5 best moments from the Pittsburgh Steelers week 2 win vs the Broncos

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Diontae Johnson #18 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Diontae Johnson had some up and down performances in both week 1 and week 2.

Diontae Johnson recorded a fumble the first time he touched the ball in week 1 by muffing a punt. While being non-existent in the first half, he had an up and down performance against the Giants with a couple of drops before turning it on in the second half. Week 2 started nearly the same way, as he muffed a hand-off on an end-around during the Steelers’ first offensive drive of the game.

He would make a couple catches in the first half and at one point broke an 80+ yard punt return for a touchdown that would be called back via a penalty. The Broncos would rally in the 3rd quarter bringing the score as close as 24-14. Then this happened.

This play gave some life to Diontae Johnson’s performance after not being able to catch a break. But it also showed the Pittsburgh Steelers weren’t content with blowing a 14 point lead that had been carried into the second half. Combining this play with the safety via a muffed punt on Denver’s next possession all but ended this game.

Denver continued to deal with a ton of injuries not just going into this game but throughout this game. Even with a quick touchdown catch by Melvin Gordon shortly after this, it would prove to be too little too late. It was a very good game as Denver put forth a herculean effort and made it close. A Terrell Edmunds sack on 4th down, combined with a 59-yard scamper by James Conner would seal the game.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers would walk away winners with a final score of 26-21. It was a good game, it got messy on both sides with some dropped passes and some missed assignments. At the end of the day, Pittsburgh walked out winners.