Steelers vs Jaguars: The Jacksonville Jaguars may not be the dominant force they were back when they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers last postseason, but that doesn’t mean Week 11’s rematch won’t be interesting. After acquiring their fifth consecutive loss on the season Week 10, it’s clearly desperation time as the locker room seems to understand that more than anyone. That should only add fuel to the fire for a game in which the Steelers have likely had circled for a while.
With the Jags currently dealing with offensive line injuries, the defense will be getting back a 2017 pro bowler in cornerback A.J. Bouye, who has missed the Jags’ last two games. That could help them tremendously as they’ll be dealing with an offense that features JuJu Smith-Schuster and Antonio Brown on the outside. However, despite the Steelers talent at receiver, Sunday’s game will heavily depend on if the Jags can stop running back James Conner, who is currently fourth in the league in rushing with 771 yards and 10 touchdowns.
On offense, the Jags will need to find a way to get Leonard Fournette going despite having a new starter at left tackle in Ereck Flowers and being without their best offensive lineman in center Brandon Linder. Simply put, they were able to move Pittsburgh’s line off the ball in their last meeting, and with defensive end Stephon Tuitt out for Sunday’s game, we could see the Jags run at his backup and former Jag, Tyson Alualu, early and often.
Here are the media outlets where fans can watch or hear the Steelers-Jags game Sunday afternoon:
1:00 PM EST, Sunday, Nov. 17
TIAA Bank, Jacksonville, Florida
fuboTV (try it free)
CBS 47 (locally)
1010XL AM and 92.5 FM (flagship) | Jaguars Radio Network