Steelers back at home, ready for run-first Jaguars

Steelers back at home, ready for run-first Jaguars

Once again, the Pittsburgh Steelers game Sunday will not be televised in Lancaster County. Fournette joined former Jaguars running backs Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew as the only players in franchise history with touchdowns in five consecutive games.

Pittsburgh hasn't looked "great" per se, but they have played well enough to be 3-1. The defense couldn't stop the run, giving up two long rushing TDs, and struggled in a pivotal 3rd quarter. Prior to his injury, Cann wasn't exactly turning any heads on the field and an impressive performance against a defense as good as the Steelers' would make a huge statement. The Steelers had a 257-144 total-yardage advantage at that point, but the Jaguars had held the Steelers to three field goals on three red-zone opportunities. The Steelers are one of the hardest teams in the league to beat at home, and as a less-talented team, the Jaguars come to Heinz Field with a major disadvantage. The Jaguars added Calais Campbell this offseason, to bolster their pass rush. They will look to keep things rolling this week against Jacksonville.

Division leaders: Both teams top their respective division. They got there Sunday in spite of their own quarterback, Blake Bortles, throwing for a mere 95 yards.

Along with Antonio Brown and rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster, Bryant helps comprise one of the nicer receiving corps in the NFL. The Steelers 15 sacks ranks second in the National Football League, putting them on a pace for 60.

The Jaguars built a lead, thanks in large part to the defense. Ramsey, who had at least four passes defensed Sunday, knocked the pass from Brown. Obviously Bortles' best protection lies with Fournette and a relentless ground attack.

-RB Leonard Fournette vs. Steelers LBs Ryan Shazier and Vince Williams. In his past six home games, he has 1,899 passing yards (316.5 per game), 19 TDs and three INTs (a 121.1 rating). Fournette has lived up to his preseason hype and has easily been Jacksonville's most effective offensive weapon, whether it's running the ball or taking short passes and turning them into big gains.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford remains questionable two days before their Monday's showdown against the Chicago Bears. Bortles is vulnerable to turnovers when under constant pressure, and he is certain to face a lot of it. If Lee can't go against the Steelers, Arrelious Benn will likely start in his place and Max McCaffrey is expected to see some snaps for the first time this year.


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