Jaguars fans show support for team in Pittsburgh

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Source: The Jaguars have made it to Pittsburgh, as have many Jaguars fans, with hundreds more on the way, after just leaving EverBank Field, mak...

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The Jaguars have made it to Pittsburgh, as have many Jaguars fans, with hundreds more on the way, after just leaving EverBank Field, making the 12-plus hour bus ride up to Heinz Field in time for the game Sunday.Fans were braving the frigid temperatures and enjoying the city Saturday.News4Jax reporter Chris Parenteau has been there since Friday afternoon and has been talking to fans about the game.It’s the main thing on the minds of Steelers fans in Pittsburgh: revenge for the beating the Jaguars dished out up here earlier this season.Lee Johnson was Parenteau’s Uber driver through the snowy streets of Pittsburgh on Saturday morning. He was at that game and two others this season.”It was good until it was about 12 to 9. After that, it was a disaster,” Johnson said. “I really didn’t like it.”He still has the tickets from each in his car.”I keep the Jacksonville ticket under my arm rest, and my other tickets where people can see them,” Johnson said.”Why’s that?” Parenteau asked.”Because I don’t like to be reminded of what happened that night,” Johnson said.But Jaguars fans are hoping for a repeat.”Pretty optimistic,” Jaguars fan John Hart said. “The Jags have a good chance. The defense is going to show up, for sure, and I think you’ve been some problems.”Many have made the trip up, and are enjoying the city for one more day before their full attention turns to Heinz Field and Sunday’s game. Many were outside the Westin Saturday when the team arrived, greeting the hometown team and letting the players know they are here to support them this weekend.”I was a season ticket holder for over 10 years and they had a lot of struggles,” Hart said. “Now to see the draft picks working well, the free agency, good coaching, it’s kind of rewarding for the city and for the people there in Jacksonville.”
Source: News 4 Jax

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