Steelers predictions: Cameron Sutton will make key play vs. Raiders

Cameron Sutton #20 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
Cameron Sutton #20 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /

As the Steelers host the Raiders in Week 2, look for Cameron Sutton to come up with a difference-making play on the field.

Against the Buffalo Bills in Week 1, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cameron Sutton recorded five solo tackles and two passes defended to help propel the black and gold to the 23-16 upset win at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park.

One of those tackles, of course, was on 4th-and-1 when Bills quarterback Josh Allen lateralled the ball back on an attempted trick play to fool the defense into thinking it was going to be a run up the middle.

Sutton was not buying it and made the excellent play to give Pittsburgh much-needed momentum.

In 2020, when Sutton was in the game, he was almost always productive. He played in all 16 games but started only six of them. He had a total of eight passes defended, three forced fumbles, a sack, one interception, a tackle for loss, and 27 total tackles.

Now in his more natural position at outside corner and a full-time starter at that position, look for Sutton to be a lot more dynamic.

I am excited to see the way they go about using him this year.

Look for Steelers’ Cameron Sutton to come up big vs. Raiders

Pittsburgh’s Week 2 home opener should be close like it almost always is against the Las Vegas Raiders.

In the past four meetings, Steelers and Raiders games have been decided by three points. The Steelers are 1-3 in those games. The last game, of course, was the Chris Boswell debacle where he had a chance to tie the game at the end of regulation.

I believe this game will have a similar scoreline where it’s going to come down to one big play on either side of the ball. And as far as predictions go, with a minute left on the clock with a slight Pittsburgh lead, Sutton will have a game-deciding interception to secure the win and help the black and gold to a 2-0 start for 2021.

Sutton was almost everywhere on the field in Week 1 at Buffalo. He was the one who gave up the Bills touchdown to Gabriel Davis in the back of the end zone, but that took a perfect throw from Allen.

Other than that play, Sutton was great, and I plan on seeing an even better performance this week against the Raiders at Heinz Field.

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