Pittsburgh 24, N.Y. Giants 20

Sunday, November 4, 2012 4:25 PM
WHEN: 4:25 PM EST, Sunday, November 4, 2012
WHERE: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
TEMPERATURE: 44°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Bill Leavy
ATTENDANCE: 80991

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 0 10 0 14 24
N.Y. Giants 0 14 6 0 20

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 5-3 3-0 2-3 W3
N.Y. Giants 6-3 3-2 3-1 L1

Recap


Steelers 24, Giants 20:
Isaac Redman rushed for a career-high 147 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown with 4:02 left to cap visiting Pittsburgh's fourth-quarter rally in a matchup of playoff contenders. 

The defenses dominated for most of the game, but Pittsburgh's offense and special teams took over in the fourth quarter. Mike Wallace used his speed to break away for a 51-yard touchdown reception to cut it to 20-17, and Redman's 1-yard plunge capped a nine-play, 51-yard drive to put the Steelers (5-3) ahead. 

Pittsburgh's defense stifled the Giants (6-3), allowing just 182 total yards - a season low for New York. Eli Manning was 10-of-24 for 125 yards with an interception and the Giants managed just 68 rushing yards on 22 attempts. 

The Steelers had a chance to tie it with a short field goal in the fourth quarter after Emmanuel Sanders' 63-yard punt return set them up at the Giants' 12. But kicker Shaun Suisham was stopped short on a fake field goal attempt on fourth-and-1. The defense made a quick stop, though, and Pittsburgh drove for the go-ahead score.

Redman (knee) played for the first time since Week 5 at Tennessee. His previous career high in the regular season was 92 yards last season at Cleveland. Ben Roethlisberger was 21-of-30 for 216 yards with two TDs and one interception.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin earned his 60th career victory. … The Giants were held scoreless in the fourth quarter, snapping a streak of 26 consecutive games with fourth-quarter scores. The streak was the second-longest in the NFL since 1940 (New Orleans, 27). … The Steelers have allowed only one team to top 100 yards rushing and have not allowed an opponent to pass for 300 yards. 

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Pittsburgh   N.Y. Giants
Isaac Redman Player Ahmad Bradshaw
26 Attempts 15
147 Yards 48
5.6 Avg Yards 3.2
1 Touchdowns 0
28 Long 9
Receiving
Pittsburgh   N.Y. Giants
Mike Wallace Player Victor Cruz
3 Receptions 5
66 Yards 67
22.0 Avg Yards 13.4
1 Touchdowns 0
51 Long 26

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Pittsburgh 349 158 191 3 1 1 2.0 1
N.Y. Giants 182 68 114 2 2 1 4.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • N.Y. Giants will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Giants have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Steelers have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .625 after a loss.