The last time the Steelers were on Sunday Night Football, wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster had a big night with seven catches for 193 yards and a touchdown in a 20-15 Pittsburgh win over the Lions.
The Steelers are going to be back on NBC against an NFC North squad this Sunday, but Smith-Schuster won’t have an encore against the Packers. According to multiple reports, Smith-Schuster has been ruled out for the game because of the hamstring injury he’s been dealing with all year.
Smith-Schuster’s absence will open up the door to more playing time for Martavis Bryant, who did not play against the Lions in Week Eight because he was serving a one-game suspension for violating team rules. He’s returned to catch five passes for 72 yards in two games since being reinstated.
Smith-Schuster had nine catches for 144 yards in those outings.