It's another week where the Steelers enter a game as the underdogs in a game. That has become a common trend despite the club sitting at a 4-2 record heading into their game on Sunday. The Jacksonville Jaguars will be in town and hope to improve on their already impressive 5-2 record. They have proven to be a quality AFC team.
Pittsburgh could be in a world of hurt if their offense is unable to take advantage of the Jaguars defense that gives up plenty of yardage. Kenny Pickett and company need to find ways to cash in if they can carry over their second half success from last game. The Steelers need their offense to get going this week because their defense needs help.
T.J. Watt and company can only cause so many turnovers until the wheels start to fall off. Jacksonville is a good team, and they know how to attack the weaknesses of defenses around the NFL. The Steelers defense should be able to cause pressure, but they will allow for chunk plays throughout the game. Pittsburgh needs their offense to offset Trevor Lawrence and company.
Sporting News has the Steelers falling to the Jaguars in a close one
Sporting News Prediction: Jaguars 24, Steelers 21
The Jaguars are undefeated in road games outside of their two games in London this season. That is an impressive feat, but they will have plenty of tests coming up. Pittsburgh seems to be a tough environment once again, even though that might not have been the case in week one. The fans travel well, but they need to bring that home field advantage in the city they love.
Sporting News has the Jaguars winning by three points in a tough contest. This outcome would at least show the Steelers that they can compete with some AFC playoff contenders going forward. The offense for Pittsburgh brings a lot of doubts until they can show some positives. It might be a close game that comes down to the last second.