It was not a very fruitful or productive day for the Steelers on Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders at Heinz Field. From a team standpoint, none of the phases did enough to contribute to a victory, and at different critical moments of the game, each of the phases of the team failed to contribute to the defeat. Football is a team sport, and the sum of it all was a Steelers' loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, 26-17, at Heinz Field.
But in looking at the three-plus hours in terms of individual performances, there were some Steelers who had their moments. As always, Cam Heyward was one. Chris Boswell didn't get many opportunities, but when called upon in the fourth quarter, he did what was necessary. Najee Harris belongs in that group as well.
In his second professional game, Harris was better than he was in his first. He finished with 81 yards from scrimmage, which broke down to 38 yards rushing on 10 carries plus 43 yards on five receptions, including a 25-yard catch-and-run for one of the Steelers' two touchdowns on the afternoon.
Harris is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.
Also considered were Heyward, who finished with seven tackles, including one for loss, and one pass batted at the line of scrimmage; Melvin Ingram III, who had four tackles, including one for loss, one of the Steelers' two sacks, and three hits on the quarterback; Boswell, who only attempted and made one field goal, but it was from 56 yards in the fourth quarter when a miss would have ended all hopes for a comeback; Robert Spillane, who filled in for the injured Devin Bush and had 10 tackles, including one for loss, and also was in on two special teams tackles; and Joe Schobert, who had 10 tackles and two passes defensed.