Jacksonville Jaguars: Three Things to watch against the Pittsburgh Steelers
For the Jacksonville Jaguars, they got just what they wanted on Sunday. A return trip to Pittsburgh, PA. The will step into Heinz Field knowing that back in week 5 they hung 30 points on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Next, they can go in knowing that they were extremely successful in all aspects of the game. Lastly, they know that if they repeat that success the possibility of an AFC Championship hangs in the wind. What are some keys for the Jags on Sunday? Here are three of them.
- Week 5
As I stated, the Jacksonville Jaguars had major success against the Steelers during a week 5 matchup. Hence, the Jags should review that game film and use what they did again. However, the Steelers are a different ball club and some of that success may not work. Nonetheless, it is a solid starting point for Doug Marrone and company.
- Leonard Fournette
The Steelers, like most teams, will attempt to stack the box to stop the running game of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars will need to find ways to get Fournette going. This will have a two-fold effect on the game. One, it will keep the Steelers defense on the field longer. Two, it will keep the pass rush off QB Blake Bortles. The bigger of the two effects.
- Blake Bortles
Last week against the Buffalo Bills, Bortles was not at his best. However, he knew that his arm was not at its best this day. Therefore, he adjusted himself to move the ball with his legs. Thus, he was able to put his team in position to score the only TD and win the game. The Jacksonville Jaguars will need to see that same Blake Bortles on Sunday. If so, look for them to march on in the playoffs.
They always say that defense wins championships. Therefore, I left them off this list. Moreover, the Jaguars defense is the best in the league and the playoffs. They will need other keys in order to beat the Steelers.
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