NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers

MONDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (0-1) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (0-1)

SERIES

STEELERS BENGALS
SERIES LEADER 52-33  
STREAKS 5 of past 6  
COACHES VS. OPP. Tomlin: 9-3 Lewis: 6-15
LAST WEEK L 16-9 vs. Titans L 24-21 at Bears
LAST GAME 12/23/12: Bengals 13 at Steelers 10. Cincinnati CB Leon Hall returns INT 17 yards for TD.

Bengals QB Andy Dalton completes 24 of 41 passes for 278 yards.

LAST GAME AT SITE 10/21/12: Steelers 24, Bengals 17. Pittsburgh RB Jonathan Dwyer carries 17 times for 122 yards. Steelers rookie RB Chris Rainey adds rushing TD in Week 7 win.
BROADCAST ESPN (8:40 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Steve Tasker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (Pit.), 86 (Cin.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Pit.), 86 (Cin.).

STATS

PASSING Roethlisberger: 21-33-191-1-1-76.7 Dalton: 26-33-282-2-2-97.2
RUSHING Redman: 8-9-1.1-0 Green-Ellis: 14-25-1.8-1 (T1C)
RECEIVING Sanders: 7-57-8.1-0 Green: 9 (T3C)-162 (1C)-18.0-2
OFFENSE 195.0 340.0
TAKE/GIVE -2 -2
DEFENSE 229.0 (3L) 323.0
SACKS Woodley: 1
INTs Burfict: 1 (T3L)
PUNTING Mesko: 44.1 Huber: 48.3
KICKING Suisham: 1 (1/1 PAT; 0/0 FG) Nugent: 3 (3/3 PAT; 0/0 FG)

NOTES

STEELERS: Have won 10 of past 11 at Cin…Seek 3rd straight win vs. Cin. on MNFMIKE TOMLIN is 7-1 as head coach on MNFQB BEN ROETHLISBERGER has 30,035 pass yards, most in club history. For career, Roethlisberger is 13-5 (.722) as starter vs. Bengals. Has 9-3 record on MNFRB FELIX JONES averages 9.4 yards per carry vs. Cin. (11 att., 103 yards)…WR ANTONIO BROWN has 12 catches for 193 yards (16.1 avg.) with TD in past 2 vs. Bengals. WR EMMANUEL SANDERS tied career-high with 7 rec. last week. WR JERRICHO COTCHERY (395 catches, 4,990 rec. yards) needs 5 rec. to reach 400 career & 10 rec. yards for 5,000 career…LB LA MARR WOODLEY (53) needs 1 sack to surpass GREG LLOYD (53.5) for 5th-most sacks by Steeler since ’82. LB LAWRENCE TIMMONS posted 2 sacks in last game against Bengals…S TROY POLAMALU has 4 career INTs vs. Cin. S RYAN CLARK led team with 13 tackles last week…CB CORTEZ ALLEN had career-high 2 INTs & FF in last game vs. Cin…BENGALS: Have won 3 of past 4 at home dating back to 2012. Aim for 3rd straight win vs. AFC North…In past 4 at home, QB ANDY DALTON has 9 TDs vs. 1 INT & 104.4 rating…Since ’10, RB BEN JARVUS GREEN-ELLIS has 31 rush TDs, 4th-best in NFL…WR A.J. GREEN ranked 2nd in NFL & 1st in AFC with 162 rec. yards last week. Had 10 catches for 116 yards in last mtg…LB VONTAZE BURFICT recorded 1st INT of career last week & had team-high 8 tackles…DT GENO ATKINS had 3 sacks & FF in last 2 vs. Pit…DE MICHAEL JOHNSON has 4.5 sacks in past 5 games vs. Pit…LB JAMES HARRISON spent 10 seasons (2002-03, 2005-12) w/ Pit. & was named AP Defensive POY in ’08. Harrison ranks 2nd in club annals w/ 64 career sacks (JASON GILDON, 77). Has 9.5 sacks in past 7 on MNFCB LEON HALL had 17-yard INT-return TD in last meeting.

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