PITTSBURGH (AP)—The Steelers knew what the Giants would do before 264-pound running back Brandon Jacobs was stopped on a key goal-line play early in New York’s 21-14 win in Pittsburgh on Sunday.
The tipster? Giants quarterback Eli Manning.
Defensive end Brett Keisel overheard Manning mouthing the play call and lined up the defense before Jacobs was stopped inches short of the goal line on the fourth-and-1 play early in the second quarter.
The goal-line stand—Jacobs failed on three successive plays to get in from the 1—temporarily preserved Pittsburgh’s 7-3 lead.