2. Can Dan Moore hold up for the Steelers?
Just about every Steelers fan moaned when it looked like there was a possibility that Dan Moore would reclaim his starting left tackle role a week ago. Everyone was anxious to see first-round pick Broderick Jones play, and in his lone start, he looked the part. That said, this team went back to Moore following the bye week despite the solid outing.
This didn’t backfire for the team either, as Moore provided his best game of the season and looked the part of a quality tackle. He paved the way for the running game and provided serviceable protection for Kenny Pickett in the passing game. In fact, he was the best-rated tackle for the team last week.
To be fair, the Rams don’t have a potent edge rusher, so Moore had an easier matchup on paper that likely helped his case. That won’t be the case this week. The Jaguars have Josh Allen coming off the edge, and he has been one of the most productive edge rushers this season with seven sacks. Those sacks come in chunks as well, as he posted six of his total sacks in his games against the Colts (week one) and Falcons.
While inconsistencies are there, Allen is still a force to deal with, and Moore will once again have his hands full. Can he finally turn the corner and hold his own against a top pass rusher? If not, the cries for Jones will be even louder next week, and the Steelers may have to listen to them.