Steelers player of the game vs. the Jaguars in Week 11
The Steelers stay perfect as they defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-3. It was a sloppy game at moments but the defense dominated the whole game.
The now 10-0 team under Mike Tomlin had some issues throughout this game. They struggled to keep drives alive and collect points early on in the game. After a tough first quarter, the team was able to compile a 17-3 lead at halftime. It saw corrections made to alter the concerns going forward. The highlight for the Steelers this game was the performance of the defense. They collected turnovers and dominated the game from start to finish. Besides the opening drive that saw Jacksonville gather three points, it was over. They created havoc and Jaguars quarterback Jake Luton threw interceptions.
The second half showed both offenses struggling to find any footing. Neither side could move the ball much during the third quarter. It took until the final frame when the Steeler offense was finally able to cement their win by adding their point total to 27. The story of the game was the destructive defense for the black and yellow. Luton had no answers the entire game and couldn’t muster anything. The four interceptions proved that this defense was not letting this rookie off the hook even though the game was over before it began.
The two safeties are the players of the game
Both Minkah Fitzpatrick and Terrell Edmunds are the players of the game in this one. Both had amazing plays and helped the Steelers secure victory. It was hard to pick between the two so both get the co-MVPs. Edmunds played the best game of his career as he continues to have a quiet break out season. Fitzpatrick continues to do what everyone expects out of him. He makes plays when you need them most and that was on full display again.
Edmunds totaled stats of four total tackles, two pass deflections, and two interceptions. Besides the one “give me” interception, the second one was a very impressive play. He was able to read the eyes of the quarterback and break on the football and complete the interception from there. It was probably one of the best plays of his career thus far. He has been a reliable player for Pittsburgh to this point.
Fitzpatrick is having another amazing season and that shouldn’t surprise many fans. He totaled five total tackles, two pass deflections, and two interceptions. One of these was a “give me” but the other one was a tipped pass that was crucial. That interception prevented a driving Jaguars offense from cashing in and scoring points.
It was another blowout win for the black and yellow as they beat the Jaguars. The safeties on this team had the best game together ever since Fitzpatrick joined this team.