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Steelers at Jaguars NFL Week Five Capsule

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (2-2) AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (0-4)

SERIES

STEELERS JAGUARS
SERIES LEADER 11-10
STREAKS Past 2
COACHES VS. OPP. Tomlin: 2-2 Bradley: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 27-24 vs. Buccaneers L 33-14 at Chargers
LAST GAME 10/16/11: Jaguars 13 at Steelers 17. Pittsburgh RB Rashard Mendenhall rushes for 146 yards & TD. Steelers WR Mike Wallace records 76 receiving yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/5/08: Steelers 26, Jaguars 21. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger throws for 309 yards & 3 TDs. Steelers WR Hines Ward catches 7 passes for 90 yards & TD.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 132 (Pit.), 102 (Jax.). XM: 228 (Jax.).

STATS

PASSING Roethlisberger: 96-141-1,092 (3C)-6-2-99.4 Bortles (R): 43-61-476-3-4-82.4
RUSHING Bell: 72-378 (1C)-5.3-1 Gerhart: 44-114-2.6-1
RECEIVING
  1. Brown: 29 (1C)-427 (2C)-14.7-5 (T1L)
  2. Robinson (R): 17-192-11.3-0
OFFENSE 412.0 (2C) 279.3
TAKE/GIVE -2 -5
DEFENSE 352.8 451.3
SACKS Heyward: 2 Branch: 3 (T3C)
INTs
  1. Allen: 1
Ball: 1
PUNTING Wing: 43.0 Anger: 47.8 (T2C)
KICKING Suisham: 37 (T3C) (10/10 PAT; 9/10 FG) Scobee: 16 (7/7 PAT; 3/5 FG)

NOTES

STEELERS: In past 3 vs. Jax., QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER has passed for 651 yards with 7 TDs vs. 1 INT for 96.3 rating. Aims for 4th in row vs. Jaguars with 90+ rating. Surpassed 35,000 career yards last week (35,197)…RB LE’VEON BELL leads AFC with 570 scrimmage yards (378 rush, 192 rec.). Aims for 5th in row with 100+ scrimmage yards. In only career meeting (12/11/11 with TB), RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT rushed for 74 yards & TD. WR ANTONIO BROWN had season-high 131 yards on 7 catches & 2 TDs vs. TB. Has 5 TD catches in past 4 overall. Has 5+ rec. & 50+ yards in 20 in row, surpassing LAVERANUES COLES (19) for longest such streak in NFL history. Last week, TE HEATH MILLER led team with 10 catches for 85 yards & TD…DE BRETT KEISEL had 2 sacks in last meeting. LB JASON WORILDS has 5 sacks in past 6 on road. LB LAWRENCE TIMMONS leads team with 34 tackles, including club-high 10 last week. LB JAMES HARRISON ranks 2nd in club history with 64 career sacks (JASON GILDON, 77). CB CORTEZ ALLEN had 1st INT of season last week…JAGUARS: In 1st NFL start, rookie QB BLAKE BORTLES (No. 3 overall) completed 29 of 37 passes (78.4 pct.) for 253 yards with 1 TD for 81.6 rating. Aims for 3rd game in row with 200+ pass yards. Has rushed for 54 yards on 7 att. (7.7 avg.) in 2014…Last week, RB TOBY GERHART posted 1st TD with Jaguars…Jags are only NFL team this season with 2 rookies with 190+ receiving yards each (WRs ALLEN HURNS & ALLEN ROBINSON). Robinson aims for 4th in row with 4+ catches. Hurns has 3 TD catches, tied for most among NFL rookies. WR CECIL SHORTS III has TD catch in 3 of past 4. Last week, TE CLAY HARBOR had career-highs in catches (8) & yards (69)…Defense is tied for 2nd in NFL with 12 sacks in 2014…LB PAUL POSLUSZNY leads AFC with 41 tackles, including team-high 11 last week. DE TYSON ALUALU had sack in last meeting. DE ANDRE BRANCH has 6 sacks in past 8. Last week, DT ROY MILLER III posted 1st sack since 1/2/11 (with TB). DE CHRIS CLEMONS has 2 sacks in 3 career games vs. Pit.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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