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Steelers vs Bengals Week Seven Capsule

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (2-3) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (3-3)

SERIES

STEELERS BENGALS
SERIES LEADER 51-32  
STREAKS 12 of past 16  
COACHES VS. OPP. Tomlin: 8-2 Lewis: 5-14
LAST WEEK L 26-23 at Titans L 34-24 at Browns
LAST GAME 12/4/11: Bengals 7 at Steelers 35. Pittsburgh RB Rashard Mendenhall has 2 TD runs & WR Mike Wallace has 2 TD catches. Steelers WR Antonio Brown adds 60-yard PR-TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/13/11: Steelers 24, Bengals 17. Mendenhall rushes for 2 TDs, including game-winning 9-yarder with 1:55 remaining in 3rd quarter.
BROADCAST NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Steve Tasker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (DGR), 92 (Pit.), 93 (Cin.). XM: 227 (DGR), 225 (Pit.), 226 (Cin.). 

STATS

PASSING Roethlisberger: 128-198-1,487-10-2-99.9 (2C) Dalton: 142-215-1,726 (3C)-12 (T2C)-9-91.7
RUSHING Redman: 50-127-2.5-1 Green-Ellis: 107-362-3.4-2
RECEIVING A. Brown: 29-346-11.9-1 Green: 43 (T3L)-628 (1C)-14.6-6
OFFENSE 360.6 382.2
TAKE/GIVE +2 -7
DEFENSE 295.8 (1C) 344.8
SACKS Worilds: 3 Atkins: 6 (T3C)
INTs Clark, Timmons: 1 Crocker, Mich. Johnson: 1
PUNTING Butler (R): 42.4 Huber: 45.0
KICKING Suisham: 44 (11/11 PAT; 11/12 FG) Nugent: 47 (17/17 PAT; 10/11 FG)

NOTES

STEELERS: Aim for 5th consecutive win vs. Bengals. Have NFL-best 51.9 pct. 3rd-down conversion rate…Ohio native, QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER is 14-2 in Ohio (7-1 at Cin.; 7-1 at Cle). Roethlisberger (28,066) surpassed HOFer TERRY BRADSHAW (27,989) for most pass yards in team history last week. Averages 330.7 pass yards per game on road in ’12, 2nd-best in NFL (DREW BREES, 385.5)…RB RASHARD MENDENHALL tied career-best 2 rush TDs vs. Cin. on 11/13/11 & 12/4/11. RB ISAAC REDMAN (105) became 1st Steelers RB with 100-yard rec. game since FRENCHY FUQUA (116) on 11/29/70 vs. Ten…WR MIKE WALLACE tied career-high with 2 TD rec. in last game vs. Cin…LB LA MARR WOODLEY has 8 career sacks vs. Cin., most against any team. LB JAMES HARRISON (59) needs 1.5 sacks to surpass KEITH WILLIS (59) & JOEY PORTER (60) for 2nd-most sacks in franchise history…PR-WR ANTONIO BROWN had 60-yard PR-TD in last meeting vs. Cin…BENGALS: QB ANDY DALTON had career-best 381 passing yards last week. Ranks 2nd in AFC w/ 113.5 4th-quarter rtg. (PEYTON MANNING, 118.4)…Since ’10, RB BEN JARVUS GREEN-ELLIS is tied for 2nd in NFL w/ 26 rush TDs. RB CEDRIC PEERMAN had career-best in rec. (8) & rec. yards (76) last week…WR A.J. GREEN had career-high 2 TD catches last week & aims for 6th consecutive game with TD rec. Green posted 7th career game with 100+ rec. yards last week (135)…TE JERMAINE GRESHAM had season-high 68 rec. yards last week, incl. 55-yard TD catch. Tied 3rd among AFC TEs with 25 rec. (ROB GRONKOWSKI, 29; OWEN DANIELS, 26)… Defense ranks 2nd in NFL & 1st in AFC with 20 sacks in ’12…DE MICHAEL JOHNSON recorded 2nd INT of career last week. Johnson (5) needs 1.5 sacks to surpass career-high of 6 in ’11…CB LEON HALL had INT in last game vs. Pit.


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