What to Know
The New York Giants open the 2020 regular season when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday, Sept. 14. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET in MetLife Stadium. This will be the 78th matchup all-time between the two clubs with the Giants leading the series 45-30-3 all-time including 22-16 at home. GAME PASS TV
Channel: ESPN (7:10pm kickoff)
Play-by-Play: Chris Fowler
Sideline: Maria Taylor & Jonathan Whyley
Analyst: Kirk Herbstreit
Live Streams available on the following platforms*:
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The Giants have a tough task ahead of them here. Last season’s Steelers defense was one of the best in football, ranking third in Football Outsiders’ DVOA and points allowed per drive. The Steelers tied for first in yards
allowed per play, and they forced a turnover on an incredible 19 percent of their opponents’ possessions. All that despite facing opponents who had the fifth-best average starting field position in the NFL.
While the Steelers are unlikely to repeat that ridiculous turnover rate on the season as a whole, they have a chance to create some against this New York offense. Daniel Jones showed more upside last season than many
thought he had entering the 2019 NFL Draft, but he also threw 12 interceptions and fumbled a league-high 18 times, even though he only played in 13 games.
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The New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers are opening their 2020 seasons against one another at 7:10 p.m. ET on Monday at MetLife Stadium. past does not define them. Likewise, last year was nothing to brag about for Pittsburgh (8-8), so the squad is looking forward to a new start.
Two last-season defensive stats to keep an eye on: The Giants ranked third worst with respect to touchdowns allowed last year, where the team gave up 49. To make matters even worse for New York, Pittsburgh was the best in rushing touchdowns allowed, finishing the 2019 season giving up only seven.
The New York sideline is surely aware that they’re the underdogs in this one. We’ll soon see whether they can make the experts look bad.
How To Watch
While the Steelers are returning a superb defense, the Giants don’t know what to expect with veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returning after missing most of last season with a major elbow injury.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants are playing guessing games to some extent heading into their season opener at MetLife Stadium on Monday night. The game will be live streamed on fuboTV.
The Steelers are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Giants, according to the latest NFL odds.See NFL picks for every single game, including this one, from SportsLine’s advanced computer model. Get picks now.Series History Pittsburgh won the only game these two teams have played in the last six years.
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