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Steelers vs. Giants 2014: News and updates leading into preseason Week 1

Jarvis Jones showing improvement from '13 season

2013 first round draft pick, Jarvis Jones, had an underwhelming rookie campaign, but after just one preseason game there are signs of improvement for the outside linebacker.

Steelers' punting problems continue

Often overlooked in the game of football, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been one of the worst punting teams in the NFL the past few seasons, and that doesn't look to be improving anytime soon.

LeGarrette Blount excited by offensive line play

The newly acquired running back, LeGarrette Blount, sees plenty of promise from the Pittsburgh Steelers' offensive line after one preseason game.

Evaluating roster battles after preseason Week 1

With the Steelers loss to the Giants in the first game of the preseason, several players rose and some fell in the pecking order at their positions.

Sean Spence is for real

This wasn't just a comeback, this was a coming out party for the third-year Steelers linebacker who provided ample evidence the team's first round pick is not the only inside linebacker to watch this season in Pittsburgh.

Winners and Losers from Steelers loss to Giants

Some fairly obvious choices of the best and worst of the Steelers' preseason-opening loss to the New York Giants.

WORK IN PROGRESS

Rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant's shaky performance can't outshine the comeback of Steelers linebacker Sean Spence.

Steelers vs. Giants second half open thread

The first half was the Sean Spence show.

Steelers vs. Giants first half open thread

The preseason is here. Stick around here for conversation during the game.

Shazier will miss Steelers game vs. Giants

The Steelers first round pick won't play, but that means Sean Spence will get the starting nod.

Sean Spence should get starting nod vs. Giants

Steelers rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier will have plenty of moments. Sean Spence should run with the 1s tonight vs. the Giants.

Steelers vs. Giants: Depth chart with numbers

A reference guide to identify players during the Steelers' first preseason game vs. the Giants.

5 things to watch in Steelers vs. Giants game

It's only the preseason but there are still compelling aspects to the Steelers' preseason opener tonight vs. the Giants.

Steelers vs. Giants: How to watch tonight's game

The visiting Giants defeated Pittsburgh last season 18-13 in the preseason opener.

Staying healthy the only 'urgency' needed Saturday

The 1st pre-season game for any NFL team is mostly a cookie cutter type of affair. Play the starters for one series and let the guys fighting for roster spots get at it. JP knows that the best result is not a win, but a healthy club after 60 minute

5 questions with Big Blue View

SB Nation's New York Giants site, Big Blue View, was kind enough to answer five questions BTSC asked leading into Saturday's preseason game.

Odell Beckham won't play vs. Steelers Saturday

It's been a rough start to the career of the Giants' first round pick, but he has a bright future.

Landry Jones looking to top first snap from 2013

The Steelers' fourth round pick, QB Landry Jones, saw the opposing team score two points off his first snap in last year's preseason debut. A stronger training camp should lead to a stronger performance Saturday.

Memories of 0-4 loom eve of preseason opener

Pittsburgh travels to New Jersey Saturday to take on the Giants, one of four teams to defeat the Steelers in the preseason in 2013.

Ryan Shazier, Jarvis Jones questionable for Sat.

As the Steelers head into their first preseason game on Saturday against the New York Giants, there is a chance they do so without starting rookie ILB Ryan Shazier and OLB Jarvis Jones.

Players to watch in Steelers first preseason game

There's intrigue in Saturday's game from the starters to the last guy cut. Here are a few players to watch when the Steelers take on the Giants Saturday.

Which Giants player do you want on the Steelers?

The Giants have some star power, but the rookie from Boston College has a great all-around game.

Steelers vs. Giants could be Polamalu's first hits

No live drills for Polamalu, likely saving the Steelers' safety for the season. Besides, there's plenty of hitting for Shamarko Thomas.

The Standard is The Standard, Episode 3

The Steelers and Giants match up at MetLife Stadium Saturday and Jeff Hartman and Lance Williams will take you through the keys of that game and provide a general summary of training camp so far in Pittsburgh. The Standard is the Standard...obviously

Looking ahead to the Giants

JP peers into his crystal ball and gives his take on what he hopes to see come Saturday and the Steelers 1st pre-season game against the men in blue.

Shazier: "As of right now, I'm fine"

Shazier's "boo-boo" doesn't necessarily rule him out for Saturday game against the Giants, but it does shine some light onto the Steelers' outstanding budding depth at inside linebacker.