The Pittsburgh Steelers always end up being one of the league’s leaders in prime time games.
This upcoming season, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be tied for second-most prime time games with 4.
This year the Steelers will play the New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, and Cincinnati Bengals on national television. With that said, let’s analyze how the Steelers match up with these opponents and what to expect the outcomes of these games will be.
Week 1 Monday Night Football: Steelers at New York Giants
Pittsburgh opens up the regular season traveling to Metlife Stadium to take on the New York Giants. Over the past 3 seasons, the Giants have gone a combined 12-36, which is good for the worst record in the NFL over that span. To put that into perspective, the Cleveland Browns finished 0-16 during one of those seasons and still have a better record than the Giants.
While that is pretty embarrassing, the Steelers should not take this game lightly. The Giants have a lot of young talent on their roster looking to take the next step. Also, we are still not certain that Ben Roethlisberger will overcome his latest injury.
While Ben is still a question mark, this game should still end with a win. The team has a lot more talent than the New York Giants, especially on the defensive side of the ball. It will be difficult for Saquon Barkley and the rest of the Giants offense to find much room to work with. While it may be more difficult then people presume, the Steelers will handle the week 1 hype and leave East Rutherford 1-0.