It's unknown how the cleats will help Fournette against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it's safe to say he's already drawn fashion attention by just walking on the field. That talk will be dominated by a potential on- and/or off-field rift between Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown.
Roethlisberger did admit he contemplated retirement following the 2016 season, and just maybe Big Ben might be headed that way sooner or later.
The Jaguars entered the game leading the National Football League in pass defense, and showed why with the five interceptions. Overlooking the turnovers, the numbers for the Steelers offense don't look awful, Roethlisberger recorded over 300 yards passing and Antonio Brown topped 100 yards for the second time in the early season. A good performance from Bell will be key to improving the chances of the Steelers against the Jaguars.
"As I've said many times, I [couldn't] care less about my numbers", Bortles said. They would have an increased role on offense against the Steelers if Lee can't play.
"I know that he's a competitor and he wants the ball, but all of us are competitors", Roethlisberger said Tuesday of Brown. Just above him in the rankings are Mike Glennon and Blake Bortles, quarterbacks who beat the Steelers despite throwing for 101 and 95 yards, respectively. It's also a franchise record for the Jaguars.
Enough had become enough, and in the wake of a four-game losing skid, the offense turned the ball over to Bell and the running game for the final 10 games of the year, including the playoffs, until he went down with an injured groin. However, they will face tough test in the Jacksonville Jaguars. "I've had bad games before, bad stretches". Chris Reed is also an important player for the offense in the game against the Steelers as the first right guard backup. "You just find a way to move on and play better". We have to define our identity soon, because we're coming to our midway point of the season.
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However, the Steelers have yet to play a complete game this season and both losses have been ugly. "We'll try to enjoy it, but then it's back to work, because we still have things to clean up".
When you take in all the factors - including the Jaguars' aspirations this season and the lingering memory of a disappointing loss to the New York Jets last week - a strong argument can be made that Sunday was the Jaguars' victory since ... since ...
Here are some highlights from the game, along with three stars, updates on the betting lines and who the teams are playing next week. Roethlisberger targeted Brown a whopping 19 times Sunday.
Koyack, who caught 19 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown last season, doesn't seem bothered by the fact that he's not had a reception yet this season.