MONDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
PITTSBURGH STEELERS (0-1) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (0-1)
|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.).|
|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|
|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)|
STEELERS: Have won 10 of past 11 at Cin…Seek 3rd straight win vs. Cin. on MNF…MIKE TOMLIN is 7-1 as head coach on MNF…QB 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 MNF…RB 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 MNF…CB LEON HALL had 17-yard INT-return TD in last meeting.