NFL Week 1 is now officially over and the Pittsburgh Steeler had a strong first game against the New York Giants, bashing the team with 26-16 in the final score. Meanwhile, the Denver Broncos put in a highly-contested game against the Tennessee Titans that kept everyone on edge until the very last minute. Well, the Giants and the Broncos are about to meet head-to-head vying to start the season on back-to-back victories – at least this is the case for the Steelers.
NFL Week 2: How to Watch Steelers vs Pittsburgh Game (2020)
- Date: Sunday, September 20
- Time: 8:00 pm EEST
- Location: Helnz Field, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
- TV: ESPN, FOX
- Stream: fuboTV
Odds to Win Steelers vs Pittsburgh
|Pittsburgh Steelers||-6 (-115)||-225||U 43 (-105)|
|Denver Broncos||+6 (-115)||+215||O 43 (-115)|
Pittsburgh Steelers Preview (NFL Week 2, 2020)
When it comes to a team that could have done better, the Steelers are a good example. Judging from their 2019 performance, Pittsburgh definitely has quite a few things to work through. Their rushing attack was anemic to say the least last season and James Conner was present in only 10 games over the season.
Of course, Steelers had to cope with the loss of Ben Roethlisberger in Week 2, 2019, making for a rather poor start of the season. But guess what? Roethlisberger is back and judging by his performance on Monday against the New York Giant he has brought his A-game on with him.
He had an elbow surgery that put many observers in a bit of doubt whether he can deliver, but he has delivered, shining in the game against New York. Of course, much of the success in the game against Giant was thanks to the overall strategy of the team, which included involving better defensive players on the lineup.
Coach Mike Tomlin has brought in some promising players over, including cornerback James Bradberry and linebacker Blake Martinez. The team is even a shot to Xavier McKinney, a rookie who will now have to sit out on the Injured Reserve due to a fractured left foot.
Nevertheless, Tomlin has many players to work around with. There is Juju Smith-Schuster who hasn’t quite lived up to Roethlisberger’s performance but has done well. Other changes in the team included Diontae Johnson, another freshman who tops the rookie wide receivers in catches.
The Steelers didn’t miss out on both Eric Ebron and Chase Claypool to strengthen their lineup and it has clearly all paid off with the Titans pulling ahead 26-16 against New York on Monday.
Broncos Head into Week 2 after a Close Game
If you were up late on Monday night and watched the game between the Denver Broncos and the Tennessee Titans, then you know what a close game that was. The Broncos were leading 14-12 in the final quarter, when the Titans decided to seal the deal, make up for the point difference and finish the game 14-16 in their favor.
Broncos didn’t play bad by any stretch. Coach Vic Fangio fielded wide-receiver rookies Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler. However, not everyone from the Broncos side has been posting good results consistently. Garett Bolles has found himself out of his depth on more than one occasion failing to deliver consistent results for Denver.
Now, Game 1 was a litmus test for the team. Many feared that they would take a deep plunge, but they didn’t, holding their end and even pulling ahead of the Titans. However, the final push from Tennessee proved too much to handle for the Broncos leaving them rather shocked.
Drew Lock did try to play to the best of his abilities, but he was locked down consistently by the Titans, time and again. His overall performance versus the Titans was 216 YDS and a single TD. Anyway, that is not to say that the Broncos’ offense failed completely. If anything, they would need to work harder.
The upcoming game against the Steelers will be quite important to the team. Denver cannot afford to suffer the same fate as the New York Giants but the odds seem to disfavor them.