STADIUM: Acrisure Stadium
REFEREE: John Hussey
DATE: Thursday, Novmeber 2, 2023
GAME TIME: 8:15 PM ET
Prime Video: Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit, Kaylee Hartung Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Ross Tucker
SiriusXM (team name linked to SXM App) TEN: 81 or 226 PIT: 83 or 225 National: 88
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY REG. SEASON: PIT leads series, 45-31 (won past 4)
THE LAST TIME: REG. SEASON: 12/19/21: TEN 13 at PIT 19
HEAD COACHES NOTES:
Mike Vrabel vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 0-2 Reg. Season: 51-38 (.573) Postseason: 2-3 (.400)
Mike Tomlin vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 7-3 Reg. Season: 167-96-2 (.634) Postseason: 8-9 (.471)
TENNESSEE TITANS NOTES:
• QB WILL LEVIS (rookie) completed 19 of 29 atts. (65.5 pct.) for 238 yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 130.5 rating last week, becoming 3rd player in NFL history with 4 TD passes in NFL debut (Marcus Mariota & HOFer Fran Tarkenton). Can join Steve McNair as only QBs in franchise history to win 1st 2 career starts.
• RB DERRICK HENRY rushed for 101 yards last week, his 36thcareer game with 100+ rush yards, most in NFL since 2016. Aims for 3rd in row with 100+ scrimmage yards. Rushed for 75 yards & TD in his last game vs. Pit. (10/25/20). Has 7 rush TDs in 6 career games on TNF, with 100+ scrimmage yards in each of past 2. Is only player in NFL with 500+ rush yards in each of past 7 seasons.
• RB TYJAE SPEARS (rookie) has 55+ scrimmage yards in 3 of past 4. Ranks 5th among rookie RBs with 318 scrimmage yards.
• WR DEANDRE HOPKINS had 128 rec. yards & 3 rec. TDs last week, his 2nd-career 3-TD game & 13th-career game with 2+ rec. TDs. Has 125+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. Has 7+ catches in 2 of 3 road games this season. Had TD catch in his last game vs. Pit. (12/25/17 w/ Hou.). Has 50+ rec. yards in 9 of 10 career games on Thursday, incl. each of his past 8.
• WR NICK WESTBROOK-IKHINE had TD catch last week.
• DT JEFFERY SIMMONS had 6 tackles, season-high 2 sacks & 1st FF of season in Week 8, his 4th-career game with 2+ sacks. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Pit. with PD.
• DE DENICO AUTRY had 2 PD & sack last week. Aims for 3rd in row with TFL.
• LB HAROLD LANDRY had 5 tackles & season-best 2 sacks last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 5+ tackles, 2+ TFL & sack.
• LB JACK GIBBENS had 1st-career sack in Week 8. Has 5+ tackles in each of 7 games this season.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS NOTES:
• QB KENNY PICKETT aims for 4th in row with 0 INTs. Has 215+ pass yards in 3 of 4 home games this season. Has won each of his past 5 starts in primetime.
• QB MITCH TRUBISKY passed for 138 yards & TD last week. Has 3 TD passes & 100+ rating in 2 of his past 3 starts on Thursday.
• RB NAJEE HARRIS has 55+ scrimmage yards in 4 of past 5, incl. each of past 2. Has 3 TDs in 2 career games on TNF.
• RB JAYLEN WARREN has 75+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 at home.
• WR GEORGE PICKENS had 3rd TD catch of season in Week 8. Has 5+ catches & 100+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. Aims for his 4th in row at home with rec. TD. Aims for his 3rd in row in primetime with 75+ rec. yards.
• WR DIONTAE JOHNSON led team with season-high 8 catches for 85 yards last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 5+ catches & 75+ rec. yards. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Ten. with 5+ catches.
• WR ALLEN ROBINSON has 5+ catches & 65+ rec. yards in each of 6 career games vs. Ten.
• TE CONNOR HEYWARD had career-high 5 catches last week.
• LB T.J. WATT had PD & half sack in Week 8. Aims for 4th in row with PD. Has 6.5 sacks, 5 PD, 3 FR & 2 FFs in 4 home games this season. Had 1.5 sacks & FR in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Ten. with sack. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 on TNF.
• LB COLE HOLCOMB led team with season-high 11 tackles & had 1st FR of season last week. Aims for 4th in row with 8+ tackles. Has TFL in 2 of past 3. Had career-high 16 tackles in his last game vs. Ten. (10/9/22 w/ Was.)
• S MINKAH FITZPATRICK has 9+ tackles in 4 of past 5.
• S DAMONTAE KAZEE had 1st INT of season in Week 8