Brice..Digest Player of the Week


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BRICE McCAIN
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Sometimes a player doesn’t have to do a lot to help his team win, he just needs to do something significant at a critical moment. That would describe Brice McCain’s contributions to the Steelers’ 17-9 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars today at EverBank Stadium.

On a second down in the fourth quarter of a game in which the Steelers were clinging to a 10-9 lead and had just turned the ball over on their previous offensive possession, McCain did something the Pittsburgh defense hadn’t managed since last December in Green Bay.

On a play in which Blake Bortles tried to get a pass to Allen Hurns along the right sideline, McCain cut in front of the receiver, made the interception, and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown that iced the Steelers’ 17-9 victory. It was the first pick-six for the Steelers since Cortez Allen did it in that win over the Packers.

McCain is the Steelers Digest Player of the week.

Also considered were Le’Veon Bell, who rushed for 82 yards and caught five passes for 36 more;Ben Roethlisberger, who completed 26-of-36 for 273 yards, with one touchdown, no interceptions, and a rating of 103.1; Antonio Brown, who caught five passes for 84 yards; Cortez Allen, who had seven tackles and an interception that was his second of the season; Jason Worilds, who had two tackles and the team’s only sack; and Will Gay, who had two tackles and two passes defensed.