Steelers honor Dan Rooney at home opener, Martavis Bryant makes big plays & more news
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Minnesota Vikings in home opener at Heinz Field.
This Pittsburgh Steelers news roundup features plenty of coverage from the Steelers’ 26-9 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
Before the game, the Steelers paid tribute to late chairman Dan Rooney. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler wrote that the ceremony left the players emotional. Ben Roethlisberger, who carried a flag with Rooney’s initials onto the field, said he had tears in his eyes.
Roethlisberger said he wouldn’t be in Pittsburgh without Rooney’s advocating for the team to draft him No. 11 overall in the 2004 draft.
“He was a grandfather figure to everybody,” Roethlisberger said. “He treated everybody the same. It didn’t matter who you were, where you came from, what you did. Everybody was important to him. He always had time to shake your hand, look at you, talk to you.”
Read that story and more in today’s roundup.