The votes are in for the Pittsburgh Steelers game ball winners for last weeks victory over the New York Giants and the contest was one of the most closely contested game ball polls we have seen here at Steel Curtain Rising in a long time.
But with all of the ballots counted, Le’Veon Bell edged out Ladarius Green as to top vote getter by a count of 19 to 18. Not only did the two offensive stars go neck and neck for top billing in this poll, but they were the only two contestants to break double digits.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was the next highest vote getter for the offense with 8 votes, which doubled Antonio Brown’s total of 4. Kudos to the citizen of Steelers Nation who took time to write in Jesse James name. Jesse James appears to be blossoming into a quality number 2 tight end, and he played a fabulous game winning unsung hero honors in the Steelers-Giants Report Card.
One of our write in voters nominated the entire Steelers defense, and this sentiment found plenty of support in Steelers Nation, as that is the highest vote getter on the Steelers defense.
Lawrence Timmons led individual Steelers defenders with 8 votes and his interception in no small part helped turn the game. Timmons was followed by Sean Davis, who had a fantastic game, and including several key stops and a game-sealing interception. After that votes tapered off, with James Harrison and Artie Burns earning 4 votes a piece.
Steelers Nation isn’t ready to give a lot of love to Ricardo Mathews who, despite registering his first sack for the Steelers, got zero votes. Better luck next time Ricardo.
As always, Steel Curtain Rising extends its thanks to everyone who took time out to vote, and especially to those made the effort to cast write-in votes.