Primanti Bros. sending gift of thanks -- in sandwiches -- to Titans for helping Steelers make playoffs

Jan. 8—Tennessee is about to get a taste of Pittsburgh.

Primanti Bros. announced on social media that they'll be sending sandwiches, topped with fries and coleslaw, to the Tennessee Titans as a way to say thanks for helping the Steelers make the playoffs.

The Steelers learned Sunday, a day after closing out the regular season with a 17-10 win in Baltimore, that they secured a wild-card berth when Tennessee beat Jacksonville 28-20.

"We all need a little help from our friends," said Adam Golomb, CEO of Primanti's, in a statement, according to TribLive news partner WTAE. "And we've got a soft spot for (head coach Mike) Vrabel and his squad in Tennessee — unless we're meeting them on the field. But for today — the Titans were our friends."

Vrabel, a former linebacker, was drafted by the Steelers in 1997 and was with the team for four years before he joined the New England Patriots in 2001 as a free agent.

The Steelers are entering the postseason as the No. 7 seed in the AFC with a 10-7 record. Buffalo is the No. 2 seed. They beat the Miami Dolphins 21-14 on Sunday night.

The matchup is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday in Orchard Park, N.Y. The game will be broadcast on CBS.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta by email at or via Twitter .