The atmosphere tonight in the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers/Seattle Seahawks game wasn’t like most NFL preseason games.
In fact, it was better than some regular season games and that’s because of the anticipation of the hometown crowd watching former Pitt great Kenny Pickett making his debut with the Steelers.
And to no surprise, Pickett didn’t disappoint and was near perfect in leading the Steelers to a 32-25. With the score tied at 25, Pickett connected with Tyler Vaughns for a 24-yard touchdown to give the Steelers the win.
In his NFL debut, Pickett was 13-15 for 95 yards and 2 touchdown passes. No. 8 also connected on a 2-point conversion pass and rushed 3 times for 16 yards.
Although all three quarterbacks played well, everyone is talking about Pickett.
Can’t remember the last time I watched an entire Steelers preseason game, but that was a blast. Thanks Kenny P! #HereWeGo
— E Double U (@EWPitt) August 14, 2022
What a finish. What a win. I’ve never been this excited after a preseason game haha. Pickens is HIM. And Pickett is the TRUTH! So excited for the regular season now. #HereWeGo
— Brandon James Wallace (@BWall) August 14, 2022
— Coach Wannstedt (@CoachWannstedt) August 14, 2022
Kenny F’in Pickett !!! H2P!
— Mike McGlynn (@Greezy_75) August 14, 2022
Pickens will make this town forget JuJu ever existed in very short order.
— Mark Madden (@MarkMaddenX) August 14, 2022
KP is a baller!!!! @kennypickett10
— Rashad Wheeler (@ShadWheeler_) August 14, 2022
Kenny Pickett’s hands aren’t too small and he is the FUTURE IN PITTSBURGH.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) August 14, 2022
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 14, 2022
— Pitt Sports Insider (@InsiderPitt) August 14, 2022
Kenny Pickett pic.twitter.com/XBEfq0qMV0
— Pardon My Take (@PardonMyTake) August 14, 2022
Just like 7. 8 leads a GW Drive
— Tone Digs (@ToneDigz) August 14, 2022
KENNY IS THAT GUY
THAT WAS EPIC
— Yinzburgh Adam (@yinzburghsports) August 14, 2022
“KENNY” chants exiting the stadium. Unbelievable scene for a preseason game.
— Donny Football (@DonChed54) August 14, 2022
And the haters said Kenny Pickett’s hands were too small. This is why your No. 1 evaluating tool should be actual football: How does a guy play when it matters? Pickett is a baller. #Steelers
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) August 14, 2022
K E N N Y 🤝❗️
— Dree💰 (@DreeHenderson) August 14, 2022
KENNY KENNY KENNY KENNY KENNY KENNY KENNY
A torcida do Steelers vai a loucura no Acrisure Stadium. O TD tem tudo para dar a vitória ao Steelers!
— Black Yellow Brasil – 🖐🏼 (@blackyellowbr) August 14, 2022
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) August 14, 2022
From Heinz Field to Acrisure Stadium, all Kenny Pickett does is lead game winning drives in Pittsburgh.
— Mike J. Asti (@MikeAsti11) August 14, 2022
— Qadree Ollison (@QOllison) August 14, 2022
— EJ Borghetti (@PittBorghetti) August 14, 2022
— Rich Walsh KDKA (@RichieWalsh) August 14, 2022
Kenny Pickett walk off touchdown pass. Covers the point spread for the home team. Preseason legend
— Lawrence Muir (@LawrenceMuir1) August 14, 2022
Yeah that looked pretty good. Kenny Pickett doing his best Kenny Pickett.
— Chris Peak (@PantherLair) August 14, 2022
He is a FOOTBALL PLAYER!!!!
— Pat Narduzzi (@CoachDuzzPittFB) August 14, 2022
Kenny Pickett with his first 2 min drill TD drive. Looked on time and in rhythm all night. This was what you wanted to see if you’re a #Steelers fan. The Kenny chants are ringing out.
— Christopher Carter (@CarterCritiques) August 14, 2022
"Ken-ny… Ken-ny… Ken-ny…" chants reemerge
— Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) August 14, 2022