No. 4 Jaguars S Andre Cisco will suit up vs. the Steelers and return an INT for a TD
Safety Andre Cisco is dealing with a hamstring injury and is listed as questionable for Week 8. However, he'll be incentivized to play and prove George Pickens wrong. In case you missed it, Pickens called the Jacksonville defense a "hope defense", noting that they depend on their defensive front and hope — you get it? — they can hold up long enough.
Cisco caught wind of Pickens' comments but limited himself to saying, "Interesting choice of words." Although the third-year safety won't line up against Pickens, he'll limit his impact in the defensive backfield. On top of that, he'll find a way to confuse Kenny Picket into throwing an interception, which he'll then proceed to take to the house.
No. 3 The Jaguars offensive line won't allow T.J. Watt to record a single sack
T.J. Watt is one of the best edge rushers in the league, the kind that commands double teams in every play. In Week 8, the Jaguars will have their hands full trying to slow him and Alex Highsmith down. Doug Pederson acknowledged as much when he met with the local media Wednesday.
"He's a great player and you give him the respect that he's due. He's earned that" Pederson said. "you have to spend some resources in that direction. But they also have another one on the other side that can get after you as well. Highsmith is another one that can rush the passer; two sacks of his own, so it's kind of a two-headed monster."
Working in the Jaguars' favor is that the offensive line has played much better in recent weeks after somewhat of a slow start to the season. In Week 7, they only allowed four total pressures and no sacks or quarterback hits.
Expect bookend offensive tackles Cam Robinson and Anton Harrison to be up to the challenge and hold Watt and Highsmith to no sacks in Week 8.