The Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-10 in Week 8 despite facing unfavorable conditions. On top of playing in the rain, they had to deal with loud fans waving little yellow towels throughout most of the game.
But in the end, the Jags managed to come on top and knowing they'll enter their BYE with a 6-2 record. On the surface, this might not seem like a big deal until you realize this is the best start the Jags have had in more than 20 yards.
It's also worth noting that the Jags haven't lost on the road this season. Their two losses came in at EverBank Stadium. Who would've thought before the start of the season that Jacksonville would travel well? If you didn't, they prove they do. Either way, here are three takeaways from their win over Pittsburgh in Week 8.
3. The Jacksonville Jaguars managed to win despite making many mistakes
The weather certainly played a role early in the game but it was still a bit odd to see the Jaguars offense making so many mistakes. First, tight end Evan Engram lost a fumble. Then Trevor Lawrence threw an interception in the red zone. Then in the second half, rookie Tank Bigsby had another fumble when he filled in for Travis Etienne, who briefly exited the game but later returned.
The silver lining is that the Jaguars have shown the ability to win games even if they make mistakes. They've done in previous games and they did once again in Week 8. During their BYE, the coaching mistake will most likely focus on all those things that have held back the offense and look for ways to fix them.