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The Steelers receivers had some dropped passes early and it appeared as though the offense would not be able to get in gear as they weren’t versus Kansas City.
That did not last for long as they got past the drops and had a productive day.
The big story for the game was Hines Ward’s five receptions for 30 yards. While the numbers were not big, they make him the 19th player in NFL history to reach 12,000 receiving yards. He is now only 10 receptions away from 1,000 for his career.
Wallace also had a nice bounce-back game after a disappointing showing last week. He drew a long pass interference penalty to help set up a touchdown and scored on two of his three receptions.
His second touchdown was a nice 19-yard score on a catch and run.
Antonio Brown only had two receptions, but one went for 45 yards. Late in the game, he got hit hard in the chest on a pass attempt from Batch.
On the day, Pittsburgh’s receivers were running a lot of intermediate and deep routes, and at times, were covered well by a depleted Bengals secondary. However, they made the big plays when called upon and were big contributors to the victory.
Season GPA: 3.08