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PITTSBURGH (12-5) At DENVER (9-9) Sunday, 8:20 p.m., NBC OPENING LINE – Broncos by 2 2011 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Pittsburgh 7-10, Denver 8-10 SERIES RECORD – Broncos lead 17-10-1 AP PRO32 RANKING – Steelers No. 7; Broncos No. 11 LAST MEETING – Broncos beat Steelers 29-23 in OT, Jan. 8, 2012 STEELERS OFFENSE – [...]...

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Steelers at Browns Week 17 Capsule

STEELERS BROWNS
SERIES LEADER 61-56  
STREAKS 20 of past 22  
COACHES VS. OPP. Tomlin: 8-1 Shurmur: 0-1
LAST WEEK W 27-0 vs. Rams L 20-14 at Ravens
LAST GAME 12/8/11: Browns 3 at Steelers 14. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger passes for 280 yards & 2 TDs, including 79-yarder to WR Antonio Brown in 4th quarter, as Steelers improve to 10-3.
LAST GAME AT SITE 1/2/11: Steelers 41, Browns 9. Pittsburgh RB Rashard Mendenhall rushes for 2 TDs & WR Mike Wallace catches 56-yard TD pass as Steelers score 27 unanswered points.
BROADCAST CBS (4:15 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 135 (Pit.), 92 (Cle.). XM: 225 (Cle.).

STATS

PASSING Roethlisberger: 301-473-3,856 (3C)-21-14-91.5 (3C) OR

C. Batch: 15-24-208-0-1-72.9

McCoy: 265-463-2,733-14-11-74.6 OR

Wallace: 39-66-390-2-1-79.7

RUSHING Mendenhall: 220-890-4.0-9 (T2C) Hillis: 151-557-3.7-3
RECEIVING Wallace: 71-1,182 (3C)-16.6-8 (T3C) Little (R): 61-709-11.6-2
OFFENSE 373.1 (3C) 292.1
TAKE/GIVE -12 0
DEFENSE 273.9 (1L) 330.5
SACKS Harrison, Woodley: 9 Sheard (R): 7.5
INTs Gay, Taylor: 2 Adams: 3
PUNTING Kapinos: 45.0 Maynard: 40.7
KICKING Suisham: 98 (35/35 PAT; 21/28 FG) Dawson: 83 (20/20 PAT; 21/26 FG)

NOTES

STEELERS: Club is 10-2 (.833) at Cleveland since 1999…QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER (3,856) needs 144 passing yards to reach 4,000 for 2nd time in career (4,328 in ’09). Aims for 80th career regular season win (79-34, .699). Has 13-1 record vs. Cle. QB CHARLIE BATCH is 5-2 as starter with Steelers. Batch is 1-0 as starter vs. Browns (11/13/05)…Last week, RB RASHARD MENDENHALL (29) surpassed HOFer FRANCO HARRIS (28) for most rushing TDs in 1st 4 seasons of career in franchise history…WR MIKE WALLACE (1,182) needs 18 receiving yards to reach 1,200 for 2nd consecutive season. In past 3 vs. Browns, Wallace is averaging 25.2 yards per catch (10 rec., 252 yards). WR HINES WARD (995) needs 5 catches to become 8th player in NFL history with 1,000 receptions…WR ANTONIO BROWN (1,018) recorded 1,000+ receiving yards for 1st time in career…Defense allows NFL-low in yards per game (273.9) & passing yards per game (172.2)…LB LA MARR WOODLEY has 3.5 sacks in past 3 vs. Cle…S TROY POLAMALU has 6 career INTs vs. Browns, most vs. any opponent…BROWNS: QB COLT MC COY (2,733) needs 267 passing yards to become 1st Browns QB since ’07 to reach 3,000 yards in season (DEREK ANDERSON, 3,787). In 6 starts with Browns (since 2010), QB SENECA WALLACE has completed 100 of 164 passes (61 pct.) for 1,066 yards with 6 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 84.6 passer rating…RB PEYTON HILLIS is averaging 105.5 rush yards per game in past 2 (211 total)…Rookie WR GREG LITTLE (2nd round, No. 59) has 61 catches & needs 6 more to surpass KEVIN JOHNSON (66 in 1999) for Browns’ rookie reception record…TE EVAN MOORE has career-best 4 TD receptions in 2011, tied for team-high (JOSHUA CRIBBS)…Rookie DL JABAAL SHEARD is tied for 3rd among NFL rookies with 7.5 sacks…S MIKE ADAMS had INT in last game against Steelers…LB D’QWELL JACKSON leads team with 145 tackles.

