The Pittsburgh Steelers (4-7) defeated the Indianapolis Colts (4-7-1) in a Monday Night Football showdown at Lucas Oil Stadium that featured rookie wide receiver George Pickens celebrating like Cristiano Ronaldo.
Pickens, 21, caught a pass in the end zone for a successful two-point conversion that gave Pittsburgh the 24-17 victory.
The rookie receiver celebrated the points by jumping in the air while yelling, “siu,” much like Ronaldo does when he scores goals.
Pickens finished the night with 57 receiving yards on just three catches, leading all Steelers receivers.
Kenny Pickett, meanwhile, won his first primetime game as an NFL quarterback on a night that also saw Colts head coach Jeff Saturday make his MNF debut.
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Pickett, 24, threw for 174 yards on 20-for-28 completed passes with no touchdowns or interceptions.
Pittsburgh got off to a 16-3 lead by halftime before losing it in a scoreless third quarter for Pickett and company.
With the score at 16-17 in favor of Indy, Benny Snell Jr. rushed in for the TD, and Colts were unable to regain the lead after Pickens’ two-point conversion.
Matt Ryan attempted to lead a game-winning drive, but fell short, finishing the game with 199 passing yards, a TD and an INT on 22-for-34 completions.
Steelers visit the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday and Colts head on the road to face the Dallas Cowboys.