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Bucs At Steelers NFL Week Four Capsule

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (0-3) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (2-1)

SERIES

BUCCANEERS STEELERS
SERIES LEADER 8-1
STREAKS Past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 1-1 Tomlin: 1-0
LAST WEEK L 56-14 at Falcons W 37-19 at Panthers
LAST GAME 9/26/10: Steelers 38 at Buccaneers 13. Pittsburgh RB Rashard Mendenhall rushes 19 times for 143 yards (7.5 avg.) & TD. Steelers WR Mike Wallace adds 100 receiving yards & 2 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/3/06: Steelers 20, Buccaneers 3. Pittsburgh defense records 5 sacks & 3 INTs. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger throws 2 TDs, including 16-yarder to TE Heath Miller.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, David Diehl, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 112 (TB), 132 (Pit.). XM: 226 (Pit.).

STATS

PASSING Glennon: 17-24-121-1-0-96.0 Roethlisberger: 67-101-778 (T3C)-3-2-91.1
RUSHING Rainey: 37-197-5.3-0 Bell: 53-315 (1C)-5.9-1
RECEIVING Evans (R): 13-138-10.6-0
  1. Brown: 22 (T2C)-296 (2C)-13.5-3 (T2C)
OFFENSE 271.0 419.3 (2C)
TAKE/GIVE -4 -2
DEFENSE 387.0 353.7
SACKS 3 tied: 1
  1. Jones: 2
INTs Lansanah: 1
PUNTING Koenen: 44.7 Wing: 44.8
KICKING Murray (R): 9 (6/6 PAT; 1/2 FG) Suisham: 31 (3L) (7/7 PAT; 8/8 FG)

NOTES

BUCCANEERS: QB JOSH MC COWN has won 3 of past 5 starts vs. AFC (min. 10 att.). Last week, QB MIKE GLENNON completed 17 of 24 (70.8 pct.) for 121 yards with 1 TD vs. 0 INTs for 96 rating…RB DOUG MARTIN has 792 scrimmage yards (132 per game), 604 rush yards (100.7 per game) & 5 TDs in 6 games vs. AFC. RB BOBBY RAINEY has 279 scrimmage yards (139.5 per game) in past 2…In 2008 AFC Div. (1/11/09 with SD), WR VINCENT JACKSON had 41-yard TD. Among active players (min. 300 catches), has NFL-best 17.3 rec. avg…Since 2013, LB LAVONTE DAVID is only player in NFL with 150+ tackles (169), 5+ sacks (7) & 5+ INTs (5). Had FF & FR last week. DT GERALD MC COY has 8.5 sacks in past 10. Aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with sack. CB ALTERRAUN VERNER had INT last year vs. Pit. (9/8/13 with Ten.). S DASHON GOLDSON had INT in last game vs. Pit. (12/19/11 with SF). S MARK BARRON is 1 of 5 S with 100+ tackles (110), 2+ INTs & 2+ sacks since 2013. LB DANNY LANSANAH had 27-yard INT-TD last week. …STEELERS: In past 9 vs. NFC, QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER has 2,516 pass yards & 19 TDs vs. 6 INTs for 99.3 rating, incl. 2 TDs & 112.6 rating vs. Car. Pit. is 52-6 (.897) when he has 100+ rating. Needs 117 yards to reach 35,000… RB LE’VEON BELL leads NFL with 461 scrimmage yards (315 rush, 146 rec.). Aims for 4th in row with 100+ scrim. yards. Rushed for career-high 147 yards on 21 att. last week. Pit. is 7-0 when Bell has 20+ att. RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT spent 3 seasons with TB (2010-12) & rushed for 1,939 yards & 13 TDs. In past 5 vs. NFC, WR ANTONIO BROWN has 44 rec. for 626 yards & 6 TDs, incl. team-high 10 rec. for 90 yards & 2 TDs last week. Has 5+ rec. & 50+ yards in 19 in row, tied for longest streak in NFL history (LAVERANUES COLES)…LB JASON WORILDS has sack in 3 of past 4 at home. LB ARTHUR MOATS had sack last week. LB LAWRENCE TIMMONS leads team with 24 tackles.

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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