4 biggest causes of concern for Steelers vs. Jaguars Week 11
A week nine repeat
This game seems eerily similar to the Cowboys game a few weeks ago. The Steelers are on the road against a struggling team after beating an AFC North rival. As well, with a tough Thanksgiving game right around the corner, the team may have their focus on the Ravens before they are through this week. If that’s the case, the results could be disastrous for this team.
This wouldn’t be the first time the Steelers looked past the Jaguars as an opponent. In 2017, the last time the Steelers made it to the playoffs, they famously looked past the Jaguars in favor of the Patriots. That game resulted in a loss and a humbling moment for the franchise. The Steelers can’t underestimate the Jaguars again, as they could fall into the same trap that they did in 2017.
If the Steelers are caught looking ahead and repeat the performance they had against the Cowboys, it could result in the first loss of the season. There is no reason the team should lose this game, yet there are plenty of concerning factors that point to otherwise. The team needs to come out sharp and focuses to get the win before thinking about the Ravens next week.
While the Steelers should dominate this game on paper, don’t be surprised if it is more of a slugfest than anticipated. The Steelers have looked past the Jaguars before, and it ended up biting them in the playoffs. The team needs to stick to the script from last week, as if they get lax as they did against the Cowboys, the Steelers could be looking at their first loss of the season.