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Friday Factoid: Raiders vs. Steelers Week 8 edition

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The Steelers have a must-win game on Sunday against the Raiders. Let's take a look at some facts about both teams.

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The 4-4 Steelers are coming off of a frustrating and avoidable loss to the still-undefeated Cincinnati Bengals in Week 7. This week, they face off against the 4-3 Oakland Raiders at Heinz Field in a Sunday afternoon game. At this point, the Steelers are competing for a Wild Card slot, and a victory against an AFC rival will help their cause.

Let's take a look at a few facts:

  • All-time series: Oakland leads 15-12-0
  • Regular season series: Oakland leads 12-9
  • Current streak: Oakland has won the last two games against Pittsburgh
  • During the Tomlin era, Pittsburgh has won only one out of five games against the Raiders
  • At home, Pittsburgh's record against Oakland in the Tomlin era is 1-1
  • Raiders QB Derek Carr has only thrown three interceptions this season
  • Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger threw three interceptions last week
  • The Raiders defense is ranked 2nd in the NFL against the run, but 31st against the pass
  • The Steelers defense is 6th in the league for points allowed.