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Minkah Fitzpatrick Fires Poorly Timed Shot at Jets

Adam Taylor McKillop
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick fired a poorly timed shot at the New York Jets on Sunday.
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick fired a poorly timed shot at the New York Jets on Sunday. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

It wasn't pretty on either side of the ball, but the New York Jets pulled off a true upset victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. New York cam away with a tough 24-20 victory despite two interceptions from Zach Wilson.

Steelers Pro Bowl safety Minkah Fitzpatrick certainly wasn't at blame for the stunning loss, racking up a team-leading 8 tackles and 1 INT. But, he let his frustrations boil over in the locker room and took an ill-advised and poorly timed shot at the team that just beat his squad.

"It's very frustrating. It's frustrating losing to people that you know that you're better than, more talented than. Especially when you have the team that we have. We're a great team with a lot of talent. A lot of great young players. I think we are way better than what we've been putting on display."

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Pittsburgh may appear the more talented team on paper, but certainly did not look like the better team in Week 4. New York out-gained Pittsburgh by nearly 50 yards on offense, by 75 passing yards and came away with 2 more critical turnovers.

Rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett got his first taste of NFL action, but promptly threw 3 INTs while throwing for just 120 passing yards. He did run for two touchdowns, but that was the only source of Pittsburgh's offense outside of a pair of Chris Boswell field goals.

It's certainly not a great look to trash talk a team that just beat you. Especially within a couple of hours of that defeat.

Pittsburgh moved to just 1-3 on the year and holds dreadful +18000 odds to win Super Bowl 57 on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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