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Steelers Connection: Examining the unheralded members of the Steelers in their Week 1 victory

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The Pittsburgh Steelers first game, and first win, was sweet. While everyone knows the star studded names, what about those players who didn't get as much publicity for their efforts?

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Week 1 hasn't been very kind to the Pittsburgh Steelers the past few years. Whether it was the opening day loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore, the loss at home to the Tennessee Titans or the NFL Kickoff game in 2015 against the New England Patriots.

Needless to say, when the Steelers had to travel to FedEx Field to play the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football, some where hesitant. Nonetheless, the Steelers were able to overcome a slow start and eventually dominate the Redskins by the score 38-16.

With the offensive display, it is clear who would be the players talked about the most. Ben Roethlisberger throwing for 300 yards and 3 touchdowns. Antonio Brown catching over a 100 yards and 2 touchdowns, and DeAngelo Williams rushing for 143 yards and two touchdowns of his own. These names and stats have been drilled into our minds since the clock went to all zeroes in our nation's capital.

However, what about those players who made significant contributions, but weren't talked about as much? Players who possibly made big plays, but went under the radar?

Welcome to my list of unheralded players after the team's Week 1 game.

The players I chose, and expand upon in the podcast above, are:

- The offensive line
- Robert Golden
- Jesse James
- Eli Rogers and Sammie Coates

There is certainly a rhyme and reason behind these selections, and I provide stats and specific plays to back up my argument. You can hear that in the short podcast above.

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