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.
I said there would be a whopping in Pittsburgh, just had the wrong team doing it 🙃😳. Holy smokes the #Jaguars are destroying the #Steelers. Would rather watch the Jax defense against the Pats, anyway 😜😂. pic.twitter.com/lv5iRzseob
— Ian St. Clair (@IanStClair) January 14, 2018
Bill Belichick must be watching this in his office just laughing.
— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) January 14, 2018
I keep thinking about that character from The Good Place who is always talking about the Jaguars and Blake Bortles.
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) January 14, 2018
— Gordon Bombay (@GordonBombay__) January 14, 2018
Live look at Heinz Field pic.twitter.com/hSQaUTiS4l
— Vincent Frank (@VincentFrankNFL) January 14, 2018
Games obviously not over with the fire power that Pittsburgh has…but perhaps Bell should have kept his mouth shut.
— DoughertyNiners (@MeSoDougherty) January 14, 2018
I laughed at myself for picking Jacksonville to win. Now I’m mad I didn’t bet on it.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) January 14, 2018
This is a shocking, stunning bonafide ass-kicking.
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) January 14, 2018
I don't think I've ever been more wrong about a game than this one.
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) January 14, 2018
Steelers are getting straight-up punked! It’s like Jax is rollin up on ‘em, chest out, like, “What?!”
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) January 14, 2018
The Steelers fans in the barn are drinking the Mad Dog and chasing it with Natty. pic.twitter.com/iPhayADAV1
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 14, 2018
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.