The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to extend their winning streak to four games in a roller coaster of a game against the Chicago Bears on Monday night at Heinz Field. The win could be attributed to many factors where the team came through on both sides of the ball. Even though it wasn’t a perfect game, there were some good performances of note from the black and gold.
So who gets the game ball?
Each Steelers win this season, I will set forth nominations to receive the BTSC game ball. It does not necessarily have to be the best player on the field, but who really stepped up their game this particular week. It may not even be their best performance, but perhaps overcoming some adversity will also put someone in consideration. After the case is been made, you all decide which player takes home the honor.
Coming off of a win last week, let’s recap the Week 6 game ball.
Week 8 Game Ball Winner: Pat Freiermuth
This vote was extremely close! Freiermuth won by 2% over Najee Harris with all the nominees were in double digits percentages. But it’s the Steelers rookie tight end who came out on top this week. A focal point of the passing game, Freiermuth had four receptions for 44 yards on seven targets and an impressive touchdown catch on fourth down to give the Steelers the lead.
I’m very grateful we finally get back to the positive side of things yet again and get to hand out a game ball. I will remind everyone of the rules that it is individual players who will be in the running. Although it could be applicable, it will not be either position groups or coaches who are eligible for this designation as they are more in line for Jeff Hartman’s Winners and Losers article. So here are the nominations in no particular order:
Despite missing an extra point in the third quarter, Chris Boswell came back to the Steelers lineup after missing the second half of last week and knocked through two field goals over 50 yards at Heinz Field. Additionally, Boswell came up with the 40 yarder in the final minute of the game to give the Steelers the victory.
T.J. Watt continues to terrorize the opponent’s offense. This week, Watt had seven tackles, all three of the Steelers sacks, and a pass defensed in the final seconds.
The Steelers rookie tight and showed up big yet again, bringing in two touchdowns in the game. In all, Freiermuth had five receptions for 43 yards.
Although they weren’t flashy numbers, they were efficient as Ben Roethlisberger completed 21 of 30 passes for 205 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. Most importantly, the Steelers captain lead the team down the field for a game-winning field goal inside of two minutes.
The Steelers defensive captain came up in a big way early for the Steelers as Cam Hayward was able to pull down his second career interception. Additionally, Heyward added two tackles and three quarterback hits.
So what do you think? Who deserves the game ball for the Steelers this week? Make sure you vote in the poll as this is how the winner will be determined. And of course, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Who gets the BTSC game ball in the Steelers 29-27 win over the Chicago Bears?
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