Steelers, Raiders Hoping To Prove Week 1 Wins Were No Fluke

Sep 16, 2021, 2:57 PM
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Head coach Jon Gruden of the Las Vegas Raiders looks on ahead of the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Allegiant Stadium on September 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin will face one of his mentors when his team hosts Jon Gruden and the Las Vegas Raiders.

Tomlin spent four years as a defensive assistant under Gruden when the two were in Tampa Bay in the early 2000s.

Tomlin says he learned a lot from Gruden, including the idea that a coach can’t make decisions based on fear.

Sunday’s game is the home opener for Pittsburgh and a sellout crowd is expected.

The Raiders head east after a Monday night victory over Baltimore, a schedule that hasn’t been kind to the team in the past.

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