Through 1 Quarter
Although the Jacksonville Jaguars were the underdogs at kickoff, they’ve since taken control of the game. Either team is in a position to win, but they lead against the Pittsburgh Steelers 3 to nothing.
Jacksonville has enjoyed the tag-team combination of RB James Robinson and WR Keelan Cole. The former has picked up 27 yards on the ground on seven carries, while the latter has caught two passes for 26 yards.
The Jaguars’ lead doesn’t mean much since they have only won 0% games in which they are up at the end of the first quarter. We’ll see how things play out.
Pittsburgh @ Jacksonville
Current Records: Pittsburgh 9-0; Jacksonville 1-8
What to Know
The Pittsburgh Steelers will square off against the Jacksonville Jaguars at 1 p.m. ET Sunday at TIAA Bank Field. The Steelers are cruising in on a nine-game winning streak while Jacksonville is stumbling in off of eight consecutive losses.
You’re bound to get a positive result if you outscore your opponent every quarter, and that’s exactly how it played out for Pittsburgh last week. They were the clear victors by a 36-10 margin over the Cincinnati Bengals. The game was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Pittsburgh had established a 29-7 advantage. Their QB Ben Roethlisberger did his thing and passed for four TDs and 333 yards on 46 attempts. Roethlisberger ended up with a passer rating of 148.20.
Special teams collected 12 points for Pittsburgh. K Chris Boswell delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
There was early excitement for Jacksonville after they claimed the game’s first points last week, but it was the Green Bay Packers who ended up claiming the real prize. The Jaguars were within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap as they fell 24-20 to Green Bay. One thing holding Jacksonville back was the mediocre play of QB Jake Luton, who did not have his best game: despite one touchdown, he threw one interception with only 169 yards passing.
Pittsburgh is the favorite in this one, with an expected 10.5-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (5-2), so they might be worth a quick bet.
Pittsburgh’s victory lifted them to 9-0 while Jacksonville’s defeat dropped them down to 1-8. Pittsburgh has been dynamite on the offensive side of the ball, averaging 30.11 points per game. We’ll see if Jacksonville can find some way to disarm them.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
- Where: TIAA Bank Field — Jacksonville, Florida
- TV: CBS
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $86.63
The Steelers are a big 10.5-point favorite against the Jaguars, according to the latest NFL odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Steelers as a 10-point favorite.
Jacksonville have won two out of their last three games against Pittsburgh.
- Nov 18, 2018 – Pittsburgh 20 vs. Jacksonville 16
- Jan 14, 2018 – Jacksonville 45 vs. Pittsburgh 42
- Oct 08, 2017 – Jacksonville 30 vs. Pittsburgh 9
Top Projected Fantasy Players
- Ben Roethlisberger: 24.27 points
- James Conner: 11.4 points
- James Robinson: 10.6 points