East Rutherford, NJ (GSM) — Although there were no fans in the stands, “Steeler Nation’s” presence was felt at MetLife Stadium.
The Steelers were victors on the road over the home team New York Giants, 26-16, thanks to the return of Ben Roethlisberger – JuJu connection that was missing last season. Roethlisberger was placed on injured reserve in 2019 to recover from a year-long elbow injury. On Monday night, Roethlisberger completed 21 of 32 passes and 3 touchdowns.
Receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was on the receiving end of two touchdowns, one for 10-yards another 8 yards, respectively.
James Washington caught one for 13-yards and scored on a valiant second effort to reach over the goalline for a touchdown.
Steelers’ defensive end Cam Heyward racked up an interception after a pass from Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was deflected.
The Steelers are now 1-0 on the season and have their home opener against the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
BRIAN COOK IS AN EMMY-NOMINATED INTERNATIONAL JOURNALIST WHO HAS BEEN COVERING THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE SINCE 2005. HE CAN BE REACHED AT BCOOK@GOLDENSKYMEDIA.COM.