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Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster thrilled about Bill Belichick praise

JuJu Smith-Schuster and Bill Belichick

The Pittsburgh Steelers topped the New England Patriots by a score of 17-10 on Sunday, marking the first time the Steelers had beaten the Patriots since 2011.

After the game, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick apparently went up to Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and gave him a compliment, to which Smith-Schuster responded on Twitter:

Smith-Schuster caught four passes for 40 yards in the win.

Overall this season, the 22-year-old has racked up 95 receptions for 1,274 yards and six touchdowns.

Smith-Schuster, who played his collegiate football at USC, was originally selected by the Steelers in the second round (62nd pick overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.

He had an impressive rookie campaign, registering 58 catches for 917 yards and seven scores.

Also, coincidentally enough, Smith-Schuster has tallied 97-yard touchdowns in each of his first two seasons.

With the win, Pittsburgh snapped a three-game losing streak and moved to 8-5-1 to maintain its hold on the AFC North. With the Baltimore Ravens defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and jumping to 8-6, Sunday’s win was vital for the Steelers.

Still, Pittsburgh’s schedule doesn’t get any easier.

It will head on the road to take on a New Orleans Saints team fighting for a first-round bye next week before returning home to battle the division-rival Cincinnati Bengals in the final game of the regular season on Dec. 30.

The Steelers are aiming to win their third straight AFC North title as well as to make the playoffs for the fifth straight year. Pittsburgh has also recorded double-digit win totals in each of the last four seasons.