As we’ll do every week to get you ready for the upcoming game, our X Factor of the week. Sometimes it’s a player, unit, concept, or scheme. Our X Factor for tomorrow’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
X Factor: Defending The Vertical Pass Game
Last week, our X Factor was the Pittsburgh Steelers’ vertical passing attack. This week, we’re flipping the focus. Defending the Jaguars’ vertical attack. Because if they’re going to upset the Steelers, it’s going to require a couple big plays. Even knowing their rushing attack could have a decent day, that alone isn’t likely to be enough to knock off the heavily-favored Steelers.