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NFL Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) at Las Vegas Raiders (1-1)

STADIUM: Allegiant Stadium
REFEREE: Tra Blake

DATE: Sunday, September 24, 2023 GAME TIME: 8:20 PM ET
NBC: Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Melissa Stark
Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Mike Golic
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) PIT: 81 or 226 LV: 85 or 225 National: 88

ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: LV leads series, 14-11 (won 2 of past 3)
POSTSEASON: Series tied, 3-3

THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 12/24/22: LV 10 at PIT 13
POSTSEASON: 1/1/84 AFC-DIV: PIT 10 at LAA 38

HEAD COACHES NOTES:

Mike Tomlin vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 3-5 Reg. Season: 164-94-2 (.635) Postseason: 8-9 (.471)

Josh McDaniels vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 0-2 Reg. Season: 18-29 (.383) Postseason: 0-0

PITTSBURGH STEELERS NOTES:

  • QB KENNY PICKETT passed for 222 yards with TD vs. INT last week. Completed 26 of 39 atts. (66.7 pct.) for 244 yards with TD vs. INT in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 0 INTs. Is 4-0 in his past 4 starts in primetime.
  • RB NAJEE HARRIS rushed for 43 yards last week. Had 95 scrimmage yards (53 rush, 42 rec.) in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. LV with 80+ scrimmage yards & 5+ catches. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with TD. Has 389 scrimmage yards (97.3 per game) with 3 TDs (2 rec., 1 rush) in 4 career games on SNF.
  • RB JAYLEN WARREN had 86 scrimmage yards (career-high 66 rec., 20 rush) in Week 2. Aims for 3rd in row with 4+ catches.
  • WR GEORGE PICKENS had 4 catches for career-high 127 yards & 1st TD of season. Has 70+ rec. yards & TD catch in 2 of his past 3. Had 5 catches for 57 yards & TD in last meeting. Has 55+ rec. yards in 4 of his past 5 in primetime.
  • WR ALLEN ROBINSON has 6+ catches in 3 of his past 4 on SNF.
  • TE PAT FREIERMUTH had 7 catches for 66 yards in last meeting.
  • LB T.J. WATT had 2 TFL, sack, PD & go-ahead 16-yard FRTD in 4th qtr. last week, 1st-career TD. Is 2nd player since 2000 (Bertrand Berry in 2009) with sack & FR in each of team’s 1st 2 games of season. Tied for NFL lead with 4 sacks in 2023. Aims for his 5th in row with 0.5+ sacks. Had TFL & PD in last meeting.
  • LB ALEX HIGHSMITH had 7 tackles, sack, FF & 1st-career INTTD last week. Aims for 4th in row with 7+ tackles & TFL. Had sack in last meeting. Has sack in 3 of his past 4 in primetime.
  • LB COLE HOLCOMB had 8 tackles, TFL & FF last week. Is only player in NFL with FF in each of 1st 2 weeks of season.
  • DT LARRY OGUNJOBI had sack & FR in Week 2. Had TFL in last meeting. Aims for his 5th in row vs. AFC West with TFL.

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS NOTES:

  • QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO completed 16 of 24 atts. (66.7 pct.) for 185 yards last week. Had 277 pass yards in only career start vs. Pit. (9/22/19 w/ SF). Has 11 TDs (10 pass, 1 rush) vs. 4 INTs with 100.8 rating in 8 career starts on SNF. Is 3-0 with 6 TDs (5 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs & 111.6 rating in his past 3 starts in primetime.
  • RB JOSH JACOBS had 5 catches for 51 yards in Week 2. Had 50 scrimmage yards (44 rush, 6 rec.) in last meeting. Has 95+ scrimmage yards in 6 of his past 7 at home. Has 1,200 scrimmage yards (92.3 per game) & 10 rush TDs in 13 career games in primetime, with 100+ scrimmage yards & rush TD in 3 of his past 4.
  • WR DAVANTE ADAMS had 6 catches for 84 yards & TD last week, his 88th-career rec. TD, surpassing Larry Fitzgerald (87) for 5th-most ever by player in 1st 10 seasons. Aims for his 5th in row with 5+ catches & 65+ rec. yards. Has rec. TD in each of his past 12 games on SNF, with 115+ rec. yards in each of his past 4. Has 29 rec. TDs in 41 career primetime games & can become 7th player ever with 30 career primetime rec. TDs.
  • WR JAKOBI MEYERS had 9 catches for 95 yards in his last game vs. Pit. (9/18/22 w/ NE).
  • WR HUNTER RENFROW had TD catch in last meeting. Has rec. TD in 4 of his past 5 in primetime.
  • DE MAXX CROSBY had 7 tackles last week & aims for his 4th in row with 5+ tackles. Has sack in 2 of past 3. Has 5 sacks in his past 4 in primetime.
  • LB DIVINE DEABLO had 10 tackles & 1st-career sack last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 9+ tackles & TFL.
  • LB ROBERT SPILLANE led team with career-high 14 tackles & had sack in Week 2. Aims for 3rd in row with TFL.
  • CB MARCUS PETERS aims for his 4th in row vs. Pit. with PD.
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