Steelers end four-game losing streak with 20-18 victory over Bucs

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Mitch Trubisky relieved rookie Kenny Pickett with 7:02 remaining in the third quarter and helped the Steelers end a four-game losing streak.

The Steelers upset the Buccaneers 20-18 as Tampa Bay fell into a first-place tie with the Falcons at 3-3. Pittsburgh now is 2-4.

The Bucs outgained the Steelers 304 to 270 yards, but they went 1-for-4 in the red zone. They settled for field goals at the Pittsburgh 12, 9 and 6-yard line.

The Bucs’ only touchdown came with 4:38 remaining on Tom Brady‘s 11-yard pass to Leonard Fournette, but the two-point conversion attempt fell incomplete. Tampa Bay figured to get the ball back, but it never saw it again.

Trubisky threw passes of 17 and 26 yards to Chase Claypool on third-and-15 and third-and-11 respectively and ran for a first down on a quarterback sneak second-and-one to end it. The Steelers finished in victory formation with Brady sitting on the bench.

Trubisky recovered an aborted snap by Mason Cole early in the final drive, which set up the first third-and-long play that Claypool converted.

Trubisky went 9-of-12 for 144 yards with a 6-yard touchdown throw to Claypool with 9:55 left in the game. Pickett was 11-of-18 for 67 yards and a 6-yard touchdown throw to Najee Harris.

Claypool finished with seven catches for 96 yards and a score.

Brady was 25-of-40 for 243 yards and a touchdown in a day of frustration. Chris Godwin caught six passes for 95 yards.

42 responses to “Steelers end four-game losing streak with 20-18 victory over Bucs

  1. austinspencer says:
    October 13, 2022 at 11:43 am
    Kenny is good for 3 INTs this game. Bucs defense is too good and too fast. Bills and Bucs D both top 5. Good luck rook.

  2. Nice game Tommy 😂😂😂

    That temper tantrum on the sidelines with your teammates… very GOAT like! Lololol

  3. What a fabulous game this was to watch. Most including me had very low expectations for the Steelers I’m sure. The defense played magnificently considering who they had to have in there. It was a total unit effort. The receivers decided to catch the ball today and Claypool had the best game of his life. Najee came through with some clutch runs. Trubisky got the opportunity to redeem himself. Bush actually made a huge play lol. And we beat Brady! It wasn’t perfect but a great great win!

  4. Good confidence win to build off of. Miami next Sunday night will be a good game to tune into.

  5. What a GOAT! Punked by a backup secondary 😂

    Looks good on ya you cheating trash pile.

  6. LOVE TO SEE TB12 GET BEAT!!Great team win by the Steelers!! Love it cry some more Tammy.

  7. This should cement our position as one of the top teams in the league. It’s been hard to hold back after hearing everyone doubt us all year.

  8. Arians quit for a reason, he knew Brady didn’t have much left in the tank. Brady played like he was just trying to survive the game & be able to walk off the field at the end

  9. Trubisky back I hope. Don’t wish the kid to be hurt but come on, Mitch is by far our best chance.

  10. All week long the yahoo know nothings said the Steelers were going to get killed….it just shows they don’t know Tomlin coached teams…or football.

  11. Happy for Mitch. Maybe being benched was the kick in the arse by being benched was what was needed.

  12. evss says:
    October 16, 2022 at 4:28 pm
    Trubisky back I hope. Don’t wish the kid to be hurt but come on, Mitch is by far our best chance

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    No chance. The kid was winning the whole game anyway. And, trubisky is exactly like tomczak. Hood for a game here and there. But not a starter

  13. Skipping Saturday walkthroughs with your team to attend a wedding was inevitably going to be viewed as “The Steelers stink so bad I can beat them even without practicing” no matter how Brady’s people tried to spin it. It’s the type of inconsequential, unintentional, slight that for years Brady has magnified into leverage against opposing teams. I guess he didn’t realize that other teams can work that stuff, too.

  14. Tom Brady:”I don’t think I need to attend the Saturday walk-through to beat the Steelers.” —- Mike Tomlin Steeler Defense: “Not on my watch!”

  15. Imagine actually being a fan of a guy who is so arrogant he blows off a walk through with his team because he thinks he’s so awesome he doesn’t need it.. and then embarrasses himself in the game. Lololol

  16. Tom has an angry wife and now he will have to deal with a lot of angry diehards sitting in the Tampa stands wearing Pirate gear.

  17. Tommy needs to take a long , hard look in the mirror.
    Stop throwing your team mates under the bus.
    Stop being a diva on the sidelines.
    You are sacked less than virtually any other QB i.e. great protection , have 2 of the best WRs in the game. Your only passing TD was nothing to do with you , it was a sensational running effort.
    Too many days off , and not taking the game seriously.
    Combine that with your diminishing physical attributes.
    Not a good look.
    Despite an incredibly weak division , and easy schedule , you are becoming a liability.

  18. Still laughing at Tommy’s noodle arm throwing those weak little passes hitting the dirt lololololol

  19. Shot out to Kenny Pickett. He showed some real grit had Pitts headed in right direction before he left the game.

  20. Summary: Brady proves he’s the most overrated QB ever against an injury-depleted Steelers secondary.

  21. A QB that even Steeler fans had no confidence in drove for a TD and made three third and long plays to keep Tommy off the field for the win. Tommy was behind all game. Tommy did not get one favorable call.

  22. Oh hey, the Steelers fans are back. I hadn’t heard anything from them in 4 weeks, because when they lose, they disappear. But here they are, running their mouths as usual, until they lose again and slip back into the shadows. 🙄

  23. Watching Tomasina Brady fade this year is as much fun as watching Ewwin Wawgers disappear. No MVP’s for either those two or the fraud from Baltimore, Lame!

  24. Whoa!! This Steelers Team is like Jekyll and Hyde. First the D plays lights out against the Bengels. Then they go to sleep for a couple of weeks, then they show up against TB12. It’s like they only get up for games where they are expected to get run over! I don’t know what it is,but if they can figure it out they would be Dangerous

  25. Whoa!! This Steelers Team is like Night and Day. First the D plays lights out against the Bengels. Then they go to sleep for a couple of weeks, then they show up against TB12. It’s like they only get up for games where they are expected to get run over! I don’t know what it is,but if they can figure it out they would be Dangerous

  26. Otto Graham has 7 rings, I guess he is the GOAT.
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    7 Rings back in the 40s and 50s. Why doesn’t the Browns 1948 perfect season ever get compared to the Dolphins perfect season? It’s kind of like that.

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