Steelers at Raiders Week Three Capsule



STREAKS 6 of past 9 2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Tomlin: 1-1 Allen: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 27-10 vs. Jets L 35-13 at Dolphins
LAST GAME 11/21/10: Raiders 3 at Steelers 35. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger throws 3 TDs & runs for another as WR Mike Wallace adds 116 rec. yards. Steelers defense forces 3 turnovers.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/29/06: Raiders 20, Steelers 13. Oakland defense has 4 INTs, including INT-TDs by CB Nnamdi Asomugha (24 yards) & CB Chris Carr (100 yards).
BROADCAST CBS (1:25 PM PT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. SIRIUS: 93 (Pit.), 91 (Oak.). XM: 228 (Oak.). 


PASSING Roethlisberger: 46-71-520-4 (T2C)-1-99.5 (2C) Palmer: 56-94-670 (1C)-2-1-84.1
RUSHING Dwyer: 21-71-3.4-0 McFadden: 26-54-2.1-0
RECEIVING A. Brown: 11-153-13.9-0 McFadden (RB): 15 (T1C)-105-7.0-0
OFFENSE 307.5 358.5
DEFENSE 276.5 355.0
SACKS Foote: 1 Shaughnessy: 1.5
PUNTING Butler (R): 43.4 Lechler: 48.7
KICKING Suisham: 16 (4/4 PAT; 4/4 FG) Janikowski: 13 (1/1 PAT; 4/4 FG)


STEELERS: In past 2 starts vs. Oak., QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER has completed 36 of 53 passes (67.9 pct.) for 553 yards with 5 TDs vs. 1 INT & 125.7 rating. Had 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 125.1 passer rating last week. Steelers are 44-4 (.917) when Roethlisberger has 100+ passer rating…RB RASHARD MENDENHALL rushed for 103 yards vs. Raiders on 12/6/09…WR MIKE WALLACE had 3 catches for 116 yards (38.7 avg.), incl. 52-yard TD catch in last meeting vs. Oak. Has 6 TD rec. in past 6 in Sept. WR ANTONIO BROWN (96) needs 4 catches to reach 100 career. Brown & WR EMMANUEL SANDERS are tied for 2nd in AFC with 5 rec. on  3rd-down…TE HEATH MILLER (3,933) needs 67 rec. yards to become 8th Steeler to record 4,000 career receiving yards. Miller aims for 3rd consecutive game with TD rec…LB LA MARR WOODLEY (49) needs 1 sack to become 6th Steeler to reach 50 career. LB JAMES HARRISON (58) needs 3 sacks to surpass KEITH WILLIS (59) & JOEY PORTER (60) for 2nd-most sacks in franchise history…DE CAMERON HEYWARD posted 1st sack of season last week…RAIDERS: In 5 starts at home with Raiders, QB CARSON PALMER averages 342.8 passing yards per game (1,714 total) & has 93.6 rating. Palmer leads AFC & ranks 3rd in NFL with 670 passing yards in ’12…RB DARREN MC FADDEN is tied for AFC-best with 15 catches (REGGIE WAYNE, 15) in ’12. Raiders are 7-2 when McFadden has 100+ rush yards. McFadden (3,977; 2,681 rushing; 1,296 receiving) needs 23 scrimmage yards to reach 4,000 career. Leads AFC with 6 catches on 3rd-down. RB MIKE GOODSON had career-best 83 receiving yards & posted 1st career TD catch last week…WR DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY is averaging 109.3 rec. yards per game in past 3 at home (328 total). For career, WR DENARIUS MOORE averages 19 yards per catch (36 rec., 685 rec. yards)…TE BRANDON MYERS had career highs in catches (6) & receiving yards (86) last week…Since ’11, DTs TOMMY KELLY (7.5) & RICHARD SEYMOUR (6) have combined for 13.5 sacks. Seymour has 3.5 career sacks vs. Pit…DE MATT SHAUGHNESSY has 1.5 sacks in past 2…LB PHILIP WHEELER leads club with 14 tackles.

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Matt Loede
Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association and of course, the National Football League. On NFL Sunday’s you can hear Matt on National networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and other stations around the country. Matt also joined The Washington Post in 2009 as a guest columnist on league hot topics. Born and raised in Cleveland, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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