Preseason results indicate little, but it is always better to play well and win rather than lose.
On that front, it was a good night for the Steelers as they defeated the Falcons 34-16.
The men in Black and Gold paid a price however, seeing Byron Leftwich, Keenan Lewis, Casey Hampton and Maurkice Pouncey all injured.
Based on Twitter reports and Mike Tomlin’s press conference the prognosis appears this way:
- Byron Leftwich’s injury, a broken arm, is the most serious, and will likely go on IR
- Maurkice Pouncey was walking fine after the game and will be OK
- Keenan Lewis will also play in the preseason finale, according to Lewis
No one appears to be talking about Hampton’s injury, so it appears that it is not serious.
As usual the game was not show here in Buenos Aires, so any observations are most welcome.