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Steelers 24, Giants 20: Pittsburgh comes back, topples Giants

The Pittsburgh Steelers dominated the fourth quarter en route to a 24-20 come-from-behind victory over the New York Giants on Sunday.

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Eli Manning vows to improve offense

Manning did not have his best game on Sunday night, which led to the Giants losing one of their bigger games this season.


Eli Manning, Giants' passing attack struggling

New York Giants' quarterback Eli Manning suffered through his worst game in several seasons on Sunday. What has gone wrong with the Giants' passing attack?


Giants vs. Steelers Studs and Duds

The Giants' uncanny knack of leaving points on the board while in the red zone, combined with the ongoing struggles of their franchise quarterback and poor special teams, contributed to the end of a four-game winning streak.


Big Blue walks out of loss healthy

The Giants lost the game, but luckily didn't appear to lose any players to injury on Sunday.


Steelers 24, Giants 20: Steelers storm by Giants

The New York Giants could not match the physicality of the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, suffering a 24-20 defeat.


Giants lead Steelers 20-17

The New York Giants lead the Pittsburgh Steelers, 20-17, early in the fourth quarter of play at Metlife Stadium on Sunday.

The Giants built on their 14-10 halftime lead with a pair of Lawrence Tynes field goals in the third quarter. The first field goal was from 50 yards out while the second was a chip shot from 23 yards as the New York drive stalled in the red zone. The second field goal was set up by a Corey Webster interception of a Ben Roethlisberger pass.

The Steelers saw Chris Rainey injured on the ensuing kickoff return. Rainey's injury was not specified but he appeared to be holding his ribs when he fell to the turf while trying to leave the field. The Steelers were driving and had a 1st-and-10 from their own 44 following a long Roethlisberger pass to Mike Wallace and a short run by Isaac Redman as the quarter came to a close.

Mike Wallace added a long touchdown for Pittsburgh to cut the Giants' lead to three.

This story originally appeared on SB Nation Pittsburgh.


Giants take 14-10 lead over Steelers into halftime

The New York Giants lead the Pittsburgh Steelers, 14-10, after the first half of play at Metlife Stadium on Sunday.

The Steelers dominated the time of possession in the first half, holding the ball for 19:43 but couldn't hold a lead against the Giants on the scoreboard. Neither team scored until the second quarter. The Steelers got on the scoreboard first with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders from Ben Roethlisberger. The Giants answered with an Andre Brown 1-yard touchdown run. A Roethlisberger lost fumble was returned by Giants linebacker Michael Boley with 5:11 remaining in the half to give New York the lead. The fumble was challenged and reviewed but the ruling of a touchdown on the field was ultimately upheld. A Shaun Suisham field goal as the half was ending cut the Giants lead to 14-10.

Ben Roethlisberger finished the first half 12-of-18 passing for 96 yards and one touchdown. Eli Manning was 4-of-12 passing in the first half for 60 yards and one interception. Pittsburgh's Isaac Redman led all rushers with 87 yards on 14 carries. New York's Victor Cruz led all receivers with 54 yards on three catches.

The Steelers lost wide receiver Antonio Brown to an ankle injury during the first half and he was said to be questionable to return.

This story originally appeared on SB Nation Pittsburgh.


New York, Pittsburgh scoreless after 1st quarter

The Giant offense has struggled to move the ball, as New York and Pittsburgh are tied after one quarter of play.


Giants vs. Steelers inactives

The Giants will be without seven players on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Those players include: linebacker Keith Rivers, linebacker Jacquian Williams, safety Kenny Phillips, linebacker Chase Blackburn, defensive end Adewale Ojomo, tight end Adrien Robinson and tight end Bear Pascoe.

Phillips has been expected to play, but his knee has not yet improved enough for the Giants to be confident he can go.

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without a pair of running backs in Sunday's game.

Both Rashard Mendenhall and Jonathan Dwyer will be out against the Giants at kickoff at 4 p.m. ET. Mendenhall has been battling through an Achilles injury. He was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday, but missed Friday's practice.

Dwyer, meanwhile, was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game. Dwyer is coming off back-to-back 100-yard rushing games. He has 299 yards on the season.

Also inactive for the Steelers on Sunday: quarterback Charlie Batch, safety Troy Polamalu, linebacker Stevenson Sylvester, offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert and defensive tackle Alameda Ta'amu.

The Giants (6-2) will try to win their fifth-straight game Sunday against Pittsburgh (4-3).


Kenny Phillips injury: Giants' safety out Sunday

Pro Football Talk is reporting that New York Giants safety Kenny Phillips, who has talked confidently all week about returning from a knee injury, will not play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Phillips had been listed as questionable, but had practiced all week and had expressed the belief that he would play Sunday for the first time since being injured in Week 4 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

This is what Phillips said earlier in the week:

"I'm going this week," Phillips said. "I do feel confident in my knee. It's been a long, long process. I feel like it's good enough for me to get back out there and make some plays."

Apparently, he was overly optimistic.

That means Stevie Brown, reigning NFC Defensive Player of the Week and the NFL leader in takeaways with seven, will carry the full load at safety along with Antrel Rolle.

More significantly, perhaps, is how this impacts the Giants' coverage schemes overall. Middle linebacker Chase Blackburn is out, as are outside linebackers Jacquian Williams and Keith Rivers.

We will have to wait for the official inactives to confirm exactly who is in and who is out, but this changes the Giants' plans.


Giants try to avoid typical second-half stumble

Over the last eight years, the New York Giants are 1-7 in their ninth game of the season. They face the Pittsburgh Steelers this year, who will be without Troy Polamalu in the secondary.


Giants vs. Steelers: Three key matchups

Three key matchups to watch Sunday when the New York Giants face the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Expert picks lean towards Giants over Steelers

Expert picks are split between the Steelers and Giants as the teams meet for the first time since 2008.


Sandy screws up Steelers travel plans

Due to Hurricane Sandy and a lack of hotel rooms, the Steelers will be forced to fly in the same day as their Week 9 matchup against the Giants.


Giants field goal favorites vs. Steelers

The New York Giants will have to beat a Pittsburgh Steelers squad playing its best football of the season if they want to push a winning streak to five games on Sunday.


Giants vs. Steelers: Second half begins for NY

The Giants begin the second half of the 2012 NFL season Sunday when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Giants favored against the Steelers

The New York Giants opened as four-and-a-half-point-favorites against the Pittsburgh Steelers for their Week 9 contest.


Giants' Brown earns NFC honor

Stevie Brown was a key factor in the New York Giants' win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.


Giants go for five straight vs. Steelers

The New York Giants have reeled off four straight wins, and now will try to beat a Pittsburgh Steelers team that's playing its best football of the season.

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