Rookies got their first taste of NFL football, some veterans had their normal standout performances, and the national media give their take on the team in this week's recap.
Rookie DB had a lot on his plate against the Lions.
S Sean Davis got an extended first-half look as the third cornerback in the five-defensive backs "nickel" defense and learned some lessons in a hurry.
What had been present in Latrobe was AWOL at Heinz Field on Friday night.
Through two weeks of training camp, their practices were physical, crisp, competitive. In other words, those practices were everything their preseason opener was not.
Steelers President Art Rooney II provided a description of the 'color rush' uniform.
Steelers President Art Rooney II already revealed that the team will wear their 'color rush' uniforms when they play the Baltimore Ravens on December 25.
Nine penalties, 17 percent on third downs, 96-yard kickoff return send Steelers to defeat.
Forty-eight hours before kickoff, Coach Mike Tomlin ruled out the following players: Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, Maurkice Pouncey, and Le'Veon Bell.
A look at some key plays in the Steelers preseason opener vs. the Lions.
On a night that was about rookies trying to make a name for themselves, 14-year linebacker William Gay made the first big play of the game.
The highs and lows of the Steelers' first preseason game against the Detroit Lions.
Bob Labriola with his thoughts on "what went right, wrong" vs. Detroit.
Coach Mike Tomlin addressed a number of issues leading up to tonight's preseason opener.
Leading up to tonight's preseason opener against the Lions, the teams held a couple of joint practices. Can you explain how something like that comes about?
As of today, the Steelers are three practices away from training camp being over.
Ready or not, here it comes:
Some words of praise for a rookie and encouragement from teammates.
A little bit of this, and a little bit of that as the Steelers prepare for their first preseason game of the 2016 season.
LB L.J. Fort appreciates the Steelers' approach that gives every player a shot
Being in a training camp isn't something new to linebacker L.J. Fort.
Steelers' players have high expectations for 2016, and so do the national media.
The Steelers open the 2016 preseason this week against the Detroit Lions at Heinz Field, but with many national media having been at the team's training camp, it was time to get their take on expectations for the team during the regular season. And the expectations are high, especially if the team stays healthy.
The Steelers will go against the Detroit Lions the next two days in Latrobe. QB Ben Roethlisberger not practicing.
Steelers' practice will take on a whole new look today at Saint Vincent College, because they won't be the only ones out on the field.
Veteran DE chasing Super Bowl one rep at a time.
There's a reason Cameron Heyward couldn't be more engaged in his sixth training camp with the Steelers.
Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey pulls in a deep pass from QB Landry Jones for a touchdown.
Steelers cornerback Doran Grant intercepts Lions QB Dan Orlovsky and takes it for a touchdown.
Steelers linebacker James Harrison forces a turnover by sacking Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin addressed the media to discuss the first preseason game against the Detroit Lions.
Missi Matthews and Bob Labriola bring you a practice report from joint practice with the Lions.
Take a look at the best photos from the preseason week one game. The Lions defeated the Steelers 30-17.
Game action from the Pittsburgh Steelers' first preseason game against the Detroit Lions.
A look at warmups and locker room prep from the Steelers' Preseason Week 1 game against the Detroit Lions.
Take a look at photos of the Pittsburgh Steelers' 11th training camp practice and second joint practice with the Detroit Lions.
Take a look at photos of the Pittsburgh Steelers' 10th training camp practice and first joint practice with the Detroit Lions.