Steelers Versus Lions Winners And Losers
Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat to the Detroit Lions 37-27 to notch their fourth win of the season and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below.
Ben Roethlisberger – 29 completions for 367 yards and four touchdowns is more than enough to land Roethlisberger on the winner list this week. He likely could have had a few more touchdowns if not for dropped passes. While he did get away with a few bad throws, none were intercepted and he completed a few key third downs that played a big role in the Steelers comeback. Roethlisberger very well might win the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award for his performance.
Antonio Brown – While he was aided by several missed tackles, Brown continues to make plays when called upon and he finished the game with seven catches for 147 yards and two touchdowns. Brown still leads the league in receptions with 74 and he needs just 48 more yards to reach 1,000 for the season.
Will Allen – Allen registered nine total tackles in the game and recorded a forced fumble to go along with an interception. The interception was all him as his recognition of an earlier play in the game put him in perfect position. The Steelers played a lot of quarters in the game and the veteran played his role well.
Jason Worilds – Worilds had his motor running all game long and his seven total tackles went nicely with his sack and four quarterback hits. On top of that, he also registered a special teams tackle.
Ike Taylor – Taylor was abused by Calvin Johnson in the first half and he not only allowed two touchdowns in the game, but dropped two interceptions in addition. Taylor also will be charged with a few missed tackles in addition to everything else. To make matters even worse, he was flagged twice in the game.
Guy Whimper – We weren’t expecting much out of Whimper at left guard, but that doesn’t give him a pass. He was responsible for a few run fails, at least two pressures and the lone sack of Roethlisberger by Nick Fairley. In addition, Whimper was flagged twice for holding.
Heath Miller – While Miller did catch eight passes for 67 yards in the game, he dropped a sure touchdown pass and once again looked overmatched quite a bit as a run blocker.
Ryan Clark – Despite registering seven total tackles in the game Clark missed a few more tackles this week and he guessed wrong a few of the big plays that he was the deep free safety on.