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Steelers at 49ers Week 15 Capsule

STEELERS 49ERS
SERIES LEADER   10-9
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).

STATS

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)

NOTES

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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Browns at Steelers Week 14 Capsule

BROWNS STEELERS
SERIES LEADER 60-56
STREAKS 19 of past 21
COACHES VS. OPP. Shurmur: 0-0 Tomlin: 7-1
LAST WEEK L 24-10 vs. Ravens W 35-7 vs. Bengals
LAST GAME 1/2/11: Steelers 41 at Browns 9. Pittsburgh WR Mike Wallace catches three passes for 105 yards, including 56-yard TD catch from QB Ben Roethlisberger in Steelers’ Week 17 victory.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/17/10: Steelers 28, Browns 10. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger throws TDs to 3 different receivers in win. Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall adds rushing TD.
BROADCAST NFLN (8:00 PM ET): Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Ian Eagle, Trent Green, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (Cle.), 93 (Pit.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Cle.), 226 (Pit.).

STATS

PASSING McCoy: 247-428-2,524-14-9-76.9 Roethlisberger: 260-408-3,246 (3C)-19 (T3C)-10-93.6 (3C)
RUSHING Hillis: 91-321-3.5-2 Mendenhall: 169-634-3.8-8 (T2C)
RECEIVING Little (R): 50-513-10.3-1 Wallace: 58-977 (2C)-16.8-8 (T2C)
OFFENSE 290.7 367.9
TAKE/GIVE -1 -6
DEFENSE 324.6 273.8 (1L)
SACKS Sheard (R): 5.5 Woodley: 9 (T3C)
INTs Adams: 2 Taylor: 2
PUNTING Maynard: 41.4 Kapinos: 46.6
KICKING Dawson: 73 (16/16 PAT; 19/24 FG) Suisham: 84 (30/30 PAT; 18/24 FG)

NOTES

BROWNS: On road in ’11, QB COLT MC COY has completed 95 of 167 passes for 964 yards with 7 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 80 passer rating…RB PEYTON HILLIS has totaled 1,498 rush yards with 15 TDs (13 rush, 2 rec.) in 22 games with Cle. Had career-long 52-yard reception last week…Rookie WR GREG LITTLE (2nd round, No. 59) is tied for NFL rookie lead with 50 catches (A.J. GREEN)…TE BEN WATSON had 13 catches for 155 receiving yards with TD in past 2 vs. Steelers. In 2 games vs. Pit, TE EVAN MOORE averages 19.7 yards per catch (6 rec., 118 yards)…Defense allows NFL-low 173.3 pass yards per game…Rookies DL JABAAL SHEARD (5.5) & DL PHIL TAYLOR (4) have combined for 9.5 sacks…CB JOE HADEN had INT in only meeting at Pit…KR-WR JOSHUA CRIBBS has 3 career KR-TDs vs. Pit., most against any team…STEELERS: Club has 29-9 record (.763) at Heinz Field under head coach MIKE TOMLIN…Seek 8th consecutive win at home vs. Browns…QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER is 12-1 (.923) vs. Cle. & has 19 TDs vs. 9 INTs & 99.2 rating. Has 22-8 (.733) record in Dec…RB RASHARD MENDENHALL has 3 rush TDs in past 2 vs. Browns. Incl. postseason, Mendenhall has 25 rush TDs in past 30 games…WR MIKE WALLACE (977) needs 23 receiving yards to reach 1,000 for 2nd consecutive season (1,257 in ’10). In past 2 vs. Browns, Wallace has totaled 6 rec. for 195 yards (32.5 avg.) with 2 TD rec. WR HINES WARD (12,021) became 19th player in NFL history to reach 12,000 rec. yards last week…Defense allows NFL-low 273.8 yards per game in ’11…Pit. has 5 INTs in past 2 games vs. Cle…LB JAMES HARRISON has 8 sacks in 8 games in’ 11…CB IKE TAYLOR has INT in each of past 2 games…S TROY POLAMALU has 5 career INTs vs. Browns, most against any team…WR-PR ANTONIO BROWN had 60-yard PR-TD last week, 1st PR-TD of career.

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