It wasn’t pretty, but the Pittsburgh Steelers managed to win their third game of the season Sunday on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The defense held the Jaguars to just three field goals and they also scored one of the two touchdowns in the game. After two passes back through the game rewind, here is just a small sampling of some winners and losers for you to discuss. Feel free to add your own in the comments below that you think I missed.
Brice McCain – McCain’s pick six helped erase the Ben Roethlisberger fumble and the Jaguars never recovered from it. It’s obvious when you look at the tape that he understands the defense and knows where to be in coverage.
Antonio Brown – I’d hate to think about what the Steelers offense would be like without Brown. Sure, he only had four meaningful catches in the game as his fifth was a reward, but three of his catches were big ones with the biggest coming on 3rd and 2 late in the third quarter.
Ramon Foster – In my opinion, Foster was the Steelers best offensive lineman Sunday. He had several big run blocks and was nearly flawless in pass protection. He did a great job of giving Kelvin Beachum help on his side as well.
Le’Veon Bell – Bell touched the ball 20 times for 118 yards. That’s an average of 5.9 yards per touch. Too bad he didn’t touch it more.
Jason Worilds – Worilds was credited with the Steelers only sack and seemed to be the only defensive player up front that could get any pressure on a consistent basis.
Vince Williams – Williams contributed three total tackles on special teams and one of those was huge hit that almost resulted in the Steelers team doctor being injured.
Robert Golden – Golden had two penalties on special teams and one wiped out a nice return by Dri Archer. Golden now has four penalties through five games and that’s unacceptable.
Lance Moore – After his one and only catch in the game Moore spiked the football and that resulted in a delay of game penalty that cost the offense five yards. He’s a veteran and should know better.
Cam Thomas – Another lackluster game for Thomas, who was moved off of the ball several times. Lack of hustle on another player prevented him from making a tackle on one cutback run.
Sean Spence – Spence missed a few tackles in this game at key moments. One came on the aborted snap during the Jaguars opening drive. On that play, Spence took a poor angle when chasing Blake Bortles and it resulted in a manageable fourth down.
Heath Miller – Not a great game for Miller in the run blocking department.