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Twitter reacts to Jaguars dominating Steelers in first half

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Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Well, anyone who says they saw THIS coming is either a liar or Biff Tannen. The Jacksonville Jaguars have taken the Pittsburgh Steelers behind the woodshed at Heinz Field Sunday, opening up a major can of you know what en route to taking a 28-14 lead at the half.

Leonard Fournette was phenomenal early. His first touchdown was unbelievable (watch here), and he became the first rookie in NFL history to rush for two scores in the first quarter before an ankle injury forced him into the locker room.

The Jaguars have been dominant defensively, owning the line of scrimmage for the most part. They also forced Ben Roethlisberger into a costly interception that turned into six points on their next offensive possession, and then they took a fumble 50 yards for a score late in the second quarter (watch here).

Pittsburgh did manage to get on the board with a gorgeous touchdown pass to Antonio Brown. Then, right before the end of the half he connected with Martavis Bryant for a touchdown on fourth down.

But for the most part this game has been a lopsided blowout in favor of the road team.

The crowd at Heinz Field has been stunned to silence for long stretches of time, but the folks on Twitter have more than made up for it with some amazing takes on the madness.

There is a lot of time left in this one. The Steelers have an explosive offense that can come back and win, if Jacksonville doesn’t force any more turnovers. Still, the first half was a stunning display of dominance by the road team, which is one half away from the AFC Championship Game and a date with the New England Patriots.