No. 2 Jacksonville Jaguars winner vs. the Steelers: Evan Engram, TE
For a moment, it felt tempting to include tight end Evan Engram in the "loser" column. He made several mistakes early in the game but he overcame them and came up with a handful of huge plays in the second half. That's worth recognizing. How many players do you know who can remain unfazed when facing adversity? Engram could've easily let a facemask penalty and a lost fumble get into his head but he didn't.
In the fourth quarter, Engram had two big plays, almost back-to-back. The first one went for 15 yards and the later one for 34 yards. He finished the 10 receptions for 88 yards.
Moreover, Evan Engram eclipsed 4,000 yards for his career. That's more than enough to include him in the "winners" column.
No. 1 Jacksonville Jaguars winner vs. the Steelers in Week 8: Josh Allen
Before the game, head coach Mike Tomlin talked about the challenge that came with containing Travon Walker and Josh Allen. Pittsburgh did attempt to slow both of them down but to no avail. Walker had a sack early in the game and consistently brought the heat. The former Georgia Bulldog finished the game with a sack and now has as many as he had as a rookie (3.5). Although there's work left, it's fair to say that he's getting better by the week.
But as productive as Walker was against the Steelers, Josh Allen was as dominant, if not more, than his teammate. Allen continued his quest to join the upper echelon of pass rushers. He had two sacks in Week 8 and now has nine for the season. He's on pace to break the 10.5 sack record he posted as a rookie in 2019. Maybe the Jags don't need to add pass-rush help at the trade deadline after all.