The Giants (1-0) host the Pittsburgh Steelers (0-0) in their preseason home opener.
Kickoff: 7:30pm Eastern
Site: Metlife Stadium
TV: WNBC Ch4 Bob Papa, Carl Banks and Howard Cross
Radio: WFAN 660AM and 101.9FM Chris Carrino, Roman Oben and Paul Dottino
Referee: Brad Allen (NFL debut)
The Series: Giants lead, 14-13. The Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers meet for the 27th time in the preseason. In the regular season, the Giants and Steelers have met 76 times, with the Giants leading the series, 44-29-3. The Giants lone victory last year was when they defeated the Steelers in Pittsburgh, 18-13, in the opener.
Class of ’04: Giants QB Eli Manning is 1-2 lifetime in regular season vs Pittsburgh and QB Ben Roethlisberger. In those games, Eli has 3 TDs, 2 INTs and 506 passing yards for a QB rating of 78.3.
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has an 20-21 preseason record during his tenure with the Giants. As head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Coughlin was 19-14 in the preseason.
Coughlin is 9-9 in games vs. the Steelers. In Coughlin’s first game coaching against Mike Tomlin’s Steel- ers in 2008, the Giants won at Pittsburgh, 21-14. In their most recent matchup in 2012, Coughlin’s Giants lost to the Steelers at home, 24-20.