The Pittsburgh Steelers win a photo finish vs. the San Diego Chargers. And that can only mean one thing Steelers Nation, its time to vote for Steelers Game Ball Winners.
There is no shortage of candidates tonight. Michael Vick might not have won any style points, he won’t make anyone forget he’s not Ben Roethlisberger, but he made handful of plays precisely when the Steelers needed him to make them.
- Le’Veon Bell played like a man on fire.
But Bell had help. Markus Wheaton showed why he is an unrated threat and Darrius Heyward-Bey again proved he is capable of coming down with the ball when the Steelers need him to. Heath Miller only had three catches, but as he always does, Heath made each and every one of them count.
- But for all of the drama on offense, the Steelers defense more than held its own.
Shamarko Thomas got some of his first action at safety, and recovered a fumble. Jarvis Jones got his first sack and stripped the ball that Thomas recovered. Antwon Blake made yet another splash play on defense bringing a pick six to the house. Lawrence Timmons led the defense in tackles. James Harrison helped snuff out a key third down pass on the part of the Chargers. Ross Cockrell is making Kevin Colbert looks smarter and smarter every week.
- Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt continued to terrorize in the backfield. Bud Dupree had yet another sack.
And let’s not leave out the special teams, with Chris Boswell nailing his first field goal, and Dri Archer made some noise in the return game, while Roosevelt Nix showed why Mike Tomlin kept two full backs.
What a game. Check back tomorrow Steelers Nation for full analysis of the Steelers win over the Chargers, but for now take a moment to vote the Steelers game ball winners. Remember, you’re not limited by the selections you see, you’re free to write in player or coach’s name.