Preseason stats and information for the Steelers final preseason game

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Team Records

Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1) vs. Tennessee Titans (3-0)

Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin

  • Overall regular-season record: 116-60 (.659)/12th season
  • Regular-season record with Pittsburgh: 116-60 (.659)/12th season
  • Playoff Record/Years: 8-7 (.533)/eight years

Carolina Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera

  • Overall regular-season record: 64-47-1 (.576)/ninth season
  • Regular-season record with Carolina: 64-47-1 (.576)/ninth season
  • Playoff Record/Years: 3-4 (.429)/four years

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Steelers-Panthers History

  • Series History: Series began in 1996
  • Overall Regular Season: Steelers lead, 5-1
  • At Pittsburgh: Steelers lead, 3-0
  • At Carolina: Steelers lead, 2-1
  • Neutral Sites: n/a
  • Streak: Steelers won previous meeting
  • Last Regular-Season Meeting: Sept. 21, 2014 at Carolina
    Pittsburgh 37, Carolina 18
  • Postseason Series: n/a

This is the 16th consecutive preseason these two teams will square off in the preseason fi nale…the Steelers and Panthers have played one another in 19 preseason games, but have only faced each other six times during the regular season…the Steelers have defeated the Panthers in seven of the last 11 preseason matchups between these two clubs, dating back to 2007…Pittsburgh leads the overall preseason series 11-8.

Gameday Information

  • Date: Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018
  • Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Site: Heinz Field (68,400) • Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Playing Surface: Natural Grass
  • TV Coverage: KDKA-TV, channel 2
  • Announcers: Bob Pompeani (play-by-play), Charlie Batch (analyst), Missi Matthews (sideline)
  • Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network
    WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
  • Announcers:Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play), Tunch Ilkin (analyst), Craig Wolfley (sideline)

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Steelers 2018 Draft Class

S Terrell Edmunds (6-1, 217)
Rd. 1 28th Overall

Played collegiate football at Virginia Tech where he appeared in 37 games, making 31 starts…he totaled 182 tackles, including 6.5 tackles for losses…Edmunds started all 10 games en route to recording 59 tackles during the 2017 season.

WR James Washington (5-11, 213)
Rd. 2 60th Overall

Set an Oklahoma State University school record with 4,472 career receiving yards, also the second-best receiving yardage total in Big 12 conference history…he became one of two players in school history with three seasons of at least 1,000 receiving yards and three years with at least 10 touchdown catches.

QB Mason Rudolph (6-5, 235)
Rd. 3 76th Overall

Led Oklahoma State University to a 32-9 record as the quarterback to produce the winningest record by a signal caller in school history…he finished his career holding no fewer than 54 school records, including single-season and career marks for passing yards, passing touchdowns and pass efficiency…his 13,618 career passing yards rank him fourth in Big 12 conference history.

OL Chukwuma Okorafor (6-8, 320)
Rd. 3 92nd Overall

At Western Michigan University, started each of his final 39 games… he was a first-team All-American selection following the 2017 campaign by the Football Writers Association of America.

S Marcus Allen (6-2, 215)
Rd. 5 148th Overall

Became the sixth player in Penn State football history to reach the 300-tackle mark in a career…his 321 stops rank fifth in program history… he was a first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2017, starting 13 games and recording 72 tackles (46 solo).

RB Jaylen Samuels (6-0, 225)
Rd. 5 165th Overall

Established a North Carolina State University school record for receptions in a career, finishing with 202…his 47 total touchdowns place him second in program annals and he finished fourth in touchdown receptions (19) and sixth in touchdown runs (28).

DT Joshua Frazier (6-4, 315)
Rd. 7 246th Overall

Played in 40 career games at the University of Alabama…he recorded 28 tackles (11 solo), with 4.5 tackles for losses, 2.0 sacks, one forced fumble and three passes defensed.

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