Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) at Cincinnati Bengals (2-5)
Date: Monday, Nov. 8, 2010
Kickoff: 8:30 p.m., ET
Site: Paul Brown Stadium (65,515) • Cincinnati, Ohio
Playing Surface: Synthentic
TV Coverage: ESPN (locally WTAE-TV, channel 4)
Announcers: Mike Tirico (play-by-play) Ron Jaworski (color analyst) Jon Gruden (color analyst) Michele Tafoya (sideline) Suzy Kolber (sideline)
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)
National Radio: Westwood One Radio
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) Boomer Esiason (color analyst) Mark Malone (sidelines)
Spanish Radio: Grupo Imagen - Destrito Federal (Mexico City) XEDA-FM 90.5
A Look at the Coaches
Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Overall regular-season record: 36-19 (.655)/fourth season
Regular-season record at Pittsburgh: 36-19 (.655)/fourth season
Playoff Record/Years: 3-1/two years
Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis
Overall Regular-Season Record: 58-60-1 (.492)/eighth season
Regular-Season Record at Cincinnati: 58-60-1 (.492)/eighth season
Playoff Record/Years: 0-2/two years
Series History: Series began in 1970
Overall: Pittsburgh leads 47-32
At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 26-14
At Cincinnati: Pittsburgh leads 21-18
Neutral Sites: n/a
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Nov. 15, 2010 (in Pittsburgh)
Cincinnati 18, Pittsburgh 12
Postseason Series: Pittsburgh leads 1-0
(postseason record not included in overall series record)
Pittsburgh leads the all-time regular-season series 47-32 despite being swept last year in the series for the first time since 1998...Pittsburgh had won the previous five games in the series...the Steelers had won eight straight games versus the Bengals in Cincinnati prior to their Week 3 loss in 2009...Pittsburgh owns a 24-11 mark against the Bengals since the beginning of the Free Agency Era in 1993.
Steelers-Bengals Connections: Several Steelers have ties to the Bengals and the Cincinnati area. Steelers with connections to the Bengals include head coach Mike Tomlin, who spent two seasons as the defensive backs coach at the University of Cincinnati. Defensive coordinator Dick
LeBeau, who was an assistant coach with the Bengals from 1980-91 and 1997-00 and was the team's head coach from 2000-02. Defensive backs coach Ray Hortonplayed for the Bengals from 1983-88 and coached with Cincinnati from 1997-01. Assistant special teams coach Amos Jonescoached at University of Cincinnati (1999-2002).
There are a number of Bengals who have direct connections to the Steelers and the Pittsburgh area, including Head Coach Marvin Lewis, who is from McDonald, Pa., and was the Steelers linebackers coach from 1992-95. Lewis also coached at Pitt from 1990-91. Defensive line coach Jay Hayes, who is from South Fayette, Pa., was the Steelers' special teams coach from 1999-
- Tight ends coach Jonathan Hayes, Jay's younger brother, played tight end with the Steelers from 1994-96. Offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowskiwas the Steelers' wide receivers coach from 1999-2000.
What To Look For
PITTSBURGH TEAM NOTES
• The Steelers look to improve to 48-32 all-time in the regular season against the Bengals.
• The Steelers look to improve to 2-1 against AFC North opponents this year.
• The Steelers look improve to 27-14 all-time in the regular season at home in the series history.
• The Steelers look to improve to 4-1 on the road this year.
• Pittsburgh looks for their sixth straight win on Monday Night Football and improve to 39-22 all-time in such games.
PITTSBURGH INDIVIDUAL NOTES
TE Heath Miller
• Needs 57 receiving yards to become just the second tight end in team history to reach 3,000 yards for his career. Miller currently has 2,943 career receiving yards and trails only Elbie Nickel (5,133) on the all-time list for tight ends.