Steelers GameDay Cheat Sheet: Week 2 vs the Las Vegas Raiders

Steelers GameDay Cheat Sheet 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.

Series Notes

  • All-Time Raiders lead, 16-13
    • Last: Raiders Win, 24-21 (Dec. 9, 2018)
  • Home Steelers lead, 8-5
    • Last: Steelers Win, 38-35 (Nov. 8, 2015)
  • Away Raiders lead, 11-5
    • Last: Raiders Win, 24-21 (Dec. 9, 2018)

Gameday Information

  • Date: Sunday, September 19
    Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • Location: Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Capacity 68,400 (Natural Grass)
  • TV: CBS, locally on KDKA-TV (see TV coverage below)
    • Ian Eagle (play-by-play)
    • Charles Davis (analysis)
    • Evan Washburn (sideline)
  • Satellite Radio
    • SIRIUS: 135 (LV), 146 (Pit.)
    • XM: 388 (LV), 233 (Pit.)
    • SXM App: 816 (LV), 826 (Pit.)
  • Radio: Steelers Radio Network (48 affiliates – see below)
    • Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play)
    • Craig Wolfley (analysis)
    • Max Starks (field reporter)
  • Referee: Jerome Boger

Steelers TV Coverage

Image courtesy of 506sports.com – Steelers coverage in RED

Week 2 NFL Coverage


Game Capsule

LEADERS Steelers Raiders
LAST WEEK W 23-16 at Buffalo W 33-27 vs. Baltimore (OT, Mon.)
COACH VS. OPP. Mike Tomlin: 2-4 Jon Gruden: 1-3
PTS. FOR/AGAINST 23.0/16..0 33.0/27.0
OFFENSE 252 491
PASSING Ben Roethlisberger: 18-32-188-1-0-83.9 Derek Carr: 34-56-435 (1L)-2-1-89.5
RUSHING Najee Harris (R): 16-45-2.8-0 Josh Jacobs: 10-34-3.4-2 (T1L)
RECEIVING Diontae Johnson: 5-36-7.2-1 Darren Waller (TE): 10-105-10.5-1
DEFENSE 371 406
SACKS T.J. Watt: 2 Maxx Crosby: 2
INTs
TAKE/GIVE +1 (1/0) +1 (2/1)
PUNTING (NET) Pressley Harvin (R): 41.4 (41.2) AJ Cole: 52.7 (41.5)
KICKING Chris Boswell: 11 (2/2 PAT; 3/3 FG) Daniel Carlson: 9 (3/3 PAT; 2/2 FG)

Steelers Notes

  • QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER passed for 188 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs last week. Has passed for 1,550 yards (310 per game) & 12 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 105.2 rating in his past 5 vs. Raiders. Had 18 TDs vs. 3 INTs in 8 home starts last season. Has 397 career TD passes & can become 8th QB ever with 400+ TD passes.
  • RB NAJEE HARRIS (rookie) rushed for 45 yards last week in NFL debut.
  • WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER led team with 52 rec. yards in Week
    1. Aims for his 4th in row with 50+ rec. yards. Had 8 catches for 130 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Has TD catch in 3 of his past 4 at home. WR DIONTAE JOHNSON led team with 5 catches & had rec. TD last week. Has TD catch in 3 of his past 4. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 8+ catches. WR CHASE CLAYPOOL had 70 scrimmage yards (45 rec., 25 rush) in Week 1. Had 496 rec. yards & 8 TDs (6 rec., 2 rush) in 8 home games in 2020.
  • LB T.J. WATT had 2 sacks & FF last week, his 10th game with 2+ sacks since 2018, 2nd-most in NFL. Has 18 career FFs, most in NFL since 2017. Aims for his 4th in row with sack & 3rd in row with 2+ sacks. Had PD in last meeting. Had 16 TFL, 11.5 sacks & 2 FFs in 8 home games last season. LB DEVIN BUSH tied for team lead with 10 tackles & had 2nd-career FF last week. Has 3 PD in 2 career games vs. AFC West. DT CAMERON HEYWARD had 2 PD, sack & FF in Week 1. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack. S MINKAH FITZPATRICK tied for team lead with 10 tackles & had PD last week. Aims for his 4th in row at home with PD.

Raiders Notes

  • QB DEREK CARR completed 34 of 56 passes (60.7 pct.) for 435 yards & 2 TDs vs. 1 INT last week, his 3rd-most pass yards in single game in his career & most in NFL in Week 1. Aims for his 4th in row with 325+ pass yards. Has passed for 623 yards (311.5 per game) & 6 TDs vs. INT in 2 career games vs. Pit.
  • RB JOSH JACOBS rushed for 2 TDs in Week 1, his 8th-career game with 2+ rush TDs, 2nd-most in NFL since 2019. Aims for his 3rd in row with 2+ rush TDs. Has 110+ rush yards in 2 of 3 career games vs. AFC North. Had 8 rush TDs in 7 road games last season. RB KENYAN DRAKE had 5 catches for 59 yards last week in LV debut.
  • TE DARREN WALLER led team with 10 catches for 105 yards & TD last week, his 4th-career game with 10+ catches & 100+ rec. yards, most among TEs since 2019. Aims for his 5th in row with 100+ rec. yards. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with TD catch. WR BRYAN EDWARDS had career-high 81 rec. yards in Week 1. Aims for his 3rd in row with 50+ rec. yards. WR ZAY JONES had GW 31-yard TD catch in OT last week.
  • DE MAXX CROSBY had 2 sacks in Week 1, his 3rd-career game with 2+ sacks. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack. Has 5 TFL in 3 career games vs. AFC North. DE CARL NASSIB had sack & 4th- career FF last week. Has sack in 2 of his past 3. Has sack in 3 of his past 4 vs. Pit. DE YANNICK NGAKOUE had PD last week in LV debut. LB DENZEL PERRYMAN tied for team lead with 10 tackles & had FR last week in LV debut.

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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