The Pittsburgh Steelers continued their winning ways in the 2019 preseason thus far. Several players made an impact in the win over the Titans.
The third preseason game is typically the “dress rehearsal” for the regular season for most team’s starters. The Steelers sent out almost all of their starters, including 37 year-old quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, for the matchup in Tennessee on Sunday night.
In a night with some pretty unfavorable weather, both teams started off pretty sloppy. Big Ben missed a couple of routine throws and the Titans’ offense gave up a safety on their second possession to Stephon Tuitt and the Steeler defense.
The Steelers’ number one offense played three series, punting on the first two and scoring a touchdown on the final one. Big Ben connected with JuJu Smith-Schuster on a 17-yard strike on a post route. Most importantly, all of the Steelers’ offensive starters avoided injuries.
The same cannot be said for the defense. Sean Davis was forced down awkwardly on his leg making a tackle and missed the rest of the game. There is no word on how severe the injury is, but the NBC telecast showed Davis walking into the locker room without any issue. He was even interacting with a couple of fans on the way in.
In the game where the starters see the most action, there were definitely some players that stood out. Both projected starters and players making a bid for a roster spot made impacts in the 18-6 win over Tennessee. We’ll start with Sean Davis’ replacement.