Bengals at Steelers Week 13 Capsule

BENGALS STEELERS
SERIES LEADER   50-32
STREAKS   8 of past 10
COACHES VS. OPP. Lewis: 5-13 Tomlin: 7-2
LAST WEEK W 23-20 vs. Browns W 13-9 at Chiefs
LAST GAME 11/13/11: Steelers 24 at Bengals 17. Pittsburgh RB Rashard Mendenhall rushes for 2 TDs, including game-winning 9-yard TD with 1:55 left in 3rd quarter.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/12/10: Steelers 23, Bengals 7. Pittsburgh S Troy Polamalu (45 yards) & LB LaMarr Woodley (14 yards) each score INT-TDs. Steelers’ defense limits Cincinnati to 190 total yards.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. Westwood One Radio: Howard David, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 113 (Cin.), 86 (Pit.). XM: 228 (Pit.).

STATS

PASSING Dalton (R): 218-363-2,509-16-12-81.8 Roethlisberger: 245-385-3,070 (3C)-17-10-92.2 (3C)
RUSHING Benson: 188-740-3.9-5 Mendenhall: 153-574-3.8-6
RECEIVING Green (R): 44-745-16.9-6 Wallace: 55-939 (2C)-17.1-6
OFFENSE 334.6 374.5
TAKE/GIVE +1 -8
DEFENSE 307.7 277.5 (2L)
SACKS Atkins: 6.5 Woodley: 9 (T2C)
INTs Hall, Nelson: 2 7 tied: 1
PUNTING Huber: 44.3 Sepulveda: 46.1
KICKING Nugent: 89 (26/27 PAT; 21/22 FG) Suisham: 79 (25/25 PAT; 18/23 FG)

NOTES

BENGALS: Club is 4-2 on road this season…Rookie QB ANDY DALTON has 11 TDs vs. 6 INTs & 86 passer rating on road this season. Dalton is averaging 321.5 passing yards per game in past 2 vs. AFC North opponents…Last week, Dalton (16) surpassed GREG COOK (15 in ’69) for most TD passes by rookie in club annals…RB CEDRIC BENSON registered 15th 100-yard rush game with Cin. last week & Bengals are 13-2 (.867) in such games…Rookie WR A.J. GREEN leads NFL rookies in rec. yards (745) & TD catches (6). Green had 36-yard TD catch in only meeting vs. Pit. Posted 3rd 100-yard rec. game last week (124, 118, 110). Green (44 rec., 745 rec. yards) can challenge CRIS COLLINSWORTH (67 rec., 1,009 yards in ’81) for most catches & rec. yards by rookie in club history…TE JERMAINE GRESHAM has career-best 5 TD rec. in ’11. Had TD rec. in last game vs. Pit…Club is tied for 2nd in NFL with 9 FRs (Bal., 11; SF, 9)…DT GENO ATKINS aims for 4th consecutive game with sack…DE ROBERT GEATHERS has 4 sacks in past 5 vs. Pit…STEELERS: Club has 28-9 record (.757) at Heinz Field under head coach MIKE TOMLIN…Seek 4th consecutive win vs. Bengals…QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER is 11-4 as starter vs. Cin. In past 7, Steelers are 6-1 & Roethlisberger has 14 TDs vs. 5 INTs & 98.9 rating. Has 21-8 (.724) record in Dec…RB RASHARD MENDENHALL has 3 rush TDs in past 3 vs. Bengals…WR MIKE WALLACE (939) needs 61 rec. yards to reach 1,000 for 2nd consecutive season (1,257 in ’10). WR ANTONIO BROWN is averaging 92 rec. yards per game in past 3 (276 total). WR JERRICHO COTCHERY posted 1st TD of season in last game vs. Cin. WR HINES WARD (11,991) needs 9 rec. yards to become 19th player in NFL history with 12,000 rec. yards…Defense allows 2nd-fewest yards per game (277.5) in NFL in ’11 (Hou. 268.4)…LB LA MARR WOODLEY (48) needs 2 sacks to become 6th player in franchise history with 50 career sacks. LB JAMES HARRISON has 5 sacks in past 7 vs. Cin…CB IKE TAYLOR posted 1st INT of season last game.

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