What You Need to Know: Preseason Week 3 Steelers vs. Panthers

What You Need to Know is a weekly series featuring a quick glance at the upcoming Steelers game, including odds, records, things to watch for, and how to watch/listen to the game.

Gameday Information

  • Date: Friday, August 27th, 2021
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • Location: Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC)
    Capacity: 75,525 (FieldTurf)
  • TV: CBS locally on KDKA-TV, NFL Game Pass (see other TV coverage below)
    • Bob Pompeani (play-by-play)
    • Charlie Batch (analysis)
    • Missi Matthews (field reporter)
  • Radio: NFL Game Pass, Sirius XM
  • Radio: Steelers Radio Network (48 affiliates – see below)
    • Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play)
    • Craig Wolfley (analysis)
    • Max Starks (field reporter)
  • Referee: Ronald Torbert

What To Watch For

  • Expect Joshua Dobbs to take the majority of snaps at quarterback as the Steelers rest most of their first-team players.
  • Mike Tomlin announced Dwayne Haskins as the starter but would not commit to whether he plays a full half.
  • Tomlin also announced that Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph will not play Friday night.
  • Expect veterans such as Cameron Heyward, and Joe Haden to be in street clothes.
  • Tomlin added that Najee Harris will sit this game out.
  • Other first and second-year players such as rookie TE Pat Freiermuth might see limited action. Defensive players may see more time than those on offense.
  • Haskins will play with a mix of young players, including several who are fighting for a roster spot.
  • Benny Snell will make his preseason debut after being sidelined due to injury for most of this Summer.
  • Watch for players who may be on the roster bubble or who have to impress to earn a spot on the active roster and/or practice squad.
  • The top battles on offense are in the backfield (running backs) and the wide receivers.
  • On defense, the Steelers roster is heavy along the defensive front, with several bubble players on the line and at the linebacker positions.

Steelers TV Coverage

Steelers Broadcast

  • KDKA (CBS/2 – Pittsburgh)
  • WTAJ (CBS/10 – Altoona)
  • WHP (CBS/21 – Harrisburg)
  • WSWB (CW/38 – Scranton)
  • WFXP (FOX/66 – Erie)
  • WCMH (NBC/4 – Columbus OH)
  • WKBN (CBS/27 – Youngstown OH)
  • WTOV (FOX/9.2 – Wheeling WV)
  • WQCW (CW/30 – Charleston WV)
  • WWCW (CW/21-27 – Roanoke VA)
  • KYUR (ABC/13 – Anchorage AK)
  • KATN (ABC/2 – Fairbanks AK)
  • KFVE (13.2 – Honolulu)

Panthers Broadcast

  • WSOC (ABC/9 – Charlotte)
  • WRAL (NBC/5 – Raleigh/Durham)
  • WFMY (CBS/2 – Greensboro NC)
  • WITN (NBC/7 – Greenville NC)
  • WSFX (FOX/26 – Wilmington NC)
  • WYFF (NBC/4 – Greenville SC)
  • WMBF (NBC/32 – Myrtle Beach)
  • WACH (FOX/57 – Columbia SC)
  • WCSC (CBS/5 – Charleston SC)
  • WVEC (ABC/13 – Norfolk VA)
  • WJBF (ABC/6 – Augusta GA)
  • WJCL (ABC/22 – Savannah GA)

Steelers Radio Coverage

Flagship Stations

  • WDVE-FM (102.5)
  • WBGG-AM (970)

Pennsylvania Affiliates

  • Altoona-WVAM (1430)
  • Altoona-WRKY (104.9)
  • Beaver Falls-WBVP (1230)
  • Beaver Falls-WMBA (1460)
  • Bedford-WBVE (107.5)
  • Butler-WISR (680)
  • Chambersburg-WCHA (800)
  • Clarendon-WKNB (104.3)
  • Clarion-WCCR (92.7)
  • Cooperstown-WUUZ (107.7)
  • DuBois-WIFT (102.1)
  • DuBois-WKFT (101.3)
  • Erie-WRKT (104.9)
  • Johnstown-WNTJ (1490)
  • Johnstown-WRKW (99.1)
  • Latrobe-WCNS (1480)
  • Milton-WVLY (100.9)
  • Saegertown-WUZZ (94.3)
  • Somerset-WNTI (990)
  • Starview-WONN (92.7)
  • State College-WQWK (1450)
  • Uniontown-WMBS (590)
  • Washington-WJPA (1450)
  • Williamsport-WCXR (99.3)
  • Williamsport-WZXR (103.7)

Maryland Affiliates

  • Cumberland-WRQE (106.1)
  • Hagerstown-WHAG (1410)

Ohio Affiliates

  • Fremont-WOHF (92.1)
  • Marietta-WJAW (630)
  • Youngstown-WNIO (1390)

Virginia Affiliates

  • Vienna-WDMX (100.1)

West Virginia Affiliates

  • Fairmont-WRLF (94.3)
  • Fairmont-WMMN (920)
  • New Martinsville-WXCR (92.3)

 

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

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