Key No. 4 – Excising the Ghost
It is no secret that the Jacksonville Jaguars, since they have come into the league, have been instrumental in bringing a lot of misery to Steelers fans. The Jaguars have not always been the more talented team on the field, but the Steelers have suffered losses in which they were favored to win.
Last year’s playoff loss at Heinz Field was an example of the expectations for the Steelers to go to the AFC Championship game, only to be derailed by the Jaguars, their nemesis. The Jaguars are confident that they have the Steelers number in spite of their current record. Their defense is still one of the top rated in the league and the running game can be dangerous as well as potent.
This game will allow them to possibly salvage their season with a crucial win. If they were to lose, ostensibly their chances of reaching the playoffs are extremely dim. This is an opportunity for the Steelers to put those ghost to rest and send the Jaguar fans home in misery. Knocking them out of any chances to reach the playoffs, will excise a lot of those ghost while catapulting the Steelers forward.
StrapUp sees a happy plane ride home for the Steelers after what should be a dominating road win. All they have to do is keep that king of the road attitude, continue to protect Big Ben, stop that run and make in game adjustments. It may sound easier then what it could be, but the Steelers are built different this year.
When a team thinks that they got your number, what do you do? Change your number, duh! So, goodbye ghost and hello victory. Until next time, StrapUp says, “Let’s keep it real, cause you know that everything is – Black n’ Gold”.