Steelers explode out of the gate with a defensive touchdown on the very first play

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Well, that was fun! It didn't take long for the Pittsburgh Steelers to make a splash following a pathetic Week 1 showing against the 49ers. On the very first play of Monday Night Football against the Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh's defense set the tone early.

The Steelers kicked off to the Browns to begin Monday Night Football. On Deshaun Watson's very first dropback, a dropped pass was tipped in the air -- bouncing off Minkah Fitzpatrick and into the arms of Alex Highsmith. The Steelers edge defender then took the ball back the other way for a pick-six.

This was quite the way to start the game. Alex Highsmith is putting his massive new contract extension to good use with a tone-setting defensive play on the very first pass of the game.

This was a much-needed spark after a dismal 30-7 blowout loss against San Francisco in Week 1. This game is far from over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to need to keep up the momentum in order to come away from this contest victorious.

In the season-opener, the Browns trounced the Cincinnati Bengals and skyrocketed their division odds. Now Mike Tomlin is looking to make a statement and silence the haters with a good performance in primetime football.

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This is the exact start that the Steelers needed to see, but already the Browns are marching. We could be in for an exciting night.