5 things that went right in Steelers Monday Night win over Giants
JuJu Smith-Schuster is back
The Steelers got a lot of help from JuJu Smith-Schuster. He caught touchdowns, recovered a key fumble, and recovered an onside kick.
JuJu Smith-Schuster looked like his 2018 version of himself Monday night. He caught a touchdown and celebrated like he was back. JuJu also caught key balls on third down.
I thought that play where he recovered the fumble was the play of the game. Benny Snell was surrounded with tacklers but JuJu jumped into the pile and directly found the ball and held onto it. That might have been his best play as a Steeler, even more than the 99-yard touchdown reception.
He also helped on special teams when he recovered the onside kick. I think some don’t see that as a big deal, but for me, those are the types of plays that decide games.
He looked fast tonight. Like he could sprint out for passes and not have to worry whether the ball would be placed right. That is important with the way he plays the slot.
I feel more secure in JuJu’s game tonight because I realize that in 2019 he was dealing with injuries. It wasn’t just having Ben sidelined. Having JuJu back is important because the Steelers will need a go-to receiver in 2020.