Steelers rule James Conner out, JuJu Smith-Schuster questionable

JuJu Smith-Schuster Steelers

The Steelers saw their playoff hopes go up in flames late in Sunday's game against the Saints, when JuJu Smith-Schuster coughed up a costly fumble to end the contest.

With running back James Conner once more out for the Steelers and a postseason berth still to be had, Pittsburgh will once again turn to rookie Jaylen Samuels to likely carry the bulk of the backfield load.

PFF's ReFocused series this season features immediate takeaways and a key to the victory from two Senior Analysts who graded the performance, watching every player on every play of the game. I can walk around fine, not limping around, but when I'm out there on the field, cutting and stuff, not ready yet.

It was a blatantly bad call, one of the worst pass interference flags we've ever seen.

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Guard Ramon Foster said keeping Conner out until the playoffs might be best in order to keep him fresh, ESPN notes. Samuels rushed for 142 yards on 19 carries in last weekend's 17-10 win over the New England Patriots.

Smith-Schuster left Thursday's practice and was listed as a non-participant on Friday.

JuJu Smith-Schuster, however, is not one of them. This loss doesn't eliminate the Steelers from the AFC North title picture but it does force them to not only win next week against the Cincinnati Bengals but they will also need the Baltimore Ravens to lose to the Cleveland Browns.

"We just want to get into the playoffs", quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said. "I think he will be all right, though".

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