Before the game begins, we wanted to ask the Big Cat Country team (and you!) a simple question:
“How will the Jaguars do against the Steelers today?”
Alfie Crow (@AlfieBCC)
The Jaguars will win.
Ryan Day (@ryaneatscake)
Make it stop. For the love of God make it stop.
Steelers win 27-20
Jon Kurland (@BCBCouch)
I feel more confident about this game than in any game in the prior five-week span, in that the Steelers are absolutely going to embarrass this team. The Jaguars already won by getting this crap storm off of Sunday Night Football, and sparing all of us national ridicule.
Steelers win 31-20
Ryan O’Bleness (@ryanobleness)
The Jaguars have historically played the Steelers tough but obviously these two teams are headed in different directions. The Steelers have won five in a row after a slow start, while the Jaguars have lost five in a row after a strong start. I do see this game being a lot closer than most people think, but I can’t pick the Jaguars to win based on their current level of performance. I think it’s close or tied in the fourth quarter, but the Steelers add a late score, and the Jaguars inevitably turn the ball over on the potential game-tying drive. Plus, I’ve picked the Jaguars to win almost every week, so maybe this will have an opposite effect and the team will steal one against Pittsburgh. But that’s doubtful.
Steelers win 28-20
Brian Fullford (@iambwf)
This is no longer fun. It has become a weekly punishment, requiring some degree of mental stamina to think about the question and not simply give a score.
JuJu. Brown. Conner. McDonald. James. Ben. How do the Jaguars stop this? How do they keep up with it? This has the makings of a slaughter. A Sherman scorching of an opponent who deserves payback for past atrocities.
I will take a moral victory from this matchup, but we should expect nothing but pain and suffering.
My bold prediction is somebody gets fired after this game.
Steelers win 45-17
Filip Prus (@JaxonFil)
If the Jaguars can get an early lead and maintain possession by running the football and keep the ball out of Roethlisberger’s hands, they have a chance. If the Steelers get off to an early lead and force Blake Bortles to start throwing it all over the yard, forget it. Considering how the Jaguars defense played last week against a Colts team with limited threats at wide receiver, why should anyone be confident that they will be able to blanket the Steelers’ weapons? The problem with how this team is constructed (run the ball, play defense, kill clock) in the modern passing area of football is that the margin for error is so small.
Steelers win 42-24
What do you think? Got any predictions? What do you think the final score will be? Let us know in the comments below!