He was physical. He finished runs. He averaged 4.7 yards per carry and ended up with 107 yards from scrimmage. He scored one of the team's two touchdowns.
There wasn't much to like about the Steelers' performance on Monday night in Cincinnati during a 27-17 loss to the Bengals, and Benny Snell couldn't do enough to change that outcome. But it seems fair to point to his play as a bright spot.
Snell started in place on the injured James Conner and rushed 18 times for 87 yards, and scored on a 1-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter that cut the Steelers' deficit to 24-17. He also caught three passes for 23 more yards to finish with 107 yards from scrimmage. Snell is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.
Also considered were Diontae Johnson, who caught eight passes for 59 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown, and he drew an 11-yard pass interference penalty that put the ball at the 1-yard line to set up Snell's touchdown; Minkah Fitzpatrick, who had seven tackles, including one for loss on a third down to force a Bengals punt with 2:23 remaining in the fourth quarter and the Steelers needing a touchdown to tie the game; and Cam Heyward, who had seven tackles, including one for loss, and consistently played with the kind of effort that's necessary for a team to win games down the stretch of an NFL season.