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Series Notes

  • Leader: Steelers lead all-time series, 12-11
  • Streaks: Dolphins have won past 2 (regular season)
  • Last Game: Steelers 15 at Dolphins 30
  • Last Game At Site:12/8/13: Dolphins 34, Steelers 28

Gameday Information

  • Date: Sunday, October 28th, 2019
  • Time: 8:15 PM ET
  • Location: Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • TV: ESPN (8:15 PM ET)
    Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland, Lisa Salters (field reporter)
  • National Radio: Westwood One:
    Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner, Ross Tucker (field reporter)
  • SIRIUS: 81 (Mia), 83 (Pit)
  • XM: 225 (Mia), 226 (Pit)
  • Referee: Ronald Torbert

Game Capsule

Steelers Dolphins
Last Week Bye (Week 6: W 24-17 at Los Angeles Chargers) L 31-21 at Buffalo
Coach vs. Opp. Mike Tomlin: 3-2 Brian Flores: 0-0
Pts. For/Against 20.5/21.8 10.5/35.2
Offense 276.5 258.7
Passing Mason Rudolph: 63-94-646-7-2-102.5 Ryan Fitzpatrick: 62-105-717-3-5-69.4
Rushing James Conner: 74-235-3.2-3 Kenyon Drake: 47-174-3.7-0
Receiving JuJu Smith-Schuster: 25-340-13.6-2 Preston Williams (R): 23-314-13.7-1
Defense 354.3 417.3
Sacks T.J. Watt: 4 Taco Charlton: 3
INTs Devin Bush: 2 Bobby McCain: 1
Take/Give +7 (15/8) -11 (2/13)
Punting (Net) Jordan Berry: 47.1 (41.5) Matt Haack: 46.7 (43.2)
Kicking Chris Boswell: 45 (12/12 PAT; 11/11 FG) Jason Sanders: 21 (6/6 PAT; 5/8 FG)

Steelers Notes

QB MASON RUDOLPH aims for his 3rd in row with 100+ rating. Has 73.1 completion percentage with 5 TDs vs. INT & 111 rating in 3 career home games.

RB JAMES CONNER had 119 scrimmage yards (78 rec., 41 rush) & 2 TDs (1 rec., 1 rush) in Week 6. Aims for 4th in row with TD. Has 7+ catches, 75+ rec. yards & TD catch in 2 of past 3. Is 1 of 2 in AFC (AUSTIN EKELER) with 2+ rush TDs & 2+ rec. TDs in 2019. Rookie RB BENNY SNELL led team with career-high 75 rush yards in Week 6.

WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER has 75+ rec. yards & TD catch in 2 of past 4. Has 16 catches (5.3 per game) for 232 yards (77.3 per game) in 3 career games vs. AFC East. WR JAMES WASHINGTON has 3+ catches & 50+ rec. yards in 3 of past 5 at home. Aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC East with 50+ rec. yards. WR DIONTAE JOHNSON aims for 3rd in row at home with 5+ catches. TE VANCE MCDONALD had 4 catches for 60 yards in his last game vs. Mia. (11/27/16 with SF).

LB DEVIN BUSH (rookie) had 7 tackles, INT & 9-yard FR-TD in Week 6. Aims for 3rd in row with INT. Leads rookies in tackles

(52) & ties for lead in INTs (2). LB T.J. WATT had 0.5 sacks & PD in Week 6. Has 3 sacks in his past 3. Aims for 6th in row at home with sack. S MINKAH FITZPATRICK had 5 tackles & PD in Week 6. Aims for 3rd in row with PD. Was 11th overall pick in 2018 NFL Draft by Mia. & had 84 tackles, 9 PD & 2 INTs in 17 games with Mia. (2018-19).

Dolphins Notes

QB RYAN FITZPATRICK passed for 282 yards & TD vs. INT for 88 rating & had rush TD in Week 7. Passed for 411 yards with 3 TDs vs 3 INTs in his last start vs. Pit. (9/24/18 with TB). Aims for his 5th start in row vs. Pit. with 250+ pass yards. Has 15 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 95.9 rating in his past 7 starts on road vs. AFC North.

RB MARK WALTON led team with career-high 66 rush yards in Week 7. Aims for his 3rd in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. RB KALEN BALLAGE had 3rd career rush TD last week & aims for his 3rd in row with rush TD. RB KENYAN DRAKE has 70+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4.

WR DEVANTE PARKER had 5 receptions for 55 yards & TD catch in Week 7. Aims for his 4th in row with rec. TD. Rookie WR PRESTON WILLIAMS led team with 6 catches for 82 yards last week. Has 4+ receptions in 4 of his past 5. Is 1 of 3 AFC rookie WRs (A.J. BROWN & MARQUISE BROWN) with 20+ receptions (23) & 300+ rec. yards (314) in 2019.

DE TACO CHARLTON had sack last week. Has sack in 3 of his past 4 & aims for his 3rd in row on road with sack. LB JEROME BAKER has 15 tackles (7.5 per game) & 2 TFL in 2 career games vs. AFC North. CB XAVIEN HOWARD has 4 PD & 2 INTs in his past 5 on road. Since 2017, is 1 of 4 DBs (KEVIN BYARD, MARCUS PETERS & DARIUS SLAY) with 10+ INTs

(11) & 25+ PD (26). S RESHAD JONES has 3 PD & 29-yard INT- TD in his past 4 on road. Had INT in last meeting.

 

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





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