Final prediction has the Steelers offense playing their best game behind Kenny Pickett
It is hard to imagine a world where the Steelers offense actually looks good throughout an entire game. Something looked different during the second half against the LA Rams, especially in the fourth quarter. Kenny Pickett has started to make it a habit to start at a snail's pace and finish strong in the fourth quarter if the Steelers are still in the game.
That habit needs to end, and it could this week with a good opportunity against a Jacksonville defense that has a quality defensive front, but a weakened secondary. Pickett has to be a four-quarter signal caller for the Steelers this week, one would have to imagine things will click for him and this offense eventually. This seems more like a trap game for the Jaguars rather than one the Steelers could pull off an upset in.
Steelers win 27-24
It won't be pretty, but the Steelers should be able to move the ball up and down the field against the Jaguars some. They need to get in the end zone when the opportunities present themselves. T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith should be able to still cause issues on the outside since Jacksonville's interior offensive line has not been great.
Pressuring Lawrence throughout the game will be vital for a Steelers win as it should result in a turnover or two. Pittsburgh is an opportunistic club that finds ways to win no matter how unconvincing it has been. They need to find a turnover or two and the offense needs to find a way to get down field towards the end of the game for a field goal to close it out.