That’s why they play the games, as evidenced by how the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers found themselves barely surviving an alley brawl with the Dallas Cowboys – coming away with a narrow 24-19 victory at Arlington , in Texas. Despite being the 14.5 point losers to the mighty Steelers, the Cowboys mostly shut down an opponent they were supposed to fold and die. Instead, having been named a starter just a day before, Garrett Gilbert (overall) has shown an ability to deliver both the timely penny and the much needed breakout – outperforming both Ben Roethlisberger and the entire Steelers half-offensive unit in the first half. .Things started to fall apart for him in the second half, however, as they did the exact opposite for Roethlisberger, but it was his defense that he can mostly thank for the win, especially safety Minkah Fitzpatrick.
Surprisingly, it was also the usually beleaguered Cowboys defense that showed up for much of the game, if not for grueling fourth-quarter penalties that helped push the Steelers to victory in a game that went from being an expected explosion at one of the best games of week 9. Gilbert was both impressive and not so much, as the Steelers came away with both an 8-0 record and some humility – after being almost a victim of the biggest upheaval of 2020.
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