Fred Taylor was outstanding, as he went over 100 yards for the fourth consecutive game, and quarterback David Garrard threw for three touchdowns, tying a career high. In another article, we discussed the dominance of the Jaguars offensive line in this game, and now we are going to shed a little light on some of the players that perhaps didn't receive enough merit from Sunday's victory.
-Justin Durant– Justin Durant led the team with 10 tackles and was literally all over the field. He is one of the fastest linebackers in the NFL, and he didn't miss a single tackle in the Pittsburgh game. Sunday's game certainly showed why Durant appears to be another great second-round draft pick by the Jaguars front office.
-Greg Jones- Greg Jones didn't have much of a statistical performance, as he caught one pass for -2 yards, and had one carry for no gain. Jones did however, help open holes for Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew all day long and was a key factor in the Jaguars 224 yards on the ground.
-Brian Iwuh/Montell Owens- Iwuh and Owens turned an otherwise horrible special teams day into something that was less than a disaster. Iwuh and Owens combined for four special teams tackles, and Iwuh laid a couple hits that will have the Steelers' return man Allen Rossum sore for the next week or two.
-Rob Meier/Derek Landri- Meier and Landri finished with just one combined tackle, but they harassed Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for much of the day and caused some errant throws and sacks from some of their line mates.
-Marcedes Lewis– Marcedes Lewis caught just two passes for 38 yards, but one 20-yard reception came in the Jaguars critical fourth quarter drive that allowed them to move the football near mid-field and eventually take the lead for good.
-Maurice Jones-Drew– "MoJo" usually gets his fair share of credit for his exploits, but a lot of his fine play went unnoticed Sunday. Jones-Drew had 69 yards rushing, another 30 yards receiving, and had a few punishing blocks on blitz pickups. Jones-Drew also picked up a few key first downs and fourth down conversions throughout the game.
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