Week 12 vs. Bengals: 9 receptions, 120 receiving yards
The Pittsburgh Steelers made a change at offensive coordinator prior to their matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals and the early returns were very positive. The offense as a whole had over 400 total yards and players like Kenny Pickett, Najee Harris, and Pat Friermuth had good games.
Pat Freiermuth in particular was impressive as he is the only tight end ahead of the Monday night game in Week 12 to surpass 100 receiving yards in the NFL. He had nine receptions and 11 targets.
While it was a great performance, I am not buying that Freiermuth can consistently finish as a Top 5 tight end over the final part of the 2023 season. The Steelers tight end has 38 career games and has three games with double digit targets in his career and all three have been against the Bengals.
The Steelers offense has looked awful for most of the season and one game, although positive, makes it tough to completely buy in.