Steelers GameDay Cheat Sheet: Week 3 vs the Cincinnati Bengals

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: Steelers lead, 67-36
    • Last: Bengals Win, 27-17 (Dec. 21, 2020)
  • Home: Steelers lead, 35-16
    • Last: Steelers Win, 36-10 (Nov. 15, 2020)
  • Away: Steelers lead, 32-20
    • Last: Bengals Win, 27-17 (Dec. 21, 2020)

Gameday Information

  • Date: Sunday, September 26
  • 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)
    • Kevin Harlan (play-by-play)
    • Trent Green (analysis)
    • Melanie Collins (sideline)
  • Satellite Radio
    • Sirius: 121 (Cin.), 106 (Pit.)
    • XM: 387 (Cin.), 231 (Pit.)
    • SXM App: 806 (Cin.), 826 (Pit.)
  • Radio: Steelers Radio Network (48 affiliates – see below)
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman

Steelers TV Coverage

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

Week 3 NFL Coverage


Game Capsule

LEADERS Steelers Bengals
LAST WEEK L 26-17 vs. Las Vegas L 20-17 at Chicago
COACH VS. OPP. Mike Tomlin: 23-6 Zac Taylor: 1-3
PTS. FOR/AGAINST 20.0/21.0 22.0/22.0
OFFENSE 291.5 307
PASSING Ben Roethlisberger: 45-72-483-2-1-85.6 Joe Burrow: 39-57-468-4-3-94.8
RUSHING Najee Harris (R): 26-83-3.2-0 Joe Mixon: 49-196.4.0-1
RECEIVING Diontae Johnson: 14-141-10.1-1 Tee Higgins: 10-118-11.8-2
DEFENSE 398 304.5
SACKS T.J. Watt: 3 B.J. Hill: 2
INTs Logan Wilson: 1
TAKE/GIVE 0 (1/1) -2 (2/4)
PUNTING (NET) Pressley Harvin (R): 44.9 (41.9) Kevin Huber: 45.2 (41.7)
KICKING Chris Boswell: 16 (4/4 PAT; 4/4 FG) Evan McPherson (R): 14 (5/5 PAT; 3/3 FG)

Steelers Notes

  • RB NAJEE HARRIS (rookie) had career-high 81 scrimmage yards (43 rec., 38 rush) & 1st-career TD catch in Week 2.
  • WR DIONTAE JOHNSON led team with 9 catches for 105 yards last week, his 3rd-career game with 100+ rec. yards. Aims for 3rd in row with 5+ catches. Had 6 catches for career-high 116 yards & TD in last home meeting. Has rec. TD in 3 of 4 career games vs. Cin. WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER had 6 catches for 41 yards & 1st-career rush TD in Week 2. Has 50+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4. Had 9 catches for 77 yards & TD in last home meeting. WR CHASE CLAYPOOL had 3 catches for 70 yards last week. Had 56 rec. yards & 2 rec. TDs in last home meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Cin. with 50+ rec. yards.
  • LB T.J. WATT aims for his 5th in row with sack & 4th in row with FF. Has 6.5 sacks, 3 FFs & FR in his last 5 vs. Cin. Aims for his 6th in row vs. Cin. with sack. Has 2+ sacks in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. LB MELVIN INGRAM had 1st sack of season in Week 2. Aims for 3rd in row with TFL. Had INT in his last game vs. Cin. (9/13/20 w/ LAC). LB JOE SCHOBERT tied for team lead with 10 tackles & led team with 2 PD last week. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Cin. with 7+ tackles.

Bengals Notes

  • QB JOE BURROW completed 19 of 30 passes (63.3 pct.) for 207 yards & 2 TDs vs. 3 INTs last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 2+ TD passes. Passed for 213 yards & TD in last road meeting. Has 8 TDs (7 pass, 1 rush) vs. 2 INTs in 4 career games vs. division.
  • RB JOE MIXON rushed for 69 yards in Week 2. Rushed for 79 yards in last meeting. Aims for his 7th in row vs. division with 75+ scrimmage yards.
  • WR TYLER BOYD led team with 7 catches for 73 yards last week. Has 6+ catches in 2 of 3 career games at Pit. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 70+ rec. yards. WR TEE HIGGINS had 6 catches for 60 yards & rec. TD in Week 2. Aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. Had career-high 7 catches for 115 yards & rec. TD in last road meeting. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 5+ catches. Rookie WR JA’MARR CHASE had 42-yard TD catch last week & joined SAMMY WHITE (1976) as only players since 1970 with 40+ yard rec. TDs in each of 1st 2 career games.
  • S VONN BELL had 6 tackles, TFL & PD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with TFL. Had 7 tackles, TFL & FF in last meeting. S JESSIE BATES aims for his 4th in row with 5+ tackles. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Pit. with PD. LB LOGAN WILSON led team with 9 tackles & had 1st INT of season last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 7+ tackles. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with PD. DE TREY HENDRICKSON led team with 1.5 sacks & FF in Week 2. Ranks 3rd in NFL with 15 sacks since 2020. DT D.J. READER had 1st sack of season last week.
  • QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER completed 27 of 40 passes (67.5 pct.) for 295 yards & TD last week. Passed for 333 yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 110.1 rating in last home meeting. Has 300+ pass yards & 2+ TD passes in 2 of his past 3 at home. Has 398 career TD passes & can become 8th QB ever with 400+ TD passes.

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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