NFL Monday Night Football today, Game 1: Washington Redskins at Pittsburgh Steelers at 5 PM on Direct TV’s NFL Sunday Ticket

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM (4-7)
AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (11-0)

WEEK 13 // MONDAY, DEC. 7, 2020 // 5:00 PM ET // HEINZ FIELD // REFEREE: JOHN HUSSEY

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TV: TBD
SIRIUS: 138 (Was), 137 (Pit) | XM: 228 (Was), 227 (Pit)

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Washington leads all-time series, 42-33-3
STREAKS: Steelers have won past 6
LAST GAME: 9/12/16: Steelers 38 at Washington 16
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/28/12: Steelers 27, Washington 12

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM LEADERS

W 41-16 at Dallas LAST WEEK

Ron Rivera: 0-2 COACH VS. OPP.

21.9/22.1 PTS. FOR/AGAINST

325.3 OFFENSE

Alex Smith: 107-155-1067-3-5-81.3 PASSING

Antonio Gibson (R): 139-645-4.6-11 RUSHING

Terry McLaurin: 69-963-14.0-3 RECEIVING

309.5 DEFENSE

Montez Sweat: 6 SACKS

Kendall Fuller: 4 INTs

-5 (13/18) TAKE/GIVE

Tress Way: 48.6 (44.8) PUNTING (NET)

Dustin Hopkins: 71 (23/24 PAT; 16/22 FG) KICKING

WASHINGTON NOTES

• QB ALEX SMITH had TD vs. INT last week. Has 80+ rating in each
of his 3 starts this season. Has 1,491 pass yards (248.5 per
game) & 6 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 84.5 rating in 6 career starts vs.
Pit. Aims for his 6th in row vs. Pit. with 80+ rating.
• RB ANTONIO GIBSON (rookie) had 136 scrimmage yards (115
rush, 21 rec.) & career-high 3 rush TDs in Week 12. Ranks 3rd
in NFL with 11 rush TDs & is 1st rookie with 10+ rush TDs since
SAQUON BARKLEY (2018). Aims for his 6th in row with rush
TD & can be 1st rookie with rush TD in 6 consecutive games
since MAURICE JONES-DREW (2006). RB J.D. MCKISSIC ranks
3rd among RBs with 46 receptions this season. RB PEYTON
BARBER had season-high 57 rush yards in Week 12.
• WR TERRY MCLAURIN had team-high 7 receptions for 92 yards
last week. Has 7 games with 7+ receptions in 2020, tied-most
(KEENAN ALLEN) in NFL. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 7+
catches & 70+ rec. yards. Ranks 4th in NFL in rec. yards (963) &
needs 37 rec. yards for 1st-career 1,000-yard season. TE LOGAN
THOMAS had career-high 4th TD catch of season in Week 12.
• DE CHASE YOUNG (rookie) had sack & 2 TFL in Week 12. Leads all
rookies with 4.5 sacks & 7 TFL this season. DE MONTEZ SWEAT
had 15-yard INT-TD last week, his 1st-career INT & TD. DT TIM
SETTLE had sack last week. Has sack in 4 of his past 5 & aims
for his 3rd in row with sack. DE RYAN KERRIGAN had sack & FF
in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Pit. with sack. LB COLE
HOLCOMB led team with season-high 10 tackles & had 0.5 sack
last week, his 3rd-career 10+ tackle game. Rookie S KAMREN
CURL aims for his 5th in row with 8+ tackles.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS LEADERS

LAST WEEK W 19-14 vs. Baltimore

COACH VS. OPP. Mike Tomlin: 3-0

PTS. FOR/AGAINST 28.8/17.1 (1L)

OFFENSE 346.5

PASSING Ben Roethlisberger: 291-431-2800-25-6-99.0

RUSHING James Conner: 145-645-4.4-5

RECEIVING JuJu Smith-Schuster: 66-572-8.7-6

DEFENSE 298.9

SACKS T.J. Watt: 11 (1L)

INTs Minkah Fitzpatrick: 4

TAKE/GIVE +12 (1L) (23/11)

PUNTING (NET) Jordan Berry: 46.2 (40.0)

KICKING Chris Boswell: 85 (31/35 PAT; 18/19 FG)

STEELERS NOTES

QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER completed season-high 36 of 51
passes (70.6 pct.) for 266 yards & TD vs. INT last week. Aims for
5th in row with 250+ pass yards & TD pass. Aims for his 3rd in
row vs. Was. with 3+ TD passes & 110+ rating. Has 9 TDs vs. 0
INTs for 119.1 rating in 3 games vs. NFC East in 2020.
• RB JAMES CONNER has rush TD in 4 of his 5 home games this
season. RB BENNY SNELL led team with 93 scrimmage yards (60
rush, career-high 33 rec.) last week.
• WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER had 8 catches & rec. TD last week.
Has TD catch in 3 of past 4. Has 6+ catches & rec. TD in 2 of
3 career games vs. NFC East. Aims for 3rd in row at home
with TD catch. WR DIONTAE JOHNSON aims for 3rd in row with
8+ catches. Has 110+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. Has 50+ rec.
yards in 2 of 3 career games vs. NFC East. Rookie WR CHASE
CLAYPOOL had 6 catches for 52 yards last week. Aims for 5th
in row with 50+ rec. yards. Has TD catch in 2 of past 3. Has 15
catches (7.5 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rec., 1 rush) in his past 2 vs.
NFC East. Leads rookies with 8 rec. TDs this season. Claypool
(611), Johnson (583) & Smith-Schuster (572) are only trio of AFC
WR teammates each with 500+ rec. yards this season.
• LB T.J. WATT had 7 tackles, 3 TFL & 2 sacks last week, his 3rd
game with 2+ sacks this season, tied-most in NFL. Aims for 3rd
in row at home with 2+ sacks. Leads NFL with 11 sacks & 17 TFL.
DT CAMERON HEYWARD had sack in Week 12. Aims for his 3rd in
row vs. NFC East with TFL. S MINKAH FITZPATRICK aims for 3rd
in row with 2+ PD. CB JOE HADEN had 14-yard INT-TD last week,
2nd-career TD. Has 4 PD in past 3.

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