5 things that went right in Steelers Monday Night win over Giants

Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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The defense was making plays!

This defense stepped up tonight. They had two interceptions from unlikely pass rushers in TJ Watt and Cameron Heyward. Those guys are all-around studs.

In case you were worried, the 2019 defense is back in 2020. Their whole secondary is returning and making plays.

I think one of the key plays of the game was Cameron Heyward intercepting a pass in the end zone. That interception prevented the Giants from coming back in the game.

I also liked the beastliness of TJ Watt to intercept a pass thrown at the line of scrimmage. Most edge rushers would have just tried to bat it down. TJ Watt intercepted it out of thin air like he was Godzilla. It was an outstanding play.

I also liked that the defense made stops in the game. I think one of the reasons this defense won the game was the number of stops they made. We are used to it as Steeler fans, but watching the defense make stops is rarer in the league than you might think. This defense has something special.

I liked to see that Tyson Alualu has stepped into the nose tackle role nicely. It hurts to lose Hargrave, but at least guys like Alualu have stepped up. He had a nice play where he pushed back the pocket and got off a block to make a tackle in the backfield.