Steelers GameDay Cheat Sheet: Week 2 vs the New England Patriots

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: Patriots lead, 17-16
    • Last: Patriots Win, 33-3 (Sept. 8, 2019)
  • Home: Steelers lead, 12-10
    • Last: Steelers Win, 17-10 (Dec. 16, 2018)
  • Away: Patriots lead, 7-4
    • Last: Patriots Win, 33-3 (Sept. 8, 2019)
  • Streaks: Patriots have won 5 of last 6

The Coaches

  • Steelers: Mike Tomlin
    • At Franchise: 155-85-2 (16)
    • Overall: 155-85-2 (16)
    • Versus Opponent: 3-7
  • Patriots: Bill Belichick
    • At Franchise: 254-99-0 (24)
    • Overall: 291-143-0 (29)
    • Versus Opponent: 12-11

Gameday Information

  • Date: Sunday, September 18, 2022
    Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Location: Acrisure Stadium
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Capacity 68,400 // Natural Grass
  • TV: CBS/Paramount Plus (KDKA-TV plus other local affiliates – see regional coverage below)
    • Ian Eagle (play-by-play)
    • Charles Davis (analysis)
    • Evan Washburn (field reporter)
  • Satellite Radio
    • Steelers: Sirius 106, XM/SXM 231, Internet 826
    • Patriots: Sirius 121, XM/SXM 386, Internet 821
  • Radio: Steelers Radio Network (48 affiliates – see below)
  • National Radio: ESPN Radio Network
    • Chris Carlin (play-by-play)
    • Sal Paolantonio (analysis)
  • Referee: Land Clark

Sportsbook Info

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  • Point Spread: Steelers +2 / Patriots -2
  • Over/Under: 40 (Take the over)
  • Moneyline: Steelers +107 / Patriots -127

(Odds updated 9/15. For up-to-date lines please visit https://www.picksfortonight.com/nfl-picks/)


Steelers TV Coverage

This week’s game will be broadcast locally on Pittsburgh CBS outlet KDKA channel 2, and other local affiliates.

Regional broadcast image courtesy of 506sports.comSteelers coverage in RED.

Week 2 2022 Steelers TV Coverage

Steelers TV Affiliates (Subject to regional coverage/blackouts)

  • KDKA (CBS/2 – Pittsburgh)
  • WTAJ (CBS/10 – Altoona)
  • WHP (CBS/21 – Harrisburg)
  • WOLF (FOX/56 – 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)

Game Capsule

STEELERS PATRIOTS
LAST WEEK W 23-20 at Cincinnati (OT) L 20-7 at Miami
COACH VS. OPP. Mike Tomlin: 3-8 Bill Belichick: 15-12
PTS. FOR 23 7
OFFENSE 267 271
PASSING Mitchell Trubisky: 21-38-194-1-0-78.2 Mac Jones: 21-30-213-1-1-87.2
RUSHING Chase Claypool (WR): 6-36-6.0-0 Damien Harris: 9-48-5.3-0
RECEIVING Diontae Johnson: 7-55-7.9-0 Jakobi Meyers: 4-55-13.8-0
PTS. AGAINST 20 20
DEFENSE 432 307
SACKS Alex Highsmih: 3 Three tied: 1
INTs Four tied: 1
TAKE/GIVE +5 (5/0) -3 (0/3)
PUNTING (NET) Pressley Harvin: 48.5 (42.1) Jake Bailey: 39.3 (39.3)
KICKING Chris Boswell: 11 (2/2 PAT; 3/4 FG) Nick Folk: 1 (1/1 PAT; 0/0 FG)

Steelers Notes

  • QB MITCH TRUBISKY passed for 194 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs last week in Pit. debut. Passed for 333 yards & 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs & rushed for career-high 81 yards & TD in only career start vs. NE (10/21/18 w/ Chi.). Has 9 TDs (8 pass, 1 rush) & 90.7 rating in 4 career starts vs. AFC East.
  • RB NAJEE HARRIS had TD catch in Week 1. Had 1,042 scrimmage yards (115.8 per game) & 5 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.) in 9 home games last season.
  • WR DIONTAE JOHNSON had team-high 7 catches for 55 rec. yards last week. Has 5+ catches & rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC East.
  • WR CHASE CLAYPOOL had 54 scrimmage yards (career-high 36 rush, 18 rec.) in Week 1.
  • TE PAT FREIERMUTH had 5 catches for career-high 75 rec. yards last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 5+ catches.
  • TE ZACH GENTRY had career-best 40 rec. yards in Week 1.
  • S MINKAH FITZPATRICK tied career high with 14 tackles & had 31-yard INT-TD last week, his 4th-career INT-TD. Is 4th player ever with INT-TD in 4 of 1st 5 career seasons. Had 6 tackles, FF & FR in his last game vs. NE (9/15/19 w/ Mia.).
  • CB AHKELLO WITHERSPOON had INT & career-high 8 tackles in Week 1.
  • CB CAMERON SUTTON had 2 PD & 6th-career INT last week.
  • LB ALEX HIGHSMITH led team with career-high 3 sacks & had FF in Week 1.
  • LB MYLES JACK had 10 tackles, TFL & PD last week in Pit. debut. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC East with 6+ tackles.
  • DT CAMERON HEYWARD had sack & FR in Week 1. Had 7 tackles in last meeting. Aims for his 5th in row at home with 0.5+ sacks.

Patriots Notes

  • QB MAC JONES completed 21 of 30 atts. (70 pct.) for 213 yards & TD vs. INT last week. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 200+ pass yards.
  • QB BRIAN HOYER completed 17 of 26 (65.4 pct.) for 168 yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for 105.9 rating in his last game vs. Pit. (11/3/19 w/ Ind.). Has 5 TDs vs. INT for 102.9 rating in 3 career appearances (2 starts) vs. Pit.
  • RB DAMIEN HARRIS had 58 scrimmage yards (48 rush, 10 rec.) in Week 1. Has 70+ scrimmage yards & rush TD in 2 of his past 3 on road.
  • WR JAKOBI MEYERS led team with 4 catches for 55 rec. yards last week.
  • WR DEVANTE PARKER made NE debut in Week 1. Had 6 catches for 59 yards in his last game vs. Pit. (10/28/19 w/ Mia.). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Pit. with 5+ catches. Has 90+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC North.
  • TE HUNTER HENRY set career highs in catches (8) & rec. yards (100) & tied career high with 2 rec. TDs in only career game vs. Pit. (10/13/19 w/ LAC). Has 70+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC North. Has 75+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 on road.
  • LB MATTHEW JUDON had 5 tackles & sack last week. Has TFL in 8 of 9 road games since joining NE in 2021.
  • LB JA’WHAUN BENTLEY led team with 7 tackles & had sack in Week 1. Has 7+ tackles in 4 of his past 5 on road.
  • DE DEATRICH WISE had sack & 3rd-career FF last week. Had sack & FF in last meeting. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 on road.
  • S DEVIN MCCOURTY had 6 tackles last week. Had 2 PD & INT in last meeting.
  • CB JONATHAN JONES had FF in Week 1. Had 2 PD in last meeting.

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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