4 impressive performances that stuck out during the thrilling win against Seattle
Cam Heyward was dominant from the first snap to the last snap on Sunday and was one of the best defensive players out there. Heyward registered 9 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack, and 1 QB hit. He was a huge part of the run defense in the 1st half and the late parts of the game when stops needed to happen.
Heyward didn’t have much of the pretty stats like sacks, interceptions, or forced fumbles, but the veteran did more by pressuring and tackling. Cam’s presence was felt as expected by a mediocre Seattle offensive line. He is the highest-ranked interior defender according to PFF, and he showed that against the Seahawks.
Heyward reached a milestone during the game as he recorded his 60th career sack which now ranks him 3rd all-time and is tied with Joey Porter on the Steeler’s all-time sack list. Heyward needs another 20 sacks to strip James Harrison of the most sacks in Steelers history, which he might be able to do if he plays long enough. The 32-year old veteran is still playing well and could play even better when Stephon Tuitt rejoins the defense on the field, but until then Cam is holding down the fort just fine.