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Steelers Vs Lions Winners And Losers

Winners and losers from the Pittsburgh Steelers 19-9 win against the Detroit Lions in Sunday afternoon’s

Of course, that isn’t much of a shock, Trubisky’s been the favorite wire-to-wire but he

Specifically, with his two-minute drill, going 92 yards on six plays and capping things off with a TD

That should lock up his spot as the team’s #1 quarterback going into the season

He threw a pretty backshoulder throw to George Pickens and had a nice deep ball that fell

Pat Freiermuth: Freiermuth is as reliable as ever, seemingly a gravitational pull that absorbs every football thrown

He caught three passes for 45 yards in the first half Sunday, including a 32-yarder far down the

On his 60 catches a year ago, he didn’t have a catch longer than 24 yards

Mark Robinson: All week, Robinson drew Vince Williams comparisons

Robinson’s enjoyed a nice summer defensively but hadn’t made much of a mark on special

It was good to see his physicality shine on the coverage unit

Minkah Fitzpatrick: After feeling a but stuck last year with less overall secondary versatility, more depth and

He had a great third down breakup down the hashes in the first half and picked up

Cam Heyward: Not that Heyward needed to be evaluated much in this game but he was his

Getting off blocks in the run game and most notably, batting down a pair of passes

He set a career-high with nine of them a year ago and after being doubled and given

Rookie DeMarvin Leal continues to shine with two QB his and a pass deflection

Sims is quick and crafty in the open field and was on the receiving end of Trubisky’

Boykin had a nice backshoulder snag from Picket and has carved out a real role and presence

To me, Boykin has the edge but both guys have thrown their hat into the ring as

Now the lone kicker on the roster, he went 4/5 today and bounced back after knocking off the

Elijah Riley: A late name to the list and late name to the team

Riley was brought in to replace safety Donovan Stiner this week

He tackled well in the open field and had a late fourth quarter, fourth down breakup

Dan Moore: Was the offensive line a little better today? I guess

He seemed to work independent hands better but his overall performance looked shaky

Needless to say, he hasn’t made the second-year jump the team needed

O-Line Penalties: But Moore wasn’t the only one to have issues

Two on Moore, a false start on OG Kevin Dotson, and a hold on OT Chukwuma Okorafor

Third And Long Defense: A more specific area of critique, the Steelers’ third down defense overall wasn’

But the two they gave up were killers, converting on 3rd and 17 with a 27-yard run and 3

Those breakdowns were more notable on the heels of Myles Jack’s comments last week of needing

Detroit had just 48 rushing yards at four yards per carry in the first half

7 yards per carry with big holes, missed tackles, and poor run fits

Not a good note for that unit to go out on as they really try to turn