The NFL is back, and with it comes the live-tweets. The Steelers were on national television for their Week 1 clash with the New York Giants.
It was clear that tweeters from both the Steelers and the Giants camps were ready to get this season started. Before Pittsburgh and New York even took the field at MetLife Stadium, fans were busy on social media.
Eventually, the Steelers would go on to win 26-16 in a game that Mike Tomlin’s team had control of throughout. Here are some of the best Twitter reactions of Giants fans before, during, and after their Week 1 loss to Pittsburgh:
more football? more football
— charles (#1 summer allergy hater) mcdonald (@FourVerts) September 14, 2020
Giants fans were of two minds heading into the Monday night clash with the Steelers:
— ✊✊✊ (@PrimoSoNY) September 14, 2020
Steelers had the most sacks last season, not a good matchup with a new coach, new O-line.
— M.J. Rico (@MichaelJRico) September 14, 2020
I myself had my own trepidations about the seeming mismatch about to unfold:
I feel pretty good about the #Steelers tonight, but then I consider the team’s record in games I “feel pretty good on paper” about and take pause, so hooray for uncertainty.
— Mike Morris, football moron (@mikemorris1994) September 14, 2020
Daniel Jones looks good on the first drive, eating up yards on chunk plays, but let’s not get carried away:
Almost forgot how good Danny Dimes is that’s really my franchise quarterback man
— Pat (WANO SZN) (TYBW SZN) (@PorscheofSports) September 14, 2020
Diontae Johnson opens his special teams account for the year in a way he’d rather forget:
MUFFED PUNT #PITvsNYG
— Giants Nation (@NYG_Nation10) September 14, 2020
A Steelers update as the offense sees the field for the first time after the defense holds the Giants to three following Johnson’s muffed punt:
— Benstonium (@Benstonium) September 14, 2020
The offense ended up going three and out to mark Roethlisberger’s return to in-game action. The Steelers finally get their offense in gear in the waning minutes of the first quarter:
Three third-down conversions on this drive.
— The Giant Insider Newspaper & Podcast (@GiantInsider) September 14, 2020
And Chase Claypool gets credit for a big grab:
The 59-yard drive only resulted in three points and a tie score, however.
New York scores early in the second quarter to make it 10-3:
— Mike Mansury (@mr_mansury) September 15, 2020
The Steelers eventually answer on a drive sparked by a TJ Watt interception, but can only make it 10-9:
Ben TD to JuJu. Caught the Giants blitzing from the that side and too easy for the Steelers.
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) September 15, 2020
James Washington tough-guys his way into the end zone just before halftime, and Giants fans find their team improbably losing at the half:
— drBlue (Seahawks 1-0) (@NYG_Minecrafter) September 15, 2020
Gave up a TD right before the half because of course lol. Wouldn’t be Giants football if we didn’t.
— Pat (WANO SZN) (TYBW SZN) (@PorscheofSports) September 15, 2020
The Steelers are coming apart on defense up by six in the third:
Jones scrambles and just missed 1st down. 4th and 1 at 36. Play action to Barkley and they barely get the first down with a 2-yard gain
— Big Blue View (@bigblueview) September 15, 2020
The Steelers epitomize the “bend but don’t break” philosophy as Cam Heyward comes up with an interception in the end zone:
Dimes with a tremendous drive and then does that.
— James (@bigbluebloggers) September 15, 2020
The Giants have done the unforgivable: they’ve ruined pizza:
Pizza normally pairs well with football but I’m starting to lose my appetite watching this game pic.twitter.com/XP2g20yPH1
— Neil (@neilbelieves) September 15, 2020
JuJu Smith-Schuster hauls in his second touchdown reception of the night:
Giants football is back pic.twitter.com/QUucZ564yN
— Charlie (@CharlieFreyre) September 15, 2020
The Steelers win 26-16 after a garbage-time touchdown for New York:
A few mistakes especially in the red zone and the outcome could have been different. Give the Steelers credit for getting the win. Giants need to regroup and get ready for the Bears. Judge and Columbo will address the offensive line big time
— Jason Leach (@JasonKLeach) September 15, 2020
Listen we don’t have many positives… But Andrew Thomas looked great!!! Darius Slayton looked great!!!! Daniel looked ok besides the 2 horrible decisions… our run defense was stout the first 2 qtrs… other than that ♂️
— Corey ™ (@cblockd) September 15, 2020
The Giants face the Chicago Bears next Sunday at 1:00 Eastern, while the Steelers are at home against the Denver Broncos at the same time. Let’s hope for more comic relief again with another Pittsburgh victory in Week 2.