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Steelers At Vikings Week Four Capsule

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NFL INTERNATIONAL SERIES, WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON, ENGLAND

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (0-3) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (0-3)

SERIES

STEELERS VIKINGS
SERIES LEADER   8-7
STREAKS Past 3  
COACHES VS. OPP. Tomlin: 1-0 Frazier: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 40-23 vs. Bears L 31-27 vs. Browns
LAST GAME 10/25/09: Vikings 17 at Steelers 27. Pittsburgh defense scores 2 TDs in 4th quarter. Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley has 77-yard FR-TD & LB Keyaron Fox adds 82-yard INT-TD.   
LAST GAME AT SITE
BROADCAST CBS (6:00 PM GMT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. SIRIUS: 113 (Pit.), 92 (Min.). XM: 225 (Min.). 

STATS

PASSING Roethlisberger: 67-111-848 (2C)-4-4-81.2 Ponder: 59-100-691-2-5-65.9
RUSHING F. Jones: 17-71-4.2-0 Peterson: 69-281-4.1-3 (T1L)
RECEIVING A. Brown: 20 (T3C)-324 (1C)-16.2-2 Simpson: 12-218-18.2-0
OFFENSE 310.3 336.3
TAKE/GIVE -9 0
DEFENSE 298.0 (3C) 429.7
SACKS Woodley: 2 Henderson: 2
INTs Henderson, H. Smith: 2 (T1C)
PUNTING Mesko: 43.4 Locke (R): 47.1
KICKING Suisham: 16 (4/4 PAT; 4/4 FG) Walsh: 27 (3C) (9/9 PAT; 6/6 FG)

NOTES

SEVENTH OVERSEAS NFL regular-season game…STEELERS: MIKE TOMLIN is 17-8 (.680) vs. NFC. Tomlin spent 2006 season as Vikings def. coordinator…For career, QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER is 2-0 vs. Vikings with 91.9 rating. Has 24-9 (.727) career record vs. NFC with 47 TDs vs. 24 INTs & 94.4 passer rating. Roethlisberger (195) needs 5 TD passes to join HOFer TERRY BRADSHAW (212) as 2nd Steeler reach 200 career. Posted 4th 400-yard passing game (406) of career last week. Has 87-42 (.674) record as starter…Since ’12, RB JONATHAN DWYER leads team with 664 rush yards…WR ANTONIO BROWN had career-best in receptions (9), receiving yards (196) & TD catches (2) last week. Brown leads AFC with 324 receiving yards in ’13…TE HEATH MILLER (39) needs TD catch to become 5th player in Steelers history to reach 40 career TD receptions…Last week, LB LA MARR WOODLEY (54) surpassed GREG LLOYD (53.5) for 5th-most sacks by Steeler since ’82. Has sack in 2 of past 3 games…S RYAN CLARK leads team with 23 tackles in ’13…VIKINGS: QB CHRISTIAN PONDER rushed for career-high 2 TDs last week…RB ADRIAN PETERSON has rushed for 2,424 yards (105.4 per game) & 23 TDs in 23 career games vs. AFC. Since entering NFL in 2007, leads league with 9,130 rush yards & 79 rush TDs. Had rush TD & 129 scrimmage yards (69 rush, 60 rec.) in last meeting, 1 of 4 career games with 60+ rush & 60+ rec. yards…TE KYLE RUDOLPH has TD catch in 5 of past 7 vs. AFC. WR GREG JENNINGS has 9 catches for 182 yards (91 per game) & 3 TDs in 2 career games vs. Pit. (incl. SB XLV with GB). Has 6 TDs in past 7 vs. AFC (incl. playoffs). Since 2007, is 1 of 2 active NFL players with 15+ avg. (15.5) & 50+ rec. TDs (50). Rookie WR-KR CORDARRELLE PATTERSON had career-long 37-yard catch last week. Has only KR-TD (105 yards) in NFL this season & ranks 2nd with 37.4 avg…LB ERIN HENDERSON had 2 sacks & INT last week. Is only player in NFL with 2 sacks & 2 INTs in 2013. S HARRISON SMITH & LB CHAD GREENWAY each had INT last week. Since entering NFL in 2004, DE JARED ALLEN has NFL-best 118 sacks. DT KEVIN WILLIAMS aims for 3rd in row vs. Pit. with sack.

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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