Week 10 gets underway on Thursday, November 8 (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime) with an interconference battle as the Carolina Panthers take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. The Steelers enter Week 10 having won four consecutive games, while the Panthers are riding a three-game winning streak. Thursday marks the seventh meeting between the two teams with the Steelers leading the series, 5-1, including five consecutive victories. In their last game, Steelers quarterback BEN ROETHLISBERGER connected with wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN on two touchdown passes in Pittsburgh’s 37-19 victory at Carolina on September 21, 2014.
In Week 9, Carolina running back CHRISTIAN MC CAFFREY totaled 157 scrimmage yards (79 rushing, 78 receiving) and two rushing touchdowns and defensive end MARIO ADDISON recorded a career-high three sacks and added a forced fumble in the Panthers’ 42-28 win over Tampa Bay. Panthers quarterback CAM NEWTON has thrown at least two touchdown passes in seven consecutive games, tied with STEVE BEUERLEIN for the longest streak in franchise history, and aims for his fourth game in a row with two touchdown passes, no interceptions and a 100+ passer rating. McCaffrey, who has 502 rushing yards and 378 receiving yards in 2018, is one of three players in the NFL with at least 500 rushing yards and 375 receiving yards this season, joiningPittsburgh’s JAMES CONNER and the New York Giants’ SAQUON BARKLEY.
Last week, Conner had 107 rushing yards, 56 receiving yards and a touchdown catch in the Steelers’ 23-16 win at Baltimore. Conner has four games with at least 100 rushing yards, 50 receiving yards and at least one touchdown this season, the most such games by a player in a single season in NFL history. Brown, who has a touchdown catch in six consecutive games, has three touchdown receptions in each of his past two games played on Thursday night. Conner (10 touchdowns) and Brown (nine touchdowns) are one of two pairs of NFL teammates with at least eight touchdowns each in 2018, joining Kansas City’sKAREEM HUNT (13) and TYREEK HILL (eight).
Carolina Panthers (6-2) at Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2-1)
Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 8:20 PM ET | Heinz Field | Referee: Walt Coleman
LEADER: Steelers lead all-time series, 5-1
STREAKS: Steelers have won past 5
LAST GAME: 9/21/14: Steelers 37 at Panthers 19
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/23/10: Steelers 27, Panthers 3
QB CAM NEWTON aims for his 4th in row with 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating. Passed for 250 yards with 1 TD vs. 0 INTs for 98.5 rating in only meeting. In his past 5 vs. AFC, has 16 TDs (11 pass, 5 rush). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC with 2+ pass TD, rush TD & 100+ rating. Has 879 pass yards (293 per game) with 7 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 100.2 rating in his past 3 on road. • RN CHRISTIAN MC CAFFREY had 157 scrimmage yards (79 rush, 78 rec.) & 2 rush TDs last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 2+ TDs. Has 285 scrimmage yards (95 per game) in his past 3 on road. Has 397 scrimmage yards (99.3 per game) & 4 TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 4 vs. AFC. Since entering league in 2017, ranks 2nd among NFL RBs with 129 receptions. • TE GREG OLSEN had TD catch in Week 9. Had 69 rec. yards & TD in last meeting. Since 2011, is 1 of 3 NFL TEs (JIMMY GRAHAM & ROB GRONKOWSKI) with 450+ receptions (463) & 5,500+ rec. yards (5,793). WR CURTIS SAMUEL had 2 TDs (1 rec., 1 rush) last week, his 1stcareer multi-TD game. • LB LUKE KUECHLY had team-best 14 tackles in last meeting. Has 2 INTs & FR in his past 4 vs. AFC. In his past 4 on Thursday, has 35 tackles & 2 INTs, incl. 32-yard INT-TD. DE MARIO ADDISON had career-high 3 sacks & FF last week. Had sack in last meeting. Has 2 sacks in his past 3 vs. AFC. Rookie CB DONTE JACKSON had INT in Week 9. Ties for NFL lead & ranks 1st among rookies with 4 INTs.
QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER passed for 270 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & rushed for TD last week. Threw 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 112.6 rating in last meeting. In last home meeting, had 320 pass yards with 1 TD vs. 0 INTs for 111.5 rating & rush TD. Has 99+ rating in 7 of his past 9 at home. In his past 2 on Thursday, has 520 pass yards (260 per game) with 7 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 127.7 rating. • RB JAMES CONNER had 163 scrimmage yards (107 rush, 56 rec.) & TD catch last week. Has 4 games with 100+ rush yards, 50+ rec. yards & TD in 2018, most in single season in NFL history. Is only player in franchise history with 1,000+ scrimmage yards (1,085) & 10+ TDs (10) in team’s 1st 8 games of season. Has 397 scrimmage yards (198.5 per game) with 4 rush TDs in his past 2 at home. In his past 2 vs. NFC, has 280 scrimmage yards (140 per game) & 2 rush TDs. • WR ANTONIO BROWN had TD catch last week. Had 10 catches for 90 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Since 2016, has 1,036 rec. yards & 10 TD catches in 10 games vs. NFC. Has 8 TD catches in his past 6. Has 3 TD catches in each of his past 2 on Thursday. WR JU JU SMITH-SCHUSTER has 20 catches for 343 yards (114.3 per game) with 2 rec. TDs in his past 3 vs. NFC. • LB BUD DUPREE aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC with TFL. LB T.J. WATT has 5 TFL & 4 sacks in his past 4. CB JOE HADEN had INT in his only career game vs. Car. (11/28/10 with Cle.). DE STEPHON TUITT had sack last week.