Analyzing Steelers Week 1 win over the New York Giants

Terrell Edmunds #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Terrell Edmunds #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /
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The Steelers won their first game of the season against the Giants. Here’s how they looked in all three phases of the game on Monday Night Football.

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened up their 2020 season with a 26-16 victory over the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. There was rust early on for the team but nothing that they couldn’t overcome on their way to a victorious path. Each phase of this team showed some rust and struggle at certain times but were able to overcome those follies.

Throughout the game, Pittsburgh caused issues for the Giants all over the field and were able to show all of those watching why they’re the better team not only on paper but on the grass as well. Breaking down this game into three phases is always a challenge so the good and bad are highlighted.

The offense seemed to show the most rust out of all the phases because of Ben Roethlisberger’s return. No real surprise here as many expected that to happen, especially when considering his comments about his nerves going into the game. The bounce-back was nice as the rust was shaken off and the team was able to rebound.

The defense had the most complete game and dominated the line of scrimmage for the majority of the game. The lack of their play showed up in the secondary at times but most of the gripes are nit-picky things.

Special team players are people to they say, well that is true and they also had an up and down game. Since it is tough to find enough to write about this phase of the game, coaching will also be included in this slide as we dissect their play calling as well.