Steelers winners and losers from win against the Miami Dolphins
JuJu Smith-Schuster had his first real breakout game of the season against Miami. JuJu has averaged just 32 receiving yards per game over his last three contests, but exploded with a 5 catch, 103-yard performance against the Dolphins that included an amazing contested grab for a touchdown. In his third NFL season with a new quarterback at the helm, he is out to prove that he is a number one receiver in this league.
Even more impressive than Smith-Schuster to me in this game was third-round rookie, Diontae Johnson. Johnson effortlessly created separation all night long against Miami. He had a beautiful sideline catch that was called back from an iffy offensive pass interference call as well. It was his best game of the season. Johnson was targeted 7 times and managed 84 yards and a touchdown.
Watt has been miraculous for the Steelers, and that didn’t change against the Dolphins on Monday Night. He got constant pressure all game long, and it was only a matter of time before he made a big play. Watt’s strip-sack and recovery pretty much sums up the type of player that he is. He should be a legitimate Defensive Player of the Year candidate this season.
Does this man ever have a bad game? Even when he’s not flashing, Cam is always good. He helped shut down Miami’s run game that averaged just 3.2 yards per carry. Heyward also had a sack, a pass deflection, and 2 quarterback hits to go with his 6 tackles.