The Pittsburgh Steelers are rolling, off to a 5-0 start after today’s win over the Cleveland Browns. However, it did not come without cost.
Linebacker Devin Bush tore his ACL, and will have to miss the remainder of the season after he undergoes surgery.
Head coach Mike Tomlin described the injury as “significant”, and Bush was soon receiving well wishes from the likes of QB Ben Roethlisberger and former Detroit Lion Eric Ebron:
Drafted 10th overall in 2019 from the Michigan Wolverines, Bush appeared in all 16 games during his rookie season, and has proven himself to be a key part of the Steeler defense.
Best wishes to Bush as he recovers.
D’Andre Swift scores 2nd touchdown of the afternoon
The Detroit Lions are in good position against the Jacksonville Jaguars!
He raced into the end zone on a 2nd and three for Detroit, good for his second touchdown of the afternoon and giving his team some more breathing room:
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) October 18, 2020
Adrian Peterson gets Detroit Lions on the board first
The Detroit Lions are on the board first in Jacksonville!
The Detroit Lions were able to convert on a 4th-and-short to keep their opening drive live, and they were certainly added by two Jacksonville penalties. A handoff to legendary RB Adrian Peterson capped off the 10-play drive, giving Detroit the early lead.
It's an @adrianpeterson TOUCHDOWN!
— NFL (@NFL) October 18, 2020
It’s not unusual to see the Lions score first this season – let’s hope they can keep it this afternoon!
Dan Orlovsky has message for fans of teams wanting to tank
You’d be hard pressed to find an athlete currently playing the NFL who openly admits to wanting his team to “tank” in order to be able to obtain a higher draft selection.
But that doesn’t mean that no athlete who once played in the NFL will share that same mentality.
Former Detroit Lions quarterback Dan Orlovsky, now an analyst with ESPN, had an interesting message for teams who have Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence on their radar – winning a game isn’t worth missing out on the chance to potentially be able to draft him.
Lawrence is the early favorite to become the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft next year in Cleveland, and could prove to be a franchise altering selection for whomever lands the first overall selection.