That play may not have happened if it weren’t for a conversation Mariota had with a couple of the Titans linebackers in the week leading up to this game. Brian Orakpo and Wesley Woodyard sought out their quarterback and encouraged him to just go out there and make plays as John Glennon detailed in his piece after the game.
It took the Saints 20 years in the NFL to even post a single winning season. They finished 12-3 in 1987, and the Vikings — who barely finished above.500 — marched into New Orleans and handed the Saints a 44-10 beatdown.
That means Moore likely fight Brandon Tate and any rookie receivers added to the team for the fifth, sixth and possibly seventh receiver spots on the 53-man roster.Teams have run effectively recent seasons with a fullback and without.To hold the Vikings’singular weapon, Peterson, to 86 rushing yards and get beat by Christian Ponder throwing and running and by a defense that started the day 18th total defense was hard to swallow.
The problem for Jacksonville is they’ve been capable of giving up big runs this season (although the rush defense got much better after acquiring Marcel Dareus) and Le’Veon Bell is itching for a monster game.
The Steelers can establish the run, throw the ball over the middle and then take some shots down the field to Antonio Brown, who may or may not be healthy. Don’t forget that, despite Ben Roethlisberger throwing five picks during Week 5’s loss to Jacksonville, AB still had 10 catches for 157 yards. The Steelers come out hot, put the Jags defense on its heels and are able to salt away this game in fairly convincing and comfortable fashion. The Jags just don’t have the offensive firepower to keep up. Prediction: Steelers 28, Jaguars 10
We can tell you that the model is loving the Under (45.5) in Jaguars-Patriots. It’s hitting in 61 percent of simulations, and that’s in stark contrast to the general public, who is only backing it 44 percent of the time, even with the hand injury to QB Tom Brady.