There's just something about those block-number jerseys!
In a throwback-type performance, the Pittsburgh Steelers would overcome injuries and struggles on defense to pull out a big 24-19 win over the Green Bay Packers, improving their record to 6-3.
For the second straight week, the Steelers scored on their first possession of the game, a 9-play, 75-yard drive capped off by running back Najee Harris. The Steelers would score points on their first three possessions, which was unusual considering how much they have struggled to take early leads this season.
In the second half, the Steelers defense would surrender big plays but manage to relegate the Packers offense to just two field goals. In the fourth quarter, veteran defensive back Keanu Neal would intercept the ball deep in the Steelers red zone from a deflection, courtesy of cornerback Patrick Peterson. The defense would help seal the team's victory with a timely interception by defensive back Damontae Kazee, his second of the season.
Quarterback Kenny Pickett would finish the game with 126 on 14 completions, as his opponent, Jordan Love, finished with 21 completions for 289 yards and two passing touchdowns; however, his two interceptions would ultimately decide the outcome.
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The running back tandem of Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren carried the day for the Steelers offense. In their Week 9 win over the Titans, they combined for 157 rushing yards and a touchdown. In Week 10 against the Packers, they took it up a level, combining for 183 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Warren recorded his first career 100-yard rushing game while averaging 6.7 yards per carry. Harris, in his own right, was a force on the ground, averaging 5.1 while contributing 14 receiving yards.
As was the case last season after their bye week, the Steelers offense is trending in the right direction. One can attribute this to the move of rookie Broderick Jones to right tackle, giving the offensive line some semblance of balance on both sides. As it stands, Harris and Warren are making a strong case for being the top running-back tandem in the NFL.