Despite almost blowing this game, here are the winners and losers from the Steelers’ week six win over the Seahawks.
After a strong first half, a faulty second almost derailed the Steelers’ week six victory. The team hung on in overtime to win though, and despite the team having a plethora of issues, they enter their bye week at an even .500.
The game had its fair share of strong performances and lacking ones en route to the 23-20 final score. Here are the three winners and two losers from the Steelers victory over the Seahawks.
Steelers winner: Tre Norwood
I almost listed this group as the Steelers’ young defensive backs, as I think you once again so some strength from James Pierre, but at the end of the day it was rookie Tre Norwood who played a critical role in the victory. The seventh-round pick saw a decent amount of defensive snaps this week, and he played well. He was a sound tackler and had a few key pass breakups early in the game.
While not a starter in the traditional sense, the Steelers are using Norwood similarly as to how they used Cameron Sutton before he was extended. He is the additional defensive back in dime defense and can cover in the slot in a pinch. Considering the seventh-round rookie wasn’t expected to be much of a contributor, he is clearly farther along in the development process than most expected him to be. He has a bright future in this secondary going forward, and the team saw some of his best play this week.