Bortles gets playoff win for Jaguars

Steelers reportedly concerned about cold weather impacting Antonio Brown

Steelers reportedly concerned about cold weather impacting Antonio Brown

Looking ahead to the Steelers upcoming rematch against the Jacksonville Jaguars, I'm getting the feeling of déjà vu.

-One of the things that separates National Football League teams is the ability to scout well and not miss on high draft picks. Pittsburgh had a lead late at home, and had a chance to win the game at the end of the game against the Patriots.

I don't have my facts mixed up: when I mention Week 6, I am not talking about the 2017 season.

Like the Jaguars, the Dolphins beat the Steelers during the regular season. His 500 yards against the Ravens salvaged a win and his heroics almost knocked off the Patriots despite a lapse of judgement on their last play of the game. Pittsburgh's usually prolific passer had a performance to forget, throwing two interceptions and finishing the day with a 57.1 passer rating. He ran for only 47 yards on 15 carries in the first game and complained about his usage after the game, saying the coaching staff abandoned the run too early.

The Steelers fell to Jacksonville 30-5 in Week 5. He will need to keep Campbell out of Ben Roethlisberger's way and will need to block him to keep him at bay in the running game.

Bell proved to be a clutch playoff performer in his first postseason exposure a year ago, rushing for 167 and 170 yards against the Dolphins and Chiefs. The Jaguars have won 11 total games this season. He passed for 3,687 yards this season, giving him at least 3,500 yards passing in each of the last three years. Miami was forced to trot a weak quarterback, Matt Moore, out in the playoffs. He was asked to game manage throughout the second half.

Offensively, this is the healthiest that the team is entering the postseason in a while, or so it can be hoped, with Roethlisberger and Bell in particular at roughly their physical peaks, while Antonio Brown appears to be on track hardly to miss a beat, based on the accounts of his teammates.

Surprisingly, Fournette, who ran for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns for the season, doesn't list that among his top plays as a rookie. The first touchdown was a 2-yarder in the second quarter and the second was a 90-yarder on his 28th and final carry. He will go along with Le'Veon Bell, who was near the top of rushing yards in the league with 1,291 and 9 touchdowns.

Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell projects to be the highest owned player of the slate, but I love the idea of going to the other side of the ball and playing Fournette. It was the inability of the Steelers defense to play gap control defense plugging their run fits with any consistency.

Whether they are using Blake Bortles' name as an illustration of poor quarterback play or if they are just flat out denigrating Bortles, NFL players have turned negative comments about the Jaguars quarterback into a theme of sorts in recent weeks.

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