Steelers vs Jaguars: Who the experts are taking in Week 11

Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) /

The undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers are highly favored as they travel to Jacksonville this week.

The Steelers head into this game with the same scrutiny of struggling against lesser opponents. Last week they dominated the Cincinnati Bengals and this one should be the same type of game. Even though they have struggled against the Jaguars in the past, this game should be different. The men in teal have only won a single game and are struggling to find any traction this season. This will worry fans and for good reason as many have seen this game and the past couple of matchups as “trap games”. Even though they have edged out their opponents by a small margin, it was still a victory when the clock struck zero.

The Steelers are just so dominant and if they can continue to build off of the last game then they will exit Florida with another win. It might not be pretty or a blowout like last week but don’t be surprised if it is. They are playing a worse team than they did a week ago. The spotted cats now have a late-round rookie quarterback starting for them and that should make this defense lick their chops. They can create a very difficult day for Jake Luton with the lack of quality all over the team.

What the experts are thinking this week

Mike Tomlin’s team is highly favored over their Florida foes. Out of the three predictions across CBS Sports, Sporting News, and Pro Football Network, Pittsburgh is highly favored. Every expert picked the away team in this game and most expect it to be a blowout of some sort. All three have the visiting team winning by at least a few scores. All thought these “experts” have resoundingly chosen the Steelers, it could be a trap game.

Pittsburgh struggles a lot of the time against bad opponents and the Jaguar’s quarterback has been performing fairly well. The issue with him is this is his third week starting and more tape is being watched on him. Noticing his tendencies and attacking his weaknesses are now becoming more and more apparent to incoming defenses. That will help the already favorable matchup increase in the Steel City team’s favor.

It might be a closer game come halftime but expect the Steelers to take over the game before this one concludes. It should be another controlled win that fans love to watch just like last week’s.

Prediction: Steelers 34, Jaguars 17

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This should be another easy win for the Steelers no matter if it seems like a trap game or not. They should win this one with relative ease but this is the NFL and stranger things have happened.