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Pittsburgh at Jacksonville, Week 11: Predicting the winner of Steelers at Jaguars

The staff at BTSC share their thoughts and predict the outcome of Steelers vs. Jaguars

NFL: NOV 18 Steelers at Jaguars Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

According to JuJu Smith-Schuster, the 9-0 Steelers are intending on giving the Steelers less stress going forward. The black-and-gold typically struggles against Jacksonville, but they are 1-8. Will the fans of Steeler Nation need heart meds or will JuJu and the boys keep their word again this week? The contributors at BTSC have recorded their thoughts and predictions. Let’s go see who’s closest to the mark and furthest from reality. Last time, Matt Peverell came closest to the mark by forecasting a 29-24 Steelers win. Who will it be with bragging rights this week?


Michael Beck

Sure, this has the makings of a ‘trap game’ but when you compare the two rosters the Steelers clearly have so much more talent than the Jaguars. The Jags fanbase desperately want to lose in an effort to finally find a franchise quarterback, and I believe that's exactly what will happen on Sunday. I just hate the Jaguars stadium, crumby grass, and that weird humid Florida weather. I think the Steelers win and cover a low scoring affair.

Steelers 24, Jaguars 7


Geoffrey Benedict

I’m going to be honest, I don’t care if the Steelers lose this game. I know that is sacrilege to many Steeler fans, and don’t get me wrong, I’ll be yelling at the TV all game, but right now the Steelers are playing with house money. Talk about byes, home field, and I will give you one response: I don’t care. Make the playoffs, that’s what matters, and with a 7th playoff spot this year the Steelers have done that. Stay healthy, play your best football in December and January, hopefully peaking in February.

Steelers 25, Jaguars 20.


Bryan Anthony Davis

Use your head, BAD! No, I can’t this week. I want to live in a fantasy world where the Steelers completely dominate. Jacksonville is 1-8 and the Steelers could make a bold statement. I’d like to think that they could become the king of the castle in an epic fashion.

Steelers 38, Jaguars 0


Mark Davison

I will be very honest, as the game concluded last week against the Cincinnati Bengals. I felt a quiet calm presence in the air as our Steelers had moved to 9-0. The Bengals game was the perfect game to sit back with a beer or soda and enjoy. This season so far has been nothing short of an amazing journey. A road trip to Duval county will be exciting to watch as I see our Steelers showing up and playing hard nosed football. I do not believe Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback #6 Jake Luton will score more points than Ben Roethlisberger. Joe Burrow struggled to move the ball on key downs. History will repeat as Luton is pressured and confused into mistakes. Here we go Steelers a double digit number in the win column is very achievable.

Steelers 24, Jaguars 0


Anthony Defeo

The Steelers score 30-plus points a game. The Jaguars give up 30-plus points a game. Ben Roethlisberger vs. Jake Luton. The Steelers corps of receivers vs. whoever it is the Jaguars will be trotting out there. Eric Ebron vs. Tyler Eifert and/or the other guy who’s name reminds one of a destination on a bar crawl. Unless there are actual traps set up at TIAA Bank Field, I see no way that this is a trap game for the Steelers.

Steelers 48, Jaguars 10


Jeff Hartman

The Steelers have struggled against the Jaguars in recent history, and there will be moments in this game where this trend will continue. Even though the Jaguars are starting Jake Luton (who?!) at quarterback, and their defense is a shell of the dominant force in 2017, they seem to always give the Steelers fits. With that said, the Steelers, on both sides of the ball, will just have too much for the Jaguars to handle and head back to Pittsburgh with their 10th straight win on the season.

Steelers 27, Jaguars 13


Matty Peverell

The streak continues! Our Steelers remain undefeated in 2020 and march on to some of the easiest weeks of their schedule (bar next week against Baltimore). It’s so hard to see Jacksonville come away with a win this week, but for Steelers fans it’s a great to chance to just soak up great play and the march to February. For those keen fans of the NFL, beyond the Steelers specifically, this week is a great chance to see some of the Jaguars rookies that are just giving it a crack. This week is the perfect opportunity for the run defense to get back on track by shutting down a young and experience rushing corps led by James Robinson. Look for the Steelers to pressure Luton into mistakes in the passing game, like they did with Lamar and Burrow, with our secondary standing up with several takeaways and even a defensive score. Steelers will break 5 sacks despite not constantly blitzing.

