Steelers vs. Raiders: News and updates leading into Week 8
The Steelers (2-4) have re-gained a bit of their footing after a horrendous 0-4 start to the 2013 season. Pittsburgh's playoff chances are still on life support, but a win in the Raiders backyard may improve the Steelers chances just a little.
Old AFC foes square off in NFL Week 8 action from Oakland.
Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons will play against Oakland despite a broken hand. His defensive coordinator, Dick LeBeau, feels he's been playing at an All-Pro level for a while now.
Mike Tomlin won't announce his starting right tackle, even if Marcus Gilbert is declaring himself able to play Sunday against Oakland. With Abdullah waiting in the wings, maybe downplaying the decision is the right move.
Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor and Raiders CB Charles Woodson are still big parts of their team's respective game plans. In a league that's evolving away from pocket passers and into Roethlisbergean off-schedulers, Taylor and Woodson remain strong.
Upon being asked if Pryor wanted to play for his hometown team, the Steelers, before the 2011 Supplemental Draft, Pryor said no due to the pressure he felt he'd be under in Pittsburgh.
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