With much anticipation, I sat down to watch the opening game and took in every play from the coin toss to the overtime field goal, I caught all of the action and listened intently to the color commentary.
I thoroughly enjoyed the close and exciting 13-10 OT Steelers victory on opening night. A few great plays made a huge difference in sealing the win for Pittsburgh. On offense, defense and special teams, many players and units stood out.
Some were given their accolades, others remained unsung heroes, some just showed up and did their jobs. The end result was a game filled with big plays in the air, exciting special teams action, and an overtime finish with the Steelers getting past one of their tougher opponents of the regular season.
There are a few players who deserve credit for one or more big plays that led to the win. This article is somewhat of an awards ceremony to give credit to those players who made the big plays.