Steelers GameDay Cheat Sheet: Week 13 vs the Atlanta Falcons

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, 14-2-1
  • Home: Steelers lead, 7-0-1
  • Away Steelers lead, 7-2
  • Last Game: Steelers Win, 41-17 (Oct. 7, 2018)
  • Last at Site: Steelers Win, 27-20 (Dec. 14, 2014)
  • Streaks: Steelers have won past 3

The Coaches

  • Steelers: Mike Tomlin
    • At Franchise: 158-92-2 (16)
    • Overall: 158-92-2 (16)
    • Versus Opponent: 3-0
  • Falcons: Arthur Smith
    • At Franchise: 12-17 (2)
    • Overall: 12-17 (2)
    • Versus Opponent: 0-0

Gameday Information

  • Date: Sunday, December 4th
    Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
    Atlanta, GA
    Capacity 71,000 // FieldTurf CORE
  • TV: CBS/NFL+/Paramount Plus (KDKA-TV plus other local affiliates – see regional coverage below)
  • Satellite Radio
    • Steelers: Sirius 137, XM/SXM 380, Internet 826
    • Falcons: Sirius 85, XM/SXM 225, Internet 801
  • Radio: Steelers Radio Network (48 affiliates – see below)
  • Referee: Ron Torbert

Game Capsule

Steelers Falcons
LAST WEEK: W 24-17 at Indianapolis (Mon.) L 19-13 at Washington
COACH VS. OPP. Mike Tomlin: 3-0 Arthur Smith: 0-0
PTS. FOR 17.6 22.7
OFFENSE 313.2 315.3
PASSING Kenny Pickett (R): 175-265-1,600-3-8-73.5 Marcus Mariota: 171-276-2,052-14-8-89.5
RUSHING Najee Harris: 158-585-3.7-4 Tyler Allgeier (R): 121-552-4.6-1
RECEIVING Pat Freiermuth (TE): 47-521-11.1-1 Drake London (R): 41-438-10.7-4
PTS. AGAINST 23.7 24.4
DEFENSE 367.7 383.1
SACKS Alex Highsmith: 10 Grady Jarrett: 5.5
INTs Minkah Fitzpatrick, Levi Wallace: 3 Richie Grant, Jaylinn Hawkins, Mykal Walker: 2
TAKE/GIVE +2 (16/14) -1 (15/16)
PUNTING (NET) Pressley Harvin: 44.5 (41.3) Bradley Pinion: 46.4 (40.8)
KICKING Matthew Wright (2022): 47 (14/14 PAT; 11/14 FG) Younghoe Koo: 86 (26/28 PAT; 20/25 FG)

Steelers Notes

  • QB KENNY PICKETT completed 20 of 28 atts. (71.4 pct.) for 174 yards last week, his 3rd game this season with 70+ comp. pct, tied 2nd-most ever by Pit. rookie QB. Aims for his 4th start in row with 0 INTs. Needs 400 pass yards to join Ben Roethlisberger (2,621 in 2004) as only Pit. rookies ever with 2,000+ pass yards.
  • RB NAJEE HARRIS aims for 3rd in row with rush TD. Has 90+ rush yards in 2 of past 3.
  • RB BENNY SNELL rushed for season-high 62 yards & 1st TD of season in Week 12.
  • WR DIONTAE JOHNSON led team with 5 catches last week. Aims for his 15th in row on road with 5+ catches & has 5+ catches in each road game since beginning of 2021 season. Leads team with 56 catches in 2022 & is 1st player in franchise history with 50+ catches in each of 1st 4 career seasons.
  • WR GEORGE PICKENS (rookie) led team with 57 rec. yards last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 55+ rec. yards. Has TD in 2 of past 3. Ranks 3rd among rookies with 510 rec. yards & 4th with 36 catches.
  • TE PAT FREIERMUTH has 55+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 on road. Ranks 3rd among AFC TEs in catches (47) & rec. yards (521).
  • LB T.J. WATT had 23rd-career FF last week, most in NFL since 2017. Had 3 sacks & FF in last meeting. Has sack in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC South. Needs 1.5 sacks to tie J.J. Watt as 2nd-fastest player (82 games) to reach 75 career sacks since 1982.
  • LB ALEX HIGHSMITH had 6 tackles, sack & 4th FF of season last week, tied-most FF in NFL this season. Aims for 4th in row with half sack & has FF in 2 of past 3.
  • S MINKAH FITZPATRICK had 7 tackles last week. Has PD in 3 of past 4.
  • CB JAMES PIERRE had 1st INT of season last week.

Falcons Notes

  • QB MARCUS MARIOTA passed for 306 yards with 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush) in only career game vs. Pit. (11/16/17 w/ Ten.). Has 100+ rating in 3 of his past 4 at home. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 0 INTs.
  • RB CORDARRELLE PATTERSON has 50+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 at home & has 4 rush TDs in his past 4 at home. Aims for his 3rd in row with 50+ rush yards.
  • RB TYLER ALLGEIER ranks 3rd among rookies in rushing yards (552) & 4th in scrimmage yards (639). Has 154 scrimmage yards (77 per game) & rush TD in 2 games vs. AFC North this season. Aims for his 3rd in row with 50+ rush yards.
  • WR DRAKE LONDON (rookie) has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3.
  • WR OLAMIDE ZACCHEAUS led team with season-high 91 rec. yards in Week 12.
  • DL GRADY JARRETT has 6 TFL in his past 6 at home & aims for his 4th in row at home with TFL. Has 5+ tackles in 2 of his past 3.
  • LB RASHAAN EVANS tied career-high with 13 tackles last week. Has 10+ tackles in 6 of his past 7 & aims for his 5th in row with 10+ tackles. Has 32 tackles, 2 TFL, FF & PD in his past 3 at home. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Pit. with 5+ tackles.
  • LB MYKAL WALKER had 9 tackles, 2 PD & INT in Week 12. Has TFL in 2 of his past 3 at home. Aims for his 6th in row with 8+ tackles & 3rd in row with 2+ PD.
  • LB TROY ANDERSEN (rookie) aims for his 3rd in row with 5 tackles & TFL.
  • LB LORENZO CARTER has 5 tackles & TFL in 2 of past 3. Had 7 tackles in his last game vs. Pit. (9/14/20 w/ NYG).
  • S JAYLINN HAWKINS has INT in 2 of his past 3 at home.
  • S RICHIE GRANT aims for his 7th in row at home & 6th in row overall with 5+ tackles.

Steelers TV & Radio 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 GREEN.

Week 13 2022 Steelers TV Coverage

Steelers TV Affiliates

(NFL on CBS broadcasts only. 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)

Steelers Radio Network

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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