Steelers vs. Giants: 6 Observations After Pittsburgh's Huge Week 9 Win

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Steelers vs. Giants: 6 Observations After Pittsburgh's Huge Week 9 Win
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The Pittsburgh Steelers won 24-20 over the New York Giants, and the comeback victory was fitting in that it signified the Black and Gold's apparent rally from a shaky start in 2012.

After a slow, uncertain beginning that included two fourth quarter collapses against non-quality opponents, the Men of Steel have now earned their first winning record of the year thanks to a three-game winning streak. Consecutive successes over NFC East foes have infused optimism in Steeltown. 

Frankly, if the Steelers finish atop the NFL for a seventh time this February, few will debate that the team's rally against Big Blue was a "Big Boost," making Week 10 the potential cornerstone Sunday.

Meanwhile, while communities in New York and New Jersey continue to pick up the pieces in an effort to carry on—both figuratively and literally—the Steel City is looking forward to a familiar (and very purple) foe in the coming weeks with hopes of a division championship still intact.

Before moving ahead to a pivotal Monday Night Football homestand, let's reflect on the momentous Pittsburgh victory at MetLife Stadium.

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