STEELERS-RAIDERS SERIES HISTORY
Photos from the last victory vs the Raiders at Heinz Field on November 21, 2010.
Series History:Series began in 1970
*Overall Regular Season:Raiders lead, 12-9
At Pittsburgh:Even, 5-5
At Oakland:Raiders lead, 7-4
Streak:Raiders won previous two meetings
Last Regular-Season Meeting:Oct. 27, 2013, at Oakland
Oakland 21, Pittsburgh 18 Postseason Series:Even, 3-3 Last Post-Season Meeting: Jan. 1, 1984, at Los Angeles
Los Angeles 38, Pittsburgh 10
*(preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)
This week's game marks the 22nd time the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders will meet in the regular season and the 11th time in Pittsburgh, where the series is even at 5-5 ... the two teams will meet for the fourth time in the month of November (3-0) and for the second time in Pittsburgh (1-0) in the month of November.
THE LAST TIME VS. OAKLAND
Oakland 21, Pittsburgh 18
Oct. 27, 2013
O.co Coliseum (52,950)
OAKLAND -** The Steelers could not erase an 18-point first-half deficit and lost to the Oakland Raiders, 21-18, at the O.co Coliseum.
On the Raiders first play of the game, QB Terrelle Pryor faked a handoff to RB Darren McFadden, and then ran 93 yards for a touchdown to give Oakland an early 7-0 lead. P Zoltan Mesko's attempt was blocked midway through the first quarter, which set Oakland up at the Steelers' 26-yard line. Five plays later, McFadden scored on a seven-yard run to give the Raiders a 14-0 lead.
Late in the first quarter, S Troy Polamalu picked off Pryor and returned it to the Raiders' 48-yard line. K Shaun Suisham capped off the ensuing drive with a 47-yard field goal to cut the lead, 14-3. The Raiders scored their fi nal points of the game after the two-minute warning when McFadden scored on a four-yard run to give the Raiders a 21-3 lead at halftime.
Neither team scored in the third quarter. Early in the fourth quarter, DE Brett Keisel recovered an Oakland fumble that was forced by LB Lawrence Timmons, and three plays later QB Ben Roethlisberger found WR Emmanuel Sanders for a nine-yard touchdown to cut the lead, 21-10.
With 1:27 left in the game, RB Le'Veon Bell scored on a two-yard run, and Sanders scored on a two-point conversion to cut the lead, 21-18. The Steelers attempted an onside kick but it was recovered by the Raiders.
Despite the loss, the Steelers defense forced a season-high three turnovers and held their opponents to a season-low 82 net passing yards.
|OAK||1||14:41||Pryor 93-yd. run (Janikowski kick)||1-93; 0:19||0-7|
|OAK||1||7:28||McFadden 7-yd. run (Janikowski kick)||5-26; 6:36||0-14|
|PIT||2||14:14||Suisham 47-yd. FG||5-19; 2:44||3-14|
|OAK||2||1:55||McFadden 4-yd. run (Janikowski kick)||11-72; 6:05||3-21|
|PIT||4||12:11||Sanders 9-yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)||3-11; 0:55||10-21|
|PIT||4||1:24||Bell 2-yd. run (Sanders run)||12-83; 2:58||18-21|
PIT-OAK SERIES HIGHS
Steelers: Ben Roethlisberger - 384 (9/21/2012)
Raiders: Rich Gannon - 403 (9/15/2002)
Steelers: Jerome Bettis - 128 (12/3/2000)
Raiders: Darren McFadden - 113 (9/23/2012)
Steelers: Santonio Holmes - 149 (12/6/2009)
Raiders: Mervyn Fernandez - 130 (9/23/1990)