Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward has been named the AFC defensive player of the week for his part in the Steelers Week 4 win over the rival Baltimore Ravens, per NBC’s Josh Alper.
The Steelers destroyed the Ravens 26-9 and established themselves as the best team in the AFC North. In that game, Heyward recorded four tackles, bringing his total for the year up to 16. He also got to Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco repeatedly, bringing him down for a pair of sacks. When not rushing the passer, he stepped up in run support and hit Ravens running back Alex Collins to force a fumble. Not done yet, Heyward pounced on the fumble to secure the recovery.
The offense walked out and marched down the short field for a touchdown. Running back Le’Veon Bell punched it in. Plays like that swung this game so heavily in Pittsburgh’s favor, just a week after the defense was criticized for allowing more than 200 rushing yards to the Chicago Bears.
It was Heyward’s best game of the year by far. He only has one other sack on the season and that was his first forced fumble.
Heyward thinks this is just the beginning.
“The sky is the limit if we take care of our business. That means just coming to practice and doing the little things,” Heyward said, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. “We all have talent in this group. We have an abundance of it.”
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