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From the Steelers Locker Room: Kenny Pickett on Interceptions, Playing from Behind



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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett in a loss to the San Francisco 49ers, -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett threw two interceptions in Sunday’s 30-7 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, and was lucky that he didn’t throw a third, as he had one pass hit San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner in the hands.

The second time, Pickett was looking for tight end Connor Heyward running down the seam when Warner stepped in front of it and tipped it. That time, safety Talanoa Hufanga was nearby and snatched it for an interception. Pickett explained that he was trying to throw the ball deep down the field to let Heyward run under it, but left it well short.

He also talked about how playing from behind made him take some chances that he didn’t really want to.



Pickett was dreadful, with most of his positive statistical contributions coming after the game was long over. He finished 31 of 46 for 232 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions. He was also sacked five times.

The team’s offense finished the first half 1 for 7 on third downs, and the only conversion was on a 3rd and 1. In fact, in the entire game, the Steelers converted only one third down of more than two yards.

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