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Series Notes

  • Leader: 49ers lead all-time series, 11-10
  • Streaks: Steelers have won 2 of past 3
  • Last Game: 9/20/15: 49ers 18 at Steelers 43
  • Last Game At Site: 12/19/11: 49ers 20, Steelers 3

Gameday Information

  • Date: Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019
  • Time: 4:25 PM ET
  • Location: Levi’s Stadium (San Francisco, CA)
  • TV: CBS (4:25 PM ET):
    Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Melanie Collins (field reporter)
  • SIRIUS: 108 (Pit), 94 (SF)
  • XM: 385 (Pit), 234 (SF)
  • Referee: Scott Novak

Game Capsule

Steelers 49ers
Last Week L 28-26 vs. Seattle W 41-17 at Cincinnati
Coach vs. Opp. Mike Tomlin: 2-1 Kyle Shanahan: 0-0
Pts. For/Against 14.5/30.5 36.0/17.0
Offense 284.5 414
Passing Mason Rudolph: 12-19-112-2-1-92.4 Jimmy Garoppolo: 35-52-463-4-2-104.9
Rushing James Conner: 21-54-2.6-1 Matt Breida: 27-158-5.9-0
Receiving JuJu Smith Schuster: 11-162-14.7-0 George Kittle (TE): 11-108-9.8-0
Defense 445 305.5
Sacks Stephon Tuitt: 2.5 Arik Armstead: 2
INTs - Many tied: 1
Take/Give 0 (2/2) +2 (4/2)
Punting (Net) Jordan Berry: 45.2 (40.7) Mitch Wishnowsky (R): 41.5 (41.5)
Kicking Chris Boswell: 11 (2/2 PAT; 3/3 FG) Robbie Gould: 22 (T1L) (7/7 PAT; 5/7 FG)

Steelers Notes

QB MASON RUDOLPH makes 1st career start. Completed 12 of 19 passes for 112 yards & 2 TDs vs. 1 INT for 92.4 rating in NFL debut last week.

RB JAMES CONNER had rush TD last week. Aims for 4th in row vs. NFC with TD. RB JAYLEN SAMUELS has TD in 2 of past 3 vs. NFC.

WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER had 5 catches for team-high

84 yards last week. Surpassed HOFer RANDY MOSS to become youngest player (22 years, 297 days) in NFL history to reach 2,500 career rec. yards. Has 100+ rec. yards in 7 of past 9 on road. TE VANCE MCDONALD led team with 7 catches & career-high 2 TDs last week. Had 161 rec. yards (80.5 per game) & TD in 2 road games vs. NFC last season.

LB DEVIN BUSH (rookie) had 7 tackles & first career FR last week. Leads all rookies with 18 tackles. LB T.J. WATT had 6 tackles, sack & FF last week. Has sack in 4 of past 5. Has 6 sacks, 3 FFs & PD in past 4 vs. NFC. LB MARK BARRON had 6 tackles, FR & 0.5 sacks last week. Had sack & FF in his last game vs. SF (12/30/18 with LAR). LB BUD DUPREE had sack in last meeting. Has sack in 2 of past 3 on road. DE STEPHON TUITT had career-high 2.5 sacks last week. Had 1.5 sacks in last meeting. DE CAMERON HEYWARD had TFL last week. Had sack in last meeting. S TERRELL EDMUNDS had PD & career-high 11 tackles last week. S MINKAH FITZPATRICK makes Pit. debut.

49ers Notes

QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO passed for 297 yards with 3 TDs vs. INT & 131.2 rating in Week 2. Has 829 pass yards (276.3 per game) & 5 TDs vs. INT for 108.5 rating in 3 career home starts with SF. Aims for his 4th start at home in row with 100+ rating.

RB MATT BREIDA rushed for 121 yards, his 4th career 100- yard game. Has 70+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5 vs. AFC. Since 2017, is 1 of 3 RBs (SAQUON BARKLEY & ALVIN KAMARA) to average 5+ yards per carry (5.04) (min. 250 attempts). RB RAHEEM MOSTERT had 83 rush yards & 1st career rec. TD last week. Has TD in 2 of his past 3. RB JEFF WILSON had 1st 2 career rush TDs in Week 2.

TE GEORGE KITTLE had 54 rec. yards last week & tied DAVE KOCOUREK (33 games) for 3rd fastest TE to 2,000 rec. yards in NFL history. Has 100+ rec. yards & TD catch in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC. Is 1 of 3 TEs (ZACH ERTZ & TRAVIS KELCE) with 140+ receptions (142) & 2,000+ rec. yards (2,000) since 2017. Rookie WR DEEBO SAMUEL had 87 rec. yards & 1st career TD catch last week.

DL DEFOREST BUCKNER had sack last week. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with sack. LB KWON ALEXANDER had career-high 3 PD & 7th career INT in Week 2. CB AHKELLO WITHERSPOON has 5 PD in 2019, tied-most in NFL. Aims for his 3rd in row with 2+ PD. CB RICHARD SHERMAN has 32 career INTs, 2nd-most among active players. DL SOLOMON THOMAS had 5th career sack last week.


Statistics and game information courtesy of the Pittsburgh Steelers and/or National Football League.

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