What You Need to Know: 2020 Week 1 Steelers vs. Giants

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Series Notes

  • LEADER: Giants lead all-time series, 44-30-3
  • STREAKS: Steelers have won 3 of past 4
  • LAST GAME: 12/4/16: Giants 14 at Steelers 24
  • LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/4/12: Steelers 24, Giants 20

Gameday Information

  • Date: Monday, September 14th, 2020
  • Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • Location: MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ)
  • TV: ESPN
    Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor (field reporter)
  • SIRIUS: 81 (Pit), 83 (NYG)
  • XM: 226 (Pit), 225 (NYG)
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad

Game Capsule

Steelers Giants
COACH VS. OPP. Mike Tomlin: 2-1 Joe Judge: 0-0
PTS. FOR/AGAINST 18.1/18.9 21.3/28.2
OFFENSE 276.8 338.5
PASSING Ben Roethlisberger: 35-62-351-0-1-66.0 Daniel Jones: 284-459-3027-24-12-87.7
RUSHING James Conner: 116-464-4.0-4 Saquon Barkley: 217-1003-4.6-6
RECEIVING Diontae Johnson: 59-680-11.5-5 Sterling Shepard: 57-576-10.1-3
DEFENSE 304.1 377.3
SACKS T.J. Watt: 14.5 Markus Golden: 10
INTs Minkah Fitzpatrick, Joe Haden: 5 Logan Ryan (Ten.): 4
TAKE/GIVE +8 (38 (1L)/30) -17 (16/33)
PUNTING (NET) Dustin Colquitt (KC): 46.0 (41.8) Riley Dixon: 46.1 (42.3)
KICKING Chris Boswell: 115 (28/28 PAT; 29/31 FG) Graham Gano (2018, Car.): 72 (30/33 PAT; 14/16 FG)

Steelers Notes

QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER ranks 8th all-time in career pass yards (56,545) & 9th in career TD passes (363). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYG with 2+ TD passes. Has 90+ rating in 6 of his past 7 vs. NFC East. Has passed for 1,737 yards (289.5 per game) & 18 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 119.2 rating in his past 6 vs. NFC. Has 2+ TD passes & 110+ rating in 3 of his past 4 on MNF.

RB JAMES CONNER had 715 scrimmage yards (464 rush, 251 rec.) & 7 TDs (4 rush, career-high 3 rec.) in 10 games last season. Has rush TD in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC. Rushed for 145 yards & TD in his last game on MNF. Aims for his 3rd in row with TD on MNF.

WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER had 42 catches for 552 yards & 3 TDs last season. Has 80+ rec. yards in 4 of his past 5 vs. NFC. Has 5+ catches & 100+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 on MNF. WR JAMES WASHINGTON set career highs in catches (44), rec. yards (team-high 735) & rec. TDs (3) last season. TE ERIC EBRON makes Pit. debut. Has 16 rec. TDs since 2018, most among TEs. Had TD catch in his last game at NYG (9/18/17 with Det.).

LB T.J. WATT set career highs in sacks (14.5), FFs (8), PD (8) & INTs (2) last season & was only player in NFL with 5+ FFs & 2+ INTs. Aims for his 3rd in row with FF. Has 3.5 sacks & 2 FFs in his past 2 on MNF. LB BUD DUPREE had career-high 11.5 sacks & 4 FFs last season. LB DEVIN BUSH led all rookies with 109 tackles & tied for lead with 4 FRs last season. S MINKAH FITZPATRICK had 9 PD, 5 INTs, FF & 2 TDs last season with Pit. & Mia. Has INT in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC.

Giants Notes

QB DANIEL JONES led all rookie QBs with 24 TD passes in 2019, most by rookie in franchise history. Became 3rd rookie QB in league annals with 3+ games (3) of 4+ TD passes.

RB SAQUON BARKLEY ranks 3rd in NFL with 3,469 scrimmage yards (2,310 rush, 1,159) since 2018. Is 1 of 3 RBs since 1990 (LE’VEON BELL & HOFer EDGERRIN JAMES) with 2,000+ rush yards & 1,000+ rec. yards in 1st 2 seasons. Has 20 career games with 100+ scrimmage yards, tied 4th-most in 1st 2 seasons in league annals. Has 356 scrimmage yards (89 per game) & rush TD in 4 career games on MNF.

WR DARIUS SLAYTON had 8 rec. TDs in 2019, tied-most among rookies. Became 1st rookie since 2014 (ODELL BECKHAM JR. & MIKE EVANS) with 3+ games (3) of 2+ TD catches. WR GOLDEN TATE had 49 receptions for 676 yards & 6 rec. TDs last season. Had 7 receptions for 86 yards in his last game vs. Pit. (10/29/17 with Det.). WR STERLING SHEPARD led team with 57 receptions in 2019, his 4th-consecutive season with 50+ catches.

LB BLAKE MARTINEZ makes NYG debut. Had 155 tackles with GB in 2019, 2nd-most in NFL. Leads league with 441 tackles since 2017. LB MARKUS GOLDEN led team with 10 sacks last season, 2nd-career season with 10+ sacks (12.5 in 2016). CB JAMES BRADBERRY makes NYG debut. Had 12 PD & 3 INTs with Car. in 2019. Is 1 of 2 DBs (DARIUS SLAY) with 10+ PD in each of past 4 seasons. S JABRILL PEPPERS was 1 of 2 safeties (MALCOLM JENKINS) with 5+ TFL (5) & 3+ FFs (3) in 2019.

 

Statistics and game information courtesy of the Pittsburgh Steelers and/or National Football League.

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