The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to take on the Indianapolis Colts in Week 12. Here are the three most important things all fans should be rooting for.
Recently, Steelers fans were hopeful that Pittsburgh could revive their season. Fresh off a bye, Mike Tomlin’s team took care of business against the New Orleans Saints and an upset win against the Cincinnati Bengals could have shifted the tides a bit in the playoff hunt.
As it stands, however, the Steelers are a 3-7 football team as they prepare for a road game against the Indianapolis Colts. For the younger generation of fans, this is completely uncharted territory and a scenario that they have really never had to deal with before.
Many fans on social media openly expressed that they are at a loss for what to root for from here on out. I get it; this team just isn’t very good right now. With the best interest of the future of this franchise in mind, here are the three most important things to root for this week in the Steelers vs Colts game:
Steelers fans should be rooting for a monster game from Kenny Pickett
This almost goes without saying, but it holds more value than one might think. After taking Kenny Pickett in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, there isn’t a chance in the world that Pittsburgh moves on from him after just one season. Missing this pick would set the organization back by years, and Pickett needs to be the guy.
We have seen some promising things from the Steelers rookie QB in recent weeks, but he hasn’t been nearly consistent enough to string all of the good moments together at once. In the Bengals game, Pickett did make some beautiful throws down the field and showcased the ability to extend the play with his legs.
Though we don’t want to see Pittsburgh’s defense struggle with as much money and resources invested on that side of the football, fans should be rooting for a shootout over a slugfest. Pickett needs to show that he can consistently put up points, and no single performance is more important than his against the Colts.