The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the (actually kinda) important Week 2 preseason game at TIAA Bank Field. Why is it important? Because this is traditionally the preseason game where starters on both sides of the ball get the most playing time, what with next week being the preseason finale.
While it’s only still just the preseason, the Jaguars starters looked very good last week against the Browns. The Jaguars defense completely shut down anything Deshaun Watson and the Browns wanted to do on offense, meanwhile the Jaguars offense showed off some big play potential, including some nice plays in running back Travis Etienne’s debut after missing last season with a foot injury.
Ready... set... let’s go!
Here’s everything you need to know to watch, listen to, or follow today’s Jaguars game.
It’s live blog time...
10:07 PM: Goodnight, y’all. The defensive line is going to be fun this year. The offense is getting there, but Trevor Lawrence had a bad night when it came to targeting Christian Kirk—the guy who has a very good chance of leading the team in targets this season.
10:04 PM: Welp.
10:02 PM: 57-yard field goal attempt by Ryan Santoso incoming.
10:01 PM: Oh my God they might do it.
9:58 PM: Down by a point. 1:52 left in the fourth quarter. E.J. Perry walks back onto the field. These are the moments where legends are made.
9:47 PM: Sigh. E.J. Perry just threw a no good, very bad, horrible interception.
9:45 PM: E.J. Perry and Tim Jones combine for the biggest play of the game (and the preseason?) with a 51-yard catch-and-run to get into scoring position.
EJ ➡️ TIM JONES FOR 51 YARDS! pic.twitter.com/dx8yb1msrP— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) August 21, 2022
9:01 PM: Did the Jaguars just score a safety? On an intentional grounding by Mason Rudolph in the end zone? I love this team.
8:45 PM: Second half is underway. Jaguars start on offense.
8:40 PM: HALFTIME OBSERVATIONS! Those final two drives were really important and the offense and defense both couldn’t have done worse to end the half. Doug Pederson emphasized right before halftime that he was keeping them in because this was as “game situation” as the preseason gets. Overall, there’s a lot to be encouraged by this preseason—especially out of the defense. But in as “crunch time” a moment as the preseason can manufacture, it wasn’t good. Eat Arby’s. Go Jaguars.
8:24 PM: Kenny Pickett gonna start Week 1?
8:17 PM: Oh, that was a NICE nice screen run from Snoop Conner.
7:58 PM: This is the best throw Trevor Lawrence has had all preseason. It looks like his rhythm and timing with Marvin Jones is a lot better than what it is with Christian Kirk.
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7:41 PM: I choose not to see it.
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7:39 PM: Trevor has gotta make that throw. Six-man rush be damned.
7:20 PM: Why are they congratulating the Jaguars kicker? He missed it.
7:15 PM: No interception. Terrific play though.
7:13 PM: Chad Muma just made an insane downfield play. It looked like an interception in real-time, but the replay will likely overturn it.
7:09 PM: Josh Allen just dominated the Steelers offensive line. Travon Walker playing out of tight end. Foley Fatukasi and Roy Robertson-Harris eating along the interior. This opening series for the defense is very encouraging if you’re focused on the defensive line.
7:07 PM: Steelers start with the ball. Opening kickoff is a touchback. Let’s go!
7:05 PM: They know.
Steelers send Myles Jack out for the coin toss lol— John Shipley (@_John_Shipley) August 20, 2022
3:35 PM: How’s the weather look for tonight’s game?
No rain on the forecast, but, Florida. pic.twitter.com/HJydd8AOYM— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) August 20, 2022
2:13 PM: A very good recap of Jaguars training camp. If you need a quick summary of everything that’s happened—the good, the bad, and the Jaguars—click below.
Jaguars Training Camp: The Good, the Bad and the Great of Doug Pederson's First Camp https://t.co/LRHZs0loIv— John Shipley (@_John_Shipley) August 20, 2022
11:36 AM: Looks like second-year offensive lineman Ben Bartch has the inside track on the starting left guard spot with the Jaguars opting to keep Tyler Shatley as their swing backup. Depends on tonight’s performance, of course.
Like many believed: Ben Bartch is expected to start at LG tonight for the #Jaguars, per source. Tyler Shatley will serve as the back-up center.— Mia O'Brien (@MiaOBrienTV) August 20, 2022
Jawaan Taylor and Walker Little will continue to rotate at RT, with a verdict expected before team leaves for ATL Tuesday.
8:51 AM: That’s my bell-cow back, folks.
ICYMI: James Robinson goes 1-on-1 with @MiaOBrienTV to discuss the 2022 season, his recovery and morehttps://t.co/duoqCieVLC— 1010 XL / 92.5 FM (@1010XL) August 20, 2022