There was one overriding cause Ben Roethlisberger labored so onerous to return from a serious elbow damage.

His workforce.

Roethlisberger, who missed the ultimate 14 video games final season after elbow surgical procedure, threw for 3 scores and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the New York Giants 26-16 at an empty and eerie MetLife Stadium on Monday night time. He additionally bought all the assistance he may ask for from his protection and backup working again Bennie Snell.

“I’m excited we received the sport,” Roethlisberger stated. “I informed the fellows earlier than the sport it isn’t about me individually. The explanation I got here again is for these guys, this workforce. It’s a particular group of soccer gamers, of males, and I’m simply glad to be part of it.”

A key a part of it, together with a number of defensive performs and Snell’s 113 yards on 19 carries — his first 100-yard efficiency in his second NFL season.

The protection, whereas not fairly on the extent of the famed Metal Curtain, was stingy and bodily. It held Saquon Barkley to six yards on 15 carries, swarming within the backfield practically all night time.

“I’ve to be higher,“ Barkley stated. “I’ve to be higher for the workforce. We have now to get the working sport going.”

Briefly: The Browns waived Austin Seibert after he missed an additional level and area purpose within the first half Sunday at Baltimore. He was changed by Cody Parkey, greatest recognized for lacking a late area purpose for the Bears within the 2018 playoffs. … Jets working again Le’Veon Bell may miss just a few weeks after injuring his left hamstring within the workforce’s 27-17 season-opening loss at Buffalo.

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