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I struggled going back and forth on whether Emmanuel Sanders was a winner or loser throughout this game before settling on my decision and I'm sure I'll catch some flack for it. But hear me out.
Sanders did a nice job on Sunday afternoon, catching five balls for 60 yards, but he had some seriously egregious miscues. Most importantly, the fumble.
Sanders caught a ball wide open across the middle of the field and probably could have taken it to the house. But instead, while trying to switch the ball to his other hand, Sanders fumbled the ball and lost it just across the 50-yard line.
Sanders also later dropped a ball on a third down that could have put the Steelers in field goal range and left with a shoulder injury.
Sanders isn't a loser in the sense that he didn't have a phenomenal game, but he lost because he had the opportunity to win a starting job over Mike Wallace (who had struggles of his own on Sunday) and didn't do anything to separate himself.