Not since his rookie season in 2013 had Bell failed to run for at least 100 yards in any of his first three games. Defensively, the Steelers are allowing only 14.8 points and 294.3 yards per game right now.
It would be easy to write the obituary on Roethlisberger's career after a game like this, which resulted in the Steelers losing 30-9 to Jacksonville. "We have to pick up our attitude despite of a win be more consistent".
Ben Roethlisberger is a proud, competitive person. After the quarterback failed to spot a wide-open Brown on what would likely have been a long touchdown, the receiver threw a Gatorade cooler and shouted at offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Pittsburgh running back Le'Veon Bell torched Baltimore for 186 all-purpose yards, while adding two touchdowns of his own. He carried the ball 35 times for 144 yards and two TDs. He had only been in four games after his suspension. The Steelers (3-1) lead the AFC North. Jacksonville (2-2) is tied at the top of the AFC South.
The Steelers offense is ranked 20th in the National Football League this season, but more is expected from the unit.
This one should stay in Pittsburgh's favor, especially at home.
The Steelers, despite all of this, are fortunate they are 3-2 thanks to their sometimes-dominant, young defense. 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. He has a career passer rating of 79.7 and has consistently struggled with mechanical issues throughout his tenure.
Roethlisberger spearheaded a decision to reverse course and have the players remain in the tunnel rather than on the sidelines as originally intended, which was the topic of an emotional team meeting the following day. On one, Fowler ran down Jets RB Bilal Powell from behind and prevented him from gaining a first down late in the game.
"I think this is a completely different ballclub compared to previous year", said Jaguars safety Tashaun Gipson, who had two of Jacksonville's five interceptions. Shazier has been the standout, leading the team with 37 tackles, tied for fifth-most in the NFL.
Here is my "dark horse" QB of the week.
The All-Pro's follow-up performance could be even better.
But when Roethlisberger tried to rally the Steelers, he threw two more interceptions. "I love watching him run".
This is one of my favorite lines of the week.
The Pittsburgh Steelers vaunted offense has been slightly above average this season.
The Jacksonville Jaguars spent the first month of the season looking equal parts awesome and terrible, taking one step toward respectability immediately followed by a baffling step back. The defense has been unexpectedly good, ranked second in total defense and scoring defense.
Blake Bortles didn't have to do much today. Big Ben and the offense will put up a lot of points, and the defense will completely stifle the Jacksonville offense.