Leonard Fournette, ballhawking defense propels Jaguars to big win over Steelers

Leonard Fournette, ballhawking defense propels Jaguars to big win over Steelers

If Pittsburgh doesn't address this with better personnel, schemes and overall complementary football, its playoff ceiling will be limited to winning a weak AFC North.

Roethlisberger threw a career-high five interceptions during the game and attributed the Steelers' 30-9 loss to himself several times. The unit was bending a bit in the first half allowing the Steelers to gain chunk yards, but they held in the red zone and forced Big Ben and company to field goal attempts.

The Jaguars closed the door with a 90-yard touchdown run by Fournette in the final minues of the game, giving him 181 yards on the day.

But he looked like his usual self against the Ravens. Cutler threw for 59 yards in the fourth quarter when he saw that victory was likely and, like the lovably indifferent Ludgate in later seasons of Parks and Recreation, started doing the bare minimum.

Here are a few more notes from today's dominant effort as the Jaguars move to 3-2. "You can see that on tape".

Coming off a decisive victory over Baltimore in London, the Jaguars were gashed for 256 yards on the ground. That's over half of his targets to two players. Finishing the game 8-of-14 for 95 yards and an interception that has to be blamed on tight end James O'Shaughnessy, Bortles followed the game plan and kept his team in the game. Neither found the end zone, however. McGuire made one cut on a run to the left and ran right by Jaguars safety Barry Church.

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"Definitely demoralizing", Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier said. The Steelers need somebody else to stretch the field and be a key possession man. We have to be disciplined to the point where we're not trying to do too much. " ... I'm just grateful we have a great leader who's forgiving and accommodating and willing to talk to me".

The Jacksonville Jaguars are 2-2 in the season so far with 1-1 away.

FAST FACTS: Jaguars QB Blake Bortles has thrown five TD passes and just one pick in the past two games. Ramsey, the third overall pick last season, has arrived as a star in his second season. Roethlisberger struggled against the tough Jaguars' defense, throwing five interceptions, with two returned for touchdowns.

Jacksonville's win on Sunday featured numerous same elements the Steelers have relied on to win football games for years - with a strong defense and a powerful ground game. Fournette expanded his role in the offense, catching four passes for 59 yards and a touchdown. The Steelers are second at 154 per game. They were favored by 7½ against the Jaguars, and fell to the Bears at Chicago in overtime two weeks ago despite being a 7-point favorite.

When Roethlisberger didn't throw to a wide open Brown, the receiver reportedly felt the quarterback was intentionally not looking his way because of the tension between the two.

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