PITTSBURGH – There was little doubt about George Pickens’ effort on the second play of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ drive to open the primary quarter in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday.
Quarterback Mason Rudolph despatched a laser go to Pickens, who reduce inside and outpaced cornerback DJ Turner II. Pickens then slid previous the Bengals’ secondary when security Dax Hill missed a sort out. The second-year huge receiver, who was the discuss of Pittsburgh this week after admitting he did not block on a play as a result of he did not wish to get harm, ran 86 yards down the sector for an enormous landing.
86-YARD TOUCHDOWN ‼️
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— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 23, 2023
Rudolph’s landing to Pickens marks the Steelers’ longest landing since Week 12 of 2018 in opposition to the Denver Broncos when Ben Roethlisberger hit JuJu Smith-Schuster for 97 yards, in response to ESPN Stats and Data.
The Steelers continued to construct on their lead with a seven-yard speeding landing from Calvin Austin III early within the second quarter. It gave them a 14-0 lead in opposition to the Bengals.
The @stealers make a heat begin.
Calvin Austin extends the result in 14-0.
—NFL (@NFL) December 23, 2023