Fans ink support for Jaguars at 'Sack the Steelers Send-off'

Jacksonville takes on Pittsburgh in Sunday's AFC Divisional Round playoff game

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Before the Jacksonville Jaguars depart to Pittsburgh for Sunday's road playoff game against the Steelers, Mayor Lenny Curry hosted a "Sack the Steelers Send-off" at City Hall Friday afternoon.

More than 100 Jaguars fans stopped by to sign well-wishes and good-luck messages on a giant banner, which will be presented to the team Saturday morning as players load buses at EverBank Field to head up north.

The signatures inked on this banner offered words of encouragement for the Jaguars. 

The ROAR of the Jaguars cheerleaders and Jaxson de Ville were also at the pep rally to pump up the crowd ahead of Sunday's AFC Divisional Round matchup. Curry reminded the room packed with people wearing teal and black that the Jaguars can defeat the Steelers, pointing to Jacksonville's 30-9 win over Pittsburgh back in October.

But it was clear fans were already hyped up for Sunday's game.

"I could cry. It's exciting, really," fan Bella Basilio said as she teared up.

Basilio has been a Jaguars fan since the team came to Jacksonville, and even has a 1996 AFC wild card shirt as proof. 

Before and after the sendoff, fans also had a chance to spin the wheel to win Jags swag.