Wow, winning feels good doesn’t it? After going 42 days without winning a football game, the Pittsburgh Steelers have now won 2 games in the last 5 with their 28-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts.
As we do after every Steelers victory, we invite this corner of Steelers Nation to vote Steelers Game Ball winners. Steelers earning a ballot slot for their efforts to crack the Steelers Thanksgiving Curse are:
For the second straight week Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell earn ballot slots for the offense, but this time they’re joined by Ladarius Green, who saw his first serious action in the passing game and he made, as Mike Tomlin described them, “two field flipping plays.”
- The Steelers offensive line also merits consideration. They have no ballot slot, but feel free to write them in.
On defense, Lawrence Timmons was once again all over the field, making 10 total tackles and defending a pass. Mike Mitchell came up with a HUGE goal line stop, broke up a couple of passes, and came down with the game clinching interception. Ryan Shazier was next in tackles, and notched half a tackle for a loss. Javon Hargrave notched his second sack in as many weeks, and had a hand in downing 3 Colts behind the line of scrimmage.
William Gay, who has been quiet for much of the season, opened the game with a strip sack, and added another interception late in the game. Sean Davis also earns a ballot slot, based on his strong play and goal line stop. James Harrison added to his Steelers sack total, and also downed the a runner behind the line of scrimmage.
This is Your Poll – Feel Free to Write in Steelers Game Ball Winners
Please remember, you are not limited to the choices we’ve outlined above, this is your poll. Perhaps you feel that Ross Cockrell, Anthony Chickillo and/or Stephon Tuitt deserve game balls – write their names in. Better yet, write their names in and leave a comment stating your case. (Bogus choices, such as “Kordell Stewart” will get deleted.)
Click here for Steel Curtain Rising’s full analysis of the Steelers Thanksgiving win over the Colts.