It wasn't supposed to be, but this turned out to be a game where every snap of the ball seemed to be having a direct impact on the outcome. Of course, that wasn't true, but on the plays in which Minkah Fitzpatrick was involved it seemed that it was. The 2020 Steelers became the first team in franchise history to begin a season with eight straight wins, and the record-setter was a 24-19 nail-biter against the Cowboys in AT&T Stadium.
Fitzpatrick finished the game with six tackles, a fumble recovery, an interception, and two passes defensed. His fumble recovery led to a 59-yard field goal by Chris Boswell. His interception came in the end zone and saved at least three Dallas points and also was the start of a Steelers possession that ended with a field goal. And one of those passes defensed came in the end zone on the final play of the game to preserve the Steelers' five-point margin and their undefeated season.
Fitzpatrick is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.
Also considered were Ben Roethlisberger, who completed 29-of-42 (69 percent) for 306 yards, with three touchdowns, no interceptions, and a rating of 113.8; Cam Heyward, who had four tackles, three hits on the quarterback, and shared a sack with T.J. Watt that came on a fourth down play inside the two-minute warning that gave the Steelers' possession on the Cowboys 24-yard line; and JuJu Smith-Schuster, who caught six passes for 93 yards (15.5 average) and scored a touchdown.