Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree knocked Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock out of the game in the first quarter of the team’s matchup at Heinz Field on Sunday.
Lock escaped from fellow Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt on the play in Denver’s second offensive series, when Dupree hit him and drove him into the ground, forcing a fumble on the play that was recovered by Pittsburgh.
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Lock first went into the medical tent on the Denver sideline for evaluation and then was taken to the visitor’s locker room area. The Broncos first said Lock was questionable to return to the game with a right (throwing) shoulder injury, but later downgraded him to out.
When he left the game, Lock had completed 1 of 5 passes for 20 yards. He was replaced by fifth-year backup Jeff Driskel.
The turnover turned into point for the Steelers, when James Conner scored from two yards out to give his team a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.