The Jacksonville Jaguars are proving they weren't a one-year wonder in 2022. Although they lost back-to-back games early in the season, they rebounded and have won four in a row. Next on their schedule are the 4-2 Pittsburgh Steelers. If the Jags beat them, it will be only the third time in team history they manage to go 6-2. It won't be easy to pull off though.
The game will be held at Acrisure Stadium, which will be filled with Steelers fans waving little yellow flags. Then again, Jacksonville has traveled well this season. They're 3-0 on the road and are getting better by the week. With that in mind, here are five bold predictions for Sunday's bout.
No. 5 Jaguars RB Travis Etienne will score 2 TDs for the 4th straight week
Running back Travis Etienne is having a pretty good year but he's somehow flying under the radar. Maybe it's the attention the defense is getting, or perhaps he doesn't get the spotlight because the offense is stacked with playmakers. Either way, the former Clemson Tiger could tie a pretty illustrious record in Week 8.
Against the New Orleans Saints, Etienne became the first player in franchise history to have multi-touchdown games in three straight weeks. If he accomplishes the feat Sunday, he'll be the first player to score two touchdowns in four games in a row since Hall-of-Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006.
Given that the Steelers have struggled to stop the run, the Jaguars will most likely get Etienne involved early on, which will allow him to tie Tomlinson.