Just moments after the Carolina Panthers torched the Pittsburgh Steelers defense on a game-opening touchdown drive, Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster returned the favor on the first play.


On Pittsburgh’s first offensive play of the game, Smith-Schuster broke free down the sideline and Ben Roethlisberger dropped it to him in stride. Smith-Schuster’s speed did the rest on an explosive 75-yard touchdown.

It’s already turning into an explosive battle between the Panthers and Steelers with big-play threats on both sides.

McCaffrey wrecked Pittsburgh’s defense for 60 yards on six plays, but Smith-Schuster needed only one to make things happen. One thing is for certain, this is going to be an exciting Thursday Night Football game.