2017 NFL Week 5: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of yinz once again.

Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Jacksonville Jaguars at Heinz Field and that’s a game they’re heavily favored to win. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has also only lost one game at home during the month of October during his long career so odds are good the team will be 4-1 on Sunday.

As for the Steelers all-time series with the Jaguars, I’ve actually attended one of those games. It was the 1996 Week 1 game in Jacksonville and the Steelers lost to the Jaguars 24-9. During that game, Steelers outside linebacker Greg Lloyd suffered a serious knee injury that would ultimately sideline him for the remainder of the season. That game also featured quarterback Jim Miller making his first start for the Steelers and he was pulled halfway through it after completing just 9 passes on 17 attempts for 83 yards. It wound up being the only game he would start for the Steelers.

Moving on, I once again have five questions that I would like answered during this Friday night and I hope several of you can take time to do just that in the comments below.

Have a great weekend and peace and love to all of yinz.

Go Steelers!

1 – How many rushing attempts will rookie running back James Conner have in Sunday’s game against the Jaguars?

2 – Will Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison once again be inactive on Sunday against the Jaguars even though he appears to be over his recent illness?

3 – Which Steelers player will score the team’s last touchdown against the Jaguars?

4 – How many rushing yards will the Jaguars running backs have against the Steelers base 3-4 defense on Sunday?

5 – If a backup quarterback enters Sunday’s game, which one is it most-likely to be: Chad Henne or Landry Jones?

Recap last week’s Friday night questions per David Orochena:

Question 1 – Justin Hunter did dress against the Ravens and caught his first regular season pass as a Steeler for 5 yards. That was his only catch so the 24 readers who said ‘no’ got a point.

Question 2 – 29 of 41 respondents correctly predicted that Eli Rogers would be inactive if Justin Hunter played. Ten folks thought Darrius Heyward-Bey would be the odd man out but based on coach Tomlin’s comments the muffed punt is what earned Eli a break. Special team’s play does have a value.

Question 3 – Ben was well under 244 yards passing giving 24 folks a point.

Question 4 – 32 optimists said the Antonio Brown would return punt for more than 20 yards. Antonio did return two punts but the nine realists won the day as his longest return was for nine yards.

Question 5 – It came to within a touchdown and a two-point conversion to go over; but the 26-9 score awarded a point to the 33 people who said ‘under.’

Congratulations to Matt Manzo, Jeff McNeil, Shane Mitchell, SJT63, Johnny Loose, heath miller, & Steel-on-Target. These seven all aced last week’s questions and gained five points.

After week 4 season leaderboard:
1st Reader783 with 12 points (Reader & Alan have been going back & forth for 1st the last couple weeks)
2nd AlanTman with 11 points
3rd Jeff McNeil & SJT63 with 10 points
5th Matt Manzo & Michael Mosgrove with 9 points
7th Marcel Chris Chauvet; Jeff Papiernik; Darth Blount47; Chris92021 & Beaver Falls Hosiery with 8 points
12th Phil Brennenman II with 7.5 (last year’s overall winner)

  • Ni mo

    @stelers Depot what’s up with tha Ladarius green visit ?

  • Spencer Krick

    1. 5
    2. No, he will be active
    3. Le’Veon Bell
    4. 70
    5. Landry Jones

  • Eric Childress

    1. 3
    2. Yes, inactive
    3. Jesse James
    4. 85
    5. Chad Henne

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Before I answer the questions, could one of the mods delete the dude whose practicing extreme racial harassment in the Todd Haley/Antonio Brown article. He’s using the N-word and screaming (type-wise) at everyone. It’s pretty bad.

  • RMSteeler

    I flagged it as inappropriate 4 minutes after it was posted. Sad that it’s still up. But, yeah, it’s bad and the dude needs to be blocked.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    1. 5

    2. No, he is healthy now and needed to show these guys how to set the edge.

    3. Le’Veon Bell

    4. 77.5 yards

    5. Neither; both starters finish the game.

  • Jaybird

    1) 4
    2) yes
    3) AB
    3) 55
    4) Henne- if I had to pick one. But I don’t think either will play

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Yeah, I flagged it too about an hour ago too. I left, then I got a message in my email because he had responded to me.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    I flagged and reported it.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    1. 5
    2. No.
    3. Bryant.
    4. 108.
    5. Chad henne.

  • RMSteeler

    1. James Conner = 3 plus 1 pass
    2. Inactive (sorry)
    3. Hilton – pick 6
    4. 101
    5. Most likely: Henne

  • Kevin Schwartz

    1) Hmmm… I’ve been saying for years I’d like them to give the backups some rushes to keep Bell fresh, but they haven’t really done it so far. Maybe if they gain some confidence in Connor they will. I’m gonna go with 5 rushes.

