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Jaguars vs. Steelers: Maurice Jones-Drew has been quiet against Steelers

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Earlier this week, Alfie noted that Maurice Jones-Drew should be the focal point of the Jaguars offense and should be able to find running room against the Steelers. While, it looks good on paper, it would be the first time in his career that he did so against Pittsburgh.

In Jones-Drew's career he has faced the Steelers three times in the regular season and once in the postseason. The combined rushing total of his four games is 27 attempts for 109 yards and two rushing touchdowns. While those aren't necessarily terrible stats, they look closer to the statline of a single Jones-Drew game rather than the combined total of four.

In only one of the four games did Jones-Drew even eclipse the 30 yard mark, when he accumulated 69 yards on 12 carries in week 15 of 2007.

However, a large amount Jones-Drew's career yardage against the Steelers has come in the passing game where he has tallied 14 receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown.

Against the Steelers this time around, I'd expect Jones-Drew to get much more than the seven carries he's averaged per game against them.