I had no idea about the Jags defense, so I looked up rankings. 8 in total yards and 11 in ppg. I think these rankings this early shouldn't be judged like....wow! The rankings are certainly based on the type of offenses they have faced such as teams like Titans and whoever else. LOL!Titans had one of the best defenses in the league, but Steelers still were solid both in the air and on the ground.
I am confident Steelers will pick up a win this week being at home again. Great fans getting behind them certainly energizes them to play better. The road is a different story of course. Certainly hope that changes later in the season. I think the Steelers will win by more than one TD to be honest. Wouldn't doubt if it is more than that. I feel the Jags offense stinks other than MJD. I'm sure the D will do a solid job against him like they did vs CJ2k. Gabbert isn't an accurate qb and I feel Steelers will come out of this with more than one turnover. That is one of the reasons I feel Pittsburgh will win this football game.
I'm wondering about how the running game will do this week. Not because the defense, but because Mendenhall situation where backups played very well. I didn't expect that performance out of the offensive line last week, but loved it. Hope the performance continues especially against Baltimore. I think Mendenhall's performance needs to be good if he starts. If not, certainly could see him benched sooner than later.
Hampton is out this week I believe with another player. Forget who it was, but Hoke did play well. Very impressed by him, Heyward, and so on. Woodley made the big plays after getting the big change. Hope it continues!! Expectation: Steelers 20 something Jags 10.