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Ravens at Steelers Week 9 Capsule


STREAKS 2 of past 3  
COACHES VS. OPP. Harbaugh: 3-6 Tomlin: 7-4
LAST WEEK W 30-27 vs. Cardinals W 25-17 vs. Patriots
LAST GAME 9/11/11: Steelers 7 at Ravens 35. Baltimore QB Joe Flacco passes for 224 yards & 3 TDs for 117.6 rating. RB Ray Rice adds 107 rush yards & TD as Ravens win on Kickoff Weekend.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/3/10: Ravens 17, Steelers 14. Baltimore WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh catches game-winning 18-yard TD pass from QB Joe Flacco with 32 seconds remaining.
BROADCAST NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Scott Kaplan (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (WW1), 92 (Bal.), 93 (Pit.). XM: 227 (WW1), 225 (Bal.), 226 (Pit.).


PASSING Flacco: 141-262-1,751-8-6-75.4 Roethlisberger: 183-284-2,302 (2C)-14 (T2C)-7-95.7
RUSHING Rice: 115-489-4.3-5 (T2C) Mendenhall: 107-421-3.9-3
RECEIVING Boldin: 34-539-15.9-2 Wallace: 43 (2C)-800 (2C)-18.6-5 (T3C)
OFFENSE 341.0 388.8
TAKE/GIVE +3 (T3C) -10
DEFENSE 263.3 (1L) 270.8 (2L)
SACKS Suggs: 6 (T2C) Woodley: 9 (1C)
INTs E. Reed, Webb: 2 Clark, Woodley: 1
PUNTING Koch: 46.8 Sepulveda: 46.1
KICKING Cundiff: 69 (1C) (18/18 PAT; 17/20 FG) Suisham: 58 (19/19 PAT; 13/18 FG)


RAVENS: Seek 4th straight win vs. AFC North…In past 2 vs. Steelers, QB JOE FLACCO has completed 34 of 62 passes (54.8 pct.) for 490 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 102.2 passer rating. RB RAY RICE had 107 rush yards with 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in last game vs. Pit. Rice posted career-best 3 rush TDs last week…WR ANQUAN BOLDIN has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3 (132, 145). Boldin (98) needs 2 catches to reach 100 with Ravens. Boldin (8,896) needs 104 rec. yards to reach 9,000 career…Ravens allow NFL-low in yards per game (263.3) this season…Defense leads NFL with 9 FRs in ’11…LB TERRELL SUGGS (74.5) needs 0.5 sack to reach 75 career. LB PAUL KRUGER had career-best 2 sacks last week & has 3 sacks in past 2…S ED REED has 12 games with at least 2 INTs, most by any player who began career in SB era…STEELERS: Seek 6th consecutive win at Heinz Field…Incl. postseason, Pit. has won 5 of past 6 at home vs. Ravens…Since Week 5, QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER has NFL-best 11 TD passes. Has AFC-best 108.3 passer rating at home in ’11. Incl. playoffs, Roethlisberger has 7-1 record vs. Ravens at home with 15 TDs vs. 6 INTs & 94.1 rating. Aims for 3rd straight game with 300+ passing yards…Incl. postseason, RB RASHARD MENDENHALL has 5 rush TDs in past 5 games vs. Bal…WR MIKE WALLACE had 8 catches for 107 yards (13.4 avg.) in last game vs. Bal. WR ANTONIO BROWN had career-best 9 catches last week & has 16 rec. in past 2…TE HEATH MILLER had season-best in catches (7) & rec. yards (85) last week…Defense allows NFL-low in passing yards per game (171.6) this season…LB LA MARR WOODLEY aims for 4th consecutive game with at least 2 sacks. Woodley (48) needs 2 sacks to become 6th player in franchise history with 50 career sacks…DE BRETT KEISEL has 3 sacks in past 3 games.

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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