being returned for touchdowns. 


After the Jaguars beat the Bills 10-3 last Sunday, they'll return to Pittsburgh one more time, granting Big Ben his wish of a rematch against the AFC South winners. 

And Roethlisberger's comments haven't gone unheard.

Jacksonville cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who was dominant in last Sunday's win, responded ahead of the rematch. 

Wild Card Round - Buffalo Bills v Jacksonville Jaguars

"I would want to play us again too if I were him," he told 1010XL.

"We had five picks and after the game I think he was contemplating retirement." 

It was Ramsey's interception that sealed the game against Buffalo when he cut out Nathan Peterman's pass with 32 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. 

Wild Card Round - Buffalo Bills v Jacksonville Jaguars

And judging by his response to Roethlisberger's comments, he's ready to put in another dominant display and shut down the Steelers' offense one more time on Sunday. 

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