Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3) vs. Oakland Raiders (5-4)
Date: Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010
Kickoff: 1 p.m., ET
Site: Heinz Field (65,050) • Pittsburgh, Pa.
Playing Surface: Natural Grass
TV Coverage: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2)
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play) Dan Fouts (color analyst)
Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play) Tunch Ilkin (color analyst) Craig Wolfley (sideline)
Spanish Radio: Grupo Imagen - Destrito Federal (Mexico City) XEDA-FM 90.5*Steelers-Raiders complete game notes. A Look at the Coaches*
Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Overall regular-season record: 37-20 (.649)/fourth season
Regular-season record at Pittsburgh: 37-20 (.649)/fourth season
Playoff Record/Years: 3-1/two years
Oakland Raiders Head Coach Tom Cable
Overall Regular-Season Record: 14-23 (.378)/third season
Regular-Season Record at Oakland: 14-23 (.378)/third season
Playoff Record/Years: n/a
Series History: Series began in 1970
Overall: Oakland leads 10-8
At Pittsburgh: Oakland leads 5-4
At Oakland: Oakland leads 5-4
Neutral Sites: n/a
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Dec. 6, 2009 (in Pittsburgh)
Oakland 27, Pittsburgh 24
Postseason Series: Series tied 3-3
(postseason record not included in overall series record)
Pittsburgh owns an 8-10 record all-time against the Oakland Raiders in the regular season, including a 4-5 mark at home and a 4-5 record on the road...the series is tied 3-3 in the post-season...this marks the second straight season the teams will play at Heinz Field with the Raiders winning last year's matchup, 27-24...the Steelers have lost two straight in the series, including a 20-13 setback in 2006 at Oakland...the Steelers have a 5-3 record against the Raiders since the start of the Free Agency Era in 1993.
Steelers-Raiders Connections: Several Steelers have ties to the Raiders and the Oakland area. QB Dennis Dixon(San Leandro), S Troy Polamalu(Garden Grove) and DT Chris Hoke(Long Beach) are from California. Running backs coach Kirby Wilsonis from Los Angeles and attended Pasadena Community College.
Raiders with ties to the Steelers or Western Pa. include quarterbacks coach Paul Hackett, who was the head coach at Pitt from 1990-92. QB Bruce Gradkowskiattended Seton-LaSalle High in Pittsburgh. LB Bruce Daviswas drafted by the Steelers in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
What To Look For
PITTSBURGH TEAM NOTES
• The Steelers look to improve to 9-10 all-time versus the Oakland Raiders in the regular season.
• The Steelers look to improve to 5-5 all-time versus the Raiders at home.
• The Steelers look to improve to 3-2 against the Raiders at Heinz Field.
• The Steelers look to improve to 3-2 at home this year.
• The Steelers look to improve to 5-2 against AFC opponents this year.
PITTSBURGH INDIVIDUAL NOTES
RB Rashard Mendenhall
• Needs one touchdown to give him eight on the year, which would be a career high. He posted seven last year and also has seven in 2010.