The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Indianapolis Colts with a final score of 26-24. Here are the winners and losers from the game.
Much was the case last week against the Dolphins; the Steelers struggled in the first quarter against the Colts. It began with a Mason Rudolph interception off a dropped pass by JuJu Smith-Schuster that gave Miami great field position and an early lead.
Eventually, the Steelers were able to keep pace with the Colts, but it wasn’t easy. It required their defense to chip in a 96-yard defensive touchdown, three total takeaways, and a missed Adam Vinatieri kick, but eventually, the Steelers emerged victoriously.
It certainly wasn’t pretty, and there were several bad calls on both sides of the ball. However, the Steelers ultimately got the outcome they hoped for against a 5-2 Colts team. Here are the winners and losers from the game:
There is no debating anymore whether or not Minkah Fitzpatrick is worth the first-round pick the Steelers gave up to get him. Minkah ad two interceptions last week, and he showed up with the biggest play of the game against the Colts – interception Bryan Hoyer and returning the ball 96-yards for a touchdown.
Bud Dupree continues to impress. Once deemed a disappointing former first-round draft choice, Dupree is starting to come into his own. He got constant pressure on Bryan Hoyer as he recorded 3 tackles 2 sacks, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery to go with his 3 quarterback hits.