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WATCH: Kenny Pickett Throws Another Deep Ball Touchdown



Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett.

It hasn’t been the best start to the season for Kenny Pickett and the Pittsburgh Steelers offense, but the deep ball still works.

Pickett, after back-to-back three and outs to start Sunday night’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders, stood in the pocket, stepped up into his throw and dropped a perfect ball into Calvin Austin’s waiting arms for a 72-yard catch and run touchdown.

It’s the second straight week Pickett has thrown a passing touchdown of at least 70 yards.

Through the first quarter against the Raiders, Pickett completed 3-of-7 pass attempts for 91 yards and a touchdown. And he’s completed 49-of-83 pass attempts (59%) for 545 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions on the season.

Pickett completed 245-of-389 pass attempts (63%) for 2,404 yards with seven touchdowns and nine interceptions (adding 237 rushing yards and three more touchdowns on the ground) as a rookie last season.

After a strong preseason, there was an expectation that the Steelers offense would take a step this season, but it’s been tough sledding against a couple of strong defenses to begin the season.

A couple of long touchdown tosses, one to Austin and one to George Pickens, could be what Pickett needs to settle into more of a rhythm this season.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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