The Steelers saw their playoff hopes go up in flames late in Sunday’s game against the Saints, when JuJu Smith-Schuster coughed up a costly fumble to end the contest.
Smith-Schuster had just caught a pass to put the team in field-goal range, with roughly 30 seconds remaining, and the Steelers were in position to tie the game, if not possibly even win it.
But he flipped over onto a defender, and that’s when Sheldon Rankings stripped him of the football, which the Saints recovered to win the game.
Smith-Schuster was seen crying on the bench afterward.
It’s a tough moment for Smith-Schuster, and for the Steelers as well, as now, all of a sudden, the Ravens have taken the division lead in the AFC North. As for the Steelers, they’re now on the outside looking in, needing the Browns to beat the Ravens next Sunday, to possibly clinch a playoff berth.