Steelers GameDay Cheat Sheet: Week 18 vs the Baltimore Ravens

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

  • Steelers lead, 31-24
    • Last: Steelers Win, 20-19 (Dec. 5, 2021)
  • Home Steelers lead, 19-11
    • Last: Steelers Win, 20-19 (Dec. 5, 2021)
  • Away Ravens lead, 13-12
    • Last: Steelers Win, 28-24 (Nov. 1, 2020)

The Coaches

  • Steelers: Mike Tomlin
    • At Franchise: 153-85-2 (15)
    • Overall: 153-85-2 (15)
    • Versus Opponent: 15-14
  • Ravens: John Harbaugh
    • At Franchise: 137-87 (14)
    • Overall: 137-87 (14)
    • Versus Opponent: 13-14

Gameday Information

  • Date: Sunday, January 9th
    Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: M&T Bank Stadium
    Baltimore, MD
    Capacity 71,008 // Natural Grass
  • TV: Locally KDKA-TV (see TV coverage below)
    • Ian Eagle (play-by-play)
    • Charles Davis (analysis)
    • Evan Washburn (sideline)
  • Satellite Radio
    • SIRIUS: 133 (Pit.), 81 (Bal.)
    • XM: 382 (Pit.), 226 (Bal.)
    • SXM App: 826 (Pit.), 802 (Bal.)
  • National Radio: Compass Media Networks
  • Radio: Steelers Radio Network (48 affiliates – see below)
  • Referee: Shawn Hoculi

Steelers TV Coverage

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

Week 18 NFL Coverage

 


Game Capsule

LEADERS STEELERS RAVENS
LAST WEEK W 26-14 vs. Cleveland (Mon.) L 20-19 vs. L.A. Rams
COACH VS. OPP. Mike Tomlin: 17-15 John Harbaugh: 14-16
PTS. FOR/AGAINST 20.4/24.1 23.4/23.5
OFFENSE 315.4 378.7
PASSING Ben Roethlisberger: 360-561-3,496-21-9-87.3 Lamar Jackson: 246-382-2,882-16-13-87.0
RUSHING Najee Harris (R): 296-1,172-4.0-7 Lamar Jackson (QB): 133-767-5.8-2
RECEIVING Diontae Johnson: 100-1,110-11.1-8 Mark Andrews (TE): 99-1,276-12.9-9
DEFENSE 359.9 366.5
SACKS T.J. Watt: 21.5 (1L) Tyus Bowser: 7
INTs Ahkello Witherspoon: 3 Anthony Averett: 3
TAKE/GIVE 0 (19/19) -9 (14/23)
PUNTING (NET) Pressley Harvin (R): 43.3 (38.1) Sam Koch: 45.0 (40.7)
KICKING Chris Boswell: 125 (26/28 PAT; 33/37 FG) Justin Tucker: 130 (31/31 PAT; 33/35 FG)

Steelers Notes

  • QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER passed for 236 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INts for 111.8 rating in Week 13 meeting. Has 2 TD passes & 100+ rating in 2 of past 3 vs. Bal. Has 11 TDs vs. 5 INTs in 7 road starts in 2021. Needs 4 pass yards for 11th-career season with 3,500+ pass yards, tied with HOFer DAN MARINO for 8th-most all-time.
  • RB NAJEE HARRIS had career-high 206 scrimmage yards (188 rush, 18 rec.) & rush TD last week, 1st 200-yard game by rookie RB this season. Aims for 3rd in row with 100+ scrimmage yards. Had 107 scrimmage yards (71 rush, 36 rec.) in Week 13 meeting. Has 612 scrimmage yards (122.4 per game) & 2 rush TDs in 5 games vs. division. Leads rookies with 1,612 scrimmage yards, most-ever by Pit. rookie. Ranks 2nd among rookies with 10 TDs.
  • WR DIONTAE JOHNSON led team with catches last week. Aims for his 12th in row with 5+ catches. Had 8 catches for 105 yards & season-high 2 TDs in Week 13 meeting. Has 90+ rec. yards in 4 of his past 5 vs. division. Is 4th Pit. player ever with 100+ catches in single season. WR CHASE CLAYPOOL aims for his 3rd in row vs. Bal. with 50+ rec. yards. Rookie TE PAT FREIERMUTH aims for 5th in row on road with TD catch.
  • LB T.J. WATT had career-high 4 sacks & 2 PD last week, his 3rd game with 3+ sacks this season, most in NFL. Had 3.5 sacks & FF in Week 13 meeting & aims for his 4th in row vs. Bal. with sack. Needs sack to tie HOFer MICHAEL STRAHAN (22.5 in 2001) for most sacks in single season since 1982. LB ALEX HIGHSMITH had career-high 2 sacks last week. Aims for 3rd in row with sack.

Ravens Notes

  • QB LAMAR JACKSON passed for 253 yards & rushed for 55 yards in Week 13 meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Pit. with 50+ rush yards. Has 50+ rush yards in each of his 6 home games this season. Is 1 of 3 in AFC (NICK CHUBB & DERRICK HENRY) with 750+ rush yards in each of past 3 seasons. QB TYLER HUNTLEY has 70+ comp. pct. in 2 of 3 starts this season. Has 50+ rush yards in each of his past 2 starts.
  • RB DEVONTA FREEMAN rushed for 76 yards last week, his 2nd game this season with 75+ rush yards. Had season-high 97 scrimmage yards (52 rush, 45 rec.) & rush TD in Week 13 meeting. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. Needs 11 scrimmage yards for 5th-career season with 750+ scrimmage yards.
  • TE MARK ANDREWS aims for 5th in row with 6+ catches & 85+ rec. yards. Has 115+ rec. yards & TD catch in 3 of past 4. Had 50 rec. yards in Week 13 meeting. Leads TEs with career highs in catches (99) & rec. yards (1,276). WR MARQUISE BROWN has 5+ catches in 8 of past 9. Has rec. TD in 2 of past 3 vs. Pit. Rookie WR RASHOD BATEMAN had 7 catches for 58 yards last week.
  • S CHUCK CLARK had 3 PD & career-high 2 INTs, incl. 17-yard INT-TD (1st-career TD) last week. Had PD in last meeting. Has TFL in 2 of his past 3 vs. Pit. Has 5 PD in his past 2 at home. CB TAVON YOUNG had career-high 9 tackles last week. LB TYUS BOWSER had sack & 2nd FF of season in Week 17. Has PD in 2 of his past 3 vs. Pit. Aims for 4th in row at home with 0.5+ sacks.

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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