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Pittsburgh Steelers (7-2-1) at Denver Broncos (4-6)
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Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
- Overall regular-season record: 123-62-1 (.664)/12th season
- Regular-season record with Pittsburgh: 123-62-1 (.664)/12th season
- Playoff Record/Years: 8-7 (.533)/eight years
Denver Broncos Head Coach Vance Joseph
- Overall regular-season record: 9-17 (.346)/second season
- Regular-season record with Denver: 9-17 (.346)/second season
- Playoff Record/Years: n/a
Steelers - Broncos History
- Series History: Series began in 1970
- Overall Regular Season: Broncos lead, 14-8-1
- In Pittsburgh: Broncos lead, 6-5
- At Denver: Broncos lead, 8-3-1
- Neutral Sites: n/a
- Streak: Steelers won previous meeting
- Last Regular-Season Meeting: Dec. 20, 2015, in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh 34, Denver 27
- Postseason Series: Broncos lead, 5-3
- Last Postseason Meeting: Jan. 17, 2016, at Denver
Denver 23, Pittsburgh 16 - AFC Divisional Playoff
- (preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)
This week’s game will mark the 24th regular-season meeting between Pittsburgh and Denver... the Broncos own a 6.5-game advantage in the regular-season series against the Steelers (14-8-1)... Sunday's game will be the 13th time the two teams will meet in Denver... the Steelers won the last November game against the Broncos in the series, 28-10, on Nov. 9, 2009 on the road.
- Date: Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018
- Kickoff: 4:25 p.m. ET
- Site: Mile High Stadium (76,125) • Denver, Colo.
- Playing Surface: Natural Grass
- TV Coverage: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2)
- Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Tony Romo (analyst) | Tracy Wolfson (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)
- National Radio: ESPN
- Announcers: Jason Benetti (play-by-play) | Kelly Stouffer (analyst)
- Satellite Radio: SIRIUS: 146 (Pit), 82 (Den) | XM: 387 (Pit), 227 (Den)
- Referee: Tony Corrente
|Last Week||W 20-16 at Jacksonville||W 23-22 at Los Angeles Chargers|
|Coach vs. Opp.||Mike Tomlin: 2-2||Vance Joseph: 0-0|
|Passing||Ben Roethlisberger: 271-416-3202-23-10-96.9||Case Keenum: 229-362-2605-11-10-83.4|
|Rushing||James Conner: 173-796-4.6-10||Phillip Lindsay (R): 121-670-5.5-5|
|Receiving||JuJu Smith-Schuster: 64-866-13.5-3||Emmanuel Sanders: 60-763-12.7-3|
|Sacks||T.J. Watt: 10||Von Miller: 10|
|INTs||Many tied: 1||Chris Harris, Justin Simmons: 2|
|Take/Give||-3 (12/15)||+2 (14/12)|
|Punting (Net)||Jordan Berry: 44.0 (39.3)||Colby Wadman (R): 43.6 (38.3)|
|Kicking||Chris Boswell: 55 (31/35 PAT; 8/11 FG)||Brandon McManus: 66 (24/24 PAT; 14/17 FG)|
QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER passed for 314 yards with 2 TDs & rushed for GW 1-yard TD with 5 seconds remaining in 4th Q last week. Has 1,169 pass yards (292.3 per game) with 11 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 100.7 rating & 2 rush TDs in his past 4. In last meeting, completed 40 of 55 (72.7 pct.) for 380 yards with 3 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 94.5 rating. Has 3+ TD passes in 3 of his past 4 vs. Den. Has 300+ pass yards in 4 of his past 5 vs. AFC West. Ranks 3rd in NFL with 271 completions.
RB JAMES CONNER has 8 TDs (7 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 6. In 5 road games this season, has 628 scrimmage yards (125.6 per game) & 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.). Is 1 of 4 NFL players with 1,200+ scrimmage yards (1,207) & 10+ TDs (11) in 2018. Has 4 games with 100+ rush yards & 2+ rush TDs this season & is only NFL player with multiple such games.
WR ANTONIO BROWN had team-high 117 rec. yards & TD catch last week. Has 10 TD catches in his past 8. Aims for his 9th in row with rec. TD. Had 16 catches for 189 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Has 263 rec. yards (131.5 per game) in 2 career games vs. Den. Leads NFL with 11 TD catches. WR JU JU SMITH-SCHUSTER had 8 catches for 104 yards in Week 11. Since entering league in 2017, ranks 6th in NFL averaging 14.6 yards per catch (min.100 receptions).
LB T.J. WATT had 2 sacks & 2 FFs last week. Has 3 sacks & 3 FFs in his past 2. Is 1 of 3 in NFL (VON MILLER & J.J. WATT) with 10+ sacks (10) & 4+ FFs (4). LB VINCE WILLIAMS had 10 tackles & sack in Week 11.
QB CASE KEENUM passed for 205 yards in Week 11. Has 612 pass yards (306 per game) with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 91 rating in his past 2 at home. Has 2+ TD passes in 2 of his past 3 starts vs. AFC North. Since 2017, is 1 of 8 NFL QBs with 6,000+ pass yards (6,152) & 65+ comp. pct. (65.7).
RB PHILLIP LINDSAY (rookie) had 106 scrimmage yards (79 rush, 27 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in Week 11. Aims for his 5th in row with 80+ scrimmage yards. Has 442 scrimmage yards (88.4 per game) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in 5 career home games. Ranks 2nd among NFL rookies with 670 rush yards & 857 scrimmage yards. Rookie RB ROYCE FREEMAN had rush TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with TD & has rush TD in 5 of his past 7. Freeman (5) & Lindsay (5) are only pair of current RB teammates with 5+ rush TDs each this season.
WR EMMANUEL SANDERS has 95+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 5 at home. Had 10 catches for 181 yards with TD catch & rushed for 24 yards in last meeting. Spent 4 seasons with Pit. (2010-13), recording 161 catches for 2,030 yards & 11 TDs. Rookie WR COURTLAND SUTTON had team- high 78 rec. yards last week. Has 75+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3. Is 1 of 5 NFL rookies with 450+ rec. yards (459).
LB VON MILLER had sack & INT last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack & has 6 sacks in his past 5. Ties for AFC lead with 10 sacks, his 5th consecutive 10+ sack season. CB CHRIS HARRIS, JR. had 8 tackles & INT last week.
|Record vs. Spread||6-3-1||4-5-1|
|Points Scored||299 (4th)||228 (19th)|
|Points Allowed||225 (10th)||235 (13th)|
|Takeaway Diff.||-3 (21st)||+2 (15th)|
|Pass Yds/Game||312 (4th)||247 (15th)|
|Rush Yds/Game||97 (26th)||124 (8th)|
|Def. Pass Yds/Game||227 (7th)||247 (18th)|
|Def. Rush Yds/Game||99 (9th)||127 (27th)|
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.