New York Giants: Pittsburgh Steelers Week One Matchup Preview

Giants offense, New York Giants. (Photo by Benjamin Solomon/Getty Images)
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New York Giants defense vs. Pittsburgh Steelers offense

In 2019, the only thing holding the Steelers back from being a playoff team was their offense. Without Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, and Le’veon Bell, the Steelers offense looked completely different last season than it did in 2018.

Now, they have Roethlisberger back, but nobody is sure what production they will get out of him. In the two games he played last season he threw for a total of 351 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception.

This being said, coming off an injury that sidelined him for the last 14 games of the season, Roethlisberger could either come out and go back to the Roethlisberger that was one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, or he could be quite the opposite as he enters his 17th season in the NFL.

Personally, I don’t see him being all that amazing, especially without some of the weapons he’s so used to having. Now, his offense consists of Juju Smith-Schuster who is coming off a rough 2019 season, James Conner, James Washington, and a new addition in Eric Ebron.

So with that, the pieces are there for the Steelers’ offense to be a whole lot better in 2020 than it was in 2019, but if it is improved is something we will have to wait and see.

The Giants have put A LOT of work into their defense this past offseason, and in week one we will get to see if their hard work paid off. Seven of the Giants’ 10 draft picks in 2020 were on the defensive side of the ball, and they added a couple of free agents such as Blake Martinez and James Bradberry who will surely be starters next season.

This means that we really have no idea what the Giants defense will look like next season, we can only hope that it’s better than the product the Giants put on the field in 2019.