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Steelers @ Raiders 2018

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 3:30pm
Doors open at: 
2:30 P.M.
Hey Yinz Guys: 

The Steelers travel to Oakland, most likely for the last time to take on the Raiders in a battle of two old AFC rivals whose rivalry was intense both on and off the field for many years.  The Raiders most recently lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 40-33 in a game they actually tied late. The Raiders are led by coach Jon Gruden, who has been trading players like the worst fantasy football player ever, and QB Derek Carr.  Don’t let the 2-10 record fool you; these west coast games are always a challenge for the Black and Gold.

The Steelers are coming off another Jekyll and Hyde performance in this loss to the Chargers (and the officials).  The Stillers dominated most of the first half, but the second half was another story. The Stillers tied the game late, but a late field goal (and three offsides calls) sealed doom for the good guys.

To add injury to insult, the Steelers will be without RB James Conner for at least this game.  As Yogi Berra once said, “It is getting late, early.” and this is a serious time for the Black and Gold, so come on out and cheer your Steelers on to victory!


Q. Who holds the team record for career interceptions?

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Stats and Stuff: 
The Steelers trail the all-time series against the Raiders 13-15.
The Steelers won the last match in 2015, 38-35.
In that game, Landry Jones took over after Ben was injured and drove the team 79 yards in 7 plays to set up Chris Boswell’s game winning field goal.
De’Angelo Williams rushed for 120 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Antonio Brown set the team record for receptions (17), receiving yards (284) and scrimmage yards (306) in a game.
Against the Chargers, James Conner became the second Steeler (Jerome Bettis, 1996) to score two rushing touchdowns in the first quarter of a game.
Terrell Edmunds notched the first sack of his career.
Antonio Brown became the second player in NFL history with at least 20 double digit reception games in a career (Andre Johnson).
Coming in to last Sunday, the Steelers were 147-0-1 all time at home in games where they held a lead of at least 16 points.
Ben eclipsed 55,000 career passing yards.

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Meet the Stillers: 

Joe Haden/Cornerback/# 23/9th Year/Florida

Joe Haden is in second season with the Stillers.  Originally drafted by the Browns in the first round (#7 overall) in the 2010 draft, he signed with the Steelers before the start of the 2017 season.

At Florida, he started all forty of his career games, recording 218 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 8 interceptions, 34 passes defensed, 3 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries and a blocked field goal.  Haden was also a unanimous first team All-American and first team All-Southeastern Conference and a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award.

While in Cleveland, he was a two-time Pro-Bowl selection and served as Pro Bowl captain in 2014 and was the Browns recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award.  

The oldest of five brothers, two of his brothers played at the University of Toledo, one currently plays at the University of Arizona, and another is a Special Olympics Athlete.  Active in charities, Joe is involved and has donated to food banks, ticket programs, football camps and the Special Olympics.