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Monday Night Football: Steelers and Saints secure division wins

Monday Night Football: Steelers and Saints secure division wins

Monday Night Football highlights: Steelers defeat Browns, Nick Chubb is hurt, and Saints are suddenly 2-0. The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns in the opening of three Monday Night Football twin bills, while the New Orleans Saints defeated the Carolina Panthers to move to 2-0 on the season. Star running back Nick Chubb had to be helped off the field after sustaining a catastrophic leg injury.

Kevin Stefanski: Nick Chubb is most likely done for the year

According to Browns coach Kevin Stefanski, Nick Chubb will likely miss the rest of the season. Still, he provided no other information on the running back’s injury following his team’s 26-22 defeat to the Steelers. You feel for the individual, Stefanski remarked, “Obviously, Nick has a very significant knee injury.” “We know he’s a great football player, but we also know he’s a great person, and we will support him all the way through,”

Chubb was brought to a nearby hospital but later released, according to the Browns after the game. Key players other than Chubb were hurt on Monday night. Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, injured while assisting with the Chubb injury, also departed the game. Veteran linebacker Shaq Thompson of the Panthers is also said to have sustained a severe injury. Jamaal Williams, the Saints’ running back, missed the team’s victory due to a hamstring injury.

Deshaun Watson found wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones with a ball on fourth-and-9. The Steelers’ CB Joey Porter Jr. seemed to grasp Peoples-Jones’ jersey after his route, but no flag was raised as the football flew over his head.

With a minute left in the fourth quarter, the Browns were forced to turn the ball over on downs due to the non-call. After regaining control, the Steelers ran out the time.

In the thrilling AFC North game, both clubs traded punches. All six turnovers were made, with Cleveland and Pittsburgh each contributing two. The Browns gained 408 total yards at the game’s finish. Pittsburgh generated a total of 255 yards. Pittsburgh prevailed even though its offence only managed to gain nine first downs on Monday Night Football.

T.J. Watt recovers a fumble in Cleveland to score

The Steeler’s defence produced a significant, game-changing play when the team needed it. On second and nine, Steelers outside linebacker Alex Highsmith sacked Deshaun Watson after stripping him. Outside linebacker T.J. Watt snatched up the stray ball and returned it 17 yards for the scoop and score. The touchdown made the score 26-22 in favour of the Steelers. Cleveland has made four mistakes thus far. On the night, Highsmith recorded seven tackles, one sack, one interception, and two quarterback hits.

Panthers defender Shaq Thompson due to an ankle injury

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, linebacker Shaq Thompson of the Carolina Panthers is expected to miss the whole season due to an ankle injury. After the team’s Monday night defeat to the New Orleans Saints, head coach Frank Reich described the injury as “significant”. During the first period of the game, Thompson became injured. A Saints offensive lineman landed on his leg as he rose from a tackle. Off the pitch, he was carried. The nine-year veteran started all 17 games last year and was first on the team with 135 tackles, a career-best.

Injured being carried from the pitch is Nick Chubb

Running back of the Browns: A knee injury forced Nick Chubb to leave the field early in the second quarter. When Chubb received a handoff, rushed between the tackles, and was struck low by Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, he sustained an injury. On the play, Chubb and Fitzpatrick both suffered injuries, but Chubb remained on the ground with what seemed to be a significant knee injury. The audience at Acrisure Stadium responded sympathetically when the performance was replayed there. The Pittsburgh fans applauded as the Browns running back ultimately left the field while being taken off. The Browns announced that Chubb had been ruled out of the game later in the second quarter.

After the first quarter, another turnover occurred. Another bizarre play included Browns cornerback Denzel Ward hitting Steelers wide receiver Gunner Olszewski as soon as he grabbed the ball, which resulted in a turnover. After holding the stray football, Grant Delpit mishandled it. Before bouncing out of bounds, the stray football bounced off several players. After reviewing the dramatic play, the referees determined it was a Browns ball.

Saints blow a chance because of a strip sack on Monday Night Football

Going into the break, the Saints are just holding onto a lead. Near the conclusion of the second half, when Carl Granderson strip-sacked Bryce Young, they had a significant chance to distance themselves from the Panthers. Pete Werner of the Saints tried to grab the ball as he ran, but he could not keep it in his grasp as it fell through his fingers.

Guard Chandler Zavala of the Panthers attempted to leap on the ball as it slid away from him and bounced down the field. Then, several guys from both teams swarmed on it. Paulson Adebo, a cornerback with the Saints, ultimately emerged from the mess in control.

In the fourth quarter, running back Tony Jones Jr. of the Saints scored on a 2-yard burst for his second touchdown. Two drives prior, he registered his first career touchdown.

After going undrafted out of Notre Dame in 2020, Jones Jr. was signed by New Orleans. He spent part of the season with the Seattle Seahawks, appearing in a few games. This autumn, he rejoined the Saints. Due to the absence of Alvin Kamara owing to a suspension and the prior injury to Jamaal Williams, New Orleans lacks running backs.

Steelers’ T.J. Watt creates history on Monday night

Great defensive players have played for the Steelers throughout their history. None of them have more career sacks than T.J. Watt, a pass rusher. When Watt sacked Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson on a third down late in the second quarter, he took over the team record for sacks. With the sack, Watt now has 81.5 career sacks. James Harrison formerly held the record for most sacks in Pittsburgh history with 80.5.

‘Monday Night Football’s’ kickoff time is?

At 8:15 p.m. ET, the Browns and Steelers will begin things off, followed by the Saints vs. Panthers at 7:15 p.m. ET.

How can I watch “Monday Night Football” games featuring the Saints vs. Panthers and the Browns vs. Steelers?

ESPN and ESPN2 will air Saints vs. Panthers, while ABC and ESPN+ will show Browns vs. Steelers.

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