What You Need to Know: 2020 Week 2 Steelers vs. Broncos

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Series Notes

  • LEADER: Broncos lead all-time series, 15-8-1
  • STREAKS: Broncos have won 3 of past 4
  • LAST GAME: 11/25/18: Steelers 17 at Broncos 24
  • LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/20/15: Steelers 34, Broncos 27

Gameday Information

  • Date: Sunday, September 20th, 2020
  • Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • Location: Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • TV: CBS
    Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon, Jay Feely (field reporter)
  • SIRIUS: 134 (Den), 99 (Pit)
  • XM: 387 (Den), 232 (Pit)
  • Referee: Adrian Hill

Game Capsule

Steelers Broncos
LAST WEEK W 26-16 at New York Giants L 16-14 vs. Tennessee
COACH VS. OPP. Mike Tomlin: 2-3 Vic Fangio: 0-0
PTS. FOR/AGAINST 26.0/16.0 16.0/14.0
OFFENSE 349 323
PASSING Ben Roethlisberger: 21-32-229-3-0-117.8 Drew Lock: 22-33-216-1-0-95.0
RUSHING Benny Snell: 19-113-5.9-0 Melvin Gordon: 15-78-5.2-1
RECEIVING JuJu Smith-Schuster: 6-69-11.5-2 Noah Fant (TE): 5-81-16.2-1
DEFENSE 291 377
SACKS Many tied: 1 Jeremiah Attaochu: 1
INTs Cameron Heyward, T.J. Watt: 1
TAKE/GIVE +1 (2/1) -1 (0/1)
PUNTING (NET) Dustin Colquitt: 45.8 (36.0) Sam Martin: 46.4 (42.6)
KICKING Chris Boswell: 8 (2/3 PAT; 2/2 FG) Brandon McManus: 2 (2/2 PAT; 0/0 FG)

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Steelers Notes

  • QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER completed 21 of 32 passes (65.6 pct.) for 229 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 117.8 rating last week, his 29th-career game with 3+ TD passes & 0 INTs, 6th-most in NFL history. Completed 40 of 55 passes (72.7 pct.) for 380 yards & 3 TDs for 94.5 rating in last home meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Den. with 40+ completions & 70+ comp. pct.
  • RB JAMES CONNER had 95 scrimmage yards (53 rush, 42 rec.) in last meeting. Aims for his 6th in row at home with TD & 3rd in row vs. AFC West with 2+ TDs.
  • RB BENNY SNELL led team with career-high 113 rush yards last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 90+ rush yards.
  • WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER had 6 catches for team-high 69 yards & 2 TDs last week, his 2nd-career game with 2 TDs. Tied career high with 13 catches for 189 yards & TD in last meeting.
  • WR DIONTAE JOHNSON had 6 catches for 57 yards in Week 1. Has 60+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 at home.
  • WR JAMES WASHINGTON had 5th-career TD catch last week. Aims for his 5th in row at home with 60+ rec. yards.
  • LB T.J. WATT had 2 PD, INT & TFL last week, his 4th-career INT. Had 10.5 sacks & 5 FFs in 8 home games last season.
  • LB VINCE WILLIAMS had 3 TFL & sack last week. Had sack in last meeting.
  • DT CAMERON HEYWARD had 1st-career INT in Week 1. Had sack in last home meeting.
  • DE STEPHON TUITT had sack last week.
  • S MINKAH FITZPATRICK has 4 INTs in his past 5 at home.
  • CB MIKE HILTON had sack & PD in Week 1. Had PD in last meeting.

Broncos Notes

  • QB DREW LOCK completed 22 of 33 passes (66.7 pct.) for 216 yards & TD for 95 rating last week. Aims for his 4th in row with TD pass, 0 INTs & 90+ rating.
  • RB MELVIN GORDON rushed for 78 yards & TD last week, his 37th-career rush TD, 4th-most since 2016. Has 4 TDs in his past 3 vs. AFC North. Had 512 scrimmage yards (102.4 per game) & 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in 5 road games last season with LAC.
  • RB PHILLIP LINDSAY rushed for 110 yards & TD in last meeting. Has 90+ rush yards & rush TD in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC North.
  • WR COURTLAND SUTTON has 85+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC North. Had 34 catches for 624 yards (78 per game) in 8 road games last season.
  • WR JERRY JEUDY had 4 catches for 56 yards last week, 3rd-most rec. yards by Den. rookie in NFL debut since 2000.
  • WR TIM PATRICK had 4 catches in Week 1.
  • TE NOAH FANT led team with 5 catches for 81 yards & TD last week, his 4th-career rec. TD. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 50+ rec. yards.
  • DT JURRELL CASEY had 6 tackles & career-high 2 PD last week in Den. debut. Has 5 TFL & 2 sacks in his past 3 vs. Pit. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 on road.
  • LB ALEXANDER JOHNSON led team with 12 tackles last week, his 4th-career game with 10+ tackles.
  • LB JEREMIAH ATTAOCHU had sack in Week 1. Had 2 TFL in only career game vs. Pit. (10/12/15 with SD).
  • S KAREEM JACKSON had 6 tackles & PD last week. Has 5 PD & INT in his past 3 on road.
  • S JUSTIN SIMMONS had 6 tackles in Week 1.

 

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

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