Thursday September 18th, 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Carolina Panthers

The Steelers take on the Panthers in primetime in Week 3. Pittsburgh is 1-1 after falling to the Ravens 26-6 last week, while Carolina is 2-0 after topping the Lions 24-7.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

Details for Sunday's game are below:

Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.

TV coverage: NBC

RadioFor a list of Steelers affiliates, click hereFor a list of Panthers affiliates, click here

Odds: The Panthers are favored by three points as of Thursday afternoon in odds released by Bovada.

Game Facts

Panthers facts

The Panthers have beaten the Steelers just once all-time, winning 18-14 in 1996.

Carolina placed defensive end Greg Hardy on the Commissioner's Exempt list this week, deactivating him until the conclusion of his legal proceedings.

The Panthers sat Hardy last week in the face of increasing public scrutiny. His replacement, Mario Addison, had 2.5 sacks against the Lions.

Quarterback Cam Newton had 281 passing yards and one touchdown in his season debut against Detroit after coming back from a fractured rib.

Carolina is 2-0 for the first time since 2008.

The Panthers have seven sacks through two games, tied for fourth-most in the NFL.

Running back DeAngelo Williams didn't play against the Lions due to an injury and fellow back Mike Tolbert left the game with an injury, but both could play against the Steelers.

The Panthers have won eight straight regular season games at home by an average of 16.6 points.

Wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery played for the Steelers from 2011-13.

Linebacker Luke Kuechly is tied for third in the NFL with 20 tackles

Steelers facts

Pittsburgh has four of five games against Carolina all-time, including a 27-3 victory in the teams' last meeting in 2010.

Safety Mike Mitchell started 14 games for the Panthers last season.

The Steelers have been flagged 20 times, the third-highest total in the NFL.

Pittsburgh has allowed 712 yards of offense in its two games and has been outscored 50-9 over its last six quarters.

The Steelers are one of just three teams that hasn't yet forced a turnover.

Running back Le'Veon Bell is second in the NFL with 304 yards from scrimmage.

Wide receiver Lance Moore is likely to make his Steelers debut on Sunday after missing the first two games with a groin injury.

Right tackle Marcus Gilbert has given up four of the five sacks allowed by Pittsburgh this season.

The Steelers have allowed 340 rushing yards, which is 28th in the NFL.

Nose tackle Steve McClendon injured his shoulder against the Ravens and is questionable for Sunday.

Ben Estes

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