The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Las Vegas Raiders have a long-time rivalry that goes back decades. These two successful NFL franchises are firmly rooted in the foundation of America's most popular sports league.
Entering today's tilt in the battle-tested blue-collar town of Pittsburgh, these two undefeated teams look to a heavyweight bout that could foreshadow another meeting later this year in the post-season.
Remember the rule of five. If the Las Vegas Raiders win that key statistical battle, today's game is over. For those who don't remember it, it has to do with sacks and turnovers. If the Raiders have three sacks and give up two, that means they are plus one. If they then get four turnovers and give up only one, that means they are plus three. That would give them a plus-four for the day. They want to get to a plus-five ratio every game. Teams that reach the rule of five scenarios win 91 percent of their ball games on average.
Here’s how to watch:
Venue: Heinz Field
Kick-Off: 10:00 AM PST/1:00 PM EST
CBS is the host of today’s game. You can catch today’s game on FuboTV by using the link here.
In addition, if you are located in-market, Raiders.com on mobile devices and the Raiders Official app will carry tonight’s game. Raiders app is available on both iOS and Android devices.
Radio: KOMP 92.3 FM/Raider Nation Radio 920 AM
Today’s game will air on both KOMP 92.3 FM and Raider Nation Radio 920 AM, the latter as the flagship radio station for all Raiders games.
Brent Musburger is back in the booth for play-by-play. His color analyst is former All-Pro tackle, Lincoln Kennedy, who returns for the second season running.
In addition, the Raiders have affiliate stations throughout the nation. Click on the link here for more details.
Today’s game will also be available to listen to live on the Official Raiders mobile app.
We will be updating this article with highlights and updates as the game progresses. Please keep checking back.
Thank you for tuning into today's coverage of Raiders vs. Ravens. Stay here with Sports Illustrated's Raider Maven for the latest news on the Silver and Black.
START OF FIRST QUARTER
INJURY UPDATE: Steelers Defensive End Tyson Alualu is injured on the play. Injury Timeout. 10:11 to play in the first quarter. Ball at LV 31. Ball game is scoreless.
PENALTY UPDATE: Unsportsmanlike conduct called on Steelers wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud. Half of the distance to the goal. 1st down.
INJURY UPDATE: Steelers Defensive End Tyson Alualu is carted off of the field.
TURNOVER: Raiders cornerback Trayvon Mullen picks off a throw by Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Mullen returns the ball to PIT 39-yard line. First and 10 Raiders.
PENALTY UPDATE: False Start called on Raiders right tackle Alex Leatherwood. Five-yard penalty. 3rd & 19.
SCORING UPDATE #1: Raiders placekicker Daniel Carlson makes a 46-yard field goal attempt. Raiders up 3-0 with 3:10 left to go in the first quarter.
PENALTY UPDATE: Holding called on Steelers wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster. 10-yard penalty. Repeat second down.
PENALTY UPDATE: Illegal hands to the face called on Raiders defensive end Kendal Vickers. The penalty is declined. Results in 1st down for Steelers.
END OF FIRST QUARTER: Raiders lead 3-0. Steelers have the ball at LV 44. First and 10 coming up.
TIMEOUT #1: Steelers take their first timeout of the half. 13:44 left to go in the 2nd quarter. 3rd and 4 coming up on LV 38-yard line.
INJURY UPDATE: Raiders cornerback Casey Hayward is injured on the field. 13:37 left to go in the half. 4th and 4 coming up for the Steelers.
TURNOVER: Steelers turnover the ball on downs. Raiders 1st and 10 at the LV 38-yard line. Raiders lead 3-0 with 13:32 left in the half.
INJURY UPDATE: Personal Foul, unnecessary roughness called on linebacker Robert Spillane. 15-yard penalty from the end of the run. First down Raiders.
PENALTY UPDATE: Neutral zone infraction called on Steelers linebacker Alex Highsmith. Five-yard penalty. First and 5 Raiders.
SCORING UPDATE #2: 33-yard field goal attempt by placekicker Daniel Carlson is good. Raiders lead 6-0 with 9:34 left to play in the half.
PENALTY UPDATE: Illegal contact called on Raiders cornerback Trayvon Mullen Jr. Penalty is declined. Results in first and goal Steelers from LV 5-yard line
SCORING UPDATE #3: Steelers wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster rushes for a three-yard touchdown. PAT is good by placekicker Chris Boswell. Steelers lead 7-6 with 6:25 left to go in the half.
TIMEOUT #1: Raiders take their first timeout of the half. 2nd and 12 coming up for the Silver and Black. 2:10 left to go in the half. Steelers lead 7-6.
TWO MINUTE WARNING: Steelers lead 7-6. 3rd and 9 coming for the Silver and Black on PIT 16-yard line.
INJURY UPDATE: Steelers Linebacker T.J. Watt is questionable to return with a groin injury.
PENALTY UPDATE: False start called on Raiders left tackle Kolton Miller. Five-yard penalty. Raiders take their second timeout of the half. 0:22 left in the half.
PENALTY UPDATE: Holding called on Raiders tackle Alex Leatherwood. 10-yard penalty.
PENALTY UPDATE: Ineligible player down the field called on Raiders left tackle Kolton Miller. Five-yard penalty on Silver and Black. Raiders take their third timeout of the half.
