Steelers fans are known for traveling to opposing stadiums and letting their presence be felt, but that’s what the Jaguars did Sunday. “Duval!” and “Bortles!” chants rang through Heinz Field as the clock ticked down:
For the uninitiated, the Duval chants are for the county that makes up the majority of Jacksonville.
Jacksonville, the largest city by area in the continental United States, is spread across several counties. Duval County makes up the majority of Jacksonville. At Jaguars games, the team’s fans have a Duval chant in which they yell “Duuuuvvvallll.” When Blake Bortles was drafted in 2014, he thought fans were booing him when in actuality they were chanting “Duuuvvvalll.” In the 2013 offseason, the fans voted via Twitter to be referred to as Duval. A popular hashtag used by Jaguars supporters is #DTWD, which stands for Duval ‘Til We Die.
Jaguars fans certainly showed up:
I've been told approximately 800 members of the Bold City Brigade made the trip to Pittsburgh. Some early arrivals at the stadium now. pic.twitter.com/aAUY8iKEv7— Michael DiRocco (@ESPNdirocco) January 14, 2018
Congrats, Jaguars fans. Just get past Tom Brady and you’ll be in the Super Bowl!