4 Jacksonville Jaguars on offense that must shine to have shot vs Steelers
The Jacksonville Jaguars running game will face a tough test in Week 11.
If you tell us that James Robinson is currently the best player on the Jaguars roster, we will likely just nod our head in approval. The rookie is playing like a grizzled veteran and has had just a bad performance in the last six weeks when he racked up a paltry 29 yards on 12 carries. Moreover, he’s averaged less than four yards per carry just twice in 2020.
Robinson has played so well that he’s caught the eye of Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, who made sure to praise the Illinois State standout in a recent sitdown with the press. Pittsburgh’s defense ranks ninth in yards given up with 961, so he may have a hard time running the ball on Sunday. Then again, we wouldn’t be surprised if the running back records his fourth 100-yard game of the season.
Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone told the local media he expects Brandon Linder to dress up against the Steelers. The center has missed three games this season, but we would be surprised if he doesn’t play in Week 11. His presence should immediately boost the offensive line’s performance.
In the last two weeks, the ‘Jags’ have surrendered five sacks. If they want to give quarterback Jake Luton a chance to excel, they will have to keep him upright. That won’t an easy task considering they will face interior defenders Stephon Tuitt, Cameron Heyward, and a familiar face, Tyson Alualu.