The Pittsburgh Steelers entered Sunday's playoff game with the Jacksonville Jaguars talking a lot about the New England Patriots and it may have cost them a chance at a Super Bowl.
The Jaguars will face the Patriots in Sunday's AFC Championship Game after beating the Steelers 45-42 at Heinz Field.
"They were ready to go; they were mad; they were angry; they had something to prove, and they did it," Steelers offensive guard David DeCastro said. "Yeah, it’' embarrassing. It really is, man. It just blows my mind. They beat us 30-9 [on Oct. 9]. We played like crap, and we want to talk about New England?
"I don't know what to say about that. It's just stupid. It's just not what you do. You don't need to give a team like that more bulletin board material."
Safety Mike Mitchell told Sports Illustrated that the Steelers would play the Patriots again and Le'Veon Bell made similar claims in a tweet.