The Pittsburgh Steelers were unable to overcome a multitude of injuries as they fell to the Las Vegas Raiders by the score of 26-17 at Heinz Field. The loss could be attributed to many factors where the team came up short on both sides of the ball. Even though the Steelers came up short, there were some good performances of note from the black and gold.
So who gets the game ball?
Each game of the NFL 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.
Week 1 Winner: T.J. Watt
With 2.0 sacks, 3 tackles, 5 quarterback hits, and a forced fumbled, T.J. Watt silenced those who questioned if he would be ready to start the season after working out his contract. Watt just edged out Cameron Heyward who had 12 quarterback pressures against the Bills.
So here are the nominations in no particular order:
Having to fill in as a starter once Devin Bush was deemed inactive for the game, Spillane saw his first action of the season as he was a last-minute scratch in Week 1 due to injury. For the game, Spillane had 10 tackles and several hard hits with one of them unfortunately being flagged for a penalty.
The Steelers defensive captain continues to fight on the defensive line and is a nuisance to the opposition. This week, Heyward had seven tackles, one of which was for loss, as well as a pass defensed as he is the only remaining healthy starter on the defensive line from who was expected for the 2021 season.
Melvin Ingram III
It’s only his second game with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Melvin Ingram registered his first sack in two years. He also added four tackles and three quarterback hits.
Dispite not getting much of a chance throughout the game, Boswell came in clutch for the Steelers to keep their hopes alive as he kicked a 56-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. Even though it wasn’t enough to give the Steelers the victory, it was the longest field goal in Heinz Field history.
Although the Steelers running game is continuing to struggle, it’s not from a lack of effort from the Steelers first-round draft pick. With 38 yards on 10 carries, Harris also got involved in the passing game where he had 43 yards on five receptions and his first NFL touchdown.
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 game ball from the Steelers Week 2 game against the Raiders?
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Melvin Ingram III