4 takeaways from Steelers win over the New York Giants

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Zach Banner’s injury could have a big impact along the offensive line

We don’t know how Zach Banner would have looked had he been able to start all 16 games this season, but winning the starting right tackle job out of training camp was a great sign. Banner was having a pretty good day until a knee injury late in the fourth quarter forced him to exit the game.

Judging by the look on his face, it could be a pretty serious injury. Banner required assistance to get off the field from his teammates and the fact that he couldn’t stand on his own is concerning.

Moving forward, this could have a major impact on the Steelers offensive line. Though Chukwuma may not be much worse as a starting right tackle, the offensive line really thins out after him. Pittsburgh will no doubt be in the market for another tackle – whether they bring one up from the practice squad or find one in free agency.

Either way, Banner’s injury did not look good. Let’s hope it’s not as bad as we initially feared.

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The Steelers have a lot of good things they can take away from their Monday night win against the New York Giants. Let’s hope they continue to build on this momentum as they will be looking for a victory at home against the Denver Broncos in Week 2.