Jags and Steelers always seem to bring excitement around the area. It’s either because they used to be in the same division or maybe the times they met in the playoffs, or because there happens to be a lot of Steelers fanes in Jacksonville. Whatever the reason when the Jags play Pittsburgh everyone one knows how important it is and this year is no different. It would be great for the Jags to start off the toughest part of their schedule with a win lose an the Jags fall to 1-5 on the season and most hope for a playoff run maybe gone. Here’s what the Jags need to do to win.
Gabbert now has a couple of games under his belt and the receivers have a couple TDS but this week they go up against the number 1 pass defense in the league. Doesn’t take a guru to figure out that if the Jags can pass against the Steelers they can pass the ball against anybody. Problem is the Jags have one of the worst passing attacks in the league and if they fall behind they will need to show something that they haven’t done yet this year.
Stop Big Ben
Roethlisberger has been inconsistent this year but last week he might have fine his grove. He threw for five touchdowns against the Titans and gave the Steelers that swagger that they’ve been missing this year. The Jags D can’t hope he plays poorly they need to force the action through pressure on the QB and limiting the big play.
2nd half play
I wrote earlier in the week that the Jags have been getting blown out in the second half of game this year. They need to play four full quarters this week if they want to win. That goes on Jack Del Rio to keep the foot on the gas and make the half time adjustments that haven’t worked so far this year.
Jags are heading up to Pittsburg as a double digit underdog but not being favored is nothing new to the Jags the past few seasons. This stretch of schedule will prove what kind of team this is, lose and its over for Del Rio and the Jags, win and prove they can make a run at the post season.