Stud: George Pickens and Jaylen carry the load in the passing game
Raise your hand if you predicted George Pickens and Jaylen Warren would account for nearly all of the Steelers receiving yards. They racked up193 yards on just eight receptions, as opposed to just 29 yards on seven grabs for the rest of the team. While it isn't ideal to get so little from the other guys in this offense, getting Warren but especially Pickens going had to be a priority with Diontae Johnson out until after the bye week.
The biggest play of the day was Pickens's explosive 71-yard touchdown jaunt. We finally got to see him open up and run with open space in front of him, and boy did he look good. Yards after catch have been completely missing from the Steelers offense for years now, so it's refreshing to see a play like that finally happen. It helped propel him to a career-high 127 yards on just four catches.
Even though Pickens had the biggest play, Warren had maybe an even more impressive showing Monday night. With the running game coming up empty, the offense resorted to short throws to Warren to get things moving.
Warren rewarded them with 66 yards and converted two of their four third-down conversions. Warren has continued to show his explosiveness as a compliment to Najee Harris and his power. Hopefully, it begins translating to the run game sooner rather than later.