Joe Haden had his hands full in the game against New England. Covering Josh Gordon is no joke, but Haden did it to perfection allowing only one catch for 19 yards. His 12 tackles and redzone interception put this defense on a new level.
He walked away AFC Player of the Week, rightfully so. His mission isn’t over yet, though. Haden will have an even bigger test on his hands this week as he lines up across from Michael Thomas. He’ll need to shut down one of the league’s best players if the Steelers are going to eliminate the Saints passing game.
T.J. Watt said this defense needs to produce turnovers so Haden went out and got one. Now, he needs to continue that momentum into Week 16, giving Pittsburgh the edge they need to beat the Saints.