The Steelers have grown accustomed to competing for titles over the years, but they're coming off a disappointing 8-8 season and a postseason on the golf course. Though the starters won't see much action -- head coach Mike Tomlin says they'll play 10-12 snaps -- Saturday's game will give those hoping to earn a bigger role in 2013 a chance to prove their value. Behind the Steel Curtain, SB Nation's Steelers blog, has a list of seven players who need to step up against New York.
The Giants would love to get back to the mountaintop in 2013 and, if they do, New York will play for a Super Bowl title on its home field. The Giants' starters will stay in the game for roughly a quarter, and the most interesting development could be the performances of quarterbacks David Carr and Ryan Nassib. Big Blue View, SB Nation's Giants blog, points out that Carr is playing mentor to Nassib as the two compete for the backup QB job.
Saturday, Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m. ET
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Penn.
Steelers: KDKA-TV (CBS)
Preseason Live (subscription required)
Steelers: WDVE 102.5 FM/WBGG 970 AM
Giants: WCBS 880 AM