The Steelers will have a tough task on their hands this week, not only against an AFC North team on the road, but a team in the Cleveland Browns that have shown their ability to come from behind.
"This is the NFL and there is a lot of talent in this league," said linebacker Sean Spence. "Any given Sunday you can be beat from a comeback or not playing well. We have to make sure we go in there focused and do the job."
The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to Jacksonville in Week 5 to take on the Jaguars at EverBank Field
In week one at Heinz Field the Browns scored 24 points to tie the Steelers at 27-27. A last second Shaun Suisham field goal secured a Steelers 30-27 win. This past week the Browns came out on top in their comeback bid, coming back from a 25-point deficit to defeat Tennessee 29-28.
"I saw the highlights," said receiver Lance Moore. "That was awesome for them and a credit to their heart and never giving up. They're a good team. We have our work cut out for us this week as we did in week one. We will definitely make sure that we study them well and put the best plan together for them and hopefully go out there and take care of business."
Moore said he sees the Browns as a more confident group now than they were at the start of the season, and that can be dangerous.
"They have that confidence that they can go in places and win games," said Moore. "They have a lot of really good players over there. They definitely show confidence in their quarterback. Their receivers are stepping up and making plays for them. They have a tough defense. I am sure they will be just as confident this week and they probably feel like they let one get away in week one. We have our work cut out for us."
Winging It: Punter Brad Wing had a frustrating game last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with a disappointing 29-yard punt at a crucial time setting the Buccaneers up with excellent field position on their game-winning drive. The outcome this week against Jacksonville was much different.
"I wish we would have played the next day," said Wing. "It was a long week. That is the good thing about this business; you get a chance to go out the next week whether it's good or bad to have a new game. It was a good week of practice last week. I worked really hard to make sure we came out and did well in the punt game and I think we did that as a whole."
Wing, who said getting the first punt of the game out of the way felt good, had five punts for an average of 45.4 yards and focused on not thinking about the previous week.
"I think you have to put it behind you, especially in this league and with the job I have," said Wing. "You can't let one punt define you as a player. Obviously that one punt I had last week was pretty disappointing given the time of the game, but you have to put that behind you and move on to the next game. If I was still worried about that last punt from the game before I probably wouldn't have performed the way I did yesterday.
"They showed great confidence in me and I think that helps as well, knowing they have the trust in me that I can go out and do what I can do."