The Giants travel to Pittsburgh tonight to play the Steelers in their 2013 preseason opener. Between the two clubs, they have won the four of the past eight Super Bowl, but both teams are coming off seasons where they failed to qualify for the playoffs.
Kickoff: 7:30pm Eastern
Site: Heinz Field
TV: WNBC 4 in NY, NFL Network; Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross and Bruce Beck
Radio: WCBS NY 880AM Chris Carrino, Roman Oben, Karl Nelson and Paul Dottino
Last Meeting: 11/4/12 – Steelers 24, Giants 20
Referee: Ron Winter
Weather: Partly cloudy, mid-70′s
Preseason Openers: The Giants are 34-26-3 in preseason openers since 1950. Last year, the Giants began their preseason schedule with a 32-31 loss in Jacksonville.
2012 Preseason: The Giants finished the 2012 preseason with a 2-2 record, with losses to the Jacksonville Jaguars (32-31) and the Chicago Bears (20-17). Big Blue’s preseason victories came against the New York Jets (26-3) and New England Patriots (6-3). The Giants outscored their opponents, 80-58, in the preseason.
The Series: The preseason series between the Giants and the Steelers is tied at 13-13 entering Saturday’s game. The Giants are 4-6 in Pittsburgh in the preseason. Their last preseason victory in Pittsburgh occured on Sept. 5, 1987 (26-20).