The Jacksonville Jaguars are hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday night at EverBank Field to kick off their 2015 preseason.
Second-year quarterback Blake Bortles has looked relatively good in training camp and at last week's intrasquad scrimmage, but this will be the first live football action of 2015. Will he keep improving? Will fellow second-year players Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns step up as well?
What about the defense? Newly signed Jared Odrick, interior lineman Sen'Derrick Marks, and pass rusher Chris Clemons are out with injuries. How will the young guys step up? Can Chris Smith continue to stake his claim as a legitimate LEO prospect for the Jaguars?
I'm pumped and you should be too. Let's do this.
How to watch the game
11:09 PM: Goodnight, everyone.
uuuval!!!— #MOREJAX (@Jaguars) August 15, 2015
11:07 PM: *exhales*
10:49 PM: The Jaguars win! The Jaguars win! Jacksonville, do you believe in miracles?!?!
10:34 PM: SPORTSBALL
2 minute warning in the 4th quarter of the first preseason game and the Steelers fan next to me is saying lets go Roethlisberger— ron swanson (@med11n) August 15, 2015
10:28 PM: JAGUARS LEAD
10:16 PM: After a Storm Johnson fumble on the kickoff, C.J. Goodwin catches a tough ball over the middle.
10:10 PM: Garrett Hartley coverts. Protect this lead, Jaguars.
10:00 PM: Please. Let the game end.
#Jaguars source says, it's "a small fracture" for Thomas. "We'll know more tomorrow after scan."— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) August 15, 2015
9:57 PM: Just get this game over with.
9:48 PM: Oh no. Oh no oh no oh no.
#Jaguars TE Julius Thomas fractured a finger during tonight’s game, I’m told. The hope is it’ll affect him minimally.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 15, 2015
9:43 PM: Very good showing.
8:50 PM: TOUCHDOWN JAGUARS! Steelers blow their coverage. Jaguars up 17-8.
8:43 PM: As he should.
8:33 PM: Blake Bortles likely done for the night. Very good night. Whew. WHEW.
Bortles is 11 of 15 for 118 yards; 3 drops. That's a pretty good night. #Jaguars— Michael DiRocco (@ESPNdirocco) August 15, 2015
8:31 PM: Jaguars are up 10-8 after a Blake Bortles keeper from four yards out. Our quarterback looks good, fam.
8:05 PM: No, it wasn't a touchdown, but Blake Bortles & Co. just capped off a 13-play, 60-yard drive. Sustained drive. That's good.
8:01 PM: Luke Joeckel is struggling against James Harrison.
7:49 PM: A better look at that Martavis Bryant touchdown. No analysis needed. Davon House just got beat on the first long ball for the Jaguars secondary this season.
7:42 PM: A little less than four minutes into the game, the Steelers get on the board with an easy 44-yard touchdown by Martavis Bryant over Davon House.
7:30 PM: OMG
7:22 PM: T-minus eight minutes and counting.
5:02 PM: Typical.
Scouts here for Steelers #Jaguars -- Saints, Cardinals, Colts, Texans, Patriots, Cowboys Panthers, Raiders, Giants, Buccaneers.— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) August 14, 2015
3:46 PM: @MadeByTim dubbed Star Wars: The Force Awakens audio over this Jaguars promo video and I need an adult.
2:26 PM: Electric.
1:40 PM: Pretty nice of the NFL to let the eventual Super Bowl winner celebrate so early, tbh.
12:16 PM: IMPORTANT!
12:00 PM: Jaguars gameday got me feeling like.
9:55 AM: Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
8:00 AM: Here are all the injured Jaguars players who won't be facing the Steelers tonight.