George Pickens makes highlight catch for first TD of NFL career
George Pickens scored his first regular-season NFL touchdown in style on Sunday night.
While Pickens had caught a TD in preseason action, Sunday’s score will actually count as part of his career stats. In the first half of Pittsburgh’s game at Miami, Pickens snagged the Steelers’ first TD of the game with a highlight catch in the end zone.
I will say it again: George Pickens’ body control is truly unnatural.
So fitting that his first NFL TD would come on an acrobatic play like that.
— Mike Kennedy (@MikeKennedyNFL) October 24, 2022
Pickens entered Sunday’s game with 20 catches for 277 yards in his first 6 games. In game 7, he has 4 catches for 47 yards through the first 2 quarters of play.
With Pickens’ catch, the Steelers cut into the Dolphins’ lead. Miami started out scoring the first 13 points. Pittsburgh got on the board with a field goal. Pickens’ TD and the extra point cut it to 13-10. The Dolphins added a field goal to get it back to 16-10, the score at halftime.
The game is airing on NBC.