Thursday Night Football Preview
THURSDAY NIGHT NOTES:
TENNESSEE TITANS AT PITTSBURGH
November 16, 2017
11 kicks off on Thursday night (8:25 PM ET, NBC/NFLN/Amazon) in a showdown between
AFC contenders as the Pittsburgh Steelers welcome the Tennessee Titans to Heinz
Field. Both teams have won four consecutive games. The Titans and Steelers meet
for the 78th time (including the postseason), with Pittsburgh holding a 45-32
series advantage. Pittsburgh running back LE’VEON
BELL rushed for 204 yards with a touchdown and cornerback WILLIAM GAY had a 28-yard
interception-return touchdown in the Steelers’ 27-24 victory in their last
meeting (November 17, 2014).
leads the AFC North with a 7-2 record following a 20-17 victory at Indianapolis
last week. Steelers quarterback BEN
ROETHLISBERGER connected on second-half touchdown passes to rookie wide
receiver JU JU SMITH-SCHUSTER and
tight end VANCE MC DONALD, and
kicker CHRIS BOSWELL converted the
game-winning 33-yard field goal as time expired in the victory. Pittsburgh wide
receiver ANTONIO BROWN leads the NFL
with 882 receiving yards and ties with Arizona’s LARRY FITZGERALD for the league lead with 60 catches. Linebacker RYAN SHAZIER, who recorded an
interception in Week 10, has six interceptions since 2016, tied with Baltimore’s
C.J. MOSLEY for the most by a linebacker
over that span.
is tied with Jacksonville for first place in the AFC South with a 6-3 record.
Last week, Titans running back DE MARCO
MURRAY scored three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) and Tennessee’s
defense limited Cincinnati to 53 rushing yards in a 24-20 victory over the
Bengals. Murray, who has five touchdowns (four rushing, one receiving) this
season, has scored 47 scrimmage touchdowns since 2013, the most in the NFL over
that span. Titans safety KEVIN BYARD leads
the NFL with six interceptions and became only the fifth player since 1970 to
record five interceptions in a two-game span, accomplishing the feat in Weeks 7
and 9 (Tennessee had a bye in Week 8).
the Week 11 Titans-Steelers capsule, click here.