STEELERS at BRONCOS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2009 KICKOFF 8:30 P.M. INVESCO FIELD at MILE HIGH
Steelers (5-2) vs. Broncos (6-1)
*Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) at Denver Broncos (6-1)
Date: Monday, Nov. 9, 2009
Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. (ET)
Site: INVESCO Field at Mile High (76,125) • Denver, Colo.
Playing Surface: DD GrassMaster
TV Coverage: ESPN (locally WTAE-TV, channel 4)
Announcers: Mike Tirico (play-by-play) Jon Gruden (color analyst) Ron Jaworski (color analyst) Suzy Kolber (sideline) Michele Tafoya (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)
Spanish Radio: Grupo Radio Acir (Mexico City) 88.9 FM
A Look at the Coaches
* Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Overall Regular-season Record: 27-12 (.692)/third season
Regular-season Record at Pittsburgh: 27-12 (.692)/third season
Playoff Record/Years: 3-1/two years
* Denver Broncos Head Coach Josh McDaniels
Overall Regular-Season Record: 6-1 (.857)/first season
Regular-Season Record at Denver: 6-1 (.857)/first season
Playoff Record/Years: n/a
Series History: Series began in 1970
*Overall: Denver leads 13-6-1
At Pittsburgh: Denver leads 6-4
At Denver: Denver leads 7-2-1
Neutral Sites: n/a
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Oct. 21, 2007 (in Denver) Denver 31, Pittsburgh 28
Postseason Series: Series tied 3-3
*(postseason record not included in overall series record)
Pittsburgh owns a 6-13-1 all-time record against the Denver Broncos in the regular season, including a 4-6 record in Pittsburgh and a 2-7-1 mark in Denver...the teams are tied 3-3 in postseason contests...the Broncos won the most recent meeting between the two teams, 31-28, in a Sunday Night matchup on Oct. 21, 2008...Broncos K Jason Elam hit a 49-yard field goal as time expired in that game to break a 28-28 deadlock that became possible when*QB Ben Roethlisberger *tossed two second half touchdowns to erase a 21-7 Denver lead at the half...in two career outings at Denver, Roethlisberger has completed 45-of-64 passes for 565 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions...Roethlisberger tossed for a career-high 433 yards against the Broncos in a 31-20 loss to Denver at Heinz Field on Nov. 5, 2006...the Steelers 34-17 victory over Denver in the 2005 AFC Championship Game was Pittsburgh's first victory in the Mile High City since a 34-17 victory on Oct. 14, 1990 - Pittsburgh's most recent regular-season victory in Denver, and the only regular season victory for Pittsburgh in Denver since a 21-17 victory on Dec, 16, 1978.
*Steelers-Broncos Connections: Several Steelers have ties to the Broncos and the Denver area. Steelers with connections to the Broncos include tight ends coach James Daniel, who got his first NFL experience through the NFL's Fellowship Program with Denver in 1992. Steelers with connections to Colorado include DE Travis Kirschke, who is from Highland, Colo. Broncos with ties to Pittsburgh and the Steelers include DL Ryan McBean, who was drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round (132nd overall) in the 2007 NFL Draft. He spent time on the team's active roster and practice squad before being released in the 2008 training camp. P Mitch Bergerpunted for the Steelers in 2008.
*What To Look For
**PITTSBURGH TEAM NOTES
• The Steelers look to improve to 7-13-1 all-time against the Denver Broncos in the regular season.
• The Steelers look to snap a four-game regular-season losing streak in Denver.
• The Steelers look to improve to 38-22 all-time on Monday Night Football.
• The Steelers look for their fifth straight win on Monday Night Football.
• The Steelers look for their fifth straight win on the season.
• The Steelers look to improve to 12-8 all-time following a bye week.
*PITTSBURGH INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Head Coach Mike Tomlin
• *Looks to improve to 12-1 all-time in primetime games and looks to improve to 5-0 on Monday Night Football.
*• *Looks for his 12th straight victory in primetime games.QB Ben Roethlisberger
*• *Needs one 100-plus passer rating game to surpass Hall of Fame QB Terry Bradshaw for first on the team's all-time list. Roethlisberger currently has 31 career 100-plus passer rating games in the regular season, tying Bradshaw's 31.
**LB James Harrison
• Needs four sacks to move into ninth place on the team's all-time sack list ahead of Ernie Holmes (40.0). Harrison currently has 36.5 career sacks, including a team-high eight this season.