Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3) at New York Giants (6-2) (Sunday, CBS, 4:25 PM ET)
Two storied NFL franchises will meet in Week 9 when the Steelers visit the Giants. Pittsburgh has won two games in a row while the defending Super Bowl champion Giants are seeking their fifth consecutive victory.
Pittsburgh looks for its second consecutive win over an NFC East foe after knocking off Washington last week 27-12. Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer rushed for 107 yards in his second career NFL start and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger passed for three touchdowns. In his career, Roethlisberger is now 14-0 in starts against a rookie quarterback, a list that includes his opponent this week, Eli Manning.
“It’s fun having so many options and being able to throw to anybody,” says Roethlisberger, who completed 24 passes to nine different players.
Manning and the Giants have won four in a row and have surged to the top of the division with a 6-2 record. In Week 8, New York built a 23-0 lead at Dallas but had to rally late and hold on for a 29-24 victory. The Giants are the first team since 2007 – and only the fifth since 1950 – to lose a lead of at least 23 points but still win the game.
“We have good leadership and good people,” says Giants head coach Tom Coughlin. “They’re fighters in that locker room. Sometimes it comes out differently than it was designed.”
– courtesy NFL Communications