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Jaguars... 29 Steelers... 22

December 17, 2007|From the Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- The snow, wind and chilly temperatures on a mid-December day in Pittsburgh made for perfect conditions on exactly the kind of day the Steelers love. Perfect, that is, for the weatherproof Jacksonville Jaguars.

Fred Taylor scored a decisive touchdown on a 12-yard run in the final two minutes while gaining 147 yards and the Jaguars (10-4) withstood the bad weather and Pittsburgh's fourth-quarter comeback to beat the Steelers at their own game, winning, 29-22.

Pittsburgh (9-5), losing at home for the first time in eight games this season on a day seemingly built for them, fell into a tie with the Browns (9-5) for the AFC North lead after Cleveland beat Buffalo, 8-0.

The Steelers, who could have clinched the division with a win and a Browns loss, own the tiebreaker going into their Thursday night game at St. Louis.

This was the third consecutive game played at Heinz Field in inclement weather.

Quoteworthy: "The Jaguars are the Pittsburgh of the South." -- Willie Parker, Steelers running back

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