With the first game of the 2021 regular season completed, many fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers are looking forward to the next week of action as the men in black and gold return to Pittsburgh to play the Las Vegas Raiders.
If you watched the game on Monday night, y0u saw the absolute fire show from the Raiders who were able to win the game in overtime after an incredible defensive performance against the former NFL MVP, Lamar Jackson. With the squad feeling good after a win in that fashion, their only worry is resting up since they have a game in less than seven days which puts them at a slight disadvantage. For the Steelers sake, hopefully they can capitalize on that.
During Tuesday’s weekly press conference, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin came out and said, “We expect that they are going to challenge us in a big way… We have a lot to work on, we have a lot of details to improve… We’ve got so much work ahead of us, but it was enough to get out of that stadium with a win, and I’m appreciative.”
As the Steelers prepare for their first home game of the season, lots of fans will be excited to get back into the stadium and enjoy the events and atmosphere that surrounds a regular season game.
Tomlin went on later to stress the point of the fans being engaged in the action, trying to disrupt the Raiders offense and defense while they are on the field. “It’s our job to make the plays to keep the crowd engaged and entertain them to make it as hostile as we can make it… We’re excited about getting back in the comforts of Heinz Field and entertaining Steeler Nation”
Hopefully, by entertaining Steeler Nation, that means a win because it would definitely help all of those in Pittsburgh to have the squad start the year 2-0 against two teams who will most likely finish high in their division.
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