The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped to 4-3 on Sunday with a 23-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs and Pro Football Focus has now released their initial grades for the game.
Offensively for the Steelers, wide receiver Antonio Brown (2.6) and guard David DeCastro (2.5) graded out the best, according to PFF.
Brown caught 6 passes for 124 yards on 8 targets. One of those targets, however, bounced out of his hands for an interception in the second half. Brown had been struggling with the Steelers backup quarterback heading into Sunday’s game.
As for DeCastro, Sunday was probably his best game of the season. He has still not allowed a sack all season.
As you would probably expect, quarterback Landry Jones (-2.6) and center Cody Wallace (-2.2) both received the lowest game grades from PFF on the offensive side of the football. Jones threw two interceptions in the game and also fumbled.
Defensively, linebacker James Harrison (1.7) and safety Robert Golden (1.3) graded out the best for the Steelers against the Chiefs. Harrison, however, only recorded one tackle in the loss while Golden finished the game with four in his second career start. PFF credits Harrison with a hit and a hurry.
Linebacker Ryan Shazier (-4.8) and linebacker Lawrence Timmons (-3.1) received the lowest defensive grades from PFF this week. Shazier, who hadn’t played since Week 2, had 4 total tackles in the game against the Chiefs. The Steelers defense allowed 138 rushing yards on Sunday and several of their big runs in the game went between the guards.