Second-year wideout Markus Wheaton was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday this week. The Steelers officially listed him, and others, as probable on the Friday status report.
After a disappointing, last-second loss vs. Tampa Bay, the Steelers stagger into Jacksonville 2-2. For John Phillips, the only way for the Black and Gold to quickly erase last week's bad memories is to step on the Jaguars' throat from the start.
Steelers vs. Jaguars 2014: News and updates leading into Week 5
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The Steelers have fared well against rookie quarterbacks but this clearly isn't the same Steelers defense of the past decade.
Through four games the Steelers defense is among the best scoring units in the NFL, but the bottom falls out in the second half. If they want to beat a pass-heavy Jaguars team, they must limit opportunity in the third and fourth quarters.