The Pittsburgh Steelers reached their Bye week a little banged up.
So, even if it was earlier in the season than most coaches would’ve wanted, the Steelers could actually use the breather.
Now, they could have two big contributors back on the field for Week 7’s must-win clash vs. the Los Angeles Rams.
According to Brooke Pryor of ESPN, tight end Pat Feriermuth made it loud and clear that he will be on the field next Sunday, adding that he would’ve been able to play if his team had a game in Week 6, all despite that hamstring injury.
Steelers TE Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) says he’s going to play Sunday vs. Rams, and said he would’ve been able to play if the Steelers had a game Week 6.
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) October 16, 2023
As for LT Dan Moore Jr., he reportedly worked out with the first team today, and he stated that he was healthy enough to play last Sunday after suffering from an MCL sprain (via Nick Farabaugh of Steelers Now).
Steelers LT Dan Moore Jr. said he worked with the first team at LT today. Didn’t know if that’s permanent. He says he’s healthy enough to return from an MCL sprain and play Sunday.
— Nick Farabaugh (@FarabaughFB) October 16, 2023
The Steelers won an emotional game vs. the Baltimore Ravens before the win, once again proving that HC Mike Tomlin is usually at his best when his back is against the wall.
They’re currently sitting on a 3-2 record and are perfect 2-0 in the division, which is significantly better than some pundits predicted.
Against all odds, and despite boasting arguably the less talented of all the teams in the AFC North Division, the Steelers have a legit chance to finish the season as divisional leaders.
As much as the offense has struggled to find consistency, the defense has been stout and well coached teams will always have an opportunity to win on any given Sunday.