NFL Week 11 takeaways: Steelers, Texans pad division leads
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Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers stunned the Jaguars with a late victory, while the Texans padded their lead in the AFC South and the Cowboys made up ground in the NFC East. Plus, the debut of Lamar Jackson electrified the Ravens in a win over the Bengals.
All that and more in Week 11’s biggest takeaways from NFL Nation.
The gutsy fourth-quarter comeback over Jacksonville showed the Steelers resolve, but also exposed a flaw: rangy defenders and a stout running game can control the pace on them. The Steelers gave up 141 first-half rushing yards to the Jags, and the offense has mustered just 66 passing yards and three turnovers by late in the third quarter. That will need to change for the stretch run. But apparently these games can impact a locker room the most. “Those are the ones you want to win — when it’s ugly,” DE Cameron Heyward said. “It shows a lot of character, a lot of maturity.” — Jeremy Fowler
The Jaguars’ No. 1 priority in the offseason has to be adding playmakers. Sunday’s loss