Steelers vs. Jaguars: Writers' picks and predictions for a difficult Week 8 matchup

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence #16 runs out of bounds during the first quarter of
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence #16 runs out of bounds during the first quarter of / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA
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The Still Curtain staff believe this game could end up either way

"The Steelers appear to be heading in the right direction, but there are still inherent issues with this team. The defense continues to gel but the offense is still lagging behind. Against a good Jaguars team, it costs the Steelers." - Andrew Falce (Jaguars 27-16)

"After a pleasantly surprising road win against the Rams, the Steelers look to keep the momentum going at home versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. In what will prove to be yet another struggle on the offensive side of the ball, the Steelers will win this game on the defensive side of the ball via a game-sealing INT." - Eric C Hassel (Steelers 26-23)

"The Steelers once again open the Week as underdogs -- this time against the 5-2 Jacksonville Jaguars. Though they were able to upset the Rams on the road last week, Pittsburgh might not have as much luck this time around. The Jags are on a four-game winning streak and have scored 29.0 points per game during this span. A T.J. Watt-led defense could help slow them down some, but outscoring them with an inconsistent offense will still be a chore." - Tommy Jaggi (Jaguars 23-20)

"The Steelers unortodox winning formula will be tested this week against a red-hot Jaguars team. The Jags offense is extremely talented abd their defense has played better of late. If the Steelers can keep things close however, they will have a chance to steal the game late once again." - Shayne Kubas (Steelers 24-20)

"With how horrible the offense has been in at the start of games, this is a game where you have to start fast. We haven’t seen it yet and I don’t think we see it Sunday. A close and competitive game but I think the Steelers fall short." - Blaze (Jaguars 24-20)

"The Steelers new found red zone running success isn’t enough in week 8 against a stout Jags defense. Pickett and the Steelers offense play a clean game but can’t produce enough points to outpace Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars. Steelers fall at home in a close one." - Dawson King (Jaguars 24-16)

"The Jacksonville Jaguars will be one of the Steelers’ toughest opponent this season. I believe home field advantage will help T.J Watt and the defense anchor a stout victory." - Loyal Ricks Jr. (Steelers 30-22)