Both teams are sitting at 2-4, and the loser of this game will likely have their playoff hopes dashed, while the winner will keep their already slim chances alive. The Steelers have won two-straight games, while Oakland was whipped by the Kansas City Chiefs in heir last game.
Coming into today, the game had yet to sell out and the risk of a blackout loomed over this contest, but the game was able to sell out and will be televised locally:
#Raiders-Steelers game sold out and will be televised locally Sunday.
— Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) October 24, 2013
The Raiders lead the series 11-9, including an 8-5 record as the home team. The Raiders currently hold a 6-3 record against the Steelers in Oakland and have not lost a game to the Steelers at the Coliseum since 1995.