Boy that was ugly. UGLY UGLY UGLY.
But you know what they don't count against you in the NFL? That's right. Wins. Especially road wins even in this COVID world. ESPECIALLY the last game of a three-game road trip where you beat previously undefeated Tennessee and your mortal enemy Baltimore the weeks prior.
People can light up my notifications all they want but I'd rather be typing this 8-0 than 7-1 no matter who you're playing and no matter what the circumstances. RAnd all that being said, Steelers fans knew it would be like this. This is always how it always for the Steelers under Mike Tomlin.
Don't get me wrong. He's a great coach. Wouldn't want anyone else coaching the Steelers. But you can't deny over the years their calling card has been playing down to their competition as big favorites on the road.
No different today. Thankfully they came out with an ugly win and head back to Pittsburgh still in first place and 8-0 for the first time in their legendary history.
Let's get to it and hand out some game balls.
What a performance by Big Ben. Back to back weeks on the road with no turnovers. 29-42 over 300 yards and three touchdowns including the game-winning drive in the 4th once again. It's wild I had a lot of people chirping at me this week saying somehow Big Ben was "holding them back". What a dumb take that is.
Did you see Mason Rudolph come in at the end of the half? Puke. This team will go as far as 7 takes them as anyone with a brain has been saying since he came back.
Minkah being in the right spot at the right time is his calling card for the Steelers. Sunday was no different. Recovered a fumble at the end of the first half on a great play from Cam Sutton to strip CeeDee Lamb. Helped the Steelers get three points before the half. Then the interception when Dallas was driving about to take a two-score lead. I love having him on the backend. He just continues to make big plays for the Black & Gold.
Really feel like we're watching JuJu grow into the next Hines Ward / career long Steelers wide receiver in front of our eyes. He was huge on the drive in the third quarter converting two third downs and then at the start he ran a beautiful route over the middle and fought his way into the endzone to cut the Cowboys lead. The last three weeks JuJu has shown up to be the reliable guy that Big Ben is looking for on key downs to make big plays. 6 catches for 93 yards and a score is starting to become what you can expect from him.
A win is a win is a win is a win. Chiefs eeked one out at LA. Barely beat the Panthers today. Throw out the power rankings nonsense. Steelers are 8-0 heading back home.
Here We Go.