The Pittsburgh Steelers used a 17 point fourth one-fourth outburst to-break available a close game and send the Arizona Cardinals to beat by a 20-10 rating in a NFL preseason rematch with this many years Superbowl. Both teams traded first half area objectives and played a scoreless third quarter before Pittsburgh turned up the offense later inside online game. After scoring just six points in the first three-quarters the two groups combined for 24 points within the final period.
NFL bettors just who favored the defending Superbowl champions in this matchup cashed their particular seats due to the fact Steelers covered as -3 home preferences. The connected 30 points scored remained UNDER the posted total of 33.
The huge catalyst when it comes to Steelers offense ended up being undrafted rookie Issac Redman out-of Bowie State. Redman, detailed given that Steelers no. 7 level chart working right back scored two rushing touchdowns when you look at the definitive 4th quarter run. Following the online game, he said that hee understood that he needed to take advantage of the opportunities to demonstrate their abilities in a-game circumstance:
“This team prides itself on having the ability to get a hold of those free agents which can be with the capacity of playing. Ideally I’m able to be that next free broker. I understood I experienced in order to make an impression, or I might not even allow it to be into the very first preseason online game.”
Both teams played their particular beginning quarterbacks for only two unpleasant series. The Steelers Ben Roethlisberger ended up being happy with his overall performance:
“in general, without taking a look at film, i believe it absolutely was okay. I do believe we had a couple of plays with some breakdowns, however it simply felt good to go against someone aside from yours men.”
Arizonas Kurt Warner had been pleased with their performance, but noted that very first preseason game had arise on him quickly:
“I thought like we relocated the basketball and performed everything we desired to. It appears as though this game came pretty quick. When we had been inside locker space, we had been thinking, ‘Man, it really is right here currently.’ “
The star receivers for every single team–Arizonas Larry Fitzgerald and Pittsburghs Superbowl MVP Santonio Holmes–each caught an individual pass in a couple of variety of action.
Pittsburgh will open up the NFL regular season on Thursday, September 10th while they host the Tennessee Titans. Arizona will kick of these campaign on Sunday, September 13th in the home contrary to the san francisco bay area 49ers.