PHILADELPHIA – In the Steelers’ 31-14 preseason-opening win over the Eagles here tonight, a bunch of guys made plays that contributed to the victory. But Damoun Patterson was someone who made more than one.
Patterson led the team in receiving with six catches for 77 yards, and included among those was an Antonio Brown-like grab in the end zone for a 29-yard touchdown that gave the Steelers a 22-14 lead at halftime. Patterson also caught two passes for 29 yards in a possession that ended with one of Chris Boswell’s three field goals on the night.
Patterson is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.
Also considered were JuJu Smith-Schuster, who made a combat catch down the left sideline that he then turned into a 71-yard touchdown; Stevan Ridley, who had 14 yards rushing on 10 carries, caught four passes for 58 yards, and also was a contributor in protecting the passer; Boswell, who was 3-for-3 in field goals and 2-for-2 on PATs; Coty Sensabaugh, who had one of the defense’s two interceptions; Cam Sutton, who had the other interception and also forced a fumble; and Ola Adeniyi, who finished with two tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble.