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‘Monday Night Football’: Pittsburgh slips by Tampa

Big game on tap this week as the drama-filled Pittsburgh Steelers hit the road to face one of the league’s biggest surprises. Will Tampa Bay Buccaneer Ryan Fitzpatrick’s magic continue and finally settle who’s the real QB1 in Tampa? Let’s see what Madden NFL 19 has to say.


Top things to 👀

  • Will the Steelers’ rough start continue?

  • Fitzpatrick became the first player to record back-to-back 400-yard, four-touchdown games to start a season. Can he pull off a third?

  • According to ESPN’s “Matchup Predictor,” the Steelers have a 53.1 percent chance to get the win.

In what turned out to be a defensive battle, Pittsburgh got the nod in this one, coming away with a 10-9 victory, thanks to placekicker Chris Boswell’s 22-yard, game-winning field goal with two seconds left.

Not a lot of Fitz magic in this one, and while Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had an up-and-down game, he was able to hook up with wide receiver Antonio Brown on a big 91-yard score in the third quarter.

Liner Notes

You can catch Monday Night Football at 8:15p et on ESPN and the ESPN app.

Marcus Matthews is the senior manager over social content for Andscape, tasked with developing strategy, overseeing special projects and establishing synergy opportunities in the social lane for the site. He’s a PG County, Maryland, native and a fan of the Washington Commanders, Georgetown Hoyas and Los Angeles Lakers.