Jaguars vs Steelers: 3 Matchups to Watch

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Sep 7, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds (93) is congratulated by defensive end Cameron Heyward (97) after sacking Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (not pictured) during the first half at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Jaguars Offensive Line vs Pittsburgh Pass Rush

The Jacksonville Jaguars have an abysmal offensive line that can’t get traction for the ground game or protect the quarterback. They’ve gotten better in recent weeks, but it has become critical to protect rookie quarterback Blake Bortles as he develops. They cannot allow him to hit the turf 10 times like they did in week two against the Washington Redskins. Then-starter Chad Henne will hold the dubious distinction of being the franchise quarterback most taken down as a result.

Jason Worilds presents a serious cause for concern at the outside linebacker spot. The Jaguars need to identify their blocks quickly and communicate better along the offensive line if they want to keep Bortles’ uniform clean. Having Jarvis Jones on IR at the other OLB spot does not quell fears that the Steelers can beat the Jaguars’ offensive line, as other players like defensive end Cameron Heyward have proven they can get to the quarterback.