JuJu Smith-Schuster is only worried about getting a W against the Bengals
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was suspended for a controversial hit last season, but he’ll bring the same aggression on Sunday. His blindside block on Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was huge. He’s unaware about what the Bengals have in store for him and the Steelers in Week 6, but he’s not too worried about it. He just wants to play physical football and beat the best team in the division.
“I’m just worried about the game,” Smith-Schuster told TribLive.com, “and just playing focused and playing with my teammates and just going out there and coming out with a victory.”
The last time the two team’s met, it was an emotional rollercoaster. Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier suffered a spinal injury that ended his NFL career. The game featured nine personal-fouls, two suspensions (one of which was rescinded), three concussions and two players being carted off the field. JuJu Smith-Schuster wants to help his team take a major step towards the lead in AFC North, as they are currently tied with the Cleveland Browns for last.
“It’s AFC North, and the rivalry is a very strong rivalry,” Smith-Schuster said. “It’s physical and it’s going to be a tough game. It’s going to be a tough game to go in there and get a W.”
The Steelers beat the brakes off the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5, so they want to maintain the same energy this week. Vontaze Burfict will play in his first game back from a four-game suspension. He may have a reputation for being a dirty player, but his teammates stand behind him. This should definitely make for an exciting, hard-hitting matchup.