Steelers “Studs and Duds” from Week 10 against the Rams

Studs and Duds takes a look at the winners and losers from each of the Pittsburgh Steelers games during the 2019 season. Check with us after every game each week for our list, and to also see who climbed, or fell, down the rankings.

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Minkah Fitzpatrick

Anything else need said here?

Fitzpatrick scores with savvy awareness off of a fumbled ball Jared Goff attempted to pass and had the final say with a game-ending interception.

Truthfully, this column could’ve been complete with only Fitzpatrick’s name.

T.J. Watt

Is there a week where Watt doesn’t bring his “A” game?

Four hits on Jared Goff along with a pass deflection and a half-sack added to Watt’s monster 2019 season.

Cam Heyward

Our podcast followers already know Heyward is a “Grown Ass Man”, but boy did he manhandle the Rams offensive line on 3rd-and-10 with 1:34 remaining in the game, batting a ball to the turf.

Heyward was largely disruptive all day long along with the rest of the defense: honestly, there are too many “studs” to name here this week!

Mike Tomlin

Coach T deserves this as much as anyone for having the brass to not only successfully challenge an earlier backward pass that set the Rams line of scrimmage about nine yards further behind, but to also have faith in his men to go for it on fourth down and no less, run a bootleg pass.

The Steelers are now 5-4 after starting 1-3 and don’t think for a minute this has everything to do with the guy at the top.

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Maurkice Pouncey

Pouncey winds up in this column for the bad/high snap to start the Steelers first drive – and give the Rams practically their only points of the game.

Pouncey also appeared to have issues with Aaron Donald. He was seeing his ghost, and in all fairness, who wouldn’t? Pouncey appeared to be preoccupied with his next step to contain a generational player and that had an adverse effect on the offense is several spots throughout the game.

Robert Spillane

Called up to the main roster this week, Spillane committed several special teams penalties which could’ve proven disastrous for the Steelers.

In close games such as this one, making multiple mistakes is tantamount to not being on the roster in coming weeks.

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