Steelers, Titans Grab First Monday Night Football Wins Of New Season

Jonathan Grant | September 15th, 2020

The look of the NFL’s games might be different, but at least we have the first full week of action in the books following the first edition of Monday Night Football. Two games took place, as is the norm of late for the opening week, and they saw the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tennessee Titans start off with victories. The Steelers saw off the New York Giants 26-16 as Ben Roethlisberger returned to action with a solid enough performance. While he was far from spectacular, relying upon great defense, he was 21-32 for 229 yards and three touchdowns.

Music City Miracles

Running back Benny Snell, Jr. also had a big night, rushing for over 100 yards on 19 carries. The Giants quarterback, Daniel Jones, struggled with two interceptions as well as two TD’s in the outing. In the night cap, it was the Titans that overcame the Denver Broncos by the low score of 16-14. It was truly a case of the kicker dominating the action, however, as Stephen Gostkowski’s performance will be remembered for ages. He missed four kicks on the evening, yes four, yet somehow he played the role of hero later on to make up for it and redeem himself. It’s rare for sure, but it shows that the Titans could have comfortably led had he not missed that many to begin with. Derrick Henry had over 100 yards on the ground for the Titans as they grinded this one out on the road to begin 1-0 on the season.

Next Article
  • Celtics Win Game 5, Keep Hopes Alive

    The Boston Celtics came into Friday night knowing they had a ton of work to do if they wanted to somehow turn their Eastern Conference Finals series with the Miami Heat around. Down 3-1 after four games, the next three games they play are must-wins. They started by keeping it simple on the evening, winning...

    Read More
  • Lightning Win Game 4 Via OT Penalty

    It is very unfortunate when an official is forced to make a call in the playoffs. It is even more unfortunate when that official has to make a decisive call in overtime. That’s what took place in the Stanley Cup Finals on Friday night in Game 4 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Dallas...

    Read More
  • Marlins Seal Unlikely Playoff Spot

    The Miami Marlins just were not a good baseball team last season. It’s easy to say that. They lost 105 games, and coming into the strange and shortened 2020 season, no one had expectations for them to do anything. Not much had changed. On top of that, they had a major Covid-19 outbreak that affected...

    Read More
  • LeBron, Davis Drop 60 To Hand Lakers Commanding Lead

    It well and truly looks like we know the match up for this year’s edition of the NBA Finals now. While the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers, who won on Thursday night, each have one more game to win, but are in an enviable 3-1 spot going into Game 5. The Lakers got there...

    Read More
  • Fitzpatrick Continues Jacksonville Dominance, Leads Dolphins To Win

    Much has been said of veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick remaining the starting quarterback for the Miami Dolphins this season. He’s made fun of a lot, but he has made a name for himself as a cult hero of sorts nonetheless. He made that legend even bigger on Thursday Night Football as he dismantled- again- the Jacksonville...

    Read More
  • Blue Jays Grab Playoff Spot

    It’s been a little while since the Toronto (Buffalo) Blue Jays have made the playoffs, but they have clinched their spot in an expanded 2020 field via their victory on Thursday night at home over the New York Yankees in Buffalo. The 4-1 win takes them up to 30-27 on the season and it means...

    Read More
  • Herro Leads Heat To Game 4 Victory

    Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals is in the books, and it was a game that will be remembered forever by one Tyler Herro. The Miami Heat rookie stamped his authority on matters by scoring 37 points in the 112-109 win that takes them just a single victory away from advancing to the NBA...

    Read More
  • Lightning Get Decisive Game 3 Win

    The Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t start the Stanley Cup Finals in the way they would have wanted, falling behind 1-0 to the Dallas Stars after Game 1. But they have now won two in a row after Game 3 on Wednesday, putting them in the driver’s seat at two games to one now. The signs...

    Read More