Mike Tomlin jokes about Arthur Moats dominating JV game vs. Giants

Steelers QB Josh Dobbs throws a touchdown pass to Cobi Hamilton

T.J. Watt didn't look like anyone's littler brother in his National Football League debut Friday, when the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the New York Giants 20-12 in the preseason opener for both teams.

Both have split the work with the first team in recent weeks in training camp and they both looked good in the preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday night.

Not counting Sammie Coates (PUP list) and Le'Veon Bell (absent), the Steelers brought 88 players to MetLife Stadium on Friday night. Collins made his presence felt from the very first snap of the game, tackling Pittsburgh running back Fitzgerald Toussaint for a one-yard loss.

"I believe I have what it takes to be the starting defensive tackle and that's my goal", said Bromley, who finished with three tackles in the game, one less than Tomlinson, who probably had more playing time.

When Pittsburgh next got the ball, most of the Giants' starters were on the sideline.

"Of course, there were some throws you want back and some plays that were good", Dobbs said. "I focus on making sure I'm out here every day, making sure I get better and when I get the opportunity, I try to be productive".

Dobbs, who got the start with Roethlisberger sitting and Landry Jones still out with an abdominal injury, threw two interceptions early on.

Moats was a force on defense for the Steelers.

T.J. ended the game with five tackles, two sacks and a batted pass. Moats, however, was in the game against the Giants' scrubs out of necessity.

"Any time you are keeping score you want to win", Moats said. The defense was swarming all night, with seven sacks including three by Arthur Moats and two by T.J. However, Dobbs bounced back to throw a 44-yard pass to wide receiver Cobi Hamilton to set up a field goal, then connected again later with Hamilton for a 28-yard touchdown. That led to the game's first points, on Aldrick Rosas' 27-yard field goal.

Nugent gave the Giants the lead with his 45-yard field goal in the third quarer, but not for long thanks to the Steelers converting on another Giants turnover.

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Johnson completed just five of 10 passes for 31 yards and was sacked three times. Smith was 10 of 16 for 114.

This discussion, if anything, gets a little bit more interesting now that we actually have a game under our belts. "There's some bad and there's some ugly", head coach Ben McAdoo said. Giants veteran S Duke Ihenacho pulled a hamstring in the second quarter and did not return. Odell Beckham, Jr. was also in uniform, but never stepped on the field after warmups.

Dobbs played the entire first half, as well as a good chunk of the third quarter before being replaced by Bart Houston.

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