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.
After an injury-riddled 2019, though, Roethlisberger appears a risky investment.
Pittsburgh hopes a matchup with the bottom-dwelling Giants on Monday night gives Roethlisberger an opportunity to ease his way into the regular season. Because there wasn’t preseason action before this campaign, the veteran hasn’t faced a live defense since Sept. 15 of last year.
New York, meanwhile, is playing its first game under coach Joe Judge and offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. The development of second-year quarterback Daniel Jones is in their hands, and it will be interesting to watch whether Jones is capable of making a leap in production in his sophomore campaign.
Sporting News is tracking live updates from Monday night’s game between the Steelers and Giants. Follow along below for commentary, highlights and more throughout the contest.
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Steelers vs. Giants score
Steelers vs. Giants live updates, score, highlights from Sunday Night Football
8:05 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Steelers. Roethlisberger reads an all-out blitz and gets the ball out quickly, floating his pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster for the score. Even if Big Ben’s arm isn’t the same as it once was, his field awareness and football intelligence are assets. The PAT is off the mark. 10-9, New York.
8 p.m.: Interception. T.J. Watt leaps from the defensive line to pick off a low pass from Jones.
7:57 p.m.: Another three-and-out for the Steelers.
7:54 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Giants. Daniel Jones links up with Darius Slayton for the lead. 10-3. New York.
End of first quarter: Steelers 3, Giants 3
7:41 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Steelers. Chase Claypool’s acrobatics help Mike Tomlin’s team get on the board. 3-3.
7:38 p.m.: What a catch for the Steelers’ rookie receiver.
7:34 p.m.: Bud Dupree spoils New York’s drive with a second-down sack. The Giants can’t convert third-and-long and punt.
7:25 p.m.: Pittsburgh goes three-and-out.
7:22 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Giants. New York can’t cash in after recovering the muffed punt inside the Pittsburgh 5. 3-0, New York.
7:17 p.m.: MUFFED. The Steelers can’t handle the punt and the Giants recover to get the ball inside the 5.
7:15 p.m.: New York takes a delay of game on fourth-and-1 and will punt.
7:13 p.m.: The Giants are past midfield on their opening drive.
7:10 p.m.: Steelers win the coin toss but opt to kick first and get the ball to start the second half.
Steelers vs. Giants start time
- Date: Monday, Sept. 14
- Time: 7:15 p.m. ET
- TV channel: ESPN
NFL schedule for ‘Monday Night Football’
Here’s the full schedule for Week 1’s “Monday Night Football” slate of the NFL action.
Monday, Sept. 14
|Game||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Steelers at Giants||7:15 p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|
|Titans at Broncos||10:20 p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|