Daily Archives: December 15, 2011

Steelers at 49ers Week 15 Capsule

STREAKS   4 of past 6
COACHES VS. OPP. Tomlin: 1-0 Harbaugh: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 14-3 vs. Browns L 21-19 at Cardinals
LAST GAME 9/23/07: 49ers 16 at Steelers 37. Pittsburgh KR-PR Allen Rossum records 98-yard KR-TD in 1st quarter & CB Bryant McFadden adds 50-yard INT-TD for Steelers.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/17/03: 49ers 30, Steelers 14. San Francisco WR Terrell Owens records 8 catches for 155 yards, including 61-yard TD reception from QB Tim Rattay.
BROADCAST ESPN (5:30 PM PT): Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden, John Sutcliffe (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts, Steve Tasker. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (Pit.), 93 (SF). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Pit.), 226 (SF).


PASSING Roethlisberger: 276-429-3,526 (3C)-21 (T3C)-11-95.6 (3C) Ale. Smith: 221-358-2,565-15-5-91.5
RUSHING Mendenhall: 187-710-3.8-8 (T2C) Gore: 234-1,054 (3C)-4.5-6
RECEIVING Wallace: 62-1,034-16.7-8 (T3C) Crabtree: 55-668-12.1-2
OFFENSE 371.6 309.0
TAKE/GIVE -7 +21 (1L)
DEFENSE 276.1 (2L) 305.1 (1C)
SACKS Woodley: 9 Ald. Smith (R): 10.5
INTs Gay, Taylor: 2 Goldson, Rogers: 5 (T2C)
PUNTING Kapinos: 45.6 Lee: 50.7 (1C)
KICKING Suisham: 86 (32/32 PAT; 18/24 FG) Akers: 135 (1L) (27/27 PAT; 36/42 FG)


STEELERS:  Seek 7th straight win on MNF…Club has 4-2 record at SF since 12/15/73…Steelers are 2-0 vs. NFC West in ’11…QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER has 8-2 record on MNF. Has completed 48 of 69 passes (69.6 pct.) for 659 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 119.2 passer rating vs. NFC in ’11. Has 23-8 (.742) record in Dec…RB RASHARD MENDENHALL (8) needs 2 rush TDs to reach 10+ rush TDs in consecutive seasons (13 in ’10)…WR MIKE WALLACE has career-best 62 receptions in ’11. WR HINES WARD (991) needs 9 catches to become 8th player in NFL history with 1,000 rec…Defense allows 276.1 yards per game, 2nd-fewest in NFL. WR ANTONIO BROWN (925) needs 75 receiving yards to reach 1,000-yard mark for 1st time in career. Had career-best 151 receiving yards last week…S TROY POLAMALU posted 1st INT of season last week…LB JASON WORILDS had career-high 2 sacks last week…49ERS: QB ALEX SMITH has won 11 of past 14 starts. 49ers are 10-0 when Smith starts & has 100+ rating…RB FRANK GORE has 1,054 rush yards, his 5th 1,000-yard season. Since start of 2006, ranks 2nd in NFL with 9,113 scrimmage yards (6,860 rush, 2,253 rec.). In past 2 home MNF games, has 345 scrimmage yards (279 rush, 66 rec.) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.)…Since start of 2009, TE VERNON DAVIS has 25 rec. TDs, tied for most among NFL TEs. WR MICHAEL CRABTREE has 35+ yard TD in 2 of past 3 MNF games. WR KYLE WILLIAMS aims for 3rd in row at home with TD. WR BRAYLON EDWARDS had 8 catches for 100 yards in last meeting (12/19/10 with NYJ)…Defense has not allowed 100-yard rusher in 35 consecutive games, longest active streak. Are 1st team since Decatur in 1920 to not allow rush TD in 1st 13 games. DE JUSTIN SMITH has started 168 games in row. LB ALDON SMITH leads NFC rookies with 10.5 sacks.

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NFL renews television contracts

The NFL renewed its television deals with CBS, Fox and NBC for nine years through the 2022 season, the league announced Wednesday. The average rights fees from the three networks will increase by an average of 7 percent annually, a person familiar with the details said. That will take the total revenue from them from the current $ 1.93 billion per year to $ 3.1 billion by 2022.

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Steelers Hopeful Roethlisberger Can Prep For 49ers On Limited Reps

Mike Tomlin considers Ben Roethlisbeger day to day this week as he recovers from a left ankle injury, but knows his quarterback won’t need much practice time to play against the 49ers. Tomlin told Bay Area reporters during a conference call Wednesday that Roethlisberger would not require a lot of practice time this week to be prepared to face the 49ers on Monday night, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

“He can be ready to play on a limited number of snaps,” Tomlin said. “At the end of the week when we get into some situational football things, that’s going to require some physical preparation in some form or fashion. But we’re going to take it day by day. We’re always going to be optimistic when it comes to Ben.”

Roethlisberger declined to talk to reporters Wednesday and wore a walking boot while walking with a noticeable limp out of the team’s facility. Tomlin said Tuesday that Roethlisberger was working “tirelessly” to be on the field against the 49ers, but that he would have to practice at some point this week in order to play.

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