Vegas Play of the Day: Steelers at Giants

Vegas Play of the Day: Steelers at Giants

Both picks came early in the game and led to Giants field goals.

Pittsburgh also was without injured backup Landry Jones, but that didn't matter because the Giants didn't get much from either Josh Johnson or Geno Smith, and NY was generous with the football. And, well, their small sample did not exactly set the tone in an exhibition the Giants eventually lost, 20-12. The defense held off the Giants late, stopping them on fourth down on two fourth quarter drives to secure the win.

Yes, it was a good starting point for Webb. McAdoo admitted Saturday that Thompson, who missed last season due to foot surgery, was "a little rusty" but granted that this is "really another rookie year for him" and said "it was good to see him knock the rust off as he played a little more". We'll comb through it with the men. "Some positivity to build upon as we move forward".

Pittsburgh hopes T.J. Watt can bring the same star power that his older brother, J.J., brought to the Texans.

@ Rookie long snapper Colin Holba's snaps were solid in his first National Football League action.

New York Giants quarterback Josh Johnson.

Watt's work wasn't complete.

"I think just getting out there in general, having a play on (special) teams and then having the sack as I did, it calmed the nerves a little bit", said Watt, who had five tackles, two sacks and three quarterback hits. The Giants eventually punted after going three-and-out again.

Don't cross the Moats: Arthur Moats, who was named the Steelers Digest Player of the Week, was all over the field. Fifth-round pick Avery Moss got 20 snaps at defensive end with the third-team defense, while sixth-round pick Adam Bisnowaty logged 56 snaps at right tackle with the second- and third-teams.

"He did what he was supposed to do", said Tomlin.

"He's supposed to dominate under those circumstances, and he did".

Joshua Dobbs was named the starter against the Giants and got off to rocky start.

"He needs to make sure he takes care of the ball better than he did (returning the interception)", McAdoo said.

Things didn't go that way early on for Dobbs and the offense.

Smith's biggest issue as a member of the Jets was turnovers, and it was no different here in his first game as a member of the Giants, tossing a bad interception deep in the team's own end of the field, setting up a Steelers field goal.

A 45-yard field goal by Mike Nugent on the opening series of the second half put NY ahead 12-10, but Moats' interception and Boswell's field goal put the Steelers ahead 13-12. The Giants answered with a field goal. This set up Chris Boswell's 37-yard field goal that pushed the Steelers ahead for good, 13-12.

The rest of the Giants' draft class also got a long look in their professional debuts.

For the Steelers, Hamilton finished as the leading receiver with two receptions for 72 yards and the touchdown.

Moats laughed off Tomlin's comments, but he didn't apologize for his performance.