For the second straight week, the Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves competing on national television in a primetime slot, this time making the franchise’s first-ever trip to Las Vegas to take on the Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday Night Football.
The last time these two teams met, it was an emotional night for the Black and Gold on Christmas Ev in 2022. The Steelers retired the No. 32 for Franco Harris at halftime on the night, but the ceremony came just a few days after Harris shockingly passed away, putting a pall on the night that was supposed to be a celebration.
The Steelers found a way to win that game in Week 16 against the Raiders late, 13-10, on a touchdown pass from Kenny Pickett to George Pickens.
There will be no frigid temperatures and poor conditions for the Week Three matchup inside Allegiant Stadium, therefore creating a better environment and playing surface than the one the two teams dealt with in Week 16 last season.
Coming off of a 26-22 win over the Cleveland Browns in Week Two thanks to a historic performance from a star-studded defense, the Steelers are looking to move to 2-1 on the season by getting the offense back on track under Pickett and third-year offensive coordinator Matt Canada. Las Vegas aims to bounce back from a disastrous 38-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills on the road in Week Two, returning home to the friendly confines of the “Death Star” just off the Las Vegas strip for the 2023 home opener against a historic rival.
It will be an emotional night for the Raiders, too, who are honoring Hall of Fame quarterback Ken Stabler’s family. The Raiders will be presenting the Stabler family with his Pro Football Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence prior to kickoff.
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Kenny Pickett fires a 72-yard strike down the middle of the field on a deep ball to Calvin Austin III for the equalizing touchdown. Second straight week the Steelers have had a 70+ yard touchdown pass.
Game now tied at 7-7, 6:12 left in Q1.
Excellent blitz pickup by running back Jaylen Warren on the dime of a touchdown pass from Pickett, who hit Austin in stride. Nobody was ever going to catch him.
First play on the ensuing drive from the Raiders, T.J. Watt sacks Garoppolo. Steelers starting to get in rhythm now.
Steelers defense forces a quick three and out to get the ball back to the offense. Garoppolo misfires looking for backup running back Ameer Abdullah out of the backfield with Steelers linebacker Kwon Alexander in coverage.