Steelers get big stop, make big play

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It’s rare when a 97-yard touchdown isn’t the most impressive thing a team does in the span of two minutes.

But that’s what the Steelers just did, turning the tide on the Lions in the third quarter.

While JuJu Smith-Schuster‘s long touchdown gave them a 20-12 lead, it was the job their defense did giving him the chance that might define this one.

The Steelers stood up the Lions after a long drive, holding them on a fourth-and-goal attempt from the 1-yard line, after Detroit’s third-down attempt went wrong on a number of levels.

Not only was running back Dwayne Washington stopped for no gain, but right tackle Rick Wagner was injured, going down holding his left leg.

That left them short-handed for the next play, and quarterback Matthew Stafford was sacked, killing a chance to take the lead.

With Smith-Schuster sprinted away moments later, it had to leave the Lions wondering why they didn’t take the easy field goal, which would have been their fifth of the night.

9 responses to “Steelers get big stop, make big play

  1. Sorry Martavis but Juju is just awesome. Did anyone else catch the recent Penguins game where during a break in the game they put the spotlight on Jury in the crowd and played that Queen song about riding a bicycle? The place went crazy, they already love him in Pittsburgh. Youngest player in the NFL.

    Go Steelers!

  2. Darius Slay is the Aaron Rodgers of defenders – I am amazed at the (good) treatment he gets at the hands of the refs. I get it more with Rodgers, He puts butts in seats. Why Slay? No idea…

  3. donbat67 says:
    October 29, 2017 at 11:34 pm
    UH OH Marty gettin traded .

    It would probably be for the best for this offense if he did. if Bryant really wants to believe that he didn’t have help in his come back, I would just make him a healthy scratch the rest of the season(I doubt anyone will give anything good for the guy).

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