Steelers stock report following week 2 win vs Broncos
The Steelers faced off against Denver in week 2 and came out on top 26-21.
The Steelers made things much harder than they needed to be this week. After jumping out to a 17-3 lead, they found themselves in a ballgame late in the third quarter as Denver came back with a field goal and touchdown drive capped off with a two-point conversion to bring it within three points at 17-14.
Pittsburgh came out and got a touchdown on a pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Diontae Johnson to take the lead back up to 24-14. The Steelers defense then held the Broncos down and forced a punt in which the punter dropped the ball and scrambled around only to be tackled for a safety.
On the ensuing drive, Benny Snell fumbled and the Broncos made him pay big for it. Denver marched down and capped the drive off with a touchdown pass to Melvin Gordon to bring them within five at 26-21.
The Steelers could not move the ball again and punted back to Denver, who had all the momentum. The Broncos were driving down the field but the Steelers tightened up the defense after an ugly second half and Terrell Edmunds sacked Jeff Driskel on fourth down to help seal the game.
James Conner took a handoff with the game still not sealed and scampered for 59 yards on the play to finish off the close victory. The team made it ugly but they sit at 2-0 now after this win and the stock report is officially in.