Denver Broncos (3-1) at Pittsburgh Steelers (1-3)

SUNDAY, OCT. 10, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // HEINZ FIELD // REFEREE: BRAD ROGERS

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Brandon Gaudin, Mark Schlereth, Sarah Kustok (field reporter)
SIRIUS: 108 (Den.), 103 (Pit.) | XM: 391 (Den.), 232 (Pit.) | SXM App: 809 (Den.), 826 (Pit.)

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Broncos lead all-time series, 15-9-1
STREAKS: Steelers have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME: 9/20/20: Broncos 21 at Steelers 26
LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/20/20

DENVER BRONCOS LEADERS PITTSBURGH STEELERS

L 23-7 vs. Baltimore LAST WEEK L 27-17 at Green Bay
Vic Fangio: 0-1 COACH VS. OPP. Mike Tomlin: 3-5
20.8/12.3 PTS. FOR/AGAINST 16.8/23.3
353.8 OFFENSE 301.8
Teddy Bridgewater: 80-111-892-5-0-110.6 PASSING Ben Roethlisberger: 109-170-1,033-4-4-78.9
Melvin Gordon: 51-248-4.9-2 RUSHING Najee Harris (R): 55-185-3.4-1
Courtland Sutton: 18-257-14.3 RECEIVING Diontae Johnson: 23-233-10.1-2
267.8 DEFENSE 357.8
Von Miller: 4.5 SACKS T.J. Watt: 5
Four tied: 1 INTs Terrell Edmunds: 1
+2 (5/3) TAKE/GIVE -2 (3/5)
Sam Martin: 45.8 (40.2) PUNTING (NET) Pressley Harvin (R): 41.8 (39.5)
Brandon McManus: 35 (8/8 PAT; 9/9 FG) KICKING Chris Boswell: 25 (7/7 PAT; 6/7 FG)

 

BRONCOS NOTES

• QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER had TD pass last week. Is 1 of 2 in NFL (RUSSELL WILSON) with 0 INTs this season (min. 50 attempts). Has 75+ comp. pct. in 3 of 4 games this season. QB DREW LOCK completed 12 of 21 passes (57.1 pct.) for 113 yards in season debut last week. Aims for his 3rd start in row on road with 250+ pass yards.

• RB MELVIN GORDON led team with 56 rush yards last week. Had 84 scrimmage yards (70 rush, 14 rec.) & TD catch in last meeting. Has 80+ scrimmage yards in 2 of 3 career games vs. Pit. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5 on road. Rookie RB JAVONTE WILLIAMS has 50+ scrimmage yards in 3 of 4 career games. Leads all rookies with 186 rush yards this season.

• WR COURTLAND SUTTON has 5+ catches in 2 of his past 3. Had 66 rec. yards in last meeting. Has 65+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 on road. WR TIM PATRICK aims for his 3rd in row on road with TD catch. TE NOAH FANT had team-high 6 catches for 46 yards & TD last week. Has TD catch in 2 of past 3. Had rec. TD in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC North with TD catch.

• LB VON MILLER is 1 of 2 in NFL (ROBERT QUINN) with 0.5 sacks in each of 1st 4 weeks of season. Aims for his 6th in row with TFL. Has 5 TFL & 3 sacks in 3 career games vs. Pit. S JUSTIN SIMMONS had season-high 8 tackles & 2 PD in Week 4. Aims for 3rd in row with PD. Had 8 tackles, 2 PD & INT in last meeting. Rookie S CADEN STERNS had 1st 2 sacks of career last week. Is only rookie with 2 sacks & INT this season.

 

STEELERS NOTES 

• QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER completed 26 of 40 passes (65 pct.) for 232 yards & TD vs. INT last week. Became 8th QB in NFL history with 400 career TD passes. Has 61,381 career pass yards & surpassed HOFer DAN MARINO (61,361) for 6th-most all-time. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Den, with 300+ pass yards & 70+ comp. pct.

• RB NAJEE HARRIS (rookie) had 91 scrimmage yards (62 rush, 29 rec.) & 1st career rush TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 5+ catches & 80+ scrimmage yards. Leads all rookies with 363 scrimmage yards (185 rush, 178 rec.) & 26 catches this season.

• WR DIONTAE JOHNSON had 9 catches for 92 yards & TD in Week 4. Aims for 3rd in row with 9+ catches & 90+ rec. yards. Had 8 catches for 92 yards & TD in last meeting. Has TD catch in 2 of past 3 at home. WR JAMES WASHINGTON had season-high 69 rec. yards last week. WR CHASE CLAYPOOL had 3 catches for 88 yards & TD in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 50+ rec. yards.

• LB T.J. WATT had 2 sacks & FR last week & has 2 sacks in 3 of his past 4. Aims for his 6th in row with sack. Had 2.5 sacks in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row at home with FF. Is 1 of 2 in NFL (CHANDLER JONES) with 5+ sacks & 2+ FFs (2) in 2021. LB DEVIN BUSH had 6 tackles & 1st sack of season in Week 4. Has 5+ tackles in 3 of past 4. Had 7 tackles & 2 PD in last meeting. S MINKAH FITZPATRICK tied for team lead with 8 tackles last week. Had 6 tackles in last meeting.