Key Takeaways From Steelers vs Giants

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The Steelers opted not to sign or draft a replacement for Ben Roethlisberger this past offseason, banking on their 38-year-old quarterback to be healthy and effective over the next couple of years.

Roethlisberger delivered a standout performance Monday night in his 2020 debut against the Giants following an injury-riddled 2019. His three touchdown passes (with no interceptions) helped the Steelers beat New York 26-16 and allay some concerns about his level of play at his age.

Roethlisberger hadn’t played in an NFL game since last September when he injured his throwing elbow.

The Giants, competing in their first game under coach Joe Judge and offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, could not consistently get Saquon Barkley free in space. The talented runner finished with just 6 yards on 15 carries, though he did rack up 60 receiving yards.

Second-year quarterback Daniel Jones threw two interceptions, including a momentum-killing pick inside the Steelers’ 10. A touchdown in that situation would have given the Giants a lead heading into the fourth quarter,

Sporting News tracked live updates from Monday night’s game between the Steelers and Giants. Follow along below for commentary, highlights and more from the contest.

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