Steelers vs Titans Week Six Capsule



STREAKS 6 of past 9  
COACHES VS. OPP. Tomlin: 3-1 Munchak: 0-1
LAST WEEK W 16-14 vs. Eagles L 30-7 at Vikings
LAST GAME 10/9/11: Titans 17 at Steelers 38. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger throws 5 TD passes, including 2 to WR Hines Ward. Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer rushes for 107 yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/19/10: Steelers 19, Titans 11. Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown opens game with 89-yard KR-TD as Steelers defense limits Tennessee to 238 total yards while forcing 7 TOs (3 INTs, 4 FRs).
BROADCAST NFLN (7:00 PM CT): Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Ian Eagle, Trent Green, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (Pit.), 93 (Ten.). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (Pit.), 226 (Ten.). 


PASSING Roethlisberger: 103-157-1,111-8-1-100.6 (3C) Hasselbeck: 49-79-436-3-3-73.6
RUSHING Redman: 45-113-2.5-1 C. Johnson: 73-210-2.9-0
RECEIVING A. Brown: 25-326-13.0-1 Wright (R): 27-214-7.9-2
OFFENSE 347.8 305.0
DEFENSE 280.0 (2C) 423.8
SACKS Woodley, Worilds: 2 Mi. Martin (R): 2
INTs Clark: 1 3 tied: 1
PUNTING Butler (R): 42.7 Kern: 47.7
KICKING Suisham: 33 (9/9 PAT; 8/8 FG) Bironas: 28 (10/10 PAT; 6/8 FG)


STEELERS: Club is 15-5 (.750) in Oct. under MIKE TOMLIN. Have NFL-best 53.2 pct. 3rd-down conversion rate…QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER (27,690) needs 300 pass yds to surpass TERRY BRADSHAW (27,989) for most in team history. In 4 career gms vs. Ten., Roethlisberger is 3-1 & has completed 91 of 127 passes (71.7 pct.) for 1,138 yds with 10 TDs vs. 5 INTs & 109 rating. Has 6 TDs vs. 1 INT & 103.6 rating on road in ’12…RB RASHARD MENDENHALL totaled 101 scrim. yds (81 rush, 20 rec.) w/ rush TD in season debut last week…WR MIKE WALLACE had 6 rec. for 82 yds & TD in last mtg. WR ANTONIO BROWN has 70+ rec. yds in each of past 4…LB LA MARR WOODLEY has 2 sacks in past 3. Has 2.5 sacks in past 2 vs. Ten. LB JAMES HARRISON had 2 sacks, 2 FFs & FR in last game at Ten…DE ZIGGY HOOD posted 1st sack of season last week…TITANS: Have won 2 of past 3 at home vs. Pit…QB MATT HASSELBECK (197) needs 3 TDs to reach 200 career…RB CHRIS JOHNSON (38) needs 2 rush TDs to become 3rd player in club history to reach 40 career (EARL CAMPBELL, 73; EDDIE GEORGE, 64). Has 29 career 100-yard rush games & Titans are 21-8 (.724) in such games. Needs 100-yard rush game to join Campbell (39) & George (36) as only players to reach 30 in club history. Since’08, Johnson leads NFL with 5,855 rush yds…WR NATE WASHINGTON averages 19.8 yds/catch in ’12 (13 rec., 257 yards). Washington spent 4 seasons w/Pit (2005-08). Has rec. in 67 consecutive games. WR KENDALL WRIGHT leads NFL rookies with 27 rec. WR KENNY BRITT (1,848) needs 152 rec. yds to reach 2,000 career…Since ’11, TE JARED COOK ranks 2nd in AFC among TEs w/ 996 rec. yds…LB AKEEM AYERS leads team w/ 50 tackles…S JORDAN BABINEAUX & S ROBERT JOHNSON each recorded 1st INT of ’12 last week.

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