The undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers face the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11 in what some are calling a “trap game” for Mike Tomlin’s group.
However, Tomlin knows his Steelers aren’t going to take the Jaguars lightly.
“We are not a Big Ten team playing a MAC opponent this week,” Mike Tomlin said, via NFL.com. “(The Jaguars are) a group trying to kick our butt.”
The Steelers are 9-0 on the season, while the Jaguars are only 1-8 and will be starting Jake Luton at quarterback since Gardner Minshew is still injured.
Pittsburgh, after missing the playoffs the last two seasons, is hungry to get back to the postseason this campaign and win the third ring in the Ben Roethlisberger era. Big Ben is playing like an MVP this season after only appearing in two games in 2019 due to an elbow injury that required surgery.
Many believe Tomlin should run away with the Coach of the Year award since he has his Steelers playing elite on both sides of the ball. A potential clash with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game would be must-see TV for football fans. Hopefully, we get to see that matchup come to fruition.
However, the Black and Gold can’t get ahead of themselves and must finish the regular season strong. That starts by taking care of business against the putrid Jaguars in Week 11.