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What can the Steelers take away from the game against Jacksonville?
The won another game, are 4-2 and have proven absolutely nothing except the inability to put together 60 full minutes of focused play above the level of their opponents.
The knock on this 2011 Steelers team has been that you don’t know which team you are going to get each game. One game they are a powerhouse football team that refuses to render a point, capable of putting up 35 points in short order, and the next you get a team that is offensively inept with a slow, if not, geriatric defense.
Now the knock has seemed to change. Which team are you going to get from quarter to quarter? There is no certain answer.
The Steelers should have been able to beat this Jacksonville team beyond anything they did to the Seahawks and Titans, but instead they proved inconsistent.
They travel to play against a struggling Cardinals team before taking on New England and Baltimore in back-to-back weeks. Arizona is certainly not a game to overlook. The Steelers are going to have to prove that they can get to a good quarterback early, and then consistently until the final whistle blows.
Any team that fields Kevin Kolb and Larry Fitzgerald in its passing attack should be a concern for the Steelers at this point. Being susceptible to the deep ball, and really any pass at this point, the Steelers have to get to the passer to prevent Fitzgerald from doubling his second-half Super Bowl performance from a few years ago.