5 reasons the Pittsburgh Steelers will win in week 1 vs the Giants

Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Ben Roethlisberger is back. This is the perfect chance for him to find his groove.

Ben is coming back this season with amazing chemistry with JuJu. He has gotten a chance to see and work with budding star Diontae Johnson. He also happened to meet a few new big-bodied and super athletic playmakers in Eric Ebron and Chase Claypool. Let’s not forget James Washington made major strides in 2019 even with the shoddy quarterback play. With an offensive line that has been refined, he is coming back to a young but uber-talented pool of playmakers.

The offensive line is probably the most excited position group on that offense to see Ben Roethlisberger back. This is a seasoned group with a familiar signal-caller and it is going up against a less than stellar front seven against the New York Giants. after spending the last month going up against multiple all-pro players in Tj Watt and Cam Heyward this is going to seem a bit more manageable.

The Giants signed a new starting corner named James Bradberry. Unfortunately, young and budding superstar corner Deandre Baker has been placed on the Commissioner’s exempt list due to robbery charges being placed against him. To make it even worse, cornerback Sam Beal has opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID. The Giants tried to make up for all of these losses with a late offseason addition of Logan Ryan.

With the carousel of new members in the secondary, Jabrill Peppers and Julian Love are going to have to hold the group together as the only returning defensive backs that had quality time on the field in 2019. Communication is key and with 2018’s leading passer back and reportedly feeling better than he has in years, who is surrounded by exciting talent, the Giants secondary can’t afford to make the mistakes that they will be expected to make with little time to build chemistry in a game environment.