    2) Again, I hope not. I don’t see any reason to overwork the starters, and not give reps to the backups. Even if we can get away with it, we’re gonna need them later, and we don’t want them to be rusty or disengaged. Harrison seems like a team player, but he also seems like he has a lot of pride. Unless they have some deal with him to save him for later in the season, I say put him in. So, I’ll go no.

    3) The last touchdown? I dunno, Bell, I suppose, has the best odds.

    4) Not sure how much we play base 3-4, but I’ll say 75. Fournette’s good (and, honestly, I have him on my fantasy team), and I imagine they’ll get a few yards at least.

    5) Henne without a doubt. Ben’s not getting benched, and he has about as much chance to get injured as Bortles, I imagine.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    Darn missed question one got the rest. I’ll take it.

  • Kevin Schwartz

    It’s deleted now. Thanks mods!

  • Bryan

    1. 3
    2. Yes
    3. Juju
    4. 65
    5. Henne

  • Thomas

    1: 0
    2: yes, I think he is now OLB#5
    3: Brown
    4: 83 yards
    5: Chad Henne.

  • SJT63

    1. NINE. This is the game we’ve been waiting for from the Steelers offense and Conner plays most of the fourth quarter in a blowout win.
    2. Harrison will be INACTIVE
    3. Tempted to predict a pick six for this but the odds of both that happening and me picking the right player (I’d say Shazier) are just too big. So I’ll say JUJU instead.
    4. Jags will be playing catch up early so I’ll say just 47.
    5. Tomlin lives in his fears and pulls Ben early in the fourth quarter, so LANDRY JONES

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    1. 4 rushing attempts.
    2. Inactive
    3. Micky D
    4. 88 yds rushing
    5. Henne

  • Steve

    1. 10
    2. yes, inactive
    3. AB
    4. 100
    5. Henne

  • Chris92021

    1. 7
    2. Sadly yes, inactive.
    3. Jesse James
    4. 107
    5. Chad Henne

    Enjoy the weekend, y’all. Time to stack wins.

  • Riverstko

    1. 4
    2. No
    3. Jessie James
    4. 50
    5. Henne

  • Phil Brenneman II

    1. 2

    2. No

    3. Watson

    4. 43

    5. Landry Jones

  • Alan Tman

    1 6
    2 Inactive James is not the 5th best OLB, but he is the least likely to return next year.
    3 James Conner
    4 41
    5 L. Jones

  • SteelersDepot

    supposedly just saying hello

  • 1.) four

    2.) I think he’ll dress, but probably won’t play unless we’re creaming the Jags late in the fourth quarter.

    3.) Antonio Brown

    4.) 89

    5.) I think we’re going to play the Jags rather well. May be a big enough lead to bring in our backup for the last bit of the fourth quarter. I’ll go with Landry Jones.

  • DirtDawg1964

    1. Two
    2. Inactive
    3. JuJu
    4. 92
    5. Henne

  • heath miller

    1 8
    2 YES
    3 BELL
    4 67
    5 JONES

  • Reader783

    1 – 7 attempts

    2 – Uhhhh…hmmm I guess so. He’s clearly not the 5th worst OLB, but the coaching staff sure is benching him.

    3 – AB

    4 – 85

    5 – LJ

  • Ted Webb

    1. 4
    2. No
    3. The Outlaw Jesse James
    4. 65
    5. It better be Landry Jones

  • PaeperCup

    To quote a great war hero….”It’s a trap!”

    I’d be lying if I said I thought this was a gimme game.

    1) 5 for 23 yards.
    2) No, he will be active and see 5 snaps.
    3) Well Assuming they score a first TD!..don’t count the chickens…. But in the world of hypotheticals, I’ll say Bell, receiving TD in the flat.
    4) 120
    5) Landry. I can see Ben getting dinged up in this one. Hopefully it is only for a few plays at most.

  • David Henderson

    2-active- Moats sits
    3-Jesse James
    5-Henne- Bortles gets injured

  • Jaybird

    Do you get points for “neither” on question # 5? Cause if so I’m going with that answer!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery


  • JohnB

    1. Four carries for Conner
    2. James will be active.
    3. Bell will score the last TD of the game for the steelers.
    4. Jags will have 72 yards vs the 3-4.
    5. Henne will appear if it comes to that. Hopefully not on both sides.
    Have a good weekend, ya’ll!

  • Jaybird

    Who is Micky D- Vance McDonald?

