Winners and Losers from Steelers Week 14 loss to Miami

Justin K. Aller

It was a team loss. Lots of players had examples of plays that would put them on the Winners list, but backed them up with Loser plays.

Winners

Cameron Heyward - "Wreck It" is making a surge for Defensive MVP, if the Steelers gave such an award. He just hates ball carriers and blockers. Beat up a Dolphins offensive line that did a reasonable job in pass protection.

Ben Roethlisberger - His numbers would have been better (22-for-39, 349 yards, three touchdowns - without a few drops. He came up a yard shy on a 4th and 10 rush, which shows his confidence in his receivers at that point, as well as how well Miami's secondary was playing at the end. Oh yeah, and he broke Terry Bradshaw's career touchdown passes record.

Antonio Brown - Five catches, 137 yards and another phenomenal catch-and-run score. One of the few points of interest left in this season is his pursuit of the team's single season receiving records.

Losers

Al Woods - This was truly a team loss. Every player did something well, and every player missed something. Woods got beat in the run game a bit more than his colleagues, and this simply was not an outstanding performance against the run, adding another lowlight to the worst run defense of the Dick LeBeau era.

Jarvis Jones - he bit on two outside runs, one being the second big run the team has surrendered to a QB this year. He also found basically no way to establish pressure. Next, he'll likely find himself taking a spot on the bench.

David DeCastro - DeCastro is going to take one as a young leader on this team. Helping out Cody Wallace wasn't an easy task, but he hasn't looked himself for a few weeks. Pittsburgh's run game had some success but the pass rush off his side was too much at the end.

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