NFL Network will broadcast the game to a national television audience. The telecast can be seen locally in Nashville on WZTV-Fox 17. Brad Nessler will handle play-by-play duties, while Mike Mayock provides analysis and Alex Flanagan reports from the sidelines.
The Titans Radio Network, including Nashville flagship 104.5 The Zone, will broadcast the game across the Mid-South with the “Voice of the Titans” Mike Keith, color commentator Frank Wycheck, sideline reporter Cody Allison and gameday host Larry Stone.
Additionally, Dial Global Radio Sports will broadcast the game to a national radio audience. Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Trent Green (analyst) and Rocky Boiman (sidelines) have the call.
The Titans suffered their fourth loss in five games last week at Minnesota. The Vikings scored the game’s first 23 points and ultimately won by a final score of 30-7.
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Prior to being injured at Houston on Sept. 30, Locker was 67-of-106 passing for 781 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions (90.2 passer rating).
The Steelers hosted the in-state rival Philadelphia Eagles last week and won on a last-second, 34-yard field goal by Shaun Suisham. In the win, Rashard Mendenhall rushed for 81 yards and a score, while the Steelers defense recorded three sacks and recovered two fumbles.
Pittsburgh is led by Mike Tomlin, who is in sixth season as head coach. The Steelers made the playoffs in four of Tomlin’s first five seasons.
Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, now in his ninth NFL season, has passed for 1,111 yards with eight touchdowns and only one interception through four games in 2012. In 2011, his 4,077 passing yards finished second in franchise history behind only his 4,328-yard record from 2009.
The Steelers are ranked fifth in the NFL in total defense and are fourth in the league against the pass. Two of their Pro Bowl defensive stalwarts, safety Troy Polamalu and James Harrison returned from injuries to play against the Eagles last week.
“A CRUCIAL CATCH”
At the game, the Titans will support October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a variety of ways, including honoring tight end Jared Cook’s mother, Yulinda Cook, a breast cancer survivor, as the 12th Titan; passing out pink Titans rally towels to all fans entering the stadium; and partnering with Saint Thomas Health Systems to honor 12 breast cancer survivors on the field before the game. Additionally, players and coaches will wear pink equipment and apparel, while game balls with pink ribbon decals will be used. The first 30,000 fans through the gates also will receiving pink ribbons.