I don't know if many NFL experts predicted that the Pittsburgh Steelers would be sitting on a 4-2 record entering Week 8 of the 2023 season. When you consider some of their shakey performances in the year, this is even more of a surprise. Mike Tomlin's team currently has an average scoring margin of -4.0 points per game, and their 23rd-ranked point differential suggests that they are closer to a 2-4 team right now.
Regardless, the Steelers have found a way to pull through in the clutch this year, and there's no reason to suspect that this suddenly is going to stop. This week, they get a sneaky-difficult matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Doug Pederson's team has managed to win four straight games -- scoring 29.0 points per game during this span.
Meanwhile, the Steelers are 5-6 against this opponent over their past 11 matchups (including the playoff loss to Jacksonville in January of 2018). The Jaguars are 5-2 and looking to finally make their mark in the AFC. Here's everything you need to know about this Week 8 AFC contest.
Steelers vs. Jaguars Game Time:
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars are set to square off at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday. Tomlin's team is back to playing in the early afternoon window -- the most common time slot for kickoff they have this year.
Steelers vs. Jaguars Location:
The Steelers vs. Jaguars game will be played at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh (formerly known as Heinz Field). The last two contests between opponents have taken place in Jacksonville at TIAA Bank Stadium. The Steelers won both of these contests. Now they will look for their third straight win against the Jaguars -- this time on their own turf.
Steelers vs. Jaguars Streaming and TV:
The Steelers vs. Jaguars game will be broadcast on CBS during the early afternoon window, and they will be the featured game during this slot. Ian Eagle and Charles Davis will be calling the game. You can check the viewing map at 506 Sports to see if your location will carry the game locally. For those looking to stream this contest, you can do so with a subscription to NFL+, Paramount+, and NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube TV. However, we recommend using FuboTV for your streaming needs.
Steelers vs. Jaguars Odds:
The Steelers opened the Week as 2.5-point underdogs to the Jaguars, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook. Pittsburgh has a moneyline of +120 in this game and the over/under is currently set at 42.0 points. The Steelers would likely be 5.5-point underdogs if this game was in Jacksonville this week.
What to Watch for in Steelers vs. Jaguars Game:
The Steelers were able to contain Matthew Stafford and company well enough to pull off a win in Week 7 on the road against the Rams, but it did require two missed kicks and a missed extra point by LA. Pittsburgh was also aided by some questionable calls in the fourth quarter -- including a bad spot on fourth down that helped seal the game.
If luck isn't on their side this week, things could go poorly for Mike Tomlin's squad. This is a high-powered passing offense with Trevor Lawrence at the helm. Meanwhile, running back Travis Etienne can gash defenses on the ground with his big-play ability.
Slowing down the aerial attack will be key for the Steelers, but they are also going to be asked to keep pace with Jags' offense. If Kenny Pickett can build on his performance from Week 7, Pittsburgh will certainly have a chance to pull off the upset at home this Sunday.