The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped to 7-5 on the season thanks to their 35-32 loss at home Sunday to the New Orleans Saints and here is just a little 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.
Le’Veon Bell – Bell rushed for 95 yards on 21 carries and chipped in another 159 yards on eight receptions. This loss certainly wasn’t on him.
Heath Miller – Miller caught eight passes for 82 yards and should’ve caught a few more had his quarterback not been so erratic with his throws.
Cameron Heyward – It’s hard to find many bright spots on defense, but Heyward appeared to play well in the loss. Four total tackles and a tipped pass to go along with a few pressures.
Antonio Brown – Brown had eight catches for 97 yards and two garbage time touchdown receptions. He was targeted 12 times in total and a few of those incomplete throws were bad.
Ben Roethlisberger – Roethlisberger was not on target with several of his throws as many were high. He did bang his hand early in the game but really wasn’t sharp even before that. He finished with 435 yards passing, but most came after the game was out of reach. His two interceptions could have easily been four or five.
Ike Taylor – Taylor’s return to the field didn’t go well and it was highlighted by him getting beat on a double move for a long touchdown by Saints wide receiver Kenny Stills. Taylor also didn’t tackle well and that also resulted in a touchdown.
William Gay – Gay gave up a few key receptions and an easy touchdown to tight end Ben Watson. Nobody in the Steelers secondary played well.
Mike Adams – Adams made his second start of the season against the Saints and while the rest of the offensive line certainly didn’t pass protect well, he seemed to be easily overmatched quite a bit in the game.