  • Matt Manzo

    Hell yeah!!! Makes we wish I didn’t miss the questions from the week before!

    1: 5 attempts for Conner!

    2: No. Harrison is gettin some snaps this week!

    3: Jesse James!

    4: 74 yards rushing against our base 3-4.

    5: Neither! I think it’s gonna be closer than most think.

  • Matt Manzo

    I like the Hilton pick 6! That’d be rad!

  • Eddy

    1) 12
    2) JH will be down
    3) Ben to AB
    4) 69
    5) Jones but probably neither.

  • Douglas Andrews

    1. 7

    2. Yes he’s a healthy scratch

    3. Martavis Bryant

    4. 63

    5. Chad Henne after Bortles throws 2 bad picks

  • HiVul

    1. I’ll say 4. But I think he should be getting a couple more than that.
    2. Yes
    3. Bell
    4. 50 yards
    5. I’m going to say Chad Henne just because I don’t want to think about the other scenario.

    Btw, I’m not sure how 5 is being judged if neither of them play? Because I think that’s what will happen.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx


  • Rocksolid20

    Ban him , what he has might be catching !

  • RMSteeler

    I figure the Jags playing from behind and Henne forcing one that Hilton jumps. If that happens, I’ll go right out and buy a lottery ticket!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    then I’ll put you in for neither

  • Jay

    1. Conner – 5 carries
    2. 92 will play this week! (Bonus pts: he will get a sack in the game)
    3. TD will be scored by Smith-Schuster
    4. Jags will only run for 57 yds
    5. Henne

  • Mike Lloyd

    1) Conner-4
    2) No. Harrison won’t play
    3) Lev Bell
    4) 104
    5) Landry Jones

  • 1) 3
    2) No
    3) Juju
    4) 88
    5) Neither, but if it somehow happened, Henne

  • Darth Blount 47

    1. 6 Carries. The most he’s had so far with Bell coming off of 39 touches. And we need to run at the Jags as much as possible.

    2. Part of me wants to say that Tomlin will give him a hat in a sort of the beginning of a rotation between he and Moats as weekly inactives. But sadly, even though Mike painted it as illness, the numbers don’t work out well for Deebo right now. I hope I get this question wrong, but I’m going to say he’ll be INACTIVE.

    3. Le’Veon Andrew Bell.

    4. If it is just how many yards against our Base 3-4, and NOT how many total rushing yards overall, that changes the answer quite a bit. So… 43.

    5. Neither.

  • Jeff McNeill

    1) 3
    2) no
    3) Bell
    4) 85
    5) Henne

  • Marcel Chris Chauvet

    1) 4

    2) No. James gets a hat at home

    3) Bell

    4) 67

    5) Henne

  • Kevin Reich

    I remember that Jim Miller game. I thought it was ridiculous that he was benched.

  • Paul Kuhns

    2. Will be active
    3. James Conner

  • LucasY59

    1. I think he gets about a half dozen carries, I dont think Bell should be leading the league in touches (I do think he should have a good amount of touches, but I think they are forcing it to him, which makes him less effective, and I dont want to see him get hurt due to overuse) Conner has run well enough that he deserves some touches so I will say 5 carries (but would be happy if they gave him double that many)

    2. I think it depends on Bryants illness, if Martavis is out then James is active (they are trying to get Hunter a helmet as well so if Martavis is able to play that makes it harder to find enough guys to fill the list of 7 guys in sweats, and even though Harrison wants to suit up on sundays he also wears sweats a lot…the young guys doing well at OLB makes sitting Deebo a lot easier)

    3. Bell

    4. 88

    5. Neither

  • Josh Cummings

    1. 6 rush attempts.
    2. No… he will be ACTIVE.
    3. Bell… ground and pound at the end of the game.
    4. 75 yards in base 3-4. It is right around the average based on your breakdown on the leaky 3-4 so far.
    5. Chad Henne… but i don’t see it happening on either team

  • Beeze

    1. Conner with five carries
    2. So sad that I am typing this but inactive. #deeboistheman
    3. The Outlaw
    4. 87 yards against the base 3-4
    5. Henne
    HERE WE GO!!!!!

  • Beeze

    Like the Watson answer. Wish that I had thought of it myself.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    5 more hours to get credit for responses

  • pittfan

    1. 7
    2. No, Deebo gets a hat. Let the big dog eat!
    3. J2S2. Go rook. It’ll pad the margin of victory and beat the spread.
    4. 75
    5 I’ll take door #3 Chuck. Neither.

    Steelers 34- Jagwads 10

    #26-175 yards from scrimmage.
    Book it!

  • pittfan

    give that man an egg mcmuffin!