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Steelers At Raiders Week Eight Capsule

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PITTSBURGH (2-4) at OAKLAND (2-4)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE — Steelers by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Pittsburgh 2-4, Oakland 3-3

SERIES RECORD — Raiders lead 14-12

LAST MEETING — Raiders won 34-31, Sept. 23, 2012

LAST WEEK — Steelers beat Ravens 19-16; Raiders had bye

AP PRO32 RANKING — Steelers (tied) No. 19, Raiders No. 29

STEELERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (20), RUSH (27), PASS (12)

STEELERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (6), RUSH (19), PASS (4)

RAIDERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (24), RUSH (9), PASS (32)

RAIDERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (12), RUSH (9T), PASS (16)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Raiders won only two meetings in Oakland between teams since 1995. … QB Ben Roethlisberger two TDs shy of joining Terry Bradshaw as only Steelers with 200 in career. … Pittsburgh ranks 31st in sacks with eight after tying for most in NFL over previous five seasons. … Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley leads team with five sacks and has at least one in four straight games. … Pittsburgh’s six TDs on 16 red zone trips second worst in NFL to Jacksonville. … Steelers coming off season-high 141 yards rushing vs. Ravens. … Pittsburgh has forced league-low two turnovers. … Oakland lost last 10 games after bye by combined score of 271-139. … Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor won both career home starts, completing 70.2 percent of passes with 105.5 rating. … Oakland WR Denarius Moore caught 20 passes for 356 yards, three TDs last four games. … Raiders have 12 players with sacks this season. … Oakland is only team not to allow run of at least 20 yards. … Raiders RB Darren McFadden had 113 yards rushing last year vs. Steelers.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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