The Steelers defeated the Packers 23-19 on Sunday to move to 6-3 on the season. Here are the three biggest takeaways from Pittsburghs Week 10 win.
The streak continuesThe Steelers continue to find ways to win close games. In Week 9, Pittsburgh became the
first team in NFL history to be outgained by its opponent in each of its first eight games of a season and have a winning record. That remained true in Week 10 as the team was outgained in its ninth consecutive game (399-324), per ESPNs
Brooke Pryor.It doesnt make any sense that the Steelers have won double the amount of games they have lost as they have not put a pretty product to watch on the field. But it doesnt matter because theyre winning, which is the only stat that truly matters. Many have questioned if this type of play is sustainable, but Pittsburgh has proven it is thus far.
Thunder and lightning strike againSecond-year QB Kenny Pickett gave running backs Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren the nickname “
Thunder and Lightning” earlier this season and they showed once again why they are the perfect complement to each other in Week 10. Harris finished the day with 96 total yards and a touchdown while Warren had 110 total yards and a touchdown.
There has been much debate whether Warren should overtake Harris as the lead back but that controversy must be put to bed as each running back had
33 snaps and surely took advantage of every touch they received. It was the first time the Steelers had two running backs rush for over 80 yards in the same game since Week 3 of the 2014 season.
Peterson proves his worthVeteran CB Patrick Peterson, who signed a two-year, $14M deal with Pittsburgh this offseason, has been highly criticized for his play halfway through the season. However, he proved just why the team took a chance on him with his best game as a Steeler on Sunday. The 33-year-old blocked a crucial extra point and deflected a ball that resulted in a
game-winning interception by safety Keanu Neal. Head coach Mike Tomlin believes hes worth every penny for more than one reason.
“I just love the spirit and wisdom that he brings,” Tomlin told reporters. “Its just good to have a veteran player thats a quality human being like him because he is very much a component of raising some of the young ones that are contributing and contributing big.”