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Pittsburgh at Indianapolis NFL Capsule Week 3



STREAKS 7 of past 9 overall 2 of past 3 at home
COACHES VS. OPP. Tomlin: 0-1 Caldwell: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 24-0 vs. Seahawks L 27-19 vs. Browns
LAST GAME 11/9/08: Colts 24 at Steelers 20. Indianapolis QB Peyton Manning passes for 240 yards & 3 TDs, including game-winning 17-yard score to RB Dominic Rhodes with 3:04 remaining.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/28/05: Colts 26, Steelers 7. Manning throws for 245 yards & 2 TDs, including 80-yarder to WR Marvin Harrison on Indianapolis’ 1st play from scrimmage.
BROADCAST NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Brad Sham, James Lofton, Hub Arkush (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 92 (Pit.), 93 (Ind.), 94 (WW1). XM: 225 (Pit.), 226 (Ind.), 227 (WW1).


PASSING Roethlisberger: 44-71-578-2-3-79.4 Collins: 35-69-388-2-1-71.4
RUSHING Mendenhall: 31-111-3.6-1 Addai: 22-103-4.7-0
RECEIVING Wallace: 16 (2L)-233 (3C)-14.6-1 Wayne: 11-172-15.6-1
OFFENSE 366.5 260.5
DEFENSE 274.5 (2L) 343.5
SACKS Woodley: 1.5 Freeney: 1
INTs Brackett, Bullitt: 1 (T3C)
PUNTING Sepulveda: 55.1 (3L) McAfee: 48.9
KICKING Suisham: 7 (4/4 PAT; 1/2 FG) Vinatieri: 14 (2/2 PAT; 4/5 FG)


STEELERS: Club has won 7 of past 9 on road…QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER (146) needs 4 TD passes to join HOFer TERRY BRADSHAW (212) as 2nd QB in Steelers history with 150 TD…RB RASHARD MENDENHALL posted 1st rush TD of season last week & Steelers are 14-4 (.778) when Mendenhall rushes for TD. RB ISAAC REDMAN recorded 20-yard TD run last game, 1st career TD…WR HINES WARD had 8 catches for 112 yards in last game vs. Ind. Ward (11,802) needs 33 rec. yards to surpass HOFer DON MAYNARD (11,834) for 20th in NFL history. Dating back to 12/19/10, WR MIKE WALLACE aims for 6th consecutive game with 100+ rec. yards (102, 104, 105, 107, 126). Tied career-high with 8 rec. last week…TE HEATH MILLER (290) needs 10 catches to become 1st Pit. TE with 300 career… Pit. posted 28th shutout since 1960 last week, 2nd-most in NFL during span (Chi., 30)…Defense registered 5 sacks last week…LB JAMES HARRISON has 50.5 career sacks, 5th-most by Steeler since ’82 (JASON GILDON, 77)… COLTS: Have 13-4 (.765) record at home under head coach JIM CALDWELL…In 4 career starts vs. Steelers, QB KERRY COLLINS has 3-1 record & has completed 87 of 138 passes (63 pct.) for 958 yards with 5 TDs vs. 1 INT & 92.6 passer rating…RB JOSEPH ADDAI totaled 101 yards last week (64 rushing, 37 receiving)…WR REGGIE WAYNE (798) needs 2 receptions to reach 800 career. Wayne (10,920) needs 80 receiving yards to reach 11,000 career. In last meeting vs. Steelers, Wayne had 6 catches for 114 yards (19 avg.) with TD…TE DALLAS CLARK posted 1st TD catch of season last week. Incl. postseason, Clark aims for 3rd straight game with TD vs. Pit…Incl. postseason, DE DWIGHT FREENEY has 4.5 sacks in 4 career games against Steelers. Freeney registered 95th career sack & 42nd FF last week.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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