Keenan Lewis Can Put An Exclamation Point On His Fine Season Sunday Against The Bengals

It is looking like Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis will be a go this week for the must-win game Sunday at Heinz Field against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Lewis said on Wednesday that he will be 100% by Sunday after aggravating a hip injury in the loss to the Dallas Cowboys while defending a pass in the end zone intended for wide receiver Dez Bryant.

That is certainly good news as Lewis will be following around Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green, who is currently 8th in the league in receptions with 85 of them for 1,208 yards.

In the win over the Bengals back in Week 7 it was cornerback Ike Taylor who had coverage responsibilities on Green and he held him to just 1 catch on 6 targets. That catch was good for an 8 yard touchdown, but it was the lowest production that the second year receiver has had this season up until this point.

Taylor of course will be sidelined for the game Sunday as he continues to recover from the fractured right ankle he suffered several weeks ago so now Lewis will get a chance to show that he too can lock down Green.

So far this season Lewis has backed up his preseason prediction that this would be a big year for him and he can put an exclamation point on his fabulous season on Sunday. The Oregon State product is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent after the season, so a solid performance against one of the league\’s best young receivers would not only help the Steelers chances of making the playoffs, but it would also help increase his free agent stock even more.

Heading into Sunday Lewis has been targeted 100 times and allowed just 51 catches for 587 yards and 4 touchdowns. Although he doesn\’t have any interceptions this year, he leads the league in passes defensed with 21, according to ESPN.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    Prove you deserve to be here Keenan! LETS GO STEELERS!!!

  • Heathicus

    Too bad he hurt himself by stepping in a hole on the field. Not gonna play this week again. AJ Green… 300 yards guaranteed.

  • Andrew Grigsby

    Lewis better have a great week of practice and be ready to play the game of his life against Green. I just have a bad feeling with out Taylor

  • alex

    bringit boys…nothings cures your troubles like winning, right DAVE…

    Cincy is GOOD and YOUNG, but we gotta continue our ownership of the kitty…

  • Jason White

    I’m gonna make one prediction. Keenan Lewis gets and interception this week. I really feel Andy Dalton is gonna target Keenan just because he isn’t Ike in an attempt to have AJ Green be the deciding factor and at the same time underestimating Keenan. I say Keenan makes him pay for it.

  • NW86

    Very true. Keenan has had a great season, but he’s been covering the other teams #2 most of the time. If he can shut down Green, that will make a big statement (and help his contract negotiations). If Green has a big game though, it will appear that Keenan is only strong enough against weaker receivers. Lets hope it’s the former

  • Maurice_hill_district

    Thats a great idea to motivate Keenan that way. I hope someone suggests exclamation point on season to Keenan.