Steelers N Stuff Pre-Game Warm Up :Week 5 Steelers At Chargers


Its week 5 ,as the Pittsburgh Steelers are set to take on the San Diego Chargers in a Monday night prime-time AFC battle.Let’s take a look at the Pre-game Warm up… 

Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2) at San Diego Chargers (2-2)
Date: Monday, Oct. 12, 2015
Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. ET
Site: Qualcomm Stadium (71,500) • San Diego, Calif.
Playing Surface: Natural Grass
TV Coverage: ESPN-TV (locally WTAE-TV, channel 4)
Announcers: Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Jon Gruden (color analyst), Lisa Salters (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 Sports
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Kurt Warner (color analyst), Scott Kaplan (sideline)

◊Game Notes:

The Line: Steelers +3 Over/Under: 46

♦Weather:Overcast. Mild. 75 °F, Wind: 3.12 mph/NW


QB Ben Roethlisberger  (Knee)
LB Ryan Shazier (Shoulder)
G Orlando Franklin (Ankle)
WR Stevie Johnson (Hamstring)
CB Craig Mager (Hamstring)
OLB Tourek Williams (Foot)
No players listed
T King Dunlap (Concussion)
CB Cortez Allen (Knee)
S Jahleel Addae (Ankle)
CB Brandon Flowers (Concussion)
WR Malcom Floyd (Concussion)
G D.J. Fluker (Ankle)
WR Jacoby Jones (Ankle)
CB Jason Verrett (Foot)
C Chris Watt (Groin)
DT Daniel McCullers  (Knee)
TE Matt Spaeth (Hand)
S Ross Ventrone (Hamstring)
WR Markus Wheaton  (Ankle)
T Chris Hairston (Ankle)


Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Overall regular-season record: 84-48 (.636)/ninth season
Regular-season record with Pittsburgh: 84-48 (.636)/ninth season
Playoff Record/Years: 5-4/five years

San Diego Chargers Head Coach Mike McCoy
Overall regular-season record: 20-16 (.556)/third season
Regular-season record with San Diego: 20-16 (.556)/third season
Playoff Record/Years: 1-1/one year


248.0 (14th) Pass Off. 309.0 (2nd)
111.8 (13th) Rush Off. 102.0 (19th)
232.8 (12th) Pass Def. 225.0 (9th)
113.2 (19th) Rush Def. 126.8 (29th)

Series History: Series began in 1971
Overall Regular Season: Steelers lead, 21-7
At Pittsburgh: Steelers lead, 14-1
At San Diego: Steelers lead, 7-6
Neutral Sites: n/a
Streak: Chargers won previous meeting
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Dec. 9, 2012, in Pittsburgh
San Diego 34, Pittsburgh 24
Postseason Series: Chargers lead, 2-1
Last Post-Season Meeting: Jan. 11, 2009, in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh 35, San Diego 24

Players to Watch…

♦ The Steelers once again have a new kicker. Steelers kicker Chris Boswell will make his NFL debut on the Monday night prime-time stage. Boswell is the fourth kicker to see action for the Steelers since the preseason and the Steelers are hoping he will bring consistency to their kicking game. This should be interesting.

♦ Quarterback Mike Vick has another week of practice with the first team under his belt. The Steelers will need him to show a better command of the offense and hopefully the extra time will pay off.

♦ Running backs Le’Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams should be a big part of the Steelers offensive game plan, The Chargers rank 29th in run defense and have given up an average of 126.8 rushing yards a game.

♦ The Steelers defensive front needs to dominate. The Chargers offensive line is battered with injuries and should be a weak spot. The Steelers defense will have to make big plays and this is an area where they should have a big advantage.

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