On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Jacksonville Jaguars at Heinz Field in a big playoff matchup, with the winner advancing to face the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game next weekend. Pirates star Andrew McCutchen was watching, and he was pumped:
The Jaguars, who surprised much of the NFL this season, jumped out to a quick 21-0 lead over the Steelers thanks to some strong offense and dazzling defense ... but Cutch was quick to caution folks on Twitter about assuming the game was over:
How many times have we seen it? The opposing team comes out hot, and hits a wall the 2nd half? Keep pushing Steelers- andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) January 14, 2018
And sure enough, Pittsburgh pulled to within 28-14 at halftime. A quick third-quarter touchdown narrowed things further, at 28-21. Cutch's prediction was nearly coming true!
Sheesh. Good grief 😱- andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) January 14, 2018
After each team scored a few more touchdowns, though, Jacksonville wound up prevailing with the 45-42 victory.
Welp- andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) January 14, 2018
Pittsburgh didn't quite pull off that complete comeback, though they did "keep pushing" enough to make it a game ... which probably didn't surprise McCutchen.
If you watch (and play) enough sports, you know how drastically things can change sometimes ...