Pittsburgh Steelers (9-0) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8)
Can the Pittsburgh Steelers extend their winning streak to double digits? It looks like win No. 10 is a foregone conclusion as they take on the struggling Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Pittsburgh won their ninth straight game, crushing the Cincinnati Bengals, 36-10. The Jaguars lost their eighth straight contest, falling to the Green Bay Packers, 24-20.
The Steelers won the last meeting between these two teams, beating the Jaguars 20-16 in November 2018. The teams have split the last 10 games. Pittsburgh is a 10-point favorite.
Roethlisberger Leads Steelers Past BengalsBen Roethlisberger threw four touchdown passes to help keep the Steelers undefeated as they defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, 36-10. The Pittsburgh quarterback threw for 333 yards and was not sacked, nor did he throw an interception. Diontae Johnson was his favorite target, making six receptions for 116 yards and a TD.
Roethlisberger has been extremely efficient the season, completing 66.8% of his passes for 2267 yards. He has thrown 22 touchdowns against just four interceptions and has been sacked only 10 times.
James Connor leads the team in rushing with 556 yards. He was held to only 36 yards on 13 carries against Cincinnati but is still averaging 4.2 yards per carry and he has scored five touchdowns.
The Steelers have been a well-rounded team. They are fourth in the NFL in points scored at 30.1 and are third in points allowed at 19.0. The defense has been ridiculously good, recording 36 sacks, led by T.J. Watt with nine. Stephon Tuitt has six sacks. That has helped the team record 11 interceptions and six fumble recoveries. They are tied for first in total turnovers produced and the Steelers are second in turnover differential (+9).
Jaguars Drop Eighth StraightThe Green Bay Packers scored the go-ahead touchdown with nine minutes left in the contest, sending the Jacksonville Jaguars to their eighth straight loss, 24-20. Three times the Jaguars lead in this contest but could not finish off Green Bay.
The loss was the second straight close defeat for the Jaguars. They lost to Houston the week before, 27-25. It has continued a pattern of the Jaguars playing more competitively each week, but it has still not led to victories.
James Robinson had a huge day on the ground for Jacksonville, carrying the ball 23 times for 109 yards. Robinson now has 689 yards and five touchdowns this season. Quarterback Gardner Minshew II is likely out for a third straight week, meaning Jake Luton will remain under center. He has thrown for 473 yards and two touchdowns in his two games.
Jacksonville has struggled on both sides of the ball. They are 26th in the NFL in points scored at 22.1 and are next-to-last in points allowed at 30.1. The defense has produced only nine sacks, seven interceptions, and two fumble recoveries.
- 2-5 ATS in their last seven games.
- 1-4 ATS in their last five AFC games.
- 2-5-2 ATS in their last nine games in November.
- 5-0 ATS in their last five AFC games.
- 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall.
- 5-2 ATS in their last seven games in November.