The Steelers find themselves on a winning streak, and it has kept them atop of the AFC North. They need to continue that success against a talented Jaguars team. Jacksonville had a slow start to the season, but they have seemingly found their grove over the past few weeks and look like a formidable bunch.
With the AFC North such a tight race right now, losing this week would be a major blow. That said, the Jaguars won’t roll over, and they are yet another tough team for this team to play against. Here are four questions the Steelers will have to answer this week against the Jaguars.
1. Can the Steelers offense pick up where it left off?
The Steelers offense has been a miserable wreck this season so far. From really cold stretches with no success to a run game that was built up in the offseason only to come crashing back down, this team lacks a clear identity and is rightfully ranked among the league's worst units.
That said, there seemed to be a bit of a spark in the fourth quarter a week ago against the Rams. This team suddenly came to life, and a once-dead offense was moving the ball with ease on the ground and through the air. Pittsburgh needs to bottle up whatever caused that surge and focus on it this week.
If the team can have even just two quarters with that kind of success, we are talking about a completely different team right now. The defense has proven to be able to do enough to keep games manageable. If the offense can replicate what it did late last week, this team could actually look like a complete unit.