The Steelers are closing in on a victory over the Giants, but the first game of the season took a toll on the team’s health.
Right tackle Zack Banner had to be helped off the field without putting weight on his right leg after going down on a play that saw Ben Roethlisberger hit JuJu Smith-Schuster for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Banner had tears in his eyes while getting encouraging pats on the back from teammates who then helped him to a cart for a ride to the locker room.
Banner took over the starting job this summer with Matt Feiler moving to left guard. The Steelers also saw right guard Stefan Wisniewski depart a couple of plays earlier. He got the start in place of the injured David DeCastro.