Steelers GameDay Cheat Sheet: Week 15 vs the Tennessee Titans

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, 47-32
    • Last: Steelers Win, 27-24 (Oct. 25, 2020)
  • Home Steelers lead, 27-12
    • Last: Steelers Win, 40-17 (Nov. 16, 2017)
  • Away Series tied, 20-20
    • Last: Steelers Win, 27-24 (Oct. 25, 2020)

The Coaches

  • Steelers: Mike Tomlin
    • At Franchise: 151-84-2 (15)
    • Overall: 151-84-2 (15)
    • Versus Opponent: 6-3
  • Titans: Mike Vrabel
    • At Franchise: 38-23 (4)
    • Overall: 38-23 (4)
    • Versus Opponent: 0-1

Gameday Information

  • Date: Sunday, December 19
    Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: Heinz Field
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Capacity 68,400 // Natural Grass
  • TV: Locally KDKA-TV (see TV coverage below)
    • Jim Nantz (play-by-play)
    • Tony Romo (analysis)
    • Tracy Wolfson (sideline)
  • Satellite Radio
    • SIRIUS: 132 (Ten.), 113 (Pit.)
    • XM: 386 (Ten.), 231 (Pit.)
    • SXM App: 830 (Ten.), 826 (Pit.)
  • Radio: Steelers Radio Network (48 affiliates – see below)
  • Referee: Brad Rogers

Steelers TV Coverage

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

Week 15 NFL Coverage

 


Game Capsule

LEADERS STEELERS TITANS
LAST WEEK L 36-28 at Minnesota (Thu.) W 20-0 vs. Jacksonville
COACH VS. OPP. Mike Tomlin: 6-3 Mike Vrabel: 0-1
PTS. FOR/AGAINST 20.9/24.8 24.9/22.3
OFFENSE 329 347.2
PASSING Ben Roethlisberger: 297-455-3,066-19-7-92.1 Ryan Tannehill: 276-420-2,965-14-13-84.5
RUSHING Najee Harris (R): 237-873-3.7-6 D’Onta Foreman: 55-240-4.4-1
RECEIVING Diontae Johnson: 81-990-12.2-6 Nick Westbrook-Ikhine: 28-328-11.7-3
DEFENSE 371.3 341.6
SACKS T.J. Watt: 16 (1L) Harold Landry: 11
INTs Minkah Fitzpatrick, Ahkello Witherspoon: 2 Kevin Byard: 5
TAKE/GIVE -2 (13/15) -3 (18/21)
PUNTING (NET) Pressley Harvin (R): 43.6 (38.8) Brett Kern: 43.8 (40.7)
KICKING Chris Boswell: 97 (22/24 PAT; 24/26 FG) Randy Bullock: 91 (31/34 PAT; 20/24 FG)

Steelers Notes

  • QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER completed 28 of 40 atts. (70 pct.) for 308 yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for 107.1 rating last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 2+ TD passes & 105+ rating. Passed for 299 yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 115 rating in last home meeting. Aims for his 9th in row vs. AFC South with 2+ TD passes. Aims for his 5th in row at home with 0 INTs & 95+ rating. Needs 27 pass yards to move into 5th place on NFL’s all-time list.
  • RB NAJEE HARRIS had 104 scrimmage yards (94 rush, 10 rec.) & career-high 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 100+ scrimmage yards. Has 810 scrimmage yards (115.7 per game) in 7 home games this season. Leads rookies with 1,270 scrimmage yards (873 rush, 397 rec.) & ranks 2nd with 9 TDs (7 rush, 2 rec.), most-ever scrimmage yards by Pit. rookie.
  • WR DIONTAE JOHNSON aims for 6th in row with 75+ rec. yards & 9th in row with 5+ catches. Had 9 catches for 80 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Needs 10 rec. yards for 1st-career season with 1,000 rec. yards. WR CHASE CLAYPOOL had 8 catches for 93 yards in Week 14. Aims for 5th in row with 50+ rec. yards. Rookie TE PAT FREIERMUTH has rec. TD in 3 of past 4.
  • LB T.J. WATT had 3 TFL, sack & PD in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Ten. with PD. Has sack in 5 of his past 6 vs. AFC South. Leads NFL with career-high 16 sacks. S MINKAH FITZPATRICK aims for 4th in row with 6+ tackles & PD. CB AHKELLO WITHERSPOON had 3 PD & career-high 2 INTs last week. Aims for 4th in row with PD.

Titans Notes

  • QB RYAN TANNEHILL completed 20 of 31 atts. (64.5 pct.) for 191 yards & rushed for TD last week. Passed for 220 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 104.9 rating in last meeting. Has 5 TDs vs. INT for
    99.1 rating in 3 career starts vs. Pit. Aims for his 5th in row vs. AFC North with 2+ TD passes & 3rd in row with 100+ rating.
  • RB D’ONTA FOREMAN had 62 scrimmage yards (47 rush, 15 rec.) & 1st rush TD of season last week. Has 60+ scrimmage yards in 3 of past 4. RB DONTRELL HILLIARD has 80+ scrimmage yards in 2 of past 3.
  • WR JULIO JONES had 5 catches for 62 yards in only career game vs. Pit. (10/7/18 w/ Atl.). Has 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards in 6 of 7 career games vs. AFC North. WR NICK WESTBROOK- IKHINE has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 on road. TE GEOFF SWAIM led team with season-high 45 rec. yards in Week 14. TE ANTHONY FIRKSER has 4+ catches in 2 of past 3.
  • S KEVIN BYARD had 5 tackles & PD last week. Aims for 5th in row with 5+ tackles. Had 6 tackles in last meeting. Has INT in 3 of past 4 on road. Leads safeties with 13 PD in 2021 & ties for lead among safeties with 5 INTs. CB KRISTIAN FULTON had 2 PD & INT last week. Has PD in 8 of 9 games this season. CB BUSTER SKRINE had 2 PD & 1st INT of season last week. LB HAROLD LANDRY had career-high 11th sack of season in Week 14. Has TFL in 3 of past 4. Had TFL in last meeting. LB RASHAAN EVANS aims for 3rd in row with INT. Had PD in last meeting. LB DERICK ROBERSON had 1st full sack of season in Week 14.

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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