Three takeaways from Steelers’ road win over Chargers

first_imgThe undrafted rookie out of Samford performed admirably, completing 15 of 20 throws for 132 yards, one touchdowns and one interception.With the loss, the Chargers fall to 2-4 and are off to a disappointing start after many experts pegged them as contenders in the AFC before the start of the season. Related News Pittsburgh (2-4) heads into its bye week while the Chargers travel to Tennessee to take on the Titans (2-4) in Week 7.Three takeaways from Steelers’ win over the ChargersChargers’ early miscues cost themAfter the two teams traded punts to start the game, things got off the rails for LA.A backward pass from Chargers’ quarterback Philip Rivers went over the head of running back Melvin Gordon. That’s when Steelers’ linebacker Devin Bush scooped up the live ball and took it to the house to get Pittsburgh on the board just under four minutes into the game. Devin Bush Jr. is turning into a special player for the Steelers 👀 @_Dbush11 pic.twitter.com/VC44ueuRXR— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 14, 2019Four plays later, it was Bush again who intercepted a tipped pass from Rivers that set up another touchdown by the Steelers’ offense on the ensuing drive. DEVIN BUSH IS TAKING OVER SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL pic.twitter.com/ErSu4Qj7jV— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 14, 2019At the end of the first quarter, Pittsburgh was up 14-0 and it never looked back.Steelers’ defense was relentlessWhile Bush was all over the Chargers early forcing two turnovers, the Steelers’ defensive unit as a whole was stifling all night.Pittsburgh’s defense held LA’s offense to two punts, a fumble, an interception and a missed field goal on its first five drives of the night. The Chargers’ rushing attack was also nonexistent as the Steelers allowed just 32 yards on the ground. It wasn’t until the fourth quarter when LA managed to put its first points on the board on a 38-yard field goal by kicker Chase McLaughlin. The defense then sealed the win after intercepting Rivers with 41 seconds remaining in the game. James Conner was Mr. Reliable for PittsburghWhether it was in the air or on the ground, Conner came up big for the Steelers when they needed some yards.Almost half of Hodges’ completions on the night were to Conner, who caught seven passes for 78 yards and one touchdown. Conner finished the night with 119 total yards of offense and two touchdowns for Pittsburgh..@JamesConner_ IS HERE 😤#PITvsLACpic.twitter.com/9gGD4Xlift— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) October 14, 2019After a solid performance last season as the Steelers’ primary back during Le’Veon Bell’s holdout, Conner seems to be picking up right where he left off. The Steelers shocked many with a solid performance on the road in their 24-17 win over the Chargers on Sunday.After a scary hit knocked Steelers’ quarterback Mason Rudolph out of last week’s game, the team was forced to turn to Devlin Hodges to line up under center. Titans bench Marcus Mariota for Ryan Tannehill against Broncos; Week 7 starter undecided Cowboys coach Jason Garrett’s job ‘absolutely not’ in jeopardy after third straight loss, report says NFL Week 6 Sunday Huddle: Deshaun Watson wins QB duel vs. Chiefs; 49ers top Rams to stay undefeatedlast_img