He led the team in receptions, in receiving yards, and in fact, accounted for more yards than any offensive player besides the quarterback. He also caught a touchdown pass, and he played with a physical presence throughout Sunday night’s game against the Bills, a 26-15 loss in Buffalo that was the Steelers’ second in a row following 11 straight victories to open the season.
JuJu Smith-Schuster caught six passes for 55 yards, with three of those good for first downs, and the fourth accounting for one of the team’s two touchdowns. Smith-Schuster is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.
Also considered were Steven Nelson, who had six tackles and three passes defended; Cam Sutton, who had two tackles, three passes defended, and a fumble recovery; Mike Hilton, who had five tackles, an interception, and a forced fumble; and Tyson Alualu, who had four tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble.