NFL Week 4: Jacksonville Jaguars vs Pittsburgh Steelers Preview and Prediction

Jags and Steelers enter Week 5 as two of the top penalized teams

Brown has already had a pair of 100-yard games and is averaging 97 receiving yards per game in the first four games of the season.

Before he finally inked the deal, Bell was being pressured on Snapchat by Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and linebacker Bud Dupree, and ultimately responded to his teammates with a freestyle which he posted on twitter, wherein he says "Imma need 17, cause 26 is savage".

The Pittsburgh Steelers will likely head into their Week 5 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Heinz Field without a full squad for a fifth straight game. Allen Hurns also caught 4 passes for 42 yards, and after Hurns, no Jaguar caught more than 2 passes in the loss. Unfoutunately, they suffer from the inconsistencies that plague most young teams.

The Jaguars have allowed just 147 passing yards per game this season.

After a slow start to the season, Pittsburgh RB Le'Veon Bell bounced back in a big way against Baltimore in Week 4.

Each week the Steel City Underground staff will put their brilliant minds to task in order to come up with their keys to the game, or, those players, coaching decisions, or situations which could determine the outcome of the game. The Panthers' plus-10 net penalty count ranks second in the league, and they rank fourth in net penalty yards (65). This makes an already hard job even more so for the Jaguars.

The Jaguars are 2-2, tied for first in the AFC South and have outscored opponents 109 to 74. "You've got to knuckle up". If Ramsey and/or Buoye do an effective job in shutting down Brown, it could lead to more frustration and more of a running attack by the Steelers.

"He's impressive - real impressive", Bell said. "You never know what you're going to get from him". 2016 addition Malik Jackson gives them a quality defensive tackle, rounding out a solid front.

The Jaguars have proven that they can get into a grove on offense when Bortles is playing somewhat consistent football and with a top-tier defense like they have, that could spell doom for the Steelers. Yet, while it's hard to know what fans and bettors alike can expect from the rookie signal caller, it should be a little easier to spot a significant edge the Vikings have coming into this one - and if they can exploit it, that could give them the edge to escape with a pivotal NFC North road victory. I am pretty confident the Jaguars will be better against the run this week and I am reasonably confident the defense can play well against Roethlisberger and his crew. It marked the only time in Steelers' history that anybody won twice in Pittsburgh in one season. This is an improved Jacksonville team, but they've still got a ways to go. And can Blake Bortles keep up?



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