Steelers Receive A 'B' For Wild Monday Win Against Browns And Saints For Defeating Panthers
The Steelers receive a 'B' for wild Monday win against Brownsand Saints for defeating Panthers. In the case of National Football League(NFL) teams who have a win-loss record of 0-1, the second week of competition typically assumes significant importance.
Commencing the season with an unfavorable record is the most undesirable outcome. Since the expansion of the playoffs to include 14 clubs in 2020, just a solitary club out of the 23 that started the season with a 0-2 record has managed to secure a playoff berth.
The Bengals, Patriots, and Chargers had unfavorable outcomes on Sunday, resulting in their current winless record of 0-2. Indeed, the Cincinnati Bengals were the sole club to overcome a winless start of 0-2 and secure a spot in the playoffs.
Therefore, in order to prolong their season, the Bengals will be required to replicate this achievement. During Week 2, the Giants and Commanders exhibited extraordinary capabilities that can only be characterized as amazing.
The Giants' triumph over the Cardinals by a score of 31-28 stands as a remarkable achievement, equaling the most significant comeback in the franchise's history. The Commanders managed to overcome a significant 21-3 disadvantage and emerged victorious with a final score of 35-33 over the Broncos.
T.J. Watt recovered a fumble by DeShaun Watson and raced 17 yards for the game-winning score midway through the fourth quarter, and the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns 26-22 on Monday night in a game overshadowed by Cleveland star running back Nick Chubb's devastating knee injury.
Outside linebacker Alex Highsmith — who returned an interception for a touchdown on the game's first snap — beat Cleveland left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. off the edge and chopped the ball out of Watson's hands to help the Steelers (1-1) win their 20th straight regular-season home game.
Watt grabbed it and ran home as Pittsburgh extended its home-winning record to 21 games dating back to 1991 on Monday night. For the first time since Pittsburgh scored two defensive touchdowns on Oct. 16, 1983, Cleveland let an opponent score two defensive touchdowns.
The Browns were without Chubb for the majority of the remaining three quarters after he grabbed a handoff from Watson early in the second quarter and ran to the Pittsburgh 3. Minkah Fitzpatrick of the Pittsburgh Steelers dived at Chubb's knees, causing the four-time Pro Bowler's left leg to bend awkwardly underneath him. He was taken off the field in a trolley.
On "Monday Night Football," the Saints and Panthers got into a rock battle, but New Orleans will take a road win any way it can get it. In the clash, it took nearly 35 minutes for a team to reach the end zone.
Both defenders looked strong, making vital stops whenever their opponents moved into the red zone. After standout WR Chris Olave pulled in a stunning one-handed catch for a 42-yard gain in the third quarter, New Orleans' offense finally came to life.
QB Derek Carr led a series of strong drives in the second half, while RB Tony Jones Jr. scored twice after being promoted from the practice squad earlier in the day. Panthers rookie quarterback Bryce Young led an outstanding two-minute drill late in the fourth quarter to offer Carolina some hope, but it was too late as the Saints won.
The Panthers' defense gave it their all to keep Carolina in the game, but on a night when New Orleans ran 74 plays (the Panthers ran 56), it eventually gave out. The Panthers are currently the weakest team in the NFC South, but they should get better as the season progresses.