Looking back to last weekend if you have to pick out the least impressive wild-card round winner then the majority of people would pick the Jacksonville Jaguars. Their game against the Buffalo Bills was very poor and the Jaguars just managed to scrape through, winning 10-3 to book their place in this weekend’s divisional round. Here they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers, and one thing is for sure, if the Jaguars turn up and play like they did last weekend, the Steelers are going to blow them away in this one.
The way the AFC is set, many people are already talking about the Patriots vs Steelers game next weekend, they believe the two games this weekend are over and done with already. Of course, that is not the case, but out of the two games the team I really fear for this weekend is the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Steelers defence is as good as the one that Buffalo played last weekend, one that stopped the Jaguars and limited them to just 10 points. Unless we see something else from the Jaguars this weekend, the Steelers are going to keep their scoring to a minimum which is going to make life extremely difficult.
The one big difference and advantage that the Steelers have over the Bills is their offence. The Steelers are going to really test the Jacksonville defensive line, and I don’t think there are many teams capable of stopping them. This game won’t turn into a shootout because Jacksonville simply can’t keep up with Pittsburgh when it comes to scoring, so there is a potential for a blowout here.
With Antonio Brown reportedly fit and ready to go for this one, the Steelers look to have too many weapons, and while the Jaguars are pretty good in defence, they don’t look up to this challenge. Should the Steelers take a healthy lead then it wouldn’t surprise me to see Brown taken out of the game, to help his recovery with one eye on the game next weekend. However, he will be there if the Steelers need to call upon him.
The Jacksonville Jaguars didn’t impress last week and they look to have a huge uphill struggle this weekend against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers offence looks to have too much in the locker, and their defence can stop anything the Jags create, this one should be a comfortable win for the Pittsburgh Steelers.