Chants for rookie Kenny Pickett erupted along the Acrisure Stadium at various moments during Sunday’s 17-14 loss to the Patriots following many unsuccessful drives with Mitchell Trubisky at the controls. Only two weeks ago, Trubisky, the Steelers’ starter at quarterback, oversaw a team that managed only 243 yards of offense and one touchdown against New England. Trubisky heard it from the Pittsburgh fans after one too many aimless drives.
After the game, Trubisky remarked, “It is what it is. You just play football and try to forget about it.” We cannot be superior at everything, he added. Even these low figures, which show that Trubisky completed 21 of 33 ball attempts for 168 yards with one touchdown and one interception, are exaggerated. Trubisky completed 5-of-12 throws for 74 yards and an interception on passes with 10 or more air yards or more.