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NFL Week 6 Game Recap: Pittsburgh Steelers 20, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 18

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubisky (10) runs the ball against Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Antoine Winfield Jr. (31) during the fourth quarter at Acrisure Stadium. Pittsburgh won 20-18. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

In a tight contest all the way around, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 20-18. The Steelers move to 4-2 on the season while the Bucs drop to 3-3.

Offensive spotlight: Given the context of the game, the offensive spotlight has to go to Steelers quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who came into the game after Kenny Pickett was evaluated for a concussion. Trubisky went 9-for-12 with a handful of key third-and-long passing conversions on the way to a win.

Defensive spotlight: The best defensive player for either team was Steelers defensive lineman Cameron Heyward, who was had his way with Bucs rookie offensive guard Luke Goedeke, generating three pressures, two hurries and a sack while dominating his area of the line of scrimmage.

Rookie spotlight: Before leaving the game, Pickett went 11-for-18 with 67 passing yards and a touchdown. He didn’t blow the doors off with his performance, but it did give the Steelers the lead early, something they held onto throughout the game.

Offensive line spotlight: Neither the Bucs nor the Steelers offensive lines played well in this game, as both gave up eight pressures apiece with over 20% pressure percentage allowed. The highest-graded offensive linemen were Steelers center Mason Cole (78.4; first review) and Bucs offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs (74.1; first review).

Box Score

Passing
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Tom Brady 13.72 25 / 40 243 6.1 1 0
Pittsburgh Steelers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Mitch Trubisky 10.26 9 / 12 144 12 1 0
Kenny Pickett 8.28 11 / 18 67 3.7 1 0
Rushing
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Leonard Fournette 22.1 21 63 3 0 13
Tom Brady 13.72 1 0 0 0 0
Rachaad White 5.3 4 12 3 0 8
Pittsburgh Steelers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Chase Claypool 23.4 1 8 8 0 8
Najee Harris 12.9 14 42 3 0 14
Mitch Trubisky 10.26 6 5 0.8 0 9
Diontae Johnson 8.6 2 8 4 0 5
Kenny Pickett 8.28 2 16 8 0 10
George Pickens 5.8 1 1 1 0 1
Jaylen Warren 0.2 2 2 1 0 1
Steven Sims -0.5 1 -5 -5 0 -5
Receiving
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Leonard Fournette 22.1 6 6 38 6.3 1
Chris Godwin 15.5 12 6 95 7.9 0
Mike Evans 8.2 4 4 42 10.5 0
Rachaad White 5.3 4 3 11 2.8 0
Cade Otton 4.3 3 2 23 7.7 0
Russell Gage 4 4 2 20 5 0
Cameron Brate 3.4 3 2 14 4.7 0
Breshad Perriman 0 1 0 0 0 0
Pittsburgh Steelers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Chase Claypool 23.4 7 7 96 13.7 1
Najee Harris 12.9 3 2 7 2.3 1
Diontae Johnson 8.6 7 5 28 4 0
Connor Heyward 6.9 3 2 49 16.3 0
George Pickens 5.8 6 3 27 4.5 0
Zach Gentry 1.4 1 1 4 4 0

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