Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger sarcastic after 5 interception afternoon

Top pick Leonard Fournette has achieved star status as a rookie. This time, it was the rest of the Steelers trying to protect him. By the time he threw his fifth pick, the game had been long over. However, despite that fact, Jacksonville still wondered why the Steelers didn't run the ball more. "I'll let him speak for him". Artie Burns and Joe Haden should have a nice day, with the possibility of an interception or two between them.

The Jags come into this game mostly healthy. More likely, he's just offering the kind of answers that athletes offer when they just want to get out of there without causing too much of a distraction. "Let's win three in a row".

One pass. And it was an incompletion. Jacksonville improves to 3-2, while the Steelers fall to 3-2.

Here are Arthur Arkush's five takeaways from the early Week 5 action. "And we didn't. So they got some yards and I think it was a valuable lesson learned".

So does Pittsburgh, at least offensively.

Pittsburgh has now lost two games this season, one to the 1-3 Bears and the other to the surprising 3-2 Jaguars.

Fournette and Jacksonville's defense were so dominant that quarterback Blake Bortles only attempted one pass in the second half. "We didn't do that today".

HE CAN FLY: The Jaguars took Fournette in the first round of the draft because of his rare combination of power and speed. But if the athletes and broadcasters should stick to sports maybe it's time for the politicians to stick to politics. Fournette put Jacksonville in front in the first half with a gravity escaping leap.

Ben Roethlisberger is a proud, competitive person.

"I noticed the line knocked everybody down", he said. "Based on the information I have, that's the assumption I've made". Roethlisberger struggled against the tough Jaguars' defense, throwing five interceptions, with two returned for touchdowns. After his bounce-back week against the Baltimore Ravens, Le'Veon Bell was held to below 50 yards rushing. With none of the teams in the division on a winning record after the opening month of the season, everything is still to play for, and we're waiting for one of the teams to impose themselves and take advantage of the situation as their rivals lack consistency. "As a team and as a defense we're going to continue to do our part to keep them on notice that we're going to be a team that's a force to be reckoned with". The Jaguars went in to Pittsburgh and beat up the once big, bad Steelers.

"As I've said many times, I [couldn't] care less about my numbers", Bortles said. Hopefully this week we can get everybody out there and we can really see it.

"He's going to be a sponge", Brown added, "and he's going to bring the best out of all of us, especially after a week like this".

RUN STOPPERS? Pittsburgh's run defense has been spotty at best.

It's unknown how the cleats will help Fournette against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it's safe to say he's already drawn fashion attention by just walking on the field.

Linebacker Paul Posluszny, now in his 11th year out of Penn State, starred at Hopewell High School in Aliquippa. They have alternated a win or loss in each game, losing 23-20 to the New York Jets in Week 4.

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