The Pittsburgh Steelers(3-1) travel to Jacksonville to battle their AFC rivals, the Jaguars(2-2), this sunday night @ 8:15pm NBC - John Madden - Primetime!!!!! This will be the 21st occasion that these two powers engage in combat. The Steeelers look to break a 4 game losing streak vs the Jags, including last years AFC Wildcard catastrophy ending in defeat for the Men of Steel.
Key Steelers Notes:
Mewelde Moore (former Viking) & Gary Russell (practice squad upgrade) will be the two primary ground rushing assault specialists this week. As Willie Parker (knee sprain) & Rashard Mendenhall (fractured shoulder bone) are both sidelined w/ significant injuries. Also, Najeh Davenport has been added to the roster and is expected to see limited action on the field. Davenport rushed fairly well last season, but has not seen any live action in real-time speed since the last time the Jags & the Steelers collided.
Big Ben is also suffering from an injured right shoulder & has had very little time on the practice field. Although optimistic he will start, remains listed as questionable. Ultimately, a game-day decision by coaches & medical staff.
On Steel D, the ultimate goal is to create confusion & chaos for Jags franchise QB, David Gerrard. Which was quite the opposite the last time Gerrard set foot in the Burgh. This chore will be up to none other than the Steel LB's (Timmons, Foote, Woodley, & Harrison). Moreover, the Steel secondary must step up to stop the powerful rush offense and WR core of the Jags. A repeat of last years game is unacceptable.....
It a Nutshell, the Steelers are a physically banged up team coming off of last week's victory vs the Baltimore Criminals... Definately a challenge accompanied w/ a short practice week. In order for the Black n' Gold to achieve a victory, the passion of what it means to be a Man of Steel from the inner depths of every players inner karma must truley shine upon our gladiators.....
Lookout Jags!!!!! The Steelers have arrived on your turf & are ready to create lotsa PAIN!!!!!
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