SCORING UPDATE #4: Raiders settle for a 41-yard field goal by placekicker Daniel Carlson. Raiders lead 9-7 with 0:02 left in the half.
END OF FIRST HALF: Raiders lead 9-7 at the half. Raiders will receive the second-half kickoff.
The Raiders are missing running back Josh Jacobs and it shows.
The ground game was slow to start with running back Kenyan Drake falling short on third and short. Throughout the first half, Drake never went on long power rushes and didn’t get the yardage needed on second, as well as third and short to help the offense keep moving.
To compare the two running backs active today, Drake had three carries for six yards while running back Peyton Barber had four carries for four yards.
Pretty much no ground game was present for the Silver and Black in the first half.
On the defensive side of things, cornerback Casey Hayward Jr. nearly picks off a pass early in the first quarter. The following quarter, he broke up a would-be touchdown pass to wide receiver Chase Claypool. Hayward had one solo tackle and two passes defended in the first half.
In the middle of the first quarter, a third and 10 by the Steelers was turned into an interception by Raiders’ cornerback Trayvon Mullen. Mullen’s interception set up a short field for the Silver and Black, resulting in a 46-yard field goal by placekicker Daniel Carlson.
While the Raiders did show some positive moments on both offense and defense, the Steelers' offense found their groove in the second quarter, working the ball down the field in a 75-yard drive in 7 players. It resulted in a Pittsburgh touchdown after a three-yard rush by wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster.
Penalties were also a storyline for the Silver and Black in the first half on both sides of the ball.
While the Las Vegas quickly went on to respond with a faster-paced offense on the air, throwing the ball to wide receiver Hunter Renfrow, Bryan Edwards, tight end Foster Moreau, Darren Waller, penalties kept hurting the Raiders.
The Silver and Black had to settle for a field goal before the end of the half.
The Raiders lead 9-7 at the half.
START OF THIRD QUARTER
INJURY UPDATE: Steelers T.J. Watt is officially out of today's game due to a groin injury.
SCORING UPDATE #5: Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow catches a nine-yard reception for a touchdown. PAT is Good by placekicker Daniel Carlson. Raiders extend their lead, 16-7. 5:02 left to go in the third quarter.
PENALTY UPDATE: Personal foul roughing the passer called on Raiders defensive tackle Solomon Thomas. 15-yard penalty added to the end of the play. First down Steelers.
PENALTY UPDATE: False Start called on wide receiver Dioante Johnson. Five-yard penalty. Replay first down.
END OF THIRD QUARTER: Raiders lead Steelers 16-7. First down for the Raiders at their own 31-yard line.
TIMEOUT #1: Steelers take their first timeout of the half. 11:29 left to go in regulation. 2nd and 10. Raiders lead 16-7.
SCORING UPDATE #6: Steelers running back Najee Harris receives a 25-yard touchdown reception. PAT by placekicker Chris Boswell is Good. Raiders still lead 16-14 with 11:15 left to go in regulation.
PENALTY UPDATE: Offsetting Unsportsmanlike conduct called on each side. Guard Trai Turner is disqualified from the game.
TIMEOUT #1: Raiders take their first timeout of the half. 16-14 Raiders with the lead. 9:48 left to go in regulation. 2nd and 10 Las Vegas.
SCORING UPDATE #7: Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III catches a 61-yard reception for a touchdown. PAT is Good by placekicker Daniel Carlson. Raiders now lead 23-14 with 9:35 left to go in regulation.
TIMEOUT #2: Steelers take their second timeout of the half. 6:05 left in regulation. 23-14 Raiders with the lead. 4th and 7 Silver and Black.
INJURY UPDATE: Raiders cornerback Casey Hayward Jr. is down on the field.
INJURY UPDATE: Raiders safety Dallin Leavitt is injured on the field.
SCORING UPDATE #8: 56-yard field goal attempt by placekicker Chris Boswell is Good. Raiders still lead 23-17 with 3:42 left to go in regulation.
TWO MINUTE WARNING: Raiders lead 23-17. 1st and 10 Raiders coming up on the PIT 32 yard-line.
TIMEOUT #3: Steelers use their final timeout. Raiders lead 23-17. 2nd and 9 Raiders from PIT 28. 1:56 left to go in regulation.
TIMEOUT #2: Raiders take their second timeout with 00:24 left to go. Raiders have a fourth and five coming up with an expected 45-yard field goal attempt.
SCORING UPDATE #9: Raiders placekicker Daniel Carlson kicks a 45-yard field goal attempt through the uprights. Raiders lead 26-17 with 00:20 left to go.
FINAL: Raiders win 26-17 at the Pittsburgh Steelers. Raiders improve to 2-0 while the Steelers fall to 1-1.
Thank you for joining us today on Sports Illustrated Raider Maven's Official Game Thread of Week 2 Raiders at Steelers. Stay here for the latest updates on your Las Vegas Raiders.
Tell us what you think when you make sure you like our Facebook Page WHEN YOU CLICK RIGHT HERE.
Want the latest breaking Las Vegas Raiders news delivered straight to your email for FREE? Sign up for the DAILY Raiders Nation newsletter when you CLICK THE FOLLOW button on the main page. Don't miss any of the latest up to the second updates for your Las Vegas Raiders when you follow on Twitter @HondoCarpenter