Pittsburgh Steelers: 4 keys to victory against the Jaguars
If executed, the Pittsburgh Steelers only have four keys to victory that will bring their winning streak to six as they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars.
StrapUp is at it again, talking everything black n’ gold and this time, its about the “Keys to Victory” in the upcoming “tilt” this week between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Jacksonville Jaguars. If viewed from the past, the game has an ominous connotation for the Steelers. However, as the saying goes, “Don’t look back unless your going that way.” The Steelers are a totally different team now with balance on offense and an aggressive defense that has played extremely well five weeks in a row.
The Jaguars are expecting Ben Roethlisberger to put the ball up for grabs and feed the Jaguars talented secondary like he did last year. The Jaguars are also expecting the Steelers defense to wilt under the weight of a running game like they did last year, lead by rejuvenated running back Leonard Fournette. Lastly, they’re expecting chaos from a Steelers coaching staff like last year, that weren’t able to make offensive or defensive adjustments.
But the Jaguars, losers of five in a row, are living in the past if they think they are facing a Steelers team that has those same old characteristics. The following “Keys” will open the door to a Steelers victory and tame those “cats” with some revenge best served hot as steel!
Key No. 1 – Protect Big Ben
The Jaguars play a four man defensive front that is very talented and can get after the quarterback. With just experiencing that same kind of defensive front last week against the Carolina Panthers, the blocking schemes may not differ much.
The Steelers offensive line has got to keep that pocket clean to give Big Ben time to execute the aerial game. More importantly, the offensive line has to open holes for the running game as James Connor and company will need room to roll.
This will prevent the Jaguars from playing extra defensive backs to offset AB, JuJu and the Tight Ends. Additionally, the Steelers can “shorten” the game clock by increasing their time of possession.