PITTSBURGH (2-2) at SAN DIEGO (2-2)
Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE – Chargers by 6 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD – Steelers 2-0-2, Chargers 1-3
SERIES RECORD – Steelers lead 22-9
LAST MEETING – Chargers beat Steelers 34-24, Dec. 9, 2012
LAST WEEK – Steelers lost to Ravens 23-20, OT; Chargers beat Browns 30-27
AP PRO32 RANKING – Steelers No. 11, Chargers No. 16
STEELERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (12), RUSH (14), PASS (15).
STEELERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (12), RUSH (18), PASS (13).
CHARGERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (3), RUSH (20), PASS (2).
CHARGERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (15), RUSH (29), PASS (10).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, like Chargers QB Philip Rivers a first-round draft pick in 2004, is out with knee injury. … Steelers QB Michael Vick, Chargers will always be linked. Chargers traded top pick in 2001 draft to Atlanta, which picked Vick. Chargers took LaDainian Tomlinson at No. 5 overall. … Vick coming off first start with Steelers in loss to Baltimore. … In last start vs. Chargers, Sept. 15, 2013 with Philadelphia, Vick passed for career-high 428 yards with two TDs, including one rushing, with 123.4 rating. .. In last eight games, Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell averages 160.5 scrimmage yards (805 rush, 479 receiving, 1,284 total), has 10 TDs (nine rushing, one receiving), including 150 yards, one rushing TD last week. … Since 2013, WR Antonio Brown leads NFL in catches (273), receiving yards (3,675). Has six 100-yard receiving games in past eight games. Brown (19) needs one more 100-yard receiving game to join Hines Ward (29) and Hall of Famer John Stallworth (25) as only Steelers with 20 in career. … Chargers TE Antonio Gates makes season debut after serving four-game suspension without pay for testing positive for PEDs. Gates needs one TD catch for 100th in career. He’s second among TEs in NFL history behind Tony Gonzalez (111). … Rivers has thrown 72 TD passes to Gates, most in NFL history between QB/TE. … San Diego rookie RB Melvin Gordon, 15th overall pick in May draft, still looking for first TD. … With Chargers owner Dean Spanos wanting to move to Los Angeles suburb of Carson to make more money, this could be second-to-last MNF game in San Diego. Bolts host Chicago on MNF on Nov. 9. … Fantasy Tip: Steelers WR Antonio Brown saw his streak of games with at least five receptions and 50 yards receiving end at 35 straight when he managed just 42 yards against Ravens. Brown isn’t quite as productive on road that he is at home. Only eight of his 30 career touchdown receptions have come away from Heinz Field.
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