Steelers Vs Buccaneers Winners And Losers

Winners and losers from the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-18 win as opposed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday afternoon.

WINNERS

Larry Ogunjobi – Aside from lacking lots of the Bills’ recreation with a again harm, Ogunjobi has come on robust and settle in his closing a number of weeks as a Steeler. He was once a drive these days, persistently within the backfield and getting power on Tom Brady. His hump transfer is an unusual one however efficient and he pictures gaps and were given upfield neatly.

Cam Heyward – Heyward performed like his standard, dominant self these days. Not that he was once unhealthy the closing month however the cross rush manufacturing had tanked. Facing a rookie left guard, Heyward’s bull rush was once successful 1v1 matchups and he mechanically collapsed the pocket. That’s important towards Tom Brady.

He completed the day with two QB hits after having 0 from Weeks 2-5.

James Pierre – Pittsburgh’s secondary needed to step up these days to win this one. And in large part, they held company. Pierre was once probably the most spectacular. Struggling to search out his position since getting into the league, he was once aggressive and combative on the catch level, breaking at the ball and making performs on ownership downs.

Red Zone Defense – Bend however don’t wreck. That was once the Steelers’ motto these days. Tampa Bay began 0-3 within the crimson zone with Pittsburgh successful on ownership downs. The Bucs completed the day 1-4. It’s one of the vital largest keys and tales of these days’s recreation. Huge defensive stands and immense credit score to a protection that got here into this one injured and counted out (myself integrated in that).

Myles Jack/Terrell Edmunds – Two gamers on protection who had cast video games. Jack had a an important tipped cross that negated a would-be Cameron Brate TD and had a key 3rd down take on in the second one part. Edmunds’ go back was once wanted with such a lot of defensive starters out. He wasn’t splashy, by no means is, however his run protection and talent to fill and take on have been cast towards a run-heavy Bucs’ group.

Steven Sims – Sims introduced desperately want big-play talent these days with an 89 backyard go back, making a pair gamers leave out with a 24-yard punt go back later within the 3rd quarter. Splash performs this group wanted with an offense that also struggles such a lot. Didn’t like him operating backwards the only go back however Sims nonetheless performed neatly. He must have his go back spot locked in.

Wide Receivers On Third Down – After suffering on ownership downs in closing Sunday’s blowout loss, guys stepped up these days. Wasn’t very best, Pittsburgh nonetheless must be higher on 3rd down total however Chase Claypool, Diontae Johnson, and George Pickens all made performs to transport the sticks. Claypool particularly got here up large in the second one part with 3 lengthy conversions on third and 15 and third and 16 and third and 11. Claypool was once extremely grab these days and a large winner. Encouraging to look.

Mitch Trubisky – Gotta give him numerous credit score. Subbing in for the concussed Kenny Pickett, Trubisky stepped up. He commanded the offense, driven the ball downfield, and made large performs on 3rd and lengthy. It’s the explanation why Mike Tomlin didn’t attempt to bury him after benching him. He was once nonetheless one snap clear of large wanted and got here up massive Sunday.

LOSERS

Kevin Dotson – Rough one for Dotson who was once a mistake system these days. Two first part consequences, a false get started on third and six within the crimson zone, and later flagged for containing. He additionally will have been past due at the box for Chris Boswell’s 55-yard box objective, forcing the Steelers to waste a timeout. Dotson was once then flagged for containing that negated Kenny Pickett’s lengthy finishing touch to WR Diontae Johnson, person who led to Pickett being injured. Dotson was once beat across the edge the very subsequent snap. Arguably the worst recreation of his occupation.

Non-scripted offense – Similar tale to closing week. Props to a excellent opening script, Pittsburgh in the end discovering the top zone on a gap ownership since Week 10 closing 12 months. But from there, it was once a dud. An offense that moderate fewer than two yards according to play the remainder of the part. Settling for a box objective after Steven Sims’ 89-yard go back. Just a ton of neglected possibilities.

Tempo was once a favorable construction, the use of it in key moments like Connor Heyward’s 45-yard acquire, however this offense continues to battle total.

Special Teams Sloppiness – Two offsides on box objective makes an attempt. Two depressing kick returns till Pittsburgh were given it proper on Sims’ lengthy run-back, the Steelers looking to construct an out of doors wall for Sims to run thru. The aforementioned timeout had to get right kind staff on Boswell’s lengthy box objective. Pittsburgh two lengthy returns and I’m not at all ignoring that however there’s so much to be wiped clean up. Plenty of frustrating issues which can be hurting this group. Players need to do their jobs however blame falls on Danny Smith, too.

Robert Spillane – Still attempting to determine what Robert Spillane’s position is. Still don’t have a solution. He’s now not a excellent dime linebacker, isn’t making that many performs towards the run, and were given juked by way of energy again Leonard Fournette on his TD past due within the fourth quarter. He performed so much in three-linebacker applications however he’s Anthony Chickillo. Quality particular teamer, camp superstar, doesn’t translate.

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