WHERE: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida
WHEN: Monday, December 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
RADIO: WQYK, Flagship station (99.5 FM, 1010 AM)
TV ANNOUNCERS: Al Michaels and John Madden
RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Gene Deckerhoff and Scot Brantley
LAST WEEK: The Pittsburgh Steelers downed the Carolina Panthers at home last Sunday, 30-14. Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress had 120 yards receiving.
Tampa Bay visited Detroit last Sunday and barely escaped with a win. The Bucs defeated the Lions in that contest, 23-20. The Bucs rushed for 122 yards against the Lions.
THE LAST TIME THESE TWO TEAMS MET: Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh met in Raymond James Stadium last season. The Bucs were downed by the Steelers, 17-10. Pittsburgh's defense sacked Bucs QB Brad Johnson 10 times in that contest.
BUCS-STEELERS SERIES: Tampa Bay is 1-5 against Pittsburgh in the regular season. The Bucs are 1-3 against the Steelers in Tampa and that one victory came back in 1998 at Raymond James Stadium.
BUCS ON MONDAY NIGHT: The Buccaneers are 6-4 on Monday night, including 5-1 in Tampa.
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