CINCINNATI — It barely took the Steelers any time. Two plays into their defensive campaign, and the Steelers already put up a defensive touchdown off a pick-six by Minkah Fitzpatrick.
On the play, Joe Burrow appears to scan the field and expect a single-high look, but the Steelers drop back into Cover 2 man, and Burrow misses Fitzpatrick completely. From there, it was all green grass as Fitzpatrick scampered into the end zone for the touchdown.
Minkah Fitzpatrick picks off Joe Burrow and takes it back the other way for a Steelers touchdown. pic.twitter.com/x5K2zbO4GW
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 11, 2022
The Steelers currently lead the Bengals 7-0 in the first quarter after the defensive touchdown from Fitzpatrick. For a Steelers defense with plenty of expectations to live up to, this is about as impressive of a start as the defense could expect.
With it, Fitzpatrick has the most defensive touchdowns since he entered the NFL in 2018. It brings his total career touchdowns up to five.
His five defensive TDs are the most in the NFL since he entered the NFL in 2018… https://t.co/D2gGUrr2rk
— Michael Bertsch (@SteelersPRMike) September 11, 2022