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Monday, April 6, 2020

Calais Campbell nearly went Nostradamus in predicting Jaguars-Steelers score

Calais Campbell

Hardly anyone could have predicted that we would see a total of 88 points scored in an AFC Championship Game that featured the best defense in football, but that’s exactly what happened. Calais Campbell was not shocked by the outcome, and the defensive lineman has proof that he knew a high-scoring game was a possibility.

After the Jags gutted out a 10-3 win over the Buffalo Bills last week, Campbell told reporters he didn’t care about the final score as long as his team gets the victory. He said he would be just as pleased if his team wins 2-0 or — wait for it — 45-42. Check it out:

That wasn’t exactly Campbell predicting that the Jaguars would beat Pittsburgh 45-42, but it is pretty remarkable that he used that score as an example.

Jacksonville has won a lot of games this season thanks to its ferocious defense, but it was Leonard Fournette, Blake Bortles and the offense that did a lot of the work on Sunday. The Jaguars also got some help from Mike Tomlin, who was blasted after the game for some of his questionable decisions.

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