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Ben Roethlisberger & Pittsburgh Steelers host Marcus Mariota & Tennessee Titans in battle of first-place teams on NBC's 'Thursday Night Football'

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Tue, Nov 14th 2017 08:35 pm
"Thursday Night Football" continues on NBC this Thursday as Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-2) host Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans (6-3) in a showdown of AFC division leaders on four-game winning streaks at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Coverage starts at 7:30 p.m. ET with "Football Night in Pittsburgh."
"Thursday Night Football" will also be televised by NFL Network and Universo, and streamed live on Amazon Prime Video, NBC Sports Digital and NFL Digital.
For Titans-Steelers, NBC will utilize its SkyCam system to present a new primary-viewing angle for live game coverage. NBC will have its full complement of "TNF" cameras and will revert to traditional coverage when situations dictate.
AFC North-leading Pittsburgh recorded a 20-17 victory over Indianapolis as time expired in Week 10. Roethlisberger threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns, including a second-half scoring pass to rookie WR JuJu Smith-Schuster. Schuster leads all rookies with 521 yards and is tied for the lead with five touchdown catches.
Running back De Marco Murray scored three touchdowns to lead Tennessee, off to its best start since 2008, to a 24-20 comeback victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Since 2013, Murray leads the NFL with 47 touchdowns.
The Titans and Steelers meet for the fourth time in primetime in the last 10 years, and just the second meeting on "TNF." Tennessee defeated Pittsburgh 26-23 in the first Thursday night meeting in 2012.
Calling Titans-Steelers are Mike Tirico (play-by-play) and 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, joined by sideline reporter Heather Cox.
Liam McHugh will serve as the host of the "Football Night in Pittsburgh" pregame show from Heinz Field. He will be joined on-site by Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy and two-time Super Bowl champion Rodney Harrison.

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