After a tough loss in Denver, the Pittsburgh Steelers head back to the friendly confines of Heinz Field to take on the Los Angeles Chargers.
Who: Chargers (8-3) at Steelers (7-3-1)
When: Sunday, December 2nd, 2018, 8:20 PM ET
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
Broadcast Network: NBC
Broadcast Team: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
Last Meeting: Steelers 24, Chargers 20 on 10/12/15
The AFC West has not been kind to the Pittsburgh Steelers this year. From the early season thrashing via the Kansas City Chiefs to last week’s upset from the Denver Broncos in Mile High, Pittsburgh has yet to see themselves emerge victorious against the AFC West.
Yet another opportunity presents itself as the Los Angeles Chargers come to town in what looks to be a game that could potentially determine playoff seeding, with both teams having similar records. With the success of Kansas City, not much of the national media is giving love to Los Angeles despite the team winning their last 8 of 9 games.
“This is one of the best teams in football” said NBC Sports’ Cris Collinsworth in an interview with the LA Chargers official website.
One of the most prominent story-lines for Los Angeles will be the loss of running back Melvin Gordon with a MCL sprain. Gordon, who’s recognized as one of the best backs in the league, played a big role in the Chargers offense. On the opposite side of the ball, premier pass-rusher Joey Bosa will make just his third start of the season on Sunday after suffering a bone bruise in his foot.
As the season begins to wind down, games featuring both teams with winning records not only carry playoff implications, but also provide a measuring stick to how team’s are playing. With the last meeting against the Chargers taking place over three years ago, much has changed for both teams. How does Los Angeles stack-up with the Steelers?
A full offensive, defensive and expert breakdown of the Los Angeles Chargers ahead of a tough Sunday Night match-up: