Steelers vs. Packers: Winners and losers from sloppy Week 4 loss
By Andrew Falce
It was yet another tough loss this week, and here are the winners and losers from the Steelers 27-17 loss to the Packers.
Despite losing two games straight, the Steelers came out looking mostly the same against the Packers. Even with a hot start, the offense quickly stalled out and the defense didn’t play well enough to overcome it.
While it was a tough loss, there were some players who looked solid while on the field. Likewise, there were quite a few that disappointed in Week 4. Here are the three winners and three losers from the Steelers’ week four loss to the Packers:
Steelers winner: Melvin Ingram
Though his stats don’t show it on the surface, Melvin Ingram is having a dominant season as an edge rusher. No matter if he has been rotating in, starting, or playing for others due to injury, he has been consistently in the face of the opposing quarterback. While his sack numbers aren’t gaudy, his overall play has told a different story.
In the past two weeks, we saw what Ingram could do as a starter in place of injured edge rushers. This week, he reentered more of a rotation once again. Despite the reduction in playing time, Ingram was still regularly pressuring Aaron Rodgers. His consistent play has been one of the only reasons this defense hasn’t completely caved in on itself.
Ingram has been stout in all facets and is deserving of some praise for what he has been able to do. The defense hasn’t been an elite unit since week one, but the former Pro Bowler has been a bright spot on this unit.