Steelers at Ravens Week 13 Capsule

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (6-5) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS (9-2)

SERIES

STEELERS RAVENS
SERIES LEADER 18-15  
STREAKS   Past 3 & 5 of past 7
COACHES VS. OPP. Tomlin: 7-6 Harbaugh: 5-6
LAST WEEK L 20-14 at Browns W 16-13 (OT) at Chargers
LAST GAME 11/18/12: Ravens 13 at Steelers 10. Baltimore WR Jacoby Jones scores 63-yard PR-TD & Ravens defense notches 3 sacks & an INT as club improves to 8-2.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/11/11: Ravens 35, Steelers 7. Baltimore QB Joe Flacco passes for 224 yards & 3 TDs for 117.6 rating. RB Ray Rice adds 107 rush yards & TD on Kickoff Weekend.
BROADCAST CBS (4:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. Dial Global Radio: Tom McCarthy, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 91 (Pit.), 86 (Bal.). XM: 229 (Bal.). 

STATS

PASSING Roethlisberger: 209-316-2,287-17-4-100.0 (3C) OR

C. Batch: 20-34-199-0-3-38.7

Flacco: 236-392-2,850-14-7-87.0
RUSHING Dwyer: 98-429-4.4-0 Rice: 186-794-4.3-7 (3C)
RECEIVING Miller (TE): 51-516-10.1-6 Boldin: 50-669-13.4-1
OFFENSE 339.8 348.2
TAKE/GIVE -10 +12 (2C)
DEFENSE 257.2 (1L) 372.8
SACKS Worilds: 5 Kruger: 5.5
INTs Timmons: 3 Ca. Williams: 4 (T1C)
PUNTING Butler (R): 43.9 Koch: 47.0
KICKING Suisham: 85 (22/22 PAT; 21/22 FG) Tucker (R): 95 (3C) (29/29 PAT; 22/24 FG)

NOTES

STEELERS: Club has won 8 of past 10 in Dec. Steelers were last team to defeat Ravens at home (12/5/10)…QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER is 23-9 (.719) as starter in Dec. Has 28,866 career passing yards, most in Steelers annals. QB CHARLIE BATCH is 5-3 as starter with Pit. RB RASHARD MENDENHALL (29) needs rush TD to join HOFer FRANCO HARRIS (91) & JEROME BETTIS (78) as only Steelers RBs with 30+ career rush TDs…WR MIKE WALLACE had 8 receptions for 107 yards in last game at Bal. WR EMMANUEL SANDERS averages 18.9 yards per catch vs. Bal. (8 rec., 151 yards)…TE HEATH MILLER (388) needs 12 receptions to become 3rd Steeler to reach 400 career…Defense allows NFL-low 257.2 yards per game in ’12…LB JAMES HARRISON (61 sacks) surpassed JOEY PORTER (60) last week for 2nd-most sacks by Steeler since sacks became official statistic in 1982 (JASON GILDON, 77). LB LAWRENCE TIMMONS has career-best 3 INTs in ’12…DE BRETT KEISEL has 3 sacks in past 3…RAVENS: Aim for 3rd consecutive season with at least 10 wins…Club has won 15 consecutive regular-season home games, longest active streak in NFL…QB JOE FLACCO has 32-5 (.865) in home starts, 2nd-best record by starting QB since 1970 (min. 20 starts). In past 3 at home vs. Pit., Flacco has 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 101.7 passer rating…RB RAY RICE totaled 164 scrimmage yards (97 rush, 67 receiving) last week. Rice has NFL-best among RBs with 48 receptions this season. Since 2009, Rice averages 120.1 scrimmage yards per game, 2nd-most in NFL…WR TORREY SMITH had season-best in receptions (7) & receiving yards (144) last week. Ravens are 9-1 when Smith has TD reception. Has 7 TD receptions in ’12, tied with 2011 rookie total. WR ANQUAN BOLDIN (9,913) needs 87 yards to reach 10,000 career. Has 15 catches in past 2 vs. Pit…LB PAUL KRUGER has 4 sacks in past 3 games…KR-WR JACOBY JONES had 63-yard PR-TD in last game vs. Steelers.

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