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Since being selected fourth and 11th in the 2004 NFL Draft, respectively, Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger have faced each other five times (regular + postseason). The Steelers have won three of these five games, with Roethlisberger averaging 265.4 passing yards to Rivers' 233.6.

The Chargers beat the Cardinals last Sunday, 45-10, setting a season high in points and holding an opponent to 10 or fewer points for the first time this season. The 35-point victory over Arizona was the largest win for the franchise since beating the Lions, 51-14, on December 16, 2007.

The Steelers saw their six-game win streak snapped with a 24-17 loss to the Broncos last week. Pittsburgh gained 527 yards, the franchise's fifth loss all-time when gaining 500+ yards, and the fourth such loss since 2009.

Philip Rivers completed 28-of-29 passes against Arizona, finishing with the highest-ever single-game completion percentage at 96.6 (min. 20 attempts). He completed his first 25 passes to open the game, the longest-ever streak within a single game.

James Conner gained 53 yards on the ground versus Denver, his second consecutive week rushing for fewer than 60 yards. Pittsburgh has gone 6-0-1 this season when Conner rushes for at least 60 yards, compared to 1-3 when he fails to reach that mark.

Pittsburgh has 22 drives of five or more minutes, most in the NFL, while Los Angeles ranks second with 12 such drives. Both have lagged in efficiency on these drives, with Pittsburgh scoring a touchdown on 50.0 percent (t-8th) and LA scoring a touchdown on 42.9 percent (t-16th).


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