PITTSBURGH VS. VIKINGS
Wembley Stadium, London
TV: Ch. 4
About the Steelers' record: 0-3
• Coach Mike Tomlin, the former Vikings defensive coordinator, never has been below .500 during his seven years in Pittsburgh — until now.
• The Steelers are last in the NFL in rushing, but second-round pick Le’Veon Bell should make his season debut at RB after missing three games because of injury.
• Pittsburgh is a minus-9 in turnover differential. It has no interceptions or fumble recoveries. The Steelers had 35 takeaways in 2010 and have only 35 since then.
• The Steelers have lost at home to Tennessee and Chicago, and at Cincinnati.
• Pittsburgh is 28th in the league in both total offense and total defense.
Player speak: QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER
• The 10-year veteran threw for 406 yards against Chicago on Sunday but was intercepted twice, lost two fumbles and was sacked three times.
• On the turnovers:“That’s on me, and I can’t have it happen. If we don’t turn the ball over in critical situations, or as much as we have, then we are in most of [our] games.”
• On his July promotional trip to London: “I took it as this is just a money-making thing for the NFL, but when I got over there … there were a lot of different football fans over there, so once I got to see that, I got to see that it’s going to be neat for them and a neat experience for us, so I’ve embraced it a lot more.”
Coach speak: MIKE TOMLIN
• On traveling to London: “We’re just treating it as a road game. Obviously it’s a bit different from a travel standpoint from a distance, but probably not much different than West Coast teams going to the East Coast.”
• On his team’s lack of takeaways: “We’ve been behind, which limits the opportunity for those kinds of things to present themselves.”
• On the Steelers’ losing record: “We’ve turned the ball over, particularly in the red area, and obviously that takes points off the board. People have scored directly off those turnovers … you can’t do that in the NFL and expect to be better than 0-3. We understand that, but understanding that is only part of it. We’ve got to rectify, we got to fix it.
|Seattle - WP: R. Elias||10||FINAL|
|LA Angels - LP: N. Maronde||6|
|Mount St Marys||88||FINAL|
|Miss Valley St||63||FINAL|
|North Dakota St||60|
|Fla Gulf Coast||92|
|East Tenn St||66||FINAL|
|UC Santa Barbara||57||FINAL|
|Cal State Fullerton||60||FINAL|
|Long Beach St||64|
|San Diego State||48||FINAL|
|Aug 9 - vs. Houston||7 pm||X||27-13|
|Aug 16 - at Buffalo||6 pm||X||20-16|
|Aug 25 - at San Francisco||7 pm||X||34-14|
|Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee||7 pm||X||24-23|
|2013 regular season|
|Sep 8 - at Detroit||Noon||X||34-24|
|Sep 15 - at Chicago||Noon||X||31-30|
|Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland||Noon||X||31-27|
|Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London)||Noon||X||34-27|
|Oct 6 - Bye|
|Oct 13 - vs. Carolina||Noon||X||35-10|
|Oct 21 - at. NY Giants||7:40 pm||X||23-7|
|Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay||7:30 pm||X||44-31|
|Nov 3 - at Dallas||Noon||X||27-23|
|Nov 7 - vs. Washington||7:25 pm||X||34-27|
|Nov 17 - at Seattle||3:25 pm||X||41-20|
|Nov. 24 - at Green Bay||Noon||26-26|
|Dec 1 - vs. Chicago||Noon||X||23-20|
|Dec 8 - at Baltimore||Noon||X||29-26|
|Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia||Noon||X||48-30|
|Dec 22 - at Cincinnati||Noon||X||42-14|
|Dec 29 - vs. Detroit||Noon||X||14-13|