Steelers Ride Big Ben to Victory

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Ben Roethlisberger looked like his former self on Monday after missing the final 14 games of last season following elbow surgery.

Roethlisberger threw for three touchdowns as the Pittsburgh Steelers opened their schedule with a 26-16 win over the New York Giants.

The Giants led 10-3 until Roethlisberger hit JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Washington for scores in the second quarter.

It remained 16-10 when Daniel Jones engineered a 19-play drive that got the Giants near the goal line. But Bud Dupree deflected the final pass of the drive, allowing Cam Heyward to come up with the interception.

Bennie Snell rushed for 113 yards on 19 carries, his first 100-yard performance in his second NFL season. He received the bulk of the carries while James Connor battled an injury.

The Steelers also bottled up Saquon Barkley, who was held to six yards on 15 carries.

Jones threw for 279 yards and a touchdown but was picked off twice for the Giants.

 

with files from Associated Press

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