The 2009 NFL season opened tonight with the Tennessee Titans traveling to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers. Pittsburgh pulled out a 13-10 overtime victory in what was a great start to the season. Being as it was the first game of the year, there was a whole lot of 2009 firsts tonight. Here’s a quick look:
-First touch of the ball in 2009:
Stefan Logan, Pittsburgh Steelers punt return for 39 yards. #11 (Kordell Stewart)`1
First quarterback sack of 2009:
Ben Roethlisberger for a loss of 19 yards, by
First pass completion of 2009:
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger passes to Hines Ward for 5 yards.
First carry of 2009:
Steelers running back Willie Parker runs to the right side for a 3 yard loss.
First penalty of 2009:
Personal foul (unnecessary roughness) against Pittsburgh’s Troy Polamalu.
First missed field goal of 2009:
Rob Bironas of Tennessee, 37 yards.
First interception thrown of 2009:
Titans quarterback Kerry Collins intercepted by Troy Polamalu.
First blocked field goal of 2009:
31 yard attempt by Tennessee’s Rob Bironas blocked by Pittsburgh’s #91 Aaron Smith.1se
First touchdown of 2009 (and first TD reception of the year):
Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger to Santonio Holmes for 34 yards.
First PAT of 2009:
Pittsburgh’s Jeff Reed.
First successful field goal of 2009:
Tennessee’s Rob Bironas, 45 yards
First victory of 2009:
9/10/09 Pittsburgh Steelers over the Tennessee Titans by the score of 13-10.