NFL 2020 regular season resumed in mid-September amid the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to affect the world every day. At one given time, the entire sports world was shut down and was only resumed after individual governments and sport’s governing bodies came up with COVID-19 safety measures.
The league has had its fair shares of predicaments as a result of COVID-19 cases that have forced several teams to close down their team facilities and place players on the COVID-19 reserve list.
Even with all these mishaps, there was only one team in the NFL2020 season yet to lose a single game. That was the Pittsburgh Steelers.
On Monday, the Steeler’s unbeaten run came to an end when Washington thrashed them with a small margin of 23-17. It was the first loss of the 2020 campaign for the Steelers, and the only other team to lose once is the Chiefs to the Raiders.
Washington was losing the Monday game, but they were able to surprise the home team during the second-half rally to pull up a significant win to handle the Steelers’ first loss of the about-to-end NFL 2020 regular season.
The Steelers, playing at home, were leading the whole game, and they lost with slightly over two minutes remaining until the final whistle. The Washington player who changed the score in the last few seconds remaining was Placekicker Dustin Hopkins with a 45-yard field goal.
Washington coach Ron Rivera termed the victory as “Euphoria” and explained how his team’s perfect mood contributed to them winning the game. He added that the team deserved it because they had been down for such a long time, and they are in the process of rebuilding themselves. And with such a win, the team will be ready for a buildup.
Washington was only to tie the game in the fourth quarter after being behind the entire game. Alex Smith’s strike to TE Logan Thomas changed the scores in that quarter. The Steelers could also have recorded a score to change the game, but QB Ben Roethlisberger’s sent out an incomplete pass to RB Antony McFarland.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin stated in a postgame news conference that Washington made the most significant plays during the game, and they didn’t particularly in the second half. According to him, that was the difference in the game that shattered their unbeaten run.
Tomlin didn’t see his team losing to Washington after he ridiculed his team during their win over the Ravens saying that they portrayed a junior varsity performance. But the Steelers still have RB James Conner and Center Maurkice Pouncey on the COVID-19 reserve list.
Washington is now 5-7, and they will be competing with the Giants for the NFC East lead, while the Steelers (11-1) missed an opportunity to seal a playoff spot.
Monday game night between the Steelers vs. Washington favored the home team, but at the end, the inferior away team banged the points for the day. That’s how much NFL football is unpredictable at times.
Lena Wood graduated from John Carroll University in the year 2002. She born and grown up in Dallas but later she moved to Cleveland for Studying. Lena has written for several major publications including Community Newspapers and News Desk. Lena is a community Reporter and also Covers National Topics.