Steelers vs. Giants: Why Pittsburgh has cause for concern in Week 1

(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) David DeCastro
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With the Steelers Monday night matchup fast approaching, here are the major causes for concern that the Steelers will face in week one.

The Steelers Monday night matchup with the Giants is fast approaching, and there are quite a few reasons fans should be ecstatic. While the idea of football being back, in general, is exciting, the Steelers are primed for a huge bounce-back season given their disappointments and struggles from 2019. That all starts on Monday, as the Steelers will match up against a favorable opponent in the Giants. On paper, Mike Tomlin’s team seems to be clear favorites.

However, it wouldn’t be the first time the Steelers lost to a team they should have beat. Every year, trap games appear on the schedule that looks like easy wins but end in bitter losses. Week 1 isn’t guaranteed to result in this, but there are still causes for concern that should be brought to light before the season gets underway. The Steelers aren’t guaranteed to lose by any means but winning will likely be more difficult than it should be.

While the Steelers have built a talented roster, and even added to it after cut down day, a win on Sunday is never guaranteed. No matter how week one unfolds, it shouldn’t be a detriment on the team’s season, but it would still be a disappointment, nonetheless. While fans eagerly await the Monday night matchup, they need to be aware of a few concerning issues before the game that could cause some struggles.

All of that said, here are the four biggest concerns ahead of the Steelers week one matchup with the Giants: