The Washington Football Team shocked the undefeated Steelers and beat them at Heinz Field on Monday evening football. This win was a huge win for the new culture that Ron Rivera is creating. Washington’s 4 – 7 record was the worst by any team in league history to beat a team that entered the game 11 – 0 or better. The Football team also hasn’t beaten the Steelers since 1991. Washington had some unexpected heroes step up and make big plays to win this game. Let’s take a look at some Studs that helped win and some duds that didn’t.
Cam Sims was an unexpected hero that made game changing plays to win the game. Right before halftime when Washington was down 14 – 0 he made a catch and scampered up the middle of the field for 30 yards. He was a man amongst boys and broke many tackles after the catch. In the second half on 3rd and 14 Cam Sims took a screen pass and ran for 31 yards after the catch. That drive led to a touchdown. Sims ended the day with 5 catches and 92 yards. The Steelers made sure to take Terry McLaurin out of the ball game and Cam Sims stepped up.
Logan Thomas was great in every aspect of the game vs the Steelers. He made the game saving recovery of a Jd Mckissic fumble in Washington territory. That fumble could have sealed the deal for a Steelers win since we we’re down 17 to 10 at the time. Logan has been a pleasant surprise at the tight end spot this year. He leads the team in touchdown catches with 5. Thomas finished his career day with 9 catches for 98 yards and no drops.
JD was great with ten catches for 70 yards on the day. He has been the go to guy for Alex Smith on thirds downs. McKissic always makes the 1st guy miss and has 56 catches for 408 yards on the year. He gives Washington another wide receiver option.
Alex Smith was sensational and played like a warrior. His leg was bleeding before the end of the half. Alex Smith made big throws to win the game in the second half. He also made a smart clock management play by holding on to the ball before the field goal by Dustin Hopkins. Smith is the frontrunner f or Comeback player of the year.
Jeremy Sprinkle for not picking up the fumble on the muffed punt.