Analyzing Steelers Week 1 win over the New York Giants

Terrell Edmunds #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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The Steelers offense was one of two stories throughout this game. One being the rusty return of last seasons discombobulated offense and one of shaking the rust off and the return of a franchise quarterback. Early in the game, the rust showed not only for Roethlisberger but for almost every player. It took a two-minute drill right before halftime until the offense started to show what kind of potential it really has.

Roethlisberger and company were able to march down the field and score a touchdown with a pass to James Washington right before halftime. A great play that allowed Washington to once again show his great strength to power through defenders and break the plain to score.

After the first quarter struggles and the rebound in before halftime, this offense started to click once again. Diontae Johnson showed what the offense had done through his play. He had a silent first half and struggled but in the second half, he exploded.

The offensive line played fairly well and even got a spark in the run game once Benny Snell began carrying the rock. James Conner was injured but all in all the line and the running game played fairly well. Zach Banner seems to be out for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL so that is less than ideal. The rest of the injuries on offense from last night seem to be moving in a positive direction.