Bucs-Steelers Preview

December 22 – The Pittsburgh Steelers will invade Raymond James Stadium to battle the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football. Both teams need to win in order to keep pace in their respective conferences. PewterReport.com has the Bucs-Steelers preview.

MATCHUP: Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5-1) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-3)

WHERE: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida

WHEN: Monday, December 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

TELEVISION: ABC

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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