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Jaguars Lose 5th Straight, Had Chance To Win

10:10 PM, Oct 17, 2011   |    comments
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PITTSBURGH, Pa -- The Jacksonville Jaguars got the ball back with over a minute left, but a Hail Mary on the final play went incomplete, and the Jags fall 17-13 to the Steelers, their fifth straight loss.

The Jaguars sacked Ben Roethlisberger with less than two minutes to go to force a punt and get the ball back for a chance at victory.

The Jags are 1-5, with the Baltimore Ravens coming to town next Monday for Monday Night Football.

Blaine Gabbert hit Jason Hill with an 18-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter to bring the Jaguars to within 7 points of the Steelers. The Jags trail 17-10 with 1:46 to go in the third quarter.

Josh Scobee kicked a field goal to finally put the Jaguars on the scoreboard in the second quarter, but trailed 17-3 midway through the second quarter. 17-3 was the score at halftime.

Ben Roethlisberger hit Mike Wallace on a 28-yard touchdown pass to give the Steelers a 14-0 lead in the second quarter. The Steelers added a field goal to increase the lead to 17-0 with more than ten minutes to go in the second quarter.

The Steelers scored on their opening drive to take a 7-0 lead over the Jaguars in the first quarter.  The Steelers scored on an 8-yard run by Rashard Mendenhall.

The Jaguars drove into Pittsburgh territory on their opening drive but were forced to punt.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are on the road taking on Pittsburgh in game 6 of the season, and the Jags need a win desparately after a 1-4 start.

The Steelers are 3-2 at this point in the season.

Pittsburgh Steelers starting defensive linemen Casey Hampton and Aaron Smith are on the inactive list for Sunday's game against Jacksonville. Hampton misses his second straight game with a knee injury while Smith misses his second in a row with a foot injury.

Chris Hoke will start at nose tackle for Hampton, while Ziggy Hood will start for Smith. Linebacker James Harrison, running back Mewelde Moore, guard Chris Kemoeatu, tackle Marcus Gilbert and linebacker Jason Worilds are also inactive for the Steelers.

Cornerback Derek Cox, linebacker Clint Session, running back Montell Owens, center Jason Spitz, guard Eben Britton, wide receiver Kassim Osgood and defensive tackle Nate Collins are inactive for Jacksonville.

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