The opening kickoff of last nigh’t game had a significant injury in it, as Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman was scheduled to start the game, but he ended up getting hurt on the opening kickoff. He was taken to the locker room and checked out for a possible concussion. Redman passed the tests and returned to the game in the second quarter.
He ended the night having rushed three times for just four yards and caught two passes for seven yards in the loss. Felix Jones ended up getting the start and rushed for just 37 yards on ten carries.
If you recall during last year’s Sunday Night Football matchup between the two squads, then-rookie wide receiver Marvin Jones suffered an early knee injury and missed the rest of the game. The injury was reportedly suffered during Pittsburgh’s kickoff after the Steelers converted a 42-yard field goal during their game-opening possession. It turned out to be an MCL sprain that caused him to miss four games.
Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden gave a memorable quote after that, saying Jones was “coming on like gangbusters” before his MCL injury.