Steelers Marcus Gilbert, Lawrence Timmons Receive Top PFF Marks For Play Against Panthers

Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert didn’t play very well in the first two games of the 2014 season, but he had a nice bounce-back game Sunday night in the win over the Carolina Panthers.

Gilbert’s excellent run blocking was way above the line Sunday night and combined with him only giving up one quarterback hurry in the game, he was awarded a 4.8 grade from Pro Football Focus.

Gilbert was the highest-rated Steelers offensive player in Week 3 with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (4.3) being a close second. Roethlisberger finished 22-of-30 passing for 196 yards and two touchdown passes to wide receiver Antonio Brown.

On the opposite end of the PFF offensive grading chart, guard Cody Wallace (-5.0) graded out the worst. Wallace started at left guard in place of Ramon Foster, who was inactive for the game with an ankle injury.

Defensively, linebackers Lawrence Timmons (3.6) and Arthur Moats (3.3) graded out the best, according to PFF. The Steelers signal caller was second on the team in total tackles against the Panthers with six.

Moats, who took over for an injured Jarvis Jones early in the second half, was credited with one sack and five hurries by PFF.

Bringing up the rear for the Steelers on defense is cornerback Cortez Allen, who gave up eight catches for 97 yards and a touchdown to Panthers tight end Greg Olsen. Allen was also penalized twice in the game for illegal contact and that certainly didn’t help his grade.

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