Steelers at Giants Week Nine Capsule



STREAKS   4 of past 6
COACHES VS. OPP. Tomlin: 0-1 Coughlin: 9-8
LAST WEEK W 27-12 vs. Redskins W 29-24 at Cowboys
LAST GAME 10/26/08: Giants 21 at Steelers 14. Tied at 14 in 4th quarter after New York records team safety, TE Kevin Boss hauls in 2-yd. TD rec. with 3:07 remaining for decisive points.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/18/04: Steelers 33, Giants 30. Pittsburgh RB Jerome Bettis scores on 1-yard TD run with 4:57 remaining as Steelers defeat New York.
BROADCAST CBS (4:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. SIRIUS: 92 (Pit.), 86 (NYG). XM: 229 (NYG). 



PASSING Roethlisberger: 179-268-1,987 (3C)-14-3-101.4 (2C) Manning: 184-294-2,301 (3L)-12-8-89.1
RUSHING Dwyer: 58-299-5.2-0 Bradshaw: 126-570-4.5-4
RECEIVING A. Brown: 40-480-12.0-1 Cruz: 52 (2C)-650 (3C)-12.5-7 (T1L)
OFFENSE 369.9 396.8 (2C)
TAKE/GIVE +1 +13 (T1L)
DEFENSE 274.1 (1C) 386.5
SACKS Foote, Worilds: 3 Pierre-Paul: 5.5
INTs 3 tied: 1 S. Brown: 5 (2L)
PUNTING Butler (R): 43.9 Weatherford: 45.9
KICKING Suisham: 63 (15/15 PAT; 16/17 FG) Tynes: 94 (1L) (22/22 PAT; 24/26 FG)


STEELERS: Club is 16-6 (.727) vs. NFC under MIKE TOMLIN. With win, Tomlin will record 60th career victory…Pit. has won past 4 in Nov. on road…Have NFL-best 51.9 pct. 3rd-down conversion rate…In only career meeting at NYG (rookie in ’04), QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER passed for 316 yards & TD. For career, Roethlisberger is 23-7 (.767) vs. NFC. Posted 21st 3 TD pass game of career last week…RB JONATHAN DWYER aims for 3rd consecutive game with 100+ rush yards (122, 107). Rookie RB CHRIS RAINEY is averaging 5.4 yards per carry in past 2…WR MIKE WALLACE has 3 TD receptions in 4 road games in ’12…TE HEATH MILLER has 6 TD rec. in ’12, 2nd-most among NFL TEs…LB LARRY FOOTE (3) needs 1.5 sack to surpass career-high of 4 sacks in ’06. Foote leads team with 50 tackles…LB JAMES HARRISON (59) needs 1.5 sacks to surpass KEITH WILLIS (59) & JOEY PORTER (60) for 2nd-most sacks in Pit. history…S RYAN CLARK spent 2 seasons (2002-03) w/ Giants…GIANTS: Incl. SB XLVI, QB ELI MANNING has won 8 in row vs. AFC, passing for 2,194 yards with 14 TDs & 5 INTs for 94.7 rating in those 8. Is 27-5 (.844) in Oct., best in SB era (min. 20 starts). Incl. playoffs, has won 12 of past 14…RB AHMAD BRADSHAW has 408 rush yards (102 per game) & 6 TDs in past 4 vs. AFC. Giants are 10-0 when he has 100+ rush yards…Since 2011, WR VICTOR CRUZ ranks 3rd in NFL with 2,186 receiving yards. Has 6 TDs in past 5. In past 2 vs. AFC, Cruz has 8 catches for 214 yards (107 per game) with 4 TDs. In past 2 at home, WR HAKEEM NICKS has 15 catches for 252 yards (126 per game; 16.8 avg.) & TD. …DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 4 sacks in past 3. Has 7 sacks in past 6 vs. AFC. LB MATHIAS KIWANUKA had 2.5 sacks in last meeting. Has 6.5 sacks in past 8 at home vs. AFC. S STEVIE BROWN had career-high 2 INTS & FR vs. Cowboys & has 4 INTs in past 4 overall. Has 168 INT return yards, most by Giants player since 1963 (DICK LYNCH). CB COREY WEBSTER had INT in last meeting. Has 4 INTs in past 5 vs. AFC.

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2 Comments on "Steelers at Giants Week Nine Capsule"

  1. Michael Spielberg | November 1, 2012 at 11:48 am | Reply

    Big giants fan here. Not looking to troll. Just want to say that the steelers organization has so much respect from giants fans, from top to bottom. If I had to choose any team in the leauge to coach my team I choose Mike Tomlin. Utmost professional and balences the coach and friend relationship with his players very well. Everything there is classy as it gets and I look forward to two great teams and two great franchises battling it out on sunday.

    • i agree …giantfan here ..its hard not to like and respect coach tomlin ..he is class of the afc ..these teams are great for the league …im looking forward to watching a qualty football contest ..

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