The Green Bay Packers go on the road to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers on Sunday.
- Including Super Bowl XLV, six of the last eight games between the two teams have been decided by seven points or less.
- The Packers lead the all-time regular-season series with a 19-16 edge.
- Under Head Coach Matt LaFleur, the Packers are 1-0 against the Steelers. It was the last meeting between the two teams (2021), a 27-17 Green Bay victory at Lambeau Field.
- Green Bay is 7-8 all-time as the road team against the Steelers.
- The last time the Packers won at Pittsburgh was in 1970.
- The Steelers have won five straight home games against the Packers, including Green Bay's last trip to Pittsburgh in 2017 (31-28).
- Pittsburgh played its first-ever road game in the NFL at City Stadium on Oct. 15, 1933, a 47-0 Packers victory.
- Including Super Bowl XLV, Green Bay has scored 27-plus points in each of the last five matchups against Pittsburgh.
- Under LaFleur, the Packers are 12-8 against AFC teams, a .600 winning percentage that is tied for No. 2 in the NFC and tied for No. 4 in the NFL since 2019.
- Sunday is the third of four scheduled noon (CT) games in a row for the Packers, and the only one that is on the road.
- Green Bay is 2-2 in games played at noon (CT) this season and 18-8 in noon (CT) games under LaFleur, a .692 winning percentage that ranks No. 5 in the NFL since 2019.
WITH THE CALL
CBS will broadcast the game with play-by-play man Ian Eagle and analyst Charles Davis in the booth with Evan Washburn reporting from the sidelines.
- The game is also available through NFL Sunday Ticket by YouTube.
- All Packers games can be heard on the Packers Radio Network, which is made up of 51 stations in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois and North and South Dakota. 97.3 The Game – WRNW-Milwaukee begins its second season as the flagship station of the Packers Radio Network. For a map and full listing of radio affiliates, go to packers.com/video/radio-network.Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (analyst) call the action. McCarren first joined the team's broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 29th season calling Packers games. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 25th season of broadcasts together. They surpassed Jim Irwin and Max McGee for the most regular-season and postseason games broadcast for the Packers with 313 at the 2018 season opener against Chicago.
- The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio on channels 132 or 385 or through the app (Packers Radio Network feed).
- Sports USA Radio will be broadcasting to a national audience with Josh Appel (play-by-play) and Brandon Noble (analyst) on the call.
THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT:
Packers at Pittsburgh:
- All-time, regular season: 19-16
- All-time, postseason: 1-0
- All-time, at Steelers (regular season): 7-8
- Streaks: Green Bay and Pittsburgh have split the last four meetings.
- Last meeting, regular season: Oct. 3, 2021, Lambeau Field, Packers won, 27-17
- Matt LaFleur: 50-24-0, .676; (2-3 postseason); 5th NFL season
- Mike Tomlin: 168-96-2, .635; (8-9 postseason); 17th NFL season
- Head to Head: LaFleur 1-0 vs. Tomlin
- vs. Opponent: LaFleur 1-0 vs. Steelers; Tomlin 3-1 vs. Packers (0-1 postseason)
MATT LaFLEUR…In his fifth season as the Packers' 15th head coach.
- Enters his 15th season in the NFL, having previously served as an offensive coordinator for two seasons (Los Angeles Rams, 2017; Tennessee Titans, 2018), a quarterbacks coach for six seasons (Washington Redskins, 2010-13; Atlanta Falcons, 2015-16), and an offensive assistant for two seasons (Houston Texans, 2008-09).
- In his first four seasons leading the Packers, has authored one of the greatest starts to a head-coaching career in NFL history. Per the Elias Sports Bureau, his 47 wins are the second most in league history by a head coach in his first four seasons in the NFL, trailing only George Seifert (52 in 1989-92). Green Bay's 47-19 regular-season record since 2019 ranks No. 3 in the NFL and No. 1 in the NFC.
- Became the first coach in NFL history to post 13-plus wins in three straight seasons and his 39 wins from 2019-21 passed Seifert (38) for the most wins by an NFL head coach in his first three seasons in the league (Elias). His 39 wins are also tied for the second most by a coach over any three-season span in league history, trailing only Andy Reid's 40 wins with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2020-22 and Mike Ditka's 40 wins with the Chicago Bears from 1985-87 (Elias).
- Guided the Packers to a 27-6 record (.818) in the regular season from 2019-22 at Lambeau Field, the top home mark in the NFL since 2019. His .750 win percentage (18-6 record) against NFC North opponents in his first four seasons also ranks as the best in the history of the NFC North/Central (min. 10 games).
- In his first season leading the Packers in 2019, became the first coach in club history to lead the team to the playoffs in his debut season. Also led the largest one-year win improvement in team history (plus-seven wins).
MIKE TOMLIN…In his 17th season as the Steelers' 16th head coach.
- Became the youngest head coach in NFL history to both coach in and win a Super Bowl when he led the Steelers to a 27-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII (36 years, 323 days), a record that held until it was eclipsed by Sean McVay in Super Bowl LVI (36 years, 20 days). By winning the Super Bowl in only his second season as a head coach, he also became the fastest to win a Super Bowl title in Steelers history.
- Has led Pittsburgh to seven AFC North titles and has guided the Steelers to the playoffs 10 times, including two trips to the Super Bowl (XLIII and XLV).
- Has won at least five home games in 15 of his first 16 years, including six in 2021. In his 16 seasons, he has never had a losing record.
