Chase Claypool and Mitch Trubisky's redemption game, and the most improbable win of the Mike Tomlin era
This is madness....
The Pittsburgh Steelers had every reason to lose to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
They not only had every reason to lose, they had every reason to get blown out.
They were 1-4, they had lost four games in a row, were coming off the worst loss of the Mike Tomlin era (38-3) in Buffalo, and were without five major starters on defense, including four of their top-five defensive backs (Minkah Fitzpatrick, Levi Wallace, Cam Sutton, and Ahkello Witherspoon) and their best overall player (T.J. Watt). All of that while Tom Brady was coming in to face a rookie quarterback in Kenny Pickett making his second career start (and first start at home).
This game, on paper, should have been a nightmare. The Steelers were justifiably 10-point underdogs. At home.
Then something insane happened.
They went out and won the damn gamn, 20-18, to snap their four-game losing streak and somehow climb back to within a game of first place in the AFC North Division.
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