The first-round pass rusher was a core contributor, making a solo stop against the run, picking up a sack -- a second was wiped out by penalty -- and playing part in this crushing safety below of quarterback Aaron Rodgers:
Dupree desperately needed to produce some positive tape after a camp that's seen the former Kentucky star scuffle with his teammates and fail to record a hit on the quarterback prior to Sunday.
"He's a guy who's getting better every day and bringing a little edge to him," Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert said last week, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "That's what we like to see, obviously not the fighting but bringing the nastiness to his position. He's just going to get better every day."
Both Dupree and Jarvis Jones -- who recorded a sack of his own against Green Bay -- are in a fight to win outside linebacker snaps ahead of veterans James Harrison and Arthur Moats. On a defense with a flock of fresh faces, the Steelers would love to rely on Dupree to create regular chaos in the pocket. Sunday served as a good starting point.