Roethlisberger questions himself after five interceptions

The Jacksonville Jaguars are pretty darn close to being an elite defense.

Roethlisberger did throw for 312 yards, which was more than double the Jaguars' average of 147.0 a game.

For the Steelers to best all of those team, better play from Roethlisberger is a must.

Roethlisberger finished with a passer rating of 37.8, his worst at Heinz Field since a 30.7 rating against Cincinnati early in the 2006 season.

What happened Sunday sent a message to the rest of the AFC South: To win the division, you're going to have to deal with a defense that harassed and embarrassed a two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback.

"He was impressive just by what he was able to do all day long", Bortles said of Fournette.

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The good news for the Steelers is they have the potential to get all of it back on track.

"Maybe I don't have it anymore", Roethlisberger said, via The Associated Press' Chris Adamaski. According to NFL Research, Roethlisberger is one of two quarterbacks who had zero touchdowns and five-plus interceptions in a game since Ryan Fitzpatrick did it in 2016.

When they did get on the field in the 4th quarter it was from their own 4 yard line and it was textbook Doug Marrone/Coughlin: Run it until they stop it. Over 50% of the tickets for the Buffalo-Cincinnati game were on the Bills receiving three points, and those bettors almost cashed in when Buffalo drew within 17-16 in the fourth quarter. "I've had bad games before, bad stretches".

The Jacksonville defense has forced 15 turnovers so far this year, which leads the league and is tied for the fifth most through the first five games of the season since 2000. "So you just find a way to move on and play better". Three plays later, Rivers found running back Melvin Gordon in the end zone for the 10-yard touchdown. "It's an honor to play at Heinz Field against the Steelers, because when I was growing up, Steeler football was everything. We just need to focus on our responsibilities and make sure we handle it". In spite of the fact that he is on pace for 326 carries, he is not getting the bang for his buck, actually on pace for under 1200 yards, fewer than what he managed in only 12 games last season. This is an improved Jacksonville team, but they've still got a ways to go.

A 90-yard TD run by Fournette capped the Jaguars scoring. Brown caught 10 passes for 157 yards. But until the passing game actually shows that it can be more reliable as a proactive strategy, then it might be wise to put greater emphasis on the ground, which could include the usage of additional running backs.

Roethlisberger and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said publicly that Brown's sideline outburst was unfortunate, and Brown has since apologized for slamming a cooler and slapping a coach's hand away from him.

  • Delia Davidson