The New Orleans Saints defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, sealing victory on a fumble from Pittsburgh’s Juju Smith-Schuster.
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 24, 2018
After the play, Smith-Schuster — who was very passionate about playing in Week 16 despite a groin injury — broke down in tears.
Juju Smith-Schuster broke down in tears after fumbling The game away pic.twitter.com/05PRMGkxGh
— Jesse Reed (@JesseReed78) December 24, 2018
That’s just rough to see. Smith-Schuster isn’t solely to blame for this loss, but this play was undeniably huge.
Making matters worse is that this loss significantly cripples Pittsburgh’s playoff hopes. They’ll now need to win in Week 17 and have the Cleveland Browns upset the Baltimore Ravens.