THE PACKERS-STEELERS SERIES
- Green Bay and Pittsburgh first met in 1933, and the Packers rattled off nine wins in a row (1933-46) to begin the regular-season series. The Packers currently hold the all-time regular-season series with a 19-16 advantage.
- Green Bay won the lone postseason matchup between these franchises with a 31-25 victory over Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV.
- The Packers have scored 27-plus points in the last five matchups (2-3 record) against the Steelers. Three of those contests were 30-plus points for Green Bay, including the Super Bowl victory.
Packers wide receivers/passing game coordinator Jason Vrable is a native of South Park, Pa., and coached quarterbacks at Robert Morris University in 2008…Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements is from McKees Rocks, Pa., and coached quarterbacks for the Steelers from 2001-03…Packers quarterback Sean Clifford (2018-22) and T Rasheed Walker (2018-21) attended Penn State University…Packers passing game coordinator (defense) Greg Williams was a graduate assistant and worked with the secondary at the University of Pittsburgh in 2008…Packers director of player personnel John Wojciechowski attended Plum (Pa.) High School and was a player personnel assistant for the Steelers from 1996-97…Packers college scout Joe Hueber was a recruiting assistant for the University of Pittsburgh for three seasons (2012-14)…Steelers CB Chandon Sullivan played three seasons for the Packers (2019-21)…Steelers DT Montravius Adams Sr. was drafted by Green Bay in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft and played four seasons (2017-20) with the Packers…Steelers LB T.J. Watt attended Pewaukee (Wis.) High School and played collegiate football at the University of Wisconsin (2013-16)…Steelers DT Keeanu Benton attended Craig (Janesville, Wis.) High School and played collegiate football at Wisconsin (2019-22)… Steelers LB Nick Herbig played collegiate football at Wisconsin from 2020-22…Steelers DT Isaiahh Loudermilk played collegiate football at Wisconsin from 2016-20…Steelers offensive coordinator Matt Canada and running back coach Eddie Faulkner both coached at Wisconsin in 2012 and Faulkner played for the Badgers from 1996-2000…Steelers quality control coach Matt Tomsho coached wide receivers and was a strength and conditioning coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (2019-20)…Packers head coach Matt LaFleur, inside linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti and Steelers special teams coordinator Danny Smith coached together with the Washington Redskins…LaFleur was on the staff in Atlanta when Steelers S Keanu Neal was a rookie in 2016…Packers assistant head coach/special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, defensive coordinator Joe Barry, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and Steelers senior conditioning coordinator Garrett Giemont all coached together with Tampa Bay…Bisaccia and Barry were later joined by Packers assistant special teams coach Byron Storer and Steelers tight ends coach Alfredo Roberts on the Buccaneers' staff…Packers pass rush specialist Jason Rebrovich, Vrable, Steelers defensive line coach Karl Dunbar and offensive line coach Pat Meyer were all on the Buffalo Bills' staff in 2015…Williams and Steelers quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan coached together for the Broncos in 2018…Barry held the same position for the Detroit Lions when Steelers assistant defensive backs coach Gerald Alexander played safety for the Lions…Packers tight ends coach John Dunn was on Chicago's coaching staff when Steelers QB Mitch Trubisky played for the Bears (2017)…Williams (2019-22), Clements (2019-20) and Packers offensive quality control coach Rob Grosso (2019-22) were on the Cardinals' staff when Steelers LB Markus Golden played for Arizona (2015-18, '20-22)…Packers offensive line coach Luke Butkus and Rebrovich both coached for the Jaguars when Steelers WR Allen Robinson II played for Jacksonville…Packers assistant offensive line coach Ryan Mahaffey was a graduate assistant and worked with wide receivers when Steelers WR Miles Boykin played for the Fighting Irish (2015)…Packers senior analyst Tim Lester was the head coach at Western Michigan when Steelers OL Chukwuma Okorafor played for the Broncos in 2017…Packers special teams quality control coach Kyle Wilber and Steelers inside linebackers coach Aaron Curry played one season together at Wake Forest (2008)…Steelers wide receivers coach Frisman Jackson and offensive assistant Glenn Thomas were on Baylor's coaching staff when Packers TE Ben Sims played for the Bears…Steelers assistant quarterbacks coach David Corley was on Penn State's coaching staff when Clifford and Walker were players for the Nittany Lions…Former pro teammates: Packers LB Kristian Welch and Steelers WR Miles Boykin (Ravens); Packers S Rudy Ford, Steelers LB Markus Golden and CB Patrick Peterson (Cardinals, 2017-18); Packers LB De'Vondre Campbell, Golden and Peterson (Cardinals, 2020); Campbell, Steelers S Damontae Kazee and S Keanu Neal (Falcons); Packers LS Matt Orzech and Robinson II (Rams); Ford and Steelers OL Isaac Seumalo (Eagles); Packers LB Eric Wilson and Steelers DL Armon Watts (Vikings)…Former collegiate teammates: Packers QB Jordan Love and Steelers RB Jaylen Warren (Utah State); Packers LB Rashan Gary, G Jon Runyan and Steelers OL Mason Cole (Michigan); Welch and Steelers OL James Daniels (Iowa); Packers WR Jayden Reed and Steelers TE/FB Connor Heyward (Michigan State); Packers LB Quay Walker, DL Devonte Wyatt, Steelers T Broderick Jones, WR George Pickens and TE Darnell Washington (Georgia); Clifford, Walker and Steelers CB Joey Porter Jr. (Penn State); Packers LB Kingsley Enagbare, CB Keisean Nixon and Steelers CB Darius Rush (South Carolina).