Following a much needed recovery week the Pittsburgh Steelers face the Jaguars at home.
The Steelers got a week off and they get a home game. All the intangibles, except for oft-suspended Le’Veon Bell doing a bit of soapboxing about money, are lined up and in place. But Bell’s inability to wait for the offseason highlights something about this team. It is perhaps now or never.
They’ve got a ton of talent, which they always have, but it’s possible, in the darkest of timelines, that soon this team may be without Bell and or Roethlisberger. Though he picked up later in the season we all, even Ben, began to wonder if he aged out.
While several potential Super Bowl seasons have been lost to either the Patriots or Vontaze Burfict intentionally injuring Steelers stars, they’ve managed to get through this season without a Bengals player injuring a killer B and have already beat the Patriots according to everyone but the NFL rulebook.
The Steelers can’t look ahead though. They have to beat the Jaguars, which is no easy task. You need only look to Week 5 to see that. It was that game that prompted Roethlisberger to wonder if he “had it anymore.” Five interceptions and a 30 to 9 trouncing was the result of that game. It was rough.
But the Steelers have come a long way since then, 10-1 in fact. Assuming they do the following things the Steelers are going to get out with a W.