Key No. 2 – Stop the Jaguars run game
Controlling the clock through the running game is crucial for the Jaguars chances of success. Leonard Fournette is one of the premier backs in the league even though he is coming off of a first half of the season with injuries.
Last week was his first week back and he is looking to help the Jaguars right their ship. Blake Bortles, the teams quarterback, is not going to beat many teams by himself and having a great running game will make his task much easier.
The Steelers aggressive defensive seven man front is coming into their own but will be missing Stephon Tuitt, which could be a big loss. They are counting on Tyson Alualu to step in and step up with the same level of pressure that Tuitt has brought. The rotation of the defensive linemen as a way to keeping them fresh, has been working well so far this year. The substitutions of L.T. Walton and Dan McCullers will be very important in helping to stop the run.