NFL World Rips Chase Claypool For Costing Steelers Extra Shot At Tying The Game With Immature Celebration

NFL World Rips Chase Claypool For Immature Celebration

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers took on the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night.
  • After falling behind 29-0, the Steelers ultimately made it a one-score game with just minutes to go.
  • During their final drive of the game, wide receiver Chase Claypool celebrated a first-down catch and ultimately cost the Steelers an extra chance to tie the game.

After being down 29-0 at one point, the Pittsburgh Steelers mounted a furious second-half comeback, cutting the score down to 36-28 with just seconds to go. Having the ball with a chance to tie the game, the Steelers began their drive within their own 5-yard-line and ultimately brought it down to the Minnesota Vikings’ redzone.

The final play of the game was an incomplete pass to tight end Pat Freiermuth in the endzone, but the ball was knocked away by Vikings’ safety Harrison Smith.

However, had wide receiver Chase Claypool not celebrated a first-down catch during the drive, the Steelers would’ve likely had time for at least one more play, leading NFL fans to rip the second-year wide receiver for his immaturity and lack of game awareness.

Following the Thursday Night Football loss, the Pittsburgh Steelers dropped to 6-6-1, which puts them at third place in the NFC North. As for the Minnesota Vikings, the win took them to 6-7. The Steelers’ 2021 season will resume on Sunday, December 19 when they take on the Tennessee Titans, while the Vikings will play the Chicago Bears on Monday, December 20.

Coincidentally enough, Claypool made headlines earlier this week for suggesting that the Steelers should play more music at practice, a suggestion that was wholly dismissed by Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin, who said in response: “Claypool plays wide out and I’ll let him do that — I’ll formulate the practice approach and I think that division of labor is appropriate.”

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