Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! Peppers did NOT play like a badass against the Steelers. Justin Houston played like a badass against the Eagles. Last year, Aldon Smith played like a badass against us. Peppers was more effective than the previous two games, and while the TD return was a big play in the game, he was 5 yards out of the play when it bounced straight into his hand. I'm not saying Pep isn't a great player, he is, but you cannot deny he has been having a much smaller impact through the first 3 games than in previous years. Hopefully he continues to improve, because we certainly need him playing at a high level.