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The Jaguars settled down after the break, holding the Steelers to no yards in two possessions and then took a 21-20 lead on the second play of the fourth when Garrard hit tight end Marcedes Lewis over the middle for a 24-yard score.
Jacksonville might have had a bigger lead, but Del Rio passed on a 51-yard field goal attempt in the third quarter. Garrard's fourth-down pass was tipped at the line of scrimmage.
The one-point margin made it easier for Roethlisberger, who directed an 11-play, 80-yard drive in 4:40 to put the Steelers ahead for good.
Nate Washington caught six passes for 94 yards and a touchdown. Ward had seven receptions for 90 yards and a score.
Mewelde Moore, filling in for Parker, ran 17 times for 99 yards.
Heath Miller scored on 1-yard reception in the first quarter and Washington hauled in a 48-yarder that put Pittsburgh up 17-14 early in the second. Jeff Miller kicked field goals of 38 and 23 yards.
Garrard was 18-of-32 for 200 yards for Jacksonville, most of it to Mike Walker (6 catches, 107 yards). The Jags took a 14-7 lead early, but sputtered much of the night. They had more penalty yards (64) than offensive yards (49) at the half, and their running game was stymied for the fourth time in five games this season.
Fred Taylor led the team with 19 yards on 10 carries.
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