Steelers stock report after Week 1 win vs. Giants
The Steelers opened the 2020 season on Monday against the New York Giants. Some players used the game to raise their stock while others saw theirs drop after the game.
The Steelers season finally kicked off on the big stage of Monday night football. The return of Ben Roethlisberger finally happened to give Steelers fans hope that a repeat of the 2019 misery would not occur.
The first half started slow for the offense as the line could not open any big running lanes for James Conner. Although Benny Snell had some good runs, the overall run game was lacking early on.
The passing game took a while to get going also. Even after an early pretty pass and catch down the right sideline from Ben to Chase Claypool, the Steelers struggled to move the ball against a weaker secondary for the Giants.
The two-minute drill at the end of the half did provide life in the passing game as they marched down for a touchdown. Ben found James Washington in the middle of the field and he made a physical effort play to get in for the score.
The second half saw a huge drive from the Giants that ended with the pressure getting to Jones who threw a duck that was intercepted by Cameron Heyward. They turned that into a field goal and went up 19-10.
The Steelers continued to roll with great defense and capped off a long drive of their own seeing Benny Snell get going and JuJu Smith-Schuster caught his second touchdown of the game to go up 26-10. The Giants added on to get it to a 26-16 final.
Now that the game is over, it is time for the first stock report of the 2020 season. Take a look at these five players who either sent their stock soaring or watched it crash to earth in week one.