EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (93-7 THE FAN) — Considering the bittersweet backdrop of the Steelers’ win over the Super Bowl champs Sunday, head coach Mike Tomlin has reason to believe this 24-20 win over the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium could be a pivotal moment for this year’s team, says running back Isaac Redman.

“I know the Giants were going through adversity this week, but we’ve got a lot of guys injured, and I felt like I had to step up,” Redman told 93.7 The Fan’s Jeff Hathhorn. “The offensive line did a great job, and it just shows the heart this whole team has. Special teams played big, defense made plays in the second half…Coach Tomlin’s proud of us.”

Returning to duty in lieu of injured starter Rashard Mendenhall and fellow backup Jonathan Dwyer, he fought his way to 147 yards on 26 carries and provided the final margin with his fourth-quarter touchdown from two yards away.

“It doesn’t matter if Jonathan’s played well, or whomever has played well. Each time I step out on the field, I’m looking to do my best.”

Redman spoke further about what the win means for this team in the long run:

The Steelers (5-3) host the struggling Kansas City Chiefs (1-7) next Monday night.