Defensive end Cam Heyward has been leading the way for the Steelers defense all season and last Sunday night’s game against the Packers was no exception.
Heyward had six tackles and two sacks in Pittsburgh’s 31-28 win in Green Bay, which extended their winning streak to six games and solified their hold on the top spot in the AFC North. Heyward was named the AFC’s defensive player of the year as a result.
One of Heyward’s sacks pushed the Packers back three yards ahead of a Mason Crosby field goal try in the third quarter. Crosby missed from 57 yards and the Steelers tied the game with a touchdown on the ensuing possession.
It’s the third time that Heyward has had two sacks in a game this season and he’s now established a new career high with nine for the year.