James Conner was Steelers Player of the Game vs. the Browns in Week 6
Another week means another victory for the Steelers as they pull off an impressive win over the Browns. Here is Pittsburgh’s player of the game.
After some up and down games as a team, the Steelers went into this game against their first major test. The first game of AFC North football is usually gritty and hard-fought but this one was different. The Browns showed up with high expectations but only saw their hopes of glory dwindle as the black and yellow clouded their abilities.
Domination began to ensue as the defense shut down this highly touted running attack by Cleveland and rocked Baker Mayfield in the backfield. The Browns offense was stopped and had turnovers forced that the Steelers defense was all but happy to accept.
Many players were very impressive in this game on both sides of the football; that typically happens when a blowout win occurs. Players like Joe Haden, Bud Dupree, Chase Claypool, and Minkah Fitzpatrick stood out the most. This long list of players had an amazing outing versus their failed foes from Ohio and helped in the pursuit of victory.
Conner showed his ability to be a tough and gritty runner again.
James Conner had an amazing game in this huge win for his team. He was aided by some terrific blocking by his fellow teammates, but he was able to finish off his runs. Blocking is a huge thing for the running game and it really showed again today as Conner had some big holes to run through as he ran past, around, and through defenders throughout the game. He even had a nice stiff arm to show his strength and ability to not got down to the grass easily.
Although Conner was not able to apply his talents to the passing attack this week, he was so impressive that he stood out in this one. The game saw him finish with a stat line of 20 rushing attempts, 101 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown, and a 5.1 yards per carry average.
This was another great win by Pittsburgh and one they needed after a couple of tough outings that caused closer games than most expected. It was a nice victory that allowed the Steelers to show their dominance to their division and the rest of the league going forward. This win just raised some eyebrows around the NFL.
James Conner was the game MVP for the Steelers in Week 6 but more importantly, it saw the team move to 5-0. It will be a tough test going forward, and they have a very difficult matchup against the Tennesse Titans on the road next week, but this was a huge win.