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Steelers Notes: Week Six, Cleveland Browns

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Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2) at Cleveland Browns (2-2)

Date: Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
Kickoff: 1 p.m., ET
Site: FirstEnergy Stadium (73,200) • Cleveland, Ohio
TV Coverage: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2)
Announcers:
Greg Gumbel (play-by-play)
Trent Green (color analyst)
Evan Washburn (sideline)
Local Radio
Steelers Radio Network
WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
Announcers:
Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play)
Tunch Ilkin (color analyst)
Craig Wolfley (sideline)
A Look at the Coaches:
Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Overall regular-season record: 74-43 (.632)/eighth season
Regular-season record at Pittsburgh: 74-43 (.632)/eighth season
Playoff Record/Years: 5-3/four years
Cleveland Browns Head Coach Mike Pettine
Overall regular-season record: 2-2 (.500)/first season
Regular-season record at Cleveland:2-2 (.500)/first season
Playoff Record/Years: n/a
Series History
Series began in 1950
Overall Regular Season: Steelers lead 66-57
At Pittsburgh: Steelers lead 41-21
At Cleveland: Browns lead 36-25


Streak: Steelers have won last four meetings
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Sept. 7, 2014 in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh 30, Cleveland 27
Postseason Series: Steelers lead 2-0
Last Postseason Meeting: Jan. 5, 2003 in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh 36, Cleveland 33
(preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns will meet for the
124th time in a regular-season series that began in 1950 on Sunday…
Pittsburgh has defeated Cleveland in 14 of the previous 17 meetings
in Cleveland…the Steelers will look to earn their
fifth consecutive win against the Browns on Sunday and sweep the regular season
series for the 11th time since 2000.
Highlights/Updates on Week Five
THE STEELERS
• Pittsburgh earned its second road win of the season with a
17-9 victory at Jacksonville.
• The Steelers have evened the all-time regular season series
versus the Jaguars to 11-11.
• Pittsburgh has now won three consecutive games versus
Jacksonville.
• The Steelers are 415-268-2 during the regular season
since 1970.
• The Steelers have held each of their last three opponents
to less than 100 rushing yards – the first three game stretch
since 2012 (Weeks 14-16).
HEAD COACH MIKE TOMLIN
• Is now 74-43 during the regular season, including 32-27
on the road.
• Improved to 3-1 as the Steelers head coach against
Jacksonville and 2-0 on the road.
• Is now 20-7 in the month of October as the team’s head
coach and 9-5 on the road in the second calendar month of
the season.
• Is now 56-10 when the Steelers hold a lead at halftime.
QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER
• Improved to 98-49 as a starter during the regular season
and 43-30 on the road.
• Is now 4-2 against Jacksonville in the regular season as a
starter, 3-1 on the road.
• Completed 26-of-36 attempts for 273 yards with one
touchdown for a passer rating of 103.1.
• For the 60th time in his career during the regular season,
and third time against the Jaguars in six games started, he
registered a passer rating over 100.0. The Steelers are 53-7
in those games.
WR ANTONIO BROWN
• Has registered at least one reception in 61 consecutive
games in which he has played, including the postseason –
dating back to October 3, 2010.
• Totaled a team-best 84 yards on five receptions.
• With his first reception for a 15 yard gain, became the 10th player in team history to record 4,000 receiving yards and the fourth Steeler to reach the mark within their first five seasons in the NFL with the franchise.
• Surpassed Mike Wallace (4,042) for the ninth-most receiving yards in Steelers history.
• Became the third Steeler in franchise history to eclipse 500 receiving yards through the first five games of a season (Mike Wallace – 2011 – 536 and John Stallworth – 1981 – 525).
• Has recorded a reception of 20 or more yards in nine consecutive games dating back to Dec. 8, 2013 – the longest
such streak of his NFL career and first by a Steeler since Mike Wallace (12 games – Dec. 5, 2010 – Oct. 23, 2011).
• Has recorded at least five catches and 50 receiving yards in 21 consecutive games, dating back to Week One of the
2013 season. His streak of 21 straight games with at least five receptions for 50 yards is an NFL record.
TE HEATH MILLER
• With his first catch for a 27-yard gain, extended his consecutive games played with a catch streak to 93 – dating
back to 11/3/2008 vs. Washington (including the postseason).
RB Le’VEON BELL
• Led all rushers with 82 yards on 15 carries and added 36 receiving yards on five receptions.
• Surpassed Joe Geri (1949-50 – 1,248) for the fourth-most rushing yards by a Steeler in their first two seasons in the
NFL.
• Has recorded the most yards from scrimmage (688) by a Steeler through the first five games of a season (Jerome
Bettis – 1996 – 610).
• Becomes the first Steeler in team history to open the season with 100 yards from scrimmage in each of the first
five games.
• In each of the last six regular-season games, since Week 17 of 2013, has tallied at least 100 yards from scrimmage
becoming the first Steeler since Mike Wallace (2010-2011 –six games) to have a six game streak.
• Recorded a run of 10 or more yards in seven straight
games, dating back to Dec. 22, 2013 – the first such streak by a Steeler since Rashard Mendenhall in 2009 (nine games:
10/4 – 12/6)
CB WILLIAM GAY
• Extended his consecutive regular season games played streak to 117 – the longest active consecutive games played
streak among NFL cornerbacks.
LB LAWRENCE TIMMONS
• Extended his streak of consecutive regular-season games started to 58 – the longest active streak among current
Steelers.
K SHAUN SUISHAM
• With his first field goal made, a 24-yard conversion, tied Norm Johnson (105) for the fourth-most field goals made in
team history
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