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SteelCrazy
10-15-2011, 02:01 PM
AFC North

Pittsburgh Steelers – Here’s an odd one for you: Ben Roethlisberger has never thrown a interception in week six of a year ending in a even number. Strangely, in every game Roethlisberger has played in week six with the year ending in an odd number he has thrown a interception. It’s 2011 and we’ll see if the streak continues this weekend when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Discipline of Steel
10-15-2011, 04:57 PM
AFC North

Pittsburgh Steelers – Here’s an odd one for you: Ben Roethlisberger has never thrown a interception in week six of a year ending in a even number. Strangely, in every game Roethlisberger has played in week six with the year ending in an odd number he has thrown a interception. It’s 2011 and we’ll see if the streak continues this weekend when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Very cool signature...

SteelCrazy
10-15-2011, 07:47 PM
AFC North

Pittsburgh Steelers – Here’s an odd one for you: Ben Roethlisberger has never thrown a interception in week six of a year ending in a even number. Strangely, in every game Roethlisberger has played in week six with the year ending in an odd number he has thrown a interception. It’s 2011 and we’ll see if the streak continues this weekend when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Jacksonville Jaguars.

http://www.allmediany.com/details_news_ ... artid=2109 (http://www.allmediany.com/details_news_article.php?news_artid=2109)

Very cool signature...

Thanks. I found it on James' facebook

hawaiiansteel
10-16-2011, 02:09 AM
Game 6 Matchup: Steelers vs. Jaguars

Gerry Dulac looks at the last of four games vs. the AFC South
Sunday, October 16, 2011


GAME PLAN

When the Jaguars have the ball: The Jaguars have scored only five touchdowns and average an AFC-worst 11.8 ppg. Two of those TDs came in last week's loss to the Bengals, giving hope that rookie QB Blaine Gabbert and the offense are gradually improving. The offense revolves around RB Maurice Jones-Drew, who has 3,191 yards rushing and 25 touchdowns since 2009. He is also fourth in team history in career receptions (242), making him a difficult matchup for a linebacker. Gabbert will make his fourth start and he's beginning to recognize coverages. He has three touchdowns and only two interceptions in 97 attempts, although he's completing only 49.5 percent of his passes. The Jaguars could be without LT Eugene Monroe, who aggravated a shoulder injury against the Bengals. If so, RT Guy Whimper will move to the left side and LG Eben Britton will move to right tackle, his former spot. Rookie Will Rackley would start at left guard.

When the Steelers have the ball: The Jaguars spent $112 million in free agency, mainly to help bolster their defense with players such as MLB Paul Posluszny (Hopewell High School, Penn State), Clint Session (Pitt), DE Matt Roth and S Dawan Landry. The additions have been helpful: The Jaguars have moved up from 28th in 2010 to eighth in total defense. RB Rashard Mendenhall (hamstring), who did not play against the Titans, is expected to start. DE Aaron Kampman (knee) could return. That should help the pressure on QB Ben Roethlisberge. OLB Daryl Smith, who sustained a concussion against the Bengals, and CB Derek Cox (groin), who did not play last week, could be out. Smith is an every-down player and his replacement, Russell Allen, likely would come out in sub packages. William Middleton would start for Cox. Their biggest concern is Mike Wallace, who leads the Steelers with 31 catches for 536 yards and three TDs.


KEEP AN EYE ON ...

WR Mike Thomas ... Of the 15 receivers selected ahead of him in the 2009 NFL draft, only three have had more catches -- Jeremy McClain, Hakeem Nicks and Percy Harvin, all first-round picks. Thomas has 137 catches for 1,538 yards and six touchdowns in 35 games for the Jaguars, including a team-high 23 for 265 yards in 2011. Only New England's Wes Welker (65) and Atlanta's Roddy White (54) have been targeted more this season than Thomas (48). What's more, he leads the AFC with 11 catches on third down.

INTANGIBLES

The Jaguars have won three in a row at Heinz Field and five of the past six meetings in Pittsburgh, including a playoff game in 2007 that ended Mike Tomlin's first season as coach. However, they have lost four in a row after a season-opening victory against Tennessee and eight of their past nine, dating to 2010. The Jaguars have lost four in a row and five of their past six on the road. ... This is the fourth consecutive game against an AFC South team for the Steelers, who are 2-1 in those games. The Steelers have won their past seven games at home, including postseason.

KEYS TO VICTORY

To win, the Jaguars must ...

1 Send men at Ben. Roethlisberger was sacked only once against the Titans and was very effective with a quick-rhythm passing game.

2 Produce points. Their offense averages just one touchdown per game and has generated just 59 points, including only 13 in the second half.

3 Have Mike be like Mike. Receiver is probably the Jaguars' weakest position, so Thomas has to make big plays the way Wallace makes them for the Steelers.

To win, the Steelers must ...

1 Have MoJo be a no-show. With the possible exception of Peyton Manning, no player is a bigger part of an offense than the Jaguars running back.

2 Have Blaine be plain. Gabbert is looking smoother with each start, but the Steelers want to make him uncomfortable in the pocket.

3 Keep Rashean from shining. Mathis has six interceptions, three for TDs, in his last five games against the Steelers.

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