11 thing to watch for vs. the Raiders

What to keep an eye on in regular-season game No. 9 against the Raiders:


The best photos of Running Back DeAngelo Williams from the 2015 season thus far.

BACK TO THE FEATURE:** RB DeAngelo Williams rushed for 204 yards and three touchdowns during RB Le'Veon Bell's season-opening, two-game suspension. Now, with Bell on IR, Williams once again takes over as the primary ball-carrier.

CLIMBING THE LADDER: QB Ben Roethlisberger needs 9 passing yards to move ahead of Johnny Unitas (40,239) and into 15th place on the NFL's all-time list. Roethlisberger is 321 yards shy of eclipsing Joe Montana (40,551) for No. 14 in all-time passing yards.

A.B. AGAIN AND AGAIN: WR Antonio Brown will be out to build on his NFL-leading totals of 291 catches and 3,915 receiving yards since the start of the 2013 season.

GETTING HOME: LB Ryan Shazier has at least half a sack in three consecutive games.

TAKEAWAY TIME: The Steelers have seven interceptions in their last six games, including four over their last three.

GROUND AND POUND: The Steelers have rushed for over 100 yards in five consecutive games.

RUN TO DAYLIGHT: The Steelers lead the NFL with 11 rushing plays of 20 or more yards.


NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND:** The Raiders have the NFL's No. 2 rushing defense (82.9 yards per game).

AIR MAIL: WR Martavis Bryant's 20.0 average per catch since entering the NFL in 2014 trails only Washington's DeSean Jackson (20.9).

THROW WITH CAUTION: Oakland FS Charles Woodson has an NFL-leading five interceptions.

HOME COOKIN': Roethlisberger is 61-21 as a starter in the regular season at home but the Steelers are just 2-2 at Heinz Field this season (1-1 with Roethlisberger starting).

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