The Pittsburgh Steelers wild Wild Card win over the Cincinnati Bengals will go down as one of the most drama filled Steelers playoff since the 1989 Steelers New Years Eve upset of the Oilers in the AstroDome. As we do after every week, Steel Curtain Rising seeks out Steelers Nation’s opinion on who the Steelers game ball winners should be.
On the offensive side of the ballot, Ben Roethlisberger gets a nod, for his turnover free performance, touchdown pass and heroic effort off the bench in relief of struggling backup Landry Jones. Martavis Bryant also gets a slot on the ballot, for his touchdown catch and his incredible reverse. Antonio Brown gets a slot as well, due to his 7 catch 119 yard performance.
And so does the Steelers unlikely dynamic rushing duo Fitzgerald Toussaint and Jordan Todman who running back by committee performance was a critical factor in the Steelers win.
- On special teams, Steelers place kicker Chris Boswell wins a ballot slot and no explanation is needed.
On the defensive side of the ballot, Ryan Shazier wins a ballot slot for the obvious reason. Other Steelers authoring splash plays include James Harrison, Ryan Shazier, Jarvis Jones, Cameron Heyward and Antwon Blake all win ballot positions.
- We’re also giving Steelers Nation a chance to award game balls to Adam Jones and Vontaze Burfict.
Without the total lack of discipline on the part of both of these players, Pittsburgh Steelers would not have won the game.
Write Your Choice In
Remember, you are not limited to these choices Steelers Nation. A strong case for awarding a game ball to a member of either the Steelers defense or the Steelers offense can be made. If you feel you have someone you want to add, don’t be bashful write in your choice.
As the Steelers win over the Bengals ended at 2:00 am last night, Steel Curtain Rising’s analysis took a while to get up, but here it is!