Lions Vs. Steelers Week 11 Capsule

DETROIT LIONS (6-3) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (3-6)

SERIES

LIONS STEELERS
SERIES LEADER   15-14-1
STREAKS   Past 3, 11 of past 13
COACHES VS. OPP. Schwartz: 0-1 Tomlin: 1-0
LAST WEEK W 21-19 at Bears W 23-10 vs. Bills
LAST GAME 10/11/09: Steelers 28 at Lions 20. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger passes for 277 yards & 3 TDs. Steelers TE Heath Miller & WRs Hines Ward & Mike Wallace each record TD receptions.
LAST GAME AT SITE 1/1/06: Steelers 35, Lions 21. Pittsburgh RB Jerome Bettis scores 3 rushing TDs. Steelers PR Antwaan Randle El returns punt 81 yards for TD in 1st quarter.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Rod Woodson. SIRIUS: 157 (Det.), 110 (Pit.). XM: 229 (Pit.). 

STATS

PASSING Stafford: 229-373-2,836 (2C)-19 (3C)-7-94.1 Roethlisberger: 218-338-2,534-13-10-87.6 (3C)
RUSHING Bush: 133-623-4.7-2 Bell (R): 102-339-3.3-4
RECEIVING C. Johnson: 53-904 (1C)-17.1-9 (T2L) A. Brown: 67 (1L) -805 (3C)-12.0-3
OFFENSE 410.2 337.1
TAKE/GIVE +1 -11
DEFENSE 376.2 328.6
SACKS Suh: 4.5 Woodley: 5
INTs Levy: 5 (T1L) Clark: 2
PUNTING Martin (R): 48.1 (2C) McBriar: 41.9
KICKING Akers: 64 (28/28 PAT; 12/16 FG) Suisham: 73 (16/16 PAT; 19/21 FG)

NOTES

LIONS: QB MATTHEW STAFFORD has passed for 2,686 yards (335.8 per game) with 19 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 99.2 rating in past 8 starts vs. AFC. In career, has 6 300-yard passing games (incl. 2 400-yard games) vs. AFC…RB REGGIE BUSH rushed for 105 yards last week. Ranks 3rd in NFL with 120.8 scrimmage yards per game. Had rush TD in only game vs. Pit. (11/12/06 with NO)…WR CALVIN JOHNSON had 6 catches for 83 yards & 2 TDs last week in 100th game. Has 8,740 rec. yards, 2nd most in player’s 1st 100 games. Averages 87.4 yards per game, highest in NFL history (min. 100 games). Since 2011, leads NFL with 4,549 rec. yards & 113.7 rec. yards per game. Since 2008, leads NFL with 7,984 rec. yards & 59 rec. TDs. In past 8 vs. AFC, has 63 catches for 1,100 yards (137.5 per game) & 8 TDs. In those 8 vs. AFC, has 7 100-yard games & has TD in 6 games…LB STEPHEN TULLOCH leads team with 72 tackles. LB DE ANDRE LEVY ranks 2nd on team with 69 tackles. Ties for NFL lead with career-high 5 INTs. DT NDAMUKONG SUH has sack in 2 of past 3 vs. AFC. DE ZIGGY ANSAH ties for 2nd among NFC rookies with 3 sacks…STEELERS: Dating back to 9/18/66, Pit. has won 8 consecutive home games vs. Det…For career, QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER is 2-0 as starter vs. Lions. Reached 90 career wins in 135th start last week, 5th-fastest in SB era. Roethlisberger (204) needs 9 TD passes to surpass HOFer TERRY BRADSHAW (212) for most career TD passes by Steeler…Since ’11, Steelers are 15-3 (.833) when club has 100+ rush yards…Rookie RB LE’VEON BELL posted 4th rush TD of season last week…WR ANTONIO BROWN (67) needs 3 rec. to surpass career-best of 69 in ’11. Posted 2nd 100-yard rec. game of season last week. WR JERRICHO COTCHERY has 4 TD rec. in past 2. Has 6 TD rec. in ’13, tied for most in season (6 in ’06)…TE HEATH MILLER (4,954) needs 46 rec. yards to join ELBIE NICKEL as 2nd TE in Steeler history to reach 5,000 career…LB LA MARR WOODLEY has 5th-most sacks (57) in club annals since ’82…S RYAN CLARK had INT in last game vs. Lions.

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