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Steelers vs. Giants: Score, Recap & Highlights

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Andre Williams carries the ball for the Giants in the first half. (Getty)


Final Score: Giants 20, Steelers 16

Neither game has been pretty, but the New York Giants are 2-0 this preseason after edging the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-17 Saturday night in a game that included only three offensive touchdowns.

Here’s how it went down:


Rashad Jennings Scored a 73-Yard Touchdown

Shaun Suisham’s 26-yard field goal gave the Steelers an early lead with 10:26 to go in the first quarter, but Rashad Jennings broke away for a 73-yard touchdown on the first play of Big Blue’s next drive to give the home team the lead.

The Giants had gone 3-and-out on their previous drive. This time, they needed one play and 20 seconds to score when Jenning burst through the right side of the line and was off to the races.

A pair of Josh Brown field goals in the second quarter put the Giants on top 13-3 heading into the half.

Suisham, who missed a field goal in the second quarter, converted on one late in the third to bring Pittsburgh to within 13-6, then again 59 seconds into the fourth quarter on a 32-yarder to make it 13-9.


Howard Jones Recovered a Fumble & Took it in for a Score

Neither team had scored a touchdown since the first quarter when Pittsburgh’s Howard Jones returned a fumble recovery for a touchdown to put Pittsburgh on top with 10:16 left in the game.


Curtis Painter Hit Corey Washington to Put the Giants on Top

Curtis Painter, battling with Ryan Nassib to be Eli Manning’s backup, led an impressive drive that culminated in a touchdown pass to Corey Washington, putting the Giants back on top 20-16 with just under 3 minutes left in the game.

Eli Manning Left Without Completing a Pass

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Eli Manning is sacked by Jarvis Jones. (Getty)

Eli Manning stayed in for four series, a relatively long time by preseason standards. (Although one series lasted exactly one play because of the Jennings touchdown.)

It’s a tiny sample size, but this isn’t the kind of stat line Giants fans are looking for: 0-for-2 passing with a sack in 11 plays.

Ben Roethlisberger’s outing was more brief: He played only one series, completing 1 of 2 passes for 46 yards and driving Pittsburgh into the redzone before being forced to settle for a field goal when he threw an incompletion on 3rd down.


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