Steelers Week 3 review: Offense finds a spark, Levi Wallace finds redemption
It was a start for the offense and a big bounce back for the veteran cornerback.
Before we get too far into this, my apologies for not getting my thoughts on the Week 3 game up until it is actually Week 4. The week got a little hectic and got away from me a little bit. But here we are.
Now that we are here I want to start off with what is, for me, the most mind-blowing stat in the NFL right now.
That is the fact that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett has not only completed the longest touchdown pass (and longest pass) in the NFL through the first three weeks, he has actually complete the TWO longest passes in the NFL through the first three weeks.
Those two passes include the 72-yard touchdown to Calvin Austin in Sunday night’s win over the Las Vegas Raiders, and the 71-yard catch-and-run to George Pickens during Week 2’s Monday night win against the Cleveland Browns.
If you have watched the Steelers offense over the past two years, and especially this season, that statistic has to be downright staggering to you. Especially when you consider that in the entirety of the 2022 season the Steelers only had one touchdown pass of more than 25 yards, and that pass did not happen until Week 18 of the season.
They also only had one pass all year longer than 50 yards, and it topped out at 57 yards.
To have two touchdowns go that far in the first three weeks of the season certainly has to mean something, doesn’t it?
I have some theories.
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