Aug 10, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) greets New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) after their game at Heinz Field. The New York Giants won 18-13. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Giants vs Steelers: Gameday Open Thread (UPDATES RECAP)

Giants vs Steelers

There’s your stadium information to the game. Earlier today on Twitter, someone sent us a link to a radio show they’re doing. We don’t know if it will be good, but feel free to check it out from:

For this post, this is your Giants vs Steelers open thread. Here’s three links to get you caught up on football information for tonight’s game:

Giants vs. Steelers preseason: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming, odds, more

Giants vs. Steelers: 8 things to watch for

Giants vs. Steelers: Three positions to watch    

Finally, we’ll leave with a question. An easy GIANTS vs STEELERS question. Ben and Eli are both Super Bowl winning quarterbacks in the National Football League. Everyone knows that, what’s not known is which quarterback is better. That being said, Giants Nation, which quarterback will make it to the Hall of Fame first, Ben, Eli or neither?


First Quarter

The Steelers put rookie RB Dri Archer in the slot, open up the middle of the field with a bubble screen. 46 yards later… apparently his 4.26 forty-yard dash time is for real:

Dri Archer

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After a Pittsburgh field goal, Rashad Jennings trots through a huge hole in the middle of the Steelers 3-4 defense for a 73-yard score. LG Geoff Schwartz with the seal, RG Brandon Mosley with the pull. Breakaway speed was not in the scouting report for #23, but a head start always helps:

Rashad Jennings

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Second Quarter

11 snaps taken by Eli Manning: two passes attempted (Jernigan and Donnell one target each), one sack and eight running plays. 

Strong defensive series from Paysinger who’s back from a concussion. Two tackles in space. 

Nassib in — tries to hit Randle on a 3rd and 2 fade route… not close. Well short and behind him. Giants settle for a trey after excellent field position. 

Zack Bowman is a physical dude. But recovery speed…? Eh. 

Nassib tries Randle again, this time completes a 12-yard quick slant on 3rd and 5. Back to Randle on the following play, uncontested ‘concentration’ drop. McManus 46-yard FG caps the drive. 13-3 Giants at half.  

Giants 3 first downs vs. 6 penalties… yet somehow lead by ten. Explosive plays will not be this team’s calling card. Gotta pick up the efficiency level. 

Third Quarter

Hosley. Pass interference. An all too familiar tune. 

Steelers try to fool the Giants front with a draw on 3rd and 10. DaMonster Moore is having NONE of it. 

Charles James III plays hard, and he’s a good dancer, but dropping punts is the antithesis of brownie points. 

Two first downs for the Giants in the 3rd quarter, both on the opening drive.  13-6 Big Blue heading into the 4th.

Fourth Quarter

Hosley with a 47-yard pass interference penalty to open the final stanza. 

Not only is the Nassib to Cox swing pass incomplete, but the pass is behind the line… scooped up by Pittsburgh and returned for a TD. Reviewed and ruling upheld. Steelers take 16-13 lead. TURNOVERS. SCORING TURNOVERS. 

Curtis Painter jogs onto the field with 10:16 remaining… 

Painter orchestrates a 12-play 80-yard drive. Corey Washington finishes it off with a 3-yard score. Too big, body control and ball awareness. Cult status alive and well. 

Holding on Bennett Jackson negates another fumble inducing sack by Jordan Stanton. Like last week, Giants couldn’t recover it anyway. 

Pittsburgh converts on 4th and 6, but C.J. Barnett strips Martavis Bryant on his attempt for more yardage. Reviewed and upheld. Giants are going to move to 2-0 on the preseason. 

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