Chase Claypool excelled in a career game that led to a Steelers victory over Tom Brady. Here is the fan reaction on Twitter.
Chase Claypool and the Pittsburgh Steelers confidently strolled into Acrisure Stadium and gutted out a tough win against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Claypool led the receiving unit with 7 receptions for 96 yards and became the first receiver on the team to score a touchdown.
Claypool was running all over the field, getting open, and making plays after the catch. Proving Tony Romo wrong after his comments last week.
Despite a laundry list of injuries in the Steelers’ secondary, the defense held the Buccaneers to a measly 18 points. The defense only allowed one touchdown and four field goals. They deserve a ton of credit for limiting the Buccaneers offense.
While the injuries in the second dairy were detrimental, the Steelers managed to win a game without their star defensive end, TJ Watt.
Not to be overshadowed by Claypool’s performance, Devin Bush mustered up a key play that prevented the Buccaneers from scoring a 2-point-conversion which would have tied the game.
The second-best player of the day was Mitch Trubisky, who replaced a concussed Kenny Pickett in the second half.
Many Twitter users were impressed by how Trubisky handled his play after everything that transpired this season.
Trubisky was instrumental in getting the ball to Claypool downfield for some of his highlight reel plays.
What seemed like a tough stretch of opponents for the Steelers has evolved into winnable games for those with the next-man-up mentality. It is important to clarify that this mentality starts from the top of the team.
Mike Tomlin deserves credit for this win just as much as anybody on the team. He led this team against a tough opponent and coached his way to victory.
A win like this provides a glimmer of hope for a team that has been decimated by injury. Despite the tough schedule and the uphill battle of a season this team will face, they can still prove us all wrong and pull out gutsy wins like this one.