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Steelers vs. Raiders: News and updates leading into Week 8

Steelers vs. Raiders first half open thread

The Steelers and Raiders kick off at 4:05 p.m. ET, join other Steelers fans discussing the game in real time.

Steelers inactives vs. Raiders

The second straight inactive week for cornerback Curtis Brown.

A win in the Black Hole may brighten playoff talk

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.

Week 8 Fantasy Football: Which Steelers to start

Is Emmanuel Sanders worth a start in Week 8 against the Oakland Raiders?

Match-up: LeBeau vs. Pryor

Quarterbacks making their first start against the Steelers have not fared well since LeBeau assumed his role in 2004.

Tomlin hints that Taylor will shadow Moore

Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor draws another deep threat assignment when the Steelers head to O.co Coliseum to take on the Oakland Raiders. Taylor's done just fine with that so far this season.

5 reasons the Steelers will beat the Raiders

First-year quarterbacks just don't get it done against Pittsburgh.

The Standard is The Standard - pregame podcast

Neal Coolong and Lance Williams break down the Steelers' Week 7 game at the Oakland Raiders in this week's episode of The Standard is The Standard.

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Steelers vs. Raiders Game Day News and Updates

The Steelers and Raiders kick off at 4:05 p.m. ET Sunday in Week 8.

Steelers vs. Raiders schedule, odds, online stream

Old AFC foes square off in NFL Week 8 action from Oakland.

Timmons will play with broken hand, LeBeau praises

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.

Steelers try to remain relevant in Checkdown

The road to relevance has run through a confrontation with one long time rival with another standing in the way in California.

5 Questions with Silver and Black Pride

Silver and Black Pride editor Levi Damien stops by Behind The Steel Curtain for a few Raiders-related questions heading into Sunday's game between the Steelers and Raiders.

Raiders vs. Steelers: Escaping the event horizon

The Steelers season is still alive, thanks to a gutsy win over Baltimore. Pittsburgh will have to beat the Raiders to keep it that way.

Pryor looking to follow another Western Pa. QB

The legacy of quarterbacks from Western Pa. is well-established, but what's only a little less established is how those quarterbacks have done against the Steelers. The Steelers, in fact, have one of them on their roster now

Youth of SteelerNation's defense

The Steelers have had an issue with age this season, but it's the relative lack of it, not the height of it, that's been the problem. That problem is quickly fixing itself, and the Steelers are climbing the defensive statistical leaders list.

Tomlin wise to keep mum over starting right tackle

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.

Woodson, Taylor still relevant

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.

Steelers injury report: Most back to practice

A fairly large injury report is turning out to be nothing of concern as the Steelers prepare to take on the Oakland Raiders in Week 8.

Jones thinks he's fine, remaining patient

Steelers rookie OLB Jarvis Jones isn't frustrated early in his career. He spoke with BTSC's Dale Grdnic about the start to his career, and what he expects of himself against Oakland Sunday.

Which Raiders player would you want?

It's not the richest cupboard we've seen all year, but this team could be a lot worse, too.

Pryor declined Tomlin's offer to draft him in 2011

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.

Jarvis Jones plans to practice fully

The rookie missed his first NFL game in Week 7 but plans to participate fully in practice this week, according to Missi Matthews.

5 Burning Questions on the Pittsburgh Steelers

Does Derek Moye get a helmet when Wheaton returns? What does Redman's departure leaving the Steelers with 3 running backs say about the state of the running game in the NFL? Do the Steelers deserve extra blame for the "League of Denial?"

Steelers vs. Raiders: Another tough run D

The Raiders have done a decent job stopping the run this season. They can expect a run-first mentality when facing the Steelers Sunday. It's the third straight game the Steelers have against a top 10-ranked run defense.

Ben says it's gotta be the Raiders

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger doesn't feel it's Oakland in particular, it's just that the Raiders have beaten the Steelers three of the last four times they've played.

Broken hand won't stop Timmons

During the third quarter against the Baltimore Ravens, Lawrence Timmons suffered a broken hand which caused him to be sidelined late in the game. However that isn't going to stop the Steelers' leading tackler from playing this week.

Markus Wheaton scratched from third straight game

The Steelers will go again without Markus Wheaton, who has been ruled out from the Steelers' Week 8 game at Oakland.