Heyward had five tackles (four solo) including a sack during their 20-16 win against Jacksonville. Heyward recorded a sack in consecutive games for the first time this season to give him 5.5 sacks. He also found himself in the right place at the right time when T.J. Watt sacked Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles and forced a fumble that was recovered by Heyward on the final play of the game to preserve the win. Pittsburgh will look to extend their six-game winning streak in Week 12 against Denver.
Heyward totaled three tackles (two solo) including two sacks during Thursday's 52-21 win over Carolina. The defense sacked Cam Newton five times and applied pressure all game for their widest margin of victory this season. Heyward now has 4.5 sacks on the season and will look to add to that total in Week 11 against the Jaguars.
Heyward (knee) did not participate in Wednesday's practice. The specifics of Heyward's injury are unclear, but it's possible the 29-year-old is getting a veteran's day off. His absence from practice presumably allows Leterrius Walton to work with the first-team defense.
Heyward will not participate in Thursday's exhibition tilt against the Packers for rest purposes. The Steelers are expected to rest several veterans Thusday, so there is no surprise that Heyward is one of them. The 29-year-old defensive end is entering his eighth season with the club and expected to start once again.
Heyward totaled four tackles (three solo) -- including two sacks -- in Monday's 34-6 win at Houston. With 12 sacks entering their Week 17 game against the Browns, Heyward continues to have the best season of his career. The Pittsburgh defense compiled seven sacks against Houston, matching their total from the season opener against Cleveland.