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Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2-1) at Cincinnati Bengals (4-1)
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Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
- Overall regular-season record: 118-62-1 (.655)/12th season
- Regular-season record with Pittsburgh: 118-62-1 (.655)/12th season
- Playoff Record/Years: 8-7 (.533)/eight years
Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis
- Overall regular-season record: 129-113-3 (.533)/16th season
- Regular-season record with Cincinnati: 129-113-3 (.533)/16th season
- Playoff Record/Years: 0-7 (.000)/seven years
Steelers - Bengals History
- Series History: Series began in 1970
- Overall Regular Season: Steelers lead, 60-35
- In Pittsburgh: Steelers lead, 32-16
- At Cincinnati: Steelers lead, 28-19
- Neutral Sites: n/a
- Streak: Steelers won previous fi ve meetings
- Last Regular-Season Meeting: Dec. 4, 2017, in Cincinnati
Pittsburgh 23, Cincinnati 20
- Postseason Series: Steelers lead, 2-0
- Last Postseason Meeting: Jan. 9, 2016, in Cincinnati
Pittsburgh 18, Cincinnati 16 - AFC Wild Card
- (preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)
This week’s game will mark the 96th regular-season meeting between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati... the Steelers own a 25-game advantage in the regular-season series against the Bengals (60-35)... Sunday's game will be the 48th time the two teams will meet in Cincinnati where the Steelers have won 28 of the previous 47 meetings... the two teams have met 30 times in the month of October during the regular season, with the Steelers holding a 21-9 advantage in the month vs. the Bengals, including a 8-6 on the road in October.
- Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018
- Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ET
- Site: Paul Brown Stadium (65,535) • Cincinnati, Ohio
- Playing Surface: FieldTurf
- TV Coverage: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2)
- Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Dan Fouts (analyst) | Evan Washburn (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)
- Satellite Radio: SIRIUS: 127 (Pit), 82 (Cin) | XM: 390 (Pit), 227 (Cin)
- Referee: Clete Blakeman
|Last Week||W 41-17 vs. Atlanta||W 27-17 vs. Miami|
|Coach vs. Opp.||Mike Tomlin: 17-5||Marvin Lewis: 8-22|
|Passing||Ben Roethlisberger: 138-215-1664-11-6-93.2||Andy Dalton: 123-187-1445-12-7-94.9|
|Rushing||James Conner: 84-342-4.1-5||Joe Mixon: 60-272-4.5-1|
|Receiving||JuJu Smith-Schuster: 35-450-12.9-2||Tyler Boyd: 30-393-13.1-2|
|Sacks||T.J. Watt: 6 (T1L)||Geno Atkins: 6 (T1L)|
|INTs||Many tied: 1||Jessie Bates (R): 2|
|Take/Give||-2 (8/10)||0 (8/8)|
|Punting (Net)||Jordan Berry: 43.1 (38.7)||Kevin Huber: 42.1 (34.5)|
|Kicking||Chris Boswell: 23 (14/17 PAT; 3/6 FG)||Randy Bullock: 39 (18/18 PAT; 7/9 FG)|
QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER passed for 250 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 112.7 rating last week. Has 3+ TD passes in 3 of past 4. In his past 8 vs. Cin., has 2,270 pass yards (283.8 per game) with 14 TDs vs. 8 INTs for 90 rating. Has 90+ rating in 2 of past 3 meetings. In past 8 vs. division, has 2,387 pass yards (298.4 per game) with 14 TD passes vs. 9 INTs. Leads AFC & ranks 3rd in NFL with 1,664 pass yards.
RB JAMES CONNER rushed for 110 yards with 2 TDs & had 4 catches for 75 yards last week. Has 2 games with 100+ rush yards, 50+ rec. yards & 2+ rush TDs this season & joined HOFer JIM BROWN (1963) as only player with multiple games with 100+ rush yards, 50+ rec. yards & 2+ rush TDs in team’s 1st 5 games of season. Has 287 scrimmage yards (143.5 per game) & 2 rush TDs in past 2 on road.
WR ANTONIO BROWN had 6 catches for 101 yards & 2 TDs last week. Has 11 career games with 100+ rec. yards & 2 TD catches, most among active NFL players. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Cin. with TD catch. WR JU JU SMITH- SCHUSTER had TD catch last week. Aims for 3rd in row on road with 110+ rec. yards.
LB T.J. WATT had 8 tackles, 3 sacks & FF last week. Is only player with multiple 3+ sack games in 2018. Ties for league-lead with 6 sacks (GENO ATKINS & J.J. WATT). DT CAMERON HEYWARD had 1.5 sacks last week. Has 5.5 sacks in his past 7. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 at Cin. LB L.J. FORT had 6 tackles, sack & FR-TD last week.
QB ANDY DALTON aims for 3rd in row vs. Pit. with 2+ TD passes. In his past 7 at home, has 1,583 pass yards (226.1 per game) with 13 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 93.3 rating. Aims for his 5th in row vs. division with 2+ TD passes & 0 INTs. In his past 6 vs. AFC North, has 17 TD passes vs. 2 INTs for 102.9 rating. Has 95+ rating in 3 of past 4 vs. division.
RB JOE MIXON had 115 scrimmage yards (93 rush, 22 rec.) & TD catch last week. Has 100+ scrimmage yards & TD in 2 of past his 3. In past 2 at home, has 202 scrimmage yards (101 per game) & TD catch. In his past 4 vs. division, has 391 scrimmage yards (97.8 per game) & rush TD. RB GIOVANI BERNARD has 130+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 at home. Has 3 rush TDs in his past 2. Has 95+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. Pit.
WR A.J. GREEN had 6 catches for 112 yards last week. Had 77 rec. yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Has 4 TD catches in past 5 vs. Pit. Has 685 rec. yards (85.6 per game) & 7 TD catches in his past 8 at home. Is 1 of 2 NFL players (COOPER KUPP) with 400+ rec. yards (409) & 5+ TD catches (5) in 2018. WR TYLER BOYD has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3.
DT GENO ATKINS had 2 sacks last week. Has 3 sacks in past 2. Aims for 3rd in row at home with 2+ sacks. Ties for league-lead with 6 sacks. DE MICHAEL JOHNSON had 22-yard INT-TD & rookie DE SAM HUBBARD had 19-yard FR-TD last week, 1st-career TDs for both players.
|Record vs. Spread||2-3-0||4-1-0|
|Points Scored||143 (5th)||153 (4th)|
|Points Allowed||133 (25th)||130 (21st)|
|Takeaway Diff.||-2 (23rd)||0 (15th)|
|Pass Yds/Game||321 (4th)||272 (15th)|
|Rush Yds/Game||84 (27th)||95 (23rd)|
|Def. Pass Yds/Game||296 (29th)||276 (21st)|
|Def. Rush Yds/Game||105 (15th)||118 (23rd)|
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.