The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3. Who holds the edge in the all-time series?
Pittsburgh Steelers (2-0) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0)WHERE:
Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FloridaWHEN:
Sunday Sep. 19, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. ETTELEVISION:
Gus Johnson and Steve TaskerRADIO:
US 103.5, flagship station (103.5 FM, 620 AM)RADIO ANNOUNCERS:
Gene Deckerhoff and Dave MooreTHIS SEASON:
The Steelers are 2-0 despite not scoring a touchdown on offense. Pittsburgh’s defense has led the way with starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suspended. The Steelers lead the NFL in turnover differential at plus-6.
The Buccaneers started the 2010 season with a come from behind victory over the Cleveland Browns, and last week the Bucs beat the Panthers 20-7 in Carolina. Tampa Bay has not allowed any points in the second half of either of their first two games. The Bucs are tied for fourth in the NFL in turnover differential at plus-4.LAST SEASON:
The Pittsburgh Steelers went 9-7 after winning a Super Bowl Championship in the 2008 season. Injuries hurt the Steelers defense and the offensive line had a rough season. In the offseason the Steelers drafted center Maurkice Pouncey in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers produced a 3-13 regular season record in their first season under head coach Raheem Morris and general manager Mark Dominik. The Bucs were quiet in the free agency, but upgraded their roster with a strong draft. The Bucs took two defensive tackles with their top two picks. With the third-overall pick the Bucs took Gerald McCoy and used their second-round pick on Brian Price.THE LAST TIME THESE TEAMS MET:
The Bucs and Steelers last played in Pittsburgh during the 2006 regular season. The Steelers won that game 20-3. BUCS-STEELERS SERIES:
The Steelers lead the all-time series 7-1. The Buccaneers lone victory against Pittsburgh came in the 1998 season when Tampa Bay won by a score of 16-3.
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