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Steelers vs. Jaguars second half open thread

Join the conversation over the second half between the Steelers and Jaguars.

Rob Foldy

A defensive struggle wasn't expected leading into this game.

It's chippy, it's fiesty, it looks like the Steelers vs. Jaguars games of the past. Pittsburgh has a 10-6 lead at halftime after both teams have traded hits and possessions through the first half.

The Steelers have run the ball well, but the Jaguars' pass defense has held up well, despite being among the worst defenses against the pass through their first four games. The Steelers have 116 passing yards on Ben Roethlisberger's 13-for-20 passing, but their pass-heavy game plan hasn't resulted in much. Expect the Steelers to look to run the ball more in the second half, as it appears this will be a lead they'll need to protect, while salting away the clock.

This game will no doubt be labeled as a disappointment, but it's a solid defensive game. Jacksonville has been impressive on defense through two quarters. Rookie quarterback Blake Bortles has made a few plays, but has missed a few others, and threw a poor interception to Steelers CB Cortez Allen.

Stick around after the game for the recap, and listen in to Steelers Final Score with Jeff Hartman and myself. It's BTSC's new postgame call-in show.