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The Jacksonville Jaguars had the attention of several fanbases in the AFC on Sunday.
The Jaguars played the Indianapolis Colts, who would lock up an NFL playoff spot with a win over the 2-14 Jags, a matchup that was thought to be highlighted by fans showing up in clown costumes to protest owner Shad Khan.
But Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars jumped out to an early lead and held it in the second half thanks to some timely turnovers by Carson Wentz and the Colts. The Jaguars won 26-11.
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The Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers, who played each other, needed to win and have help from Jacksonville to make the playoffs. The Las Vegas Raiders played the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday Night Football, and a Jaguars win meant both teams could make the playoffs with a tie (though a win from either team would also clinch a spot). A Ravens and Jaguars win meant the Raiders were in before the night game even started.
Fans of all the teams were following the Jaguars closely. Here's a look at some of their reactions to the action in Jags-Colts.
Steelers fans react to Jaguars win on Twitter
The good vibes started well before the game.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 9, 2022
One Steelers fan sent some good luck to Trevor Lawrence in a DM.
— Wyatt Ringer (@WyattRinger21) January 8, 2022
Then the game started, and the Jaguars looked hot.
— Trevor Burton (@trevorburtonn) January 9, 2022
Steelers fans rooting for the Jaguars pic.twitter.com/mHtewxQ4tV
— Blake Garman (@FrostedBlakes34) January 9, 2022
The Steelers fell behind the Ravens though, trailing 10-6 as the fourth quarter started.
the Jaguars are gonna win just for the Steelers to lose… pic.twitter.com/f3rW0N5NX4
— ryan 🛸 (@OTCeIIy) January 9, 2022
Jaguars 23 Colts 3
Ravens 10 Steelers 6
Welcome to my worst nightmare
— Andrew Fillipponi (@ThePoniExpress) January 9, 2022
me explaining to the Steelers that the Jaguars are somehow winning so if we can win this game, we can be in the playoffs: pic.twitter.com/xdXd9Jv2Oh
— candace🫐 (@candaceoffman) January 9, 2022
Chris Boswell kicked a field goal in overtime to give the Steelers the 16-13 win. Barring a tie in Sunday night's Raiders-Chargers game, it also gave them a spot in the playoffs.
The thanks started filing in shortly after the game went final.
Jaguars doing that for the Steelers is a new frontier in @SplitZoneDuo bilateral relations
— Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) January 9, 2022
Thank you Jaguars and great job Steelers Steeler Nation stand up and shout and yes it was another cardiac Sunday pic.twitter.com/Qv9B3kpZK9
— Eddie Simmerson (@BigSimmi29) January 9, 2022
— TR_Quinn (@mrTdotRdot) January 9, 2022
Steelers 🤝 Jaguars
— Greg Finley (@TheGfin) January 9, 2022
— Patrick Donovan (@Pat_Jside) January 9, 2022
Ravens fans react to Jaguars on Twitter
Ryan Mink, the Ravens' editorial director, stated his support of the Jags before kickoff.
— Ryan Mink (@ryanmink) January 9, 2022
As the Ravens held on for dear life vs. the Steelers, their fans were still monitoring the Jags' status.
The Jaguars just strip-sacked Carson Wentz.#Ravens.. if you want it.. show something.
— ᴍɪᴄʜᴀᴇʟ ᴛᴇʟꜰᴏʀᴅ 🇮🇪 (@LateRoundCorner) January 9, 2022
— Jon Leiberman (@reporterjon) January 9, 2022
Raiders fans react to Jaguars on Twitter
The Raiders had a long time to wait before taking the field, but everything was breaking their way early on. Fans took notice.
I’ve always been a Jaguars and Ravens fan what do you mean
— Janay Hagans (@JanayHagans) January 9, 2022
One quarter away.
Jaguars leading 23-3
Ravens leading 10-6 and are about to score again
Is it truly about to happen. Omg...
— Łunaticø (@LakeShow4Life9) January 9, 2022
This article originally appeared on Florida Times-Union: NFL playoffs: Steelers, Ravens, Raiders fans react to Jaguars vs. Colts