Steelers vs. Jaguars: 10 Things Steelers Fans Should Watch For in Week 6

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Steelers vs. Jaguars: 10 Things Steelers Fans Should Watch For in Week 6
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The Pittsburgh Steelers prepare to battle the Jacksonville Jaguars in a contest that renews a former AFC Central Division rivalry. 

In the late '90s, the young Jacksonville Jaguars were led by coach Tom Coughlin and southpaw quarterback Mark Brunell. Unlike previous expansion teams, the cats quickly grew claws, becoming not only a difficulty to dispatch, but the apparent class of the AFC Central in only a few seasons of existence.

Since the peak of the rivalry, Coughlin has won a Super Bowl with Eli Manning, and the coach who replaced him is in danger of making his own exit from the franchise.

With a rookie quarterback, a void of talent and the heat of a playoff mandate on Jack Del Rio, Jacksonville's day in the sun has transformed into another Miami fixture: a Florida storm. When it rains it pours, and the culmination of losing David Garrard and inability to infuse new talent seems to be quickly driving a stake into the heart of Jags leadership.

At 1-4, Jacksonville desperately needs a win to keep any fantasy for a miraculous run even remotely reasonable. Even with a victory, this would seem to be a stretch, and the notion of winning is sullied by the prospects of facing a Steelers team that is both determined and improving.

With check marks favoring Pittsburgh in nearly every column of the matchup, is there any chance for an upset?

And, no matter the final result, what are things for to watch for when the Black and Gold look to tear up the "Teal" this Sunday?

Here are 10 things for Steelers fans to watch for when Pittsburgh faces the struggling Jags.

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