Steelers vs. Chargers: Pittsburgh takes an early lead, thanks to Devin Bush

Pittsburgh linebacker Devin Bush and free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick celebrate a touchdown. (Katharine Lotze/Getty Images)In-game updates

Steelers turn Bush interception into TD: This game has been a showcase, so far, for Steelers rookie linebacker Devin Bush. His tipped-ball interception gave the Steelers possession of the ball at the L.A. 40-yard line, and they cashed in with a 12-yard touchdown run by tailback James Conner. So Bush, the 10th overall selection in this year’s NFL draft out of Michigan, has scored one Steelers’ touchdown with a return of a fumble recovery and set up the other one with an interception. (Steelers 14, Chargers 0 with 4:29 left in the 1st quarter)

He’s just getting started.@_Dbush11

– Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers)
October 14, 2019

Defensive TD for Steelers: The Steelers have an early lead thanks to a touchdown by their defense on an eyesore of a play by quarterback Philip Rivers and the Chargers. Rivers, under pass-rush pressure, tried to get the football to running back Melvin Gordon on his right. But Rivers’s pass was backward and fell to the turf for what was ruled a lateral and a fumble charged to Rivers. Steelers rookie linebacker Devin Bush picked up the ball off the ground and ran nine yards for the touchdown. (Steelers 7, Chargers 0 with 10:51 left in the 1st quarter)

A scoop & a score!!@_Dbush11

– Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers)
October 14, 2019

Bad first throw by Hodges: Undrafted rookie Devlin Hodges, making his first NFL start for the Steelers, had wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster open on Pittsburgh’s first offensive play. But Hodges’s pass was underthrown and the ball fell incomplete. Hodges did complete a third-down pass short of the first down and the Steelers punted. That came after the Chargers punted on the game’s opening possession, with the many Steelers fans in the crowd in Carson, Calif., chanting for the Pittsburgh defense. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers limped a bit on his way off the field after absorbing a hit after delivering a throw on the opening series. (Steelers 0, Chargers 0 with 11:06 left in the 1st quarter)

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Devin Bush has two takeaways and a TD in two-minute span on Sunday Night Football

Devin Bush has absolutely wrecked the Los Angeles Chargers and it’s not even halftime yet.

The former Michigan linebacker has already made a number of plays with the Pittsburgh Steelers defense. A highly-touted rookie, Bush continues to draw rave reviews for his speed and playmaking ability.

Taking on the Chargers on Sunday Night Football, Bush is absolutely terrorizing Philip Rivers early. It started when Rivers threw what was intended to be a screen pass in the first quarter.

Rivers’ throw was intended to go to Melvin Gordon, but it was hurried and off-target. It was also a backwards pass, meaning the ball was still live. Bush never hesitated in grabbing the ball and racing into the end zone for an early touchdown.

Devin Bush Jr. is turning into a special player for the Steelers 👀 @_Dbush11

– The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 14, 2019

On the ensuing possession, Bush once again recorded a takeaway. This time, Rivers’ pass was batted up into the air at the line of scrimmage. Bush, who was lined up on Keenan Allen for the play, broke off his coverage and made a running grab for the interception.

It gave the Steelers great field position:


– The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 14, 2019

After the pick, Bush and Pittsburgh’s defense had quite the celebration:

Steelers sliding into the end zone to celebrate the turnover 😂😂 @steelers

– The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 14, 2019

A total of 2:02 came off the game clock between Bush’s takeaways.

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Source:: Daily Times