The Jacksonville Jaguars did it. They went into Acrisure Stadium and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-10. The weather didn't make things any easy and the Jags had to overcome several mistakes they made early in the game but they still found a way to win.
Following the game, head coach Doug Pederson praised his players for how he's handled all the travel they've had, and rightfully so. They first traveled to London to play two games. They later returned home to take on the Colts before playing the New Orleans Saints in a short week at the Superdome, They just finished disposing of the Steelers on the road.
Now, the Jaguars are 6-2 for the first time since 1999 after beating Pittsburgh. These five players made it possible.
No. 5 Jacksonville Jaguars winner vs. the Steelers in Week 8: Travis Etienne, RB
Travis Etienne scored two touchdowns in each of the past three weeks and there was a chance he would tie Hall-of-Fame running back LaDainian Tomlin's record of four straight games with multiple touchdowns if he did it again in Week 8. In the end, Etienne wasn't able to tie Tomlinson but he still had a huge role in the win.
Although Etienne left briefly with an ankle injury, he got a big workload, toting the rock 24 times for 79 yards. His biggest moment though came when Trevor Lawrence found him for a 56-yard touchdown reception that put the Jaguars on top.
Eight weeks into the 2023 season, it's fair to say that there's no other player on the Jaguars offense — Trevor Lawrence notwithstanding — that has had a bigger impact than Travis Etienne.