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2018 Schedule
7-2-1, 1st in AFC North
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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about his late-game clock management, Mike Tomlin said he coaches aggressively and does not care how he's viewed.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Tomlin with high praise for JuJu Smith-Schuster: "He's Hines Ward-like in some of those things. I realize what I said when I said that. But, this guy enjoys (physicality). He embraces it."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked what are the options to block Von Miller, Mike Tomlin said simply, "multiple people." He called Miller a "unique animal."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said finding a way to "get it done" on an off day in Jacksonville was rewarding, but the team faces another tough defense in Denver. "Don't expect them to be intimidated by our presence," he said.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger said on his weekly radio show that his son has asked for a James Conner jersey for Christmas. Santa might have access to one of those.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers fought back in face of 16-0 deficit in Jacksonville because "we've got too much to play for," guard Ramon Foster. "We're trying to hold onto this run. We've got goals of potentially having a first-round bye."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers defense gave up 141 rushing yards in the first half but 28 in the second. "To call (this win) a steal is a disservice to the guys in this locker room," DE Cam Heyward said. "We battled, and we took it.”

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

JuJu Smith-Schuster was "kind of the hero" of the game for his ability to win matchups outside, Ben Roethlisberger said. He also won with locker-room fashion.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger says Jaguars defenders talk a lot but "I'm carrying the game ball home."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Only gutsy, brawling play and a diving Ben Roethlisberger could slay the Jaguars dragon. The epic fourth-quarter comeback showed the resolve of a team primed for a special season, but it also exposes a few flaws. Rangy defenders and a stout running game can control the pace on Pittsburgh. That will need to change for the stretch run.

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

Pittsburgh (-4) comes back to win 20-16 over Jacksonville and a miracle push for Steelers backers. Game stays well under total of 47.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger keeps taking Jacksonville's bait. With two picks Sunday, that's nine turnovers in his last 9 quarters vs. Jaguars, who closed passing lanes, attacked bad throws. In a winnable game, Steelers need response from QB.

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars (+4) are up 6-0 early on the Steelers in the second quarter. Under 47 bettors looking good so far.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers' slow start on offense is nothing new. This is the fourth game of the season Pittsburgh failed to record more than four plays on either of their first two drives. The Steelers are 1-2 in those previous games.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Matchup to watch: Steelers OLB Bud Dupree vs. Jaguars LT Ereck Flowers, who is starting due to injury and struggled mightily as a New York Giant. Dupree has been disruptive the last three weeks.

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3dAdam Schefter

Sources: Bell, Steelers made late pushes for deal

The Steelers and Le'Veon Bell both made closing pushes at the deadline to iron out a deal that would have brought him back to Pittsburgh. Now, his situation could impact the Steelers' salary cap next year and may set a league precedent on tagged players.

Team Stats

Passing Yards312.5
Rushing Yards97.7
Points For29.73rd
Points Against22.5