Amazingly, against the 32nd-ranked run defense in the National Football League, the Steelers opted to throw the ball 55 times, compared with 19 called running plays.
Lee (ribs) and Linder (illness) were among four players the Jaguars listed as questionable for the game at Heinz Field.
Jacksonville started the fourth quarter on its own 4, yet allowed Leonard Fournette to break runs of 13 and 12 yards and Chris Ivory to bounce outside for a 19-yard gain to the Steelers' 28. McGuire made one cut on a run to the left and ran right by Jaguars safety Barry Church. The Jaguars will throw just enough passes to keep the Steelers from loading the box with eight defenders.
The Steelers starting quarterback has been extremely hard on his teammates for issues both on the field and off the field over the course of the last six months.
A loss to the New York Jets last week showed how far the Jaguars have to go to become a solid run defense. Blake Bortles will start at quarterback for Jacksonville, and because of that, expect Fournette to take the bulk of the burden offensively. It's a ideal scenario for the Steelers to use all their running backs to wear down the Jaguars defense. Only Tampa Bay has garnered fewer than Carolina's 118 penalty yards against, and the Buccaneers have only played three games. Overlooking the turnovers, the numbers for the Steelers offense don't look bad, Roethlisberger recorded over 300 yards passing and Antonio Brown topped 100 yards for the second time in the early season.Читайте также: England must not freeze again in Russian Federation , says Redknapp
NOTES: Jaguars DE Calais Campbell had a half-sack to give him six for the season.
Strong, whom the Jaguars claimed off waivers on September 19 from Houston, suffered a hamstring injury on a diving catch in his first practice with the Jaguars and missed the team's next five practices.
Running back Leonard Fournett did manage 86 yards on 24 carries last week, but the Steelers defense will be a little tougher to part. They would look good driving down the field, but on three separate occasions the offense had to kick field goals from within the redzone.
He snared 37 balls for 422 yards while reaching the end zone once during his rookie season. But Jacksonville's run defense is dead last in the league, allowing 165.5 yards per game and 5.7 yards per carry.
Joe Sargent/Getty ImagesBen Roethlisberger had a bad day. Shazier and Williams play the two inside linebacker spots. Ten of those 15 turnovers have been interceptions, three more than they had last season. Martavis Bryant has been unable to re-establish himself as the deep threat he was a season ago and Roethlisberger has been off his game in each of the first five weeks.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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