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Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars 11/22/2020 NFL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Jacksonville Jaguars on 11/22/2020 at 1:00PM.

Pittsburgh and Jacksonville face off in a critical regular season game as part of this unpredictable and chaotic 2020 NFL Season. Pittsburgh has a record of 9-0 this season. Jacksonville is 1-8 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Pittsburgh Team Defense Preview

Pittsburgh faces 5.6 plays per drive, they hold opponents to 27.7 yards per drive, and opponents score 1.65 points per offensive possession. On 29.1% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but on 15.5% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Their offensive drives start typically at their opponent’s Own 27.8 yard line, they typically last 2:28.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 79.2 and on 3.6% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Pittsburgh has forced a sack rate of 10.5% this season.

We will get more situational with Pittsburgh and examine various situations. They have faced 126 third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 50 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 39.7%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have taken on opponents in 14 fourth down conversion attempts this season and opponents have converted 4 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 28.6%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 24 Red Zone entrances this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 14 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 58.3%.

Pittsburgh Team Offense Preview

Pittsburgh has 5.8 plays per drive, they generate 30.1 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 2.51 points per drive. On 43.7% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but 6.8% of the time, they are afflicted by the turnover bug. Their possessions start on average at their Own 32.4 and these drives usually take up 2:46 of time.

6.5% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by Pittsburgh and 1.2% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Pittsburgh has yielded 10 sacks this season and this has resulted in 87 yards lost.

Pittsburgh rushed for 3.8 yards per carry and for 101.8 yards per game. Rushers, Receivers, and Sitting Duck Quarterbacks fumbled the ball 12 times this season.

Examining Pittsburgh in a few key offensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have navigated through 130 third down attempts this season and have converted 61 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 46.9%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 9 fourth down conversion attempts this season and successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 6 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 66.7%. Offensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone. They have had 35 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and have converted 24 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a conversion rate of 68.6%.

Jacksonville Team Defense Preview

Jacksonville yields 6.1 plays per drive, this defense gives up 37.4 yards per drive, and opponents score 2.74 points per offensive possession. On 50.0% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but on 9.0% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Their offensive drives start typically at their opponent’s Own 30.6 yard line, they usually take up 2:51 of time.

Opposing quarterbacks have a QBR of 107.8 against Jacksonville and on 2.3% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Jacksonville has caused a sack rate of 2.9% this season.

Examining Jacksonville in a few key defensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have encountered 111 opponent third down attempts this season and opponents have converted 47 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 42.3%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 9 fourth down attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 6 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 66.7%. Defensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone, which is why defenses strive to avoid this from happening. They have had allowed offenses 36 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 21 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 58.3%.

Jacksonville Team Offense Preview

Jacksonville has run 6.3 plays per drive and they generate 32.9 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 2.04 points per drive. On 36.6% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but on 11.8% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their possessions start on average at their Own 27.9 and these drives typically last 2:44.

On 4.4% of passes thrown, it results in a touchdown and on 2.1% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Jacksonville has given up 28 sacks this season and there were 164 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

They rushed for 4.5 yards per carry and for 100.0 yards per game. Rushers, Receivers, and Sitting Duck Quarterbacks fumbled the ball 9 times this season.

Let’s get situational with the Jacksonville and examine various situations. They have had 115 third down attempts this season and successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 51 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 44.3%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 16 fourth down conversion attempts this season and have converted 4 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 25.0%. Offensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone. They have had 30 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 19 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 63.3%.

The Pittsburgh Roster

The Players to Watch for Pittsburgh

Ben Roethlisberger QB 6-5 240

This season, Ben Roethlisberger has put up 2267 yards and 22 touchdowns. He has thrown 4 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 103.0thus far this season. Ben Roethlisberger has thrown 4 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Ben Roethlisberger has 14 rushing yards, which puts him in the 26.47 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 19 times this season, which puts him in the 57.35 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 0 rushing touchdowns this season.

James Conner RB 6-1 233

This season, James Conner has 556 rushing yards on 132 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 5 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, James Conner picked up 135 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 22 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

JuJu Smith-Schuster WR 6-1 215

This season, JuJu Smith-Schuster picked up 516 yards. He caught the ball 54 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 5 receiving touchdowns this season.

Cameron Heyward DT 6-5 295

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Pittsburgh, Cameron Heyward has 19 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 2 times this season, which put him in the 75.89 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Stephon Tuitt DE 6-6 303

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Pittsburgh, Stephon Tuitt has 22 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 6 times this season, which put him in the 88.71 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 1.0 fumbles this season.

Minkah Fitzpatrick SS 6-1 207

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Pittsburgh, Minkah Fitzpatrick had 32 tackles which puts him in the 62.32 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Minkah Fitzpatrick as a ball hawker was able to pick off 2.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 87.93 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Joe Haden CB 5-11 195

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Pittsburgh, Joe Haden had 33 tackles which puts him in the 88.59 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Joe Haden as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 67.24 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

The Jacksonville Roster

The Players to Watch for Jacksonville

Gardner Minshew II QB 6-1 225

This season, Gardner Minshew II has put up 1855 yards and 13 touchdowns. He has thrown 5 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 94.4thus far this season. Gardner Minshew II has thrown 5 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Gardner Minshew II has 122 rushing yards, which puts him in the 70.59 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 25 times this season, which puts him in the 75.0 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 1 rushing touchdowns this season.

James Robinson RB 5-10 220

This season, James Robinson has 689 rushing yards on 155 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 5 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, James Robinson picked up 228 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 29 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 2 receiving touchdowns this season.

DJ Chark WR 6-4 198

This season, DJ Chark picked up 493 yards. He caught the ball 37 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 4 receiving touchdowns this season.

DaVon Hamilton NT 6-4 320

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Jacksonville, DaVon Hamilton has 13 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 1 times this season, which put him in the 58.04 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 0.0 fumbles this season.

Adam Gotsis DE 6-4 287

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Jacksonville, Adam Gotsis has 9 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 0 times this season, which put him in the 10.48 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Andrew Wingard FS 6-0 209

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Jacksonville, Andrew Wingard had 17 tackles which puts him in the 20.29 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Andrew Wingard as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 60.34 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Tre Herndon CB 5-11 185

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Jacksonville, Tre Herndon had 30 tackles which puts him in the 83.15 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 1 times this season. Tre Herndon as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 26.44 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Pittsburgh Steelers 28 Jacksonville Jaguars 21

Spread Pick: Jacksonville +10.5 -109 Pinnacle Sports
Moneyline Pick: Pittsburgh -441 BetMania
Total Pick: Over 46 -109 Pinnacle Sports