Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Giants

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Game Information
Location: MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 73,979

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Watching T.J. Watt and Josh Dobbs in their first NFL game, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin got what he expected from the draft picks.

They had their ups and downs, and they showed they belonged in the league, as did eighth-year linebacker Arthur Moats.

Dobbs threw a 28-yard touchdown pass, Moats set up Chris Boswell's go-ahead 37-yard field goal in the third quarter with an interception and Watt -the younger brother of Houston's J.J. Watt - lived up to his first-round billing with sacks on his first two series in a 20-12 preseason win over the New York Giants on Friday night.

With the Steelers short-handed, Dobbs, Watt and Moats were on the field most of the game.

"I think just getting out there in general, having a play on (special) teams and then having the sack as I did, it calmed the nerves a little bit," said Watt, who had five tackles, two sacks and three quarterback hits.

"At the same time I felt like I belong here. I came into this game with a certain amount of confidence because of the work I put in."

A fourth-round pick out of Tennessee, Dobbs didn't get off to a quick start. His two early interceptions led to two New York Giants field goals, but he turned his game around with a 44-yard pass to Cobi Hamilton to set up Bosworth's first field goal and he added a 28-yard scoring strike to Hamilton for a 10-9 lead after Donte Deayon fumbled a punt in the final minute of the first half and Mike Hilton recovered at the Giants 28.

"Of course there were some throws you want back and some plays that were good," Dobbs said. "I was able to respond from a little adversity at the beginning of the game, but this is a good start and I'll be able to build off this."

Terrell Watson added a 15-yard touchdown run in a game that had little offense with Ben Roethlisberger of the Steelers and Eli Manning of the Giants being given the night off.

Moats was a force on defense for the Steelers. He had six tackles, three sacks, three quarterback hits and a pass defended in addition to his interception. He laughed when asked when was the last time he had a game like that.

"Playing Madden," he said.

"Any time you are keeping score you want to win," Moats said. "Even though it's the preseason and some teams may not take it as serious, any time we are out there and representing the Steelers organization we want to put our best foot forward and we did that tonight."

Pittsburgh also was without injured backup quarterback Landry Jones, but that didn't matter because the Giants didn't get much from either Josh Johnson or Geno Smith, and New York was generous with the football.

A 45-yard field goal by Mike Nugent on the opening series of the second half put New York ahead 12-10, but Moats' interception and Boswell's field goal put the Steelers ahead 13-12.

Watson capped a nine-play, 53-yard drive that Bart Houston guided in his first series after taking over for Dobbs, who was 8 of 15 for 100 yards and two interceptions.

Blake's interception and 11-yard return to the Steelers 39 set up a 27-yard field goal by rookie Aldrick Rosas, who added a 52-yarder late in the second quarter for a 9-3 lead.

An interception by lineman Devon Taylor led to a 30-yard field goal by Nugent and a 6-0 lead.

JOSH AND GENO: Johnson and Smith had their ups and downs in the battle for the No. 2 job behind Manning. Johnson was 5 of 10 for 31 yards. Smith was 10 of 16 for 114. Neither got much protection from their line and running game (23 carries for 73 yards) offered little help.

Giants coach Ben McAdoo said Johnson moved the team in and out of the huddle well, but Smith started off with a hot hand but his interception "was a blind throw."

INJURIES: Steelers second-round draft pick JuJu Smith-Schuster left the game with a concussion in the first quarter. Giants veteran S Duke Ihenacho pulled a hamstring in the second quarter and did not return.

MISSING STARS: Steelers WRs Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant, who is coming off a one-year suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, did not play. Bryant will return to practice Sunday. Giants WRs Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard did not play. Brandon Marshall played the first series. New York also rested DE Jason Pierre-Paul and CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

"It's a great feeling, it's a long time coming," Bryant said of getting back to practice after the game. "I worked hard and I'm just happy the process is almost over."

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Steelers Giants
01:38 Aldrick Rosas 27 yd FG 0 3

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Steelers Giants
11:51 Mike Nugent 30 yd FG 0 6
05:51 Chris Boswell 48 yd FG 3 6
01:12 Aldrick Rosas 52 yd FG 3 9
00:33 Cobi Hamilton 28 yd pass from Joshua Dobbs (Chris Boswell kick) 10 9

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Steelers Giants
10:30 Mike Nugent 45 yd FG 10 12
04:02 Chris Boswell 37 yd FG 13 12

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Steelers Giants
12:46 Terrell Watson 15 yd run (Chris Boswell kick) 20 12

Team Stats
  Pittsburgh New York
1st Downs 10 19
Total Yards 226 242
Passing 102 169
Passing Completions/Attempts 10-22 23-42
Yards/Pass 4.1 3.4
Rushing 124 73
Rushing Attempts 27 23
Yards/Rush 4.6 3.2
Turnovers 2 2
Fumbles Lost 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Possession 26:17 33:43

Pittsburgh Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Joshua Dobbs 8 15 100 6.7 1 2
Bart Houston 2 7 24 3.4 0 0

New York Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Geno Smith 10 16 114 7.1 0 1
Davis Webb 8 16 67 4.2 0 0
Josh Johnson 5 10 31 3.1 0 0

