SUNDAY, SEPT. 26, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // HEINZ FIELD // REFEREE: CLETE BLAKEMAN
ON THE AIRWAVES
TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins (field reporter)
SIRIUS: 121 (Cin.), 106 (Pit.) | XM: 387 (Cin.), 231 (Pit.) | SXM App: 806 (Cin.), 826 (Pit.)
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER: Steelers lead all-time series, 65-36
STREAKS: Steelers have won 10 of past 11
LAST GAME: 12/21/20: Steelers 17 at Bengals 27
LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/15/20: Steelers 36, Bengals 10
CINCINNATI BENGALS LEADERS PITTSBURGH STEELERS
L 20-17 at Chicago LAST WEEK L 26-17 vs. Las Vegas
Zac Taylor: 1-3 COACH VS. OPP. Mike Tomlin: 23-6
22.0/22.0 PTS. FOR/AGAINST 20.0/21.0
307.0 OFFENSE 291.5
Joe Burrow: 39-57-468-4-3-94.8 PASSING Ben Roethlisberger: 45-72-483-2-1-85.6
Joe Mixon: 49-196.4.0-1 RUSHING Najee Harris (R): 26-83-3.2-0
Tee Higgins: 10-118-11.8-2 RECEIVING Diontae Johnson: 14-141-10.1-1
304.5 DEFENSE 398.0
B.J. Hill: 2 SACKS T.J. Watt: 3
Logan Wilson: 1 INTs –
-2 (2/4) TAKE/GIVE 0 (1/1)
Kevin Huber: 45.2 (41.7) PUNTING (NET) Pressley Harvin (R): 44.9 (41.9)
Evan McPherson (R): 14 (5/5 PAT; 3/3 FG) KICKING Chris Boswell: 16 (4/4 PAT; 4/4 FG
• 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.
• 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.