In Sunday’s matchup, the Pittsburgh Steelers extended their lead to 23-7, capitalizing on a Jimmy Garoppolo interception.
The pivotal moment came when Garoppolo attempted a deep pass on the right side intended for Jakobi Meyers, but the throw was ill-advised as Meyers was surrounded by two Pittsburgh defenders. Cornerback Patrick Peterson intercepted the pass at the Steelers’ 19-yard line, marking Pittsburgh’s second takeaway of the game.
Quarterback Kenny Pickett then orchestrated the ensuing drive effectively, starting with a 17-yard pass to George Pickens. Tight end Pat Freiermuth contributed with a 14-yard reception, advancing the Steelers to Vegas’ 30-yard line. On the very next play, Freiermuth secured a 13-yard touchdown catch, further bolstering Pittsburgh’s lead to 16 points with 3:56 remaining in the third quarter.
The Steelers showcased their resilience by scoring 23 consecutive points after Davante Adams had initially opened the scoring with a 32-yard touchdown.
Kenny Pickett had an efficient game, completing 14 of 23 passes for 224 yards, tallying two touchdowns and avoiding interceptions.
Jimmy Garoppolo is an American football quarterback in the NFL, born on November 2, 1991, in Arlington Heights, Illinois. He played college football at Eastern Illinois University, where he earned the prestigious Walter Payton Award.
In the 2014 NFL Draft, Garoppolo was selected by the New England Patriots in the second round (62nd overall). He served as Tom Brady’s backup and won two Super Bowl rings with the Patriots (Super Bowl XLIX and LI).
In 2017, Garoppolo was traded to the San Francisco 49ers, where he became the starting quarterback. He played a pivotal role in leading the 49ers to Super Bowl LIV during the 2019 season, although they fell short of victory.
Garoppolo’s career has been marked by talent and potential, but also injury challenges that have occasionally sidelined him. Known for his quick release and accuracy, he is considered a solid NFL quarterback when healthy.