STADIUM: SoFi Stadium
REFEREE: Craig Wrolstad
DATE: Sunday, October 22, 2023
GAME TIME: 4:05 PM ET
FOX: Adam Amin, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) PIT: 135 or 386 LAR: 83 or 226
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY: REG. SEASON: LAR leads series, 15-9-2 (PIT won past 4)
THE LAST TIME: REG. SEASON: 11/10/19: LAR 12 at PIT 17
HEAD COACHES NOTES:
Mike Tomlin vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 4-0 Reg. Season: 166-95-2 (.635) Postseason: 8-9 (.471)
Sean McVay vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 1-0 Reg. Season: 63-41 (.606) Postseason: 7-3 (.700)
PITTSBURGH STEELERS NOTES:
- QB KENNY PICKETT passed for 224 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs in Week 5. Has 0 INTs in 2 of past 3 overall & 4 of his past 5 road starts.
- RB NAJEE HARRIS aims for his 6th in row on road with 65+ rush yards. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 on road. Has 85+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC.
- RB JAYLEN WARREN had 79 scrimmage yards (40 rush, 39 rec.) in Week 5, 2nd game this season with 75+ scrimmage yards. Aims for 5th in row with 50+ scrimmage yards.
- WR GEORGE PICKENS had season-high 6 catches for career-high 130 yards & 2nd TD of season in Week 5. Has 75+ rec. yards in 3 of past 4. Is 4th different player in franchise history with 125+ rec. yards in 2 of team’s 1st 5 games of a season, joining Antonio Brown, HOFer John Stallworth & Mike Wallace.
- WR ALLEN ROBINSON had 5 catches in Week 5. Has 4+ catches in each of 4 career games vs. LAR. Had 33 catches for 339 yards & 3 TDs with LAR in 2022.
- LB T.J. WATT had 2 sacks, 2 PD & FR in Week 5. Has sack in 4 of 5 games this season & is only player in NFL with 2+ sacks in 3 games. Had 2 sacks & FF in last meeting. Has 2+ sacks & FF in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC West. Ties for NFL lead with 8 sacks in 2023.
- LB ALEX HIGHSMITH had sack & FF in Week 5, 2nd game this season with sack & FF. Has TFL in 4 of his past 5 vs. NFC.
- LB COLE HOLCOMB aims for his 18th in row with 5+ tackles.
- S MINKAH FITZPATRICK aims for 4th in row with 9+ tackles. Had 2 PD, INT & FR in last meeting.
- CB PATRICK PETERSON aims for his 7th in row with PD. Has 5+ tackles in 2 of past 3. Leads active players with 35 career INTs.
- CB JOEY PORTER JR. (rookie) had 1st-career INT in Week 5.
LOS ANGELES RAMS NOTES:
- QB MATTHEW STAFFORD had TD pass vs. 0 INTs for season-high 107.3 rating last week. Has 90+ rating in 4 of his past 5 home starts. Has 785 pass yards (392.5 per game) in 2 career games vs. Pit. Has 53,759 pass yards in 197 games, 3rd-most by player in 1st 200 games in NFL history.
- RB KYREN WILLIAMS had career-high 158 rush yards & 6th rush TD of season last week. Has 50+ rush yards in 5 of 6 games this season. Ranks tied-3rd with 7 scrimmage TDs this season.
- WR COOPER KUPP had 7 catches for 148 yards & 1st rec. TD of season last week. Aims for his 3rd in row in 2023 with 7+ catches & 115+ rec. yards. Has 26 games with 100+ rec. yards since 2019, tied 3rd-most in NFL. Has 7+ catches in 12 of his past 13 home games.
- WR PUKA NACUA leads all rookies with 50 catches (most by rookie in 1st 6 games ever) & 598 rec. yards, most by rookie in 1st 6 games in SB era. Has 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards in 5 of his 1st 6 career games.
- DL AARON DONALD had 3 TFL in Week 6 & has 2+ TFL in 3 of his past 4 games. Needs 2 TFL for 10th-straight season with 10+ TFL. Leads all active players with 168 TFL. Has sack & 3 TFL in each of his 2 career games vs. Pit.
- LB ERNEST JONES led team with 10 tackles last week & is only player with 6 games of 9+ tackles in 2023. Ranks tied-4th in both tackles (63) & TFL (8) this season.
- LB BYRON YOUNG (rookie) had 6 tackles, 3rd sack of season & 1st-career FF last week, 2nd-most sacks among rookies in 2023.
- CB AHKELLO WITHERSPOON had 2 PD last week & aims for his 5th in row with PD. Had 11 PD & 4 INTs in 13 games (2021-22) with Pit.