Series History: Series began in 1970
Overall Regular Season: Steelers lead, 41-31
At Pittsburgh: Steelers lead, 24-12At Houston/Tennessee: Titans lead, 19-17Neutral Sites: n/a
Streak: Titans won previous two meetingsLast Regular-Season Meeting: Sept. 8, 2013 in Pittsburgh (Tennessee 16, Pittsburgh 9)Postseason Series: Steelers lead, 3-1Last Post-Season Meeting: Jan. 11, 2003 at Tennessee (Tennessee 34, Pittsburgh 31)
(preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)
This week's game marks the 73rd time the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans will meet in the regular season and the 37th time on the road, where the Titans hold a two game advantage....the two teams will meet for the seventh time on Monday Night Football (4-2) and first since 2001 (Oct. 29, W 34-7).
Tennessee 16, Pittsburgh 9Sept. 8, 2013Heinz Field (61,585)
Photos from the last regular season game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tennessee Titans.
PITTSBURGH ** – The Steelers lost their 2013 home opener to the Tennessee Titans, 16-9. It marked the Steelers first home-opening loss since the 2002 season.
On the opening kickoff, Titans RB Darius Reynaud fielded the ball just outside the goal line, and then took a knee into the end zone for a safety. It marked the first time that there was a safety on the opening kickoff since September 18, 1988 (New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys).
Midway through the second quarter, QB Ben Roethlisberger's pass to WR Emmanuel Sanders was picked off by CB Alterraun Verner. Tennessee then went 49 yards on 12 plays on a drive that took up almost seven minutes of clock time. RB Jackie Battle scored on a three-yard run to cap off the drive to give the Titans a 7-2 lead.
Late in the third quarter, K Rob Bironas connected on a 26-yard field goal to give the Titans a 10-2 lead. Bironas made a 44-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter to extend Tennessee's lead, 13-2. And with less than four minutes remaining in the game, Bironas connected on a 27-yard field goal to give the Titans a 16-2 lead.
Late in the game, Roethlisberger led the team on a nine-play, 75-yard drive that was capped off with a four-yard touchdown pass to WR Jerricho Cotchery. On the drive, Roethlisberger surpassed 30,000 passing yards to become just the 35th quarterback in NFL history to throw for at least 30,000 yards.
Despite the loss, the Steelers' defense held its opponent to less than 17 points for the ninth-consecutive home opener. Dating back to last season, this marked the seventh game in a row where the Steelers' defense did not allow a single touchdown in the first quarter of a game.
|PIT||1||14:57||Reynaud tackled in end zone for a safety||--; --||2-0|
|TEN||2||0:44||Battle 3-yd. run (Bironas kick)||12-49; 6:48||2-7|
|TEN||3||4:29||Bironas 26-yd. field goal||11-37; 5:52||2-10|
|TEN||4||6:01||Bironas 44-yd. field goal||11-62; 6:19||2-13|
|TEN||4||3:53||Bironas 27-yd. field goal||4-8; 1:00||2-16|
|PIT||4||1:23||Cotchery 4-yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)||9-75; 2:30||9-16|
|3rd Downs||6-15 (40%)||4-13 (31%)|
|4th Downs||1-1 (100%)||1-1 (100%)|
|Total Net Yards||229||194|
|Time of Poss.||34:01||25:59|
RUSHING:Ten. – C. Johnson 25-70; Battle 8-21, 1 TD; Greene 4-18; Locker 5-3.
Pit. – Stephens-Howling 6-19; Redman 8-9; A. Brown 1-4.
PASSING: Ten. – Locker 20-11-0, 125.
Pit. – Roethlisberger 33-21-1, 191, 1 TD.
Ten. – Washington 4-46; Walker 3-40; Wright 2-11; Britt 1-15; Williams 1-13.
Pit. – Sanders 7-57; A. Brown 5-71; Cotchery 4-34, 1 TD; Stephens-Howling 2-11; Redman 2-7; D. Johnson 1-11.