The Steelers weren’t smooth by any means, but good enough to beat the Colts. Thanks to a slew of turnovers and a few big plays, Pittsburgh earned the win after a back and forth day at Heinz Field that ended in a 26-24 victory.
Quarterback Mason Rudolph and running back Jaylen Samuels spoke to reporters about the offensive struggles. Rudolph talked about how it’s on him to ensure his team isn’t settling for field goals. For the second straight week, the Steelers offense failed to get into the end-zone in the first half.
With James Conner out for a few weeks, JuJu Smith-Schuster entered the game with many placing pressure on him to step up. Despite this pressure, JuJu was mostly left off the stat sheet. He finished the day with only three catches for 16 yards. However, he made it clear to reporters that he’s not worried about his numbers and winning is the most important thing.
Fortunately for the Steelers, the defense was able to generate turnovers and put points on the board themselves. Bud Dupree talked about the defense emphasizing getting to the ball.
Regardless how it happened, the Steelers were able to secure a victory over a team with a winning record, something they now look to do again when they welcome the Rams to Heinz Field on Sunday, Nov. 10.