The NFL’s third and final week of the preseason will start with the Pittsburgh Steelers facing the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons are expected to rest their starters, while the Steelers will play their starters for the third time in as many preseason games.
It’s been an impressive summer for Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett, who has led Pittsburgh’s starting offense on touchdowns on each of their three possessions this preseason. In his first two preseason games, Pickett completed 81.8 percent of his passes with two touchdowns, no interceptions and a 149.1 passer rating.
While they probably won’t face Desmond Ridder, the Steelers defense will see plenty of Taylor Heinicke, the Falcons backup quarterback who made 26 starts for Washington the previous two seasons. Pittsburgh’s defense will also try to contain running back Godwin Igwebuike, who scored…