6. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
This one, just like the other Pittsburgh Steelers matchup on this list, probably doesn’t seem like one of the best games of the 2018 NFL season. However, if you look back at the 2017 season, you’ll see exactly why this will be a big game.
The Steelers took four big L’s in the 2017 season, and two of them came in games against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The first one seemed like a fluke when the Jaguars blew them out in Pittsburgh in Week 5, but the Jaguars proved it was anything but that when they took out the Steelers in the Divisional Round in the postseason.
The boys in black and yellow will be hunting for revenge in 2018, and they’ll get at least one chance to get the job done against the Jaguars. Both teams bring back a ton of talent from last season, and the Jaguars are just gaining even more maturity with their young stars growing by the minute.
Meanwhile, the Steelers have incredibly limited time left with Ben Roethlisberger under center, and this could be the last season for a while where the Steelers are consistently competing.
This time around, the two teams will square off in Jacksonville, with a change of scenery maybe acting as the perfect change of pace for the Steelers. The Jaguars represent a huge bump in the road for the Steelers to get over if they want to do any damage in the playoffs, and this regular season game will be telling for the team’s future.