There is a good chance you didn’t watch the 2020 Pro Bowl. You aren’t alone in this regard, but a game was played, and big plays were made by both teams. But let’s cut to the chase. What did the members of the Pittsburgh Steelers who participated in the game do while on the field?
And please tell me no one got hurt.
Well, no one got hurt, and big plays certainly were made. That was the calling card of the 2019 Steelers defense, and it only seemed right to cap off the season with more big plays. None bigger than T.J. Watt picking up a Kirk Cousins fumble and rumbling 82 yards to the house for the AFC touchdown.
Check out the video below:
A scoop.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 27, 2020
A slide.@_TJWatt took it 82 yards to the house in the #ProBowl. pic.twitter.com/Qswj0JdPmi
But the Steelers, who led the NFL in takeaways, were not done. In the 3rd quarter Joe Haden intercepted a halfback pass by Ezekiel Elliot, intended for Amari Cooper, to give the ball back to the AFC.
Take a look at the photo of the interception:
Again, this is what the Steelers did all season, and it shouldn’t shock anyone key players continued to make key plays during the contest.
Pittsburgh’s defenders, Haden, Watt, Minkah Fitzpatrick and Cam Heyward, represented the Steelers well. The organization should be proud, but the key for the Steelers isn’t even thinking back to 2019, but looking ahead to 2020. Taking the experience of a season together, plus the Pro Bowl, and building on it to help the Steelers not just make the playoffs, but become legitimate Super Bowl contenders.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes on the black-and-gold as they prepare for yet another lengthy offseason.