Pittsburgh Steelers Visit Detroit Lions on NBC's SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
NBC continues its presentation of SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL this week as Ben Roethlisberger and the first-place Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) take on Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions (3-3) at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich. Coverage begins with FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA this Sunday, October 29, at 7 p.m. ET, on NBC.The Steelers are coming off a 29-14 win over the division-rival Cincinnati Bengals, as Roethlisberger threw for two touchdowns and RB Le'Veon Bell picked up 192 scrimmage yards. Bell leads the NFL with three games of at least 185 scrimmage yards this season, including back-to-back games with at least 190 scrimmage yards. WR Antonio Brown, the league's leader in receptions, aims for his third consecutive game with a touchdown catch. The Lions, off a bye week, look to snap a two-game losing streak following a 52-38 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 6. Stafford threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns in the loss. Roethlisberger outdueled Stafford in the most recent meeting between the Steelers and Lions in 2013. Detroit held a 27-20 halftime lead, but was shut out in the second half, while Roethlisberger threw for 367 yards and four touchdowns in a 37-27 win. The Steelers lead the all-time series with the Lions, 16-14-1. Calling Steelers-Lions are seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 32nd season as THE VOICE of the NFL's premier primetime package; 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth; and two-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya. NBC's coverage of SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL is led by Emmy Award-winning producer Fred Gaudelli and Emmy Award-winning director Drew Esocoff. Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports, is hosted by Mike Tirico, who will report on-site from Ford Field, and Dan Patrick, who will host from Studio 1 at NBC Sports Group's International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Patrick is joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time SUPER BOWL winner Rodney Harrison, and NFL Insider Mike Florio of NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk. Paul Burmeister will report from FedEx Field in Landover, Md., on the Cowboys-Redskins game.