Steelers 35, Jaguars 13


Big Bro Scho

What better team to play than the Jaguars to start out with double digit wins for the first time in Pittsburgh Steeler history. I mean come on, they already have Jag in their name, it’s like they were made for this. You might ask about 2017 when the Steelers lost to the Jags twice at home, but a lot has changed since then for both teams. The Steelers lost two offensive superstars that may have turned out to be a blessing in disguise, while turning the Defense into an elite unit and restocking the WR corps. Other than Myles Jack I don’t even recognize anyone left from that Jags D, and I also have no clue who this guy is taking the snaps for them this week. This is a game of two teams who went totally different directions after the 2017 season, Steelers win this one pretty easily.

Steelers 35, ‘Jag’uars 14


Dave Schofield

I’m doing it again! Two weeks ago I knew I should not pick the Steelers to cover such a big spread on the road, so I didn’t. I was wrong. Last week I over-corrected and picked them not to cover at home. Wrong again. My system says the Steelers will win by single digits, but my heart says this Jags team doesn’t offer enough to keep it close. So I’m picking a blowout. Maybe I’ll finally get it right. Regardless of by how much, I’m still saying the Steelers win.

Steelers 31, Jaguars 12


K.T. Smith

There’s an annoying sequel to the hilarious TV show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” It’s called “It’s Never Easy in Jacksonville.” The show stars the Pittsburgh Steelers as a superior NFL franchise that inevitably struggles whenever they play the plucky Jaguars. There’s a plot twist to this episode though - in what is widely expected to be a trap game, the Steelers win going away! Ben Roethlisberger plays the hero, throwing three touchdown passes, and for comic relief Jags quarterback Jake Luton is late arriving to the game because stadium security refuses to believe the Jags are quarterbacked by Jake Luton.

Steelers 31, Jaguars 14


Shannon White

The Jacksonville Jaguars have a surplus of talented youngsters who are still fighting for their NFL futures on a team surging toward a top three draft pick. Undoubtedly the Jaguars hierarchy desperately want and need to draft a franchise QB to build around, and the current roster is still trying to prove they should be included in that plan. If the Steelers play fundamentally sound football, and avoid momentum shifting mistakes like turnovers or special teams blunders, the Steelers huge talent advantage throughout the roster should allow for a dominating performance on both sides of the ball.

Steelers 35 Jaguars 13


Ryan O’Belness (Big Cat Country Contributor)

While the Jaguars have played the Steelers historically tough in this series between the former AFC Central rivals, I think Pittsburgh handles things pretty easily in the 2020 matchup. There is a clear talent gap and experience gap between these two teams, and I think Jacksonville is going to struggle to move the ball against the stout Pittsburgh defense, while the Steelers should be able to move the ball with ease offensively.

Steelers 31, Jaguars 14


What is your prediction? Which BTSC contributor is most on the money? Let us know in the poll and the comment section below!!

Poll

What BTSC contributor do you believe to be closest to the final score between the Steelers and Jaguars in Week 11

This poll is closed

  • 9%
    Michael Beck
    (3 votes)
  • 15%
    Geoffrey Benedict
    (5 votes)
  • 3%
    Bryan Anthony Davis
    (1 vote)
  • 18%
    Mark Davison
    (6 votes)
  • 3%
    Anthony Defeo
    (1 vote)
  • 9%
    Jeff Hartman
    (3 votes)
  • 3%
    Matty Peverell
    (1 vote)
  • 6%
    Big Bro Scho
    (2 votes)
  • 3%
    Dave Schofield
    (1 vote)
  • 9%
    K.T. Smith
    (3 votes)
  • 12%
    Shannon White
    (4 votes)
  • 6%
    Ryan O’Belness (Big Cat Country)
    (2 votes)
32 votes total Vote Now