Steelers’ JuJu Smith-Schuster apologizes for fumble vs. Saints: ‘ I let everyone down’

JuJu Smith-Schuster still is feeling the effects of his disastrous fumble during the Steelers’ 31-28 loss to the Saints Sunday.

In the last minute of the game — and with Pittsburgh kicker Chris Boswell gearing up to attempt a game-tying field goal — Smith-Schuster fumbled the ball, essentially handing the Saints the victory.

The Steelers receiver took to Instagram Monday to apologize to the Steelers and their fans, vowing that he will never make that mistake again.

When I’m at my lowest, I’m not going to hide. I’m sorry. That loss was on me. I let everyone down, it won’t happen again. pic.twitter.com/amLOGJxino

“When I’m at my lowest, I’m not going to hide. I’m sorry. That loss was on me. I let everyone down, it won’t happen again,” Smith-Schuster wrote.

Despite the fumble, the second-year wideout has received support from his teammates and other players around the league. Fellow Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown lauded Smith-Schuster for being a great player, while Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. tweeted his support to Smith-Schuster.

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@TeamJuJu head High killa! These moments make u… never break u! “The ultimate measures of a man is not where he stands at moments of comfort n convience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy..”

The Steelers’ chances of making the playoffs are now slim-to-none. Pittsburgh would need the Browns to beat the Ravens in Baltimore and the Steelers would need to beat the Bengals. The Steelers could also make the playoffs if the Titans and Colts tie — a very unlikely scenario.

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