Pittsburgh Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Terrell Watson 10 44 4.4 1 15
Knile Davis 8 34 4.2 0 11
Fitzgerald Toussaint 6 19 3.2 0 11
Joshua Dobbs 1 16 16.0 0 16
JuJu Smith-Schuster 1 9 9.0 0 9
Bart Houston 1 2 2.0 0 2

New York Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Orleans Darkwa 3 18 6.0 0 11
Travis Rudolph 1 13 13.0 0 13
Wayne Gallman 5 11 2.2 0 7
Khalid Abdullah 4 10 2.5 0 6
Josh Johnson 2 8 4.0 0 8
Geno Smith 2 5 2.5 0 6
Shane Vereen 1 5 5.0 0 5
Paul Perkins 5 3 0.6 0 7

Pittsburgh Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Cobi Hamilton 2 72 36.0 1 44
Canaan Severin 2 24 12.0 0 14
Marcus Tucker 1 10 10.0 0 10
Darrius Heyward-Bey 1 6 6.0 0 6
Knile Davis 1 5 5.0 0 5
JuJu Smith-Schuster 1 4 4.0 0 4
Eli Rogers 1 2 2.0 0 2
Jesse James 1 1 1.0 0 1

New York Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Jerell Adams 3 28 9.3 0 21
Jerome Lane 2 27 13.5 0 19
Keeon Johnson 2 22 11.0 0 16
Rhett Ellison 3 20 6.7 0 8
Khalid Abdullah 2 16 8.0 0 11
Roger Lewis 1 15 15.0 0 15
Darius Powe 1 15 15.0 0 15
Travis Rudolph 1 14 14.0 0 14
Matt LaCosse 2 11 5.5 0 6
Evan Engram 1 11 11.0 0 11
Will Tye 1 11 11.0 0 11
Shane Smith 1 9 9.0 0 9
Kevin Norwood 1 7 7.0 0 7
Wayne Gallman 1 4 4.0 0 4
Dwayne Harris 1 2 2.0 0 2

Pittsburgh Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
L.J. Fort 5 2 0 0
Arthur Moats 4 2 3 18
Mike Hilton 4 0 1 10
T.J. Watt 3 2 2 11
Tyson Alualu 3 3 0 0
Brandon Dixon 3 1 0 0
Jacob Hagen 3 0 0 0
Keith Kelsey 3 0 0 0
Farrington Huguenin 2 0 1 4
Jordan Dangerfield 2 1 0 0
Matt Galambos 2 0 0 0
Javon Hargrave 2 1 0 0
Steven Johnson 2 0 0 0
L.T. Walton 2 0 0 0
Terrish Webb 2 2 0 0
Vince Williams 2 1 0 0
Ross Cockrell 1 0 0 0
William Gay 1 0 0 0
Malik Golden 1 0 0 0
Robert Golden 1 0 0 0
Cameron Heyward 1 0 0 0
Tyler Matakevich 1 1 0 0
JaCorey Shepherd 1 0 0 0
Brian Allen 0 1 0 0
Cobi Hamilton 0 0 0 0
Chris Hubbard 0 0 0 0
Jesse James 0 0 0 0
Marcus Tucker 0 0 0 0

New York Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Landon Collins 4 1 0 0
Jordan Williams 3 0 1 9
Nat Berhe 3 0 0 0
Curtis Grant 3 0 0 0
Michael Hunter 3 0 0 0
Kerry Wynn 2 1 1 5
Andrew Adams 2 0 0 0
Valentino Blake 2 0 0 0
Corbin Bryant 2 0 0 0
Deontae Skinner 2 1 0 0
Dalvin Tomlinson 2 2 0 0
B.J. Goodson 1 0 1 8
Jay Bromley 1 2 0 0
Donte Deayon 1 0 0 0
Avery Moss 1 1 0 0
Calvin Munson 1 3 0 0
Owamagbe Odighizuwa 1 1 0 0
Eric Pinkins 1 0 0 0
Trey Robinson 1 0 0 0
Darian Thompson 1 0 0 0
Jerell Adams 0 0 0 0
DaShaun Amos 0 1 0 0
Duke Ihenacho 0 0 0 0
Roger Lewis 0 0 0 0
Darius Powe 0 0 0 0
Devin Taylor 0 1 0 0
Nigel Tribune 0 0 0 0
Olivier Vernon 0 1 0 0

Pittsburgh Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Arthur Moats 1 20 0

New York Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Devin Taylor 1 23 0
Valentino Blake 1 11 0

Pittsburgh Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Marcus Tucker 2 50 25.0 0 29
Cobi Hamilton 1 19 19.0 0 19
Knile Davis 1 15 15.0 0 15

New York Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Travis Rudolph 3 66 22.0 0 31
Donte Deayon 1 24 24.0 0 24
Khalid Abdullah 1 17 17.0 0 17

Pittsburgh Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Eli Rogers 3 19 6.3 0 9

New York Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Travis Rudolph 2 5 2.5 0 3
Donte Deayon 2 3 1.5 0 3

Pittsburgh Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Chris Boswell 2 2 100.0 48

New York Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Mike Nugent 2 2 100.0 45
Aldrick Rosas 2 2 100.0 52

Pittsburgh Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Jordan Berry 6 275 54

New York Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Brad Wing 4 180 54