Grades For Steelers After Week 2 Victory


Sep 2015

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Steelers grades after win over 49ers

The Steelers may not have had a good start, but they certainly made up for it during their Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers, where they beat them 43-18. This proves that the team still has great chances of getting to the playoffs and even the Super Bowl, despite being afflicted by multiple injuries. This game was proof of how dominating the Black and Gold team can be, and will probably be showing during the rest of the season.

After this game, several of the aspects of the team, as well as individual players were given scores based on their performance that led to their victory. This is done in hopes to let fans know that their players are stronger than ever. For example, the combination of QB Ben Roethlisberger and WR Antonio Brown is better this year than it was in 2014. Here are the grades based on Offense, Defense, where the players scored higher than a +1.0.


Player Score
Ben Roethlisberger +7.5
Antonio Brown +5.4
Heath Miller +2.1
Kelvin Beachum +1.9


Player Score
Stephon Tuitt +2.5
Cameron Heyward +1.7
Mike Mitchell +1.6
James Harrison +1.2
Ryan Shazier +1.1

The only player on offense that got a negative score was DeAngelo Williams (-1.1), although he was able to score three touchdowns; his overall grade is based on rushing and receiving. There were more negative scores on the defense, with the three worst scores being of: Lawrence Timmons (-3.8), Steve McLendon (-2.0), and Antwon Blake (-1.3).

The grades improved a lot over their Week 1 loss against the New England Patriots, but there is still a lot of room for improvement. The Steelers may get their chance to continue with their first road victory against the St. Louis Rams during Week 3 of the NFL season.