Seahawks at Steelers Week 2 NFL Capsule

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (0-1) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (0-1)

SERIES

SEAHAWKS STEELERS
SERIES LEADER 8-7  
STREAKS 4 of past 6  
COACHES VS. OPP. Carroll: 1-2 Tomlin: 1-0
LAST WEEK L 33-17 at 49ers L 35-7 at Ravens
LAST GAME 10/7/07: Seahawks 0 at Steelers 21. Pittsburgh RB Najeh Davenport scores 2 rushing TDs & QB Ben Roethlisberger passes for 206 yards & 1 TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/7/07
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 139 (Sea.), 93 (Pit.). XM: 226 (Pit.).

STATS

PASSING Jackson: 21-37-197-2-1-78.3 Roethlisberger: 22-41-280-1-3-52.9
RUSHING Lynch: 13-33-2.5-0 Mendenhall: 12-45-3.8-0
RECEIVING Baldwin (R): 4-83-20.8-1 (T3C) Wallace: 8 (T3L)-107-13.4-0
OFFENSE 219.0 312.0
TAKE/GIVE -3 -7
DEFENSE 209.0 (1C) 385.0
SACKS Woodley: 1
INTs
PUNTING Ryan: 48.9 (3C) Sepulveda: 52.8 (3L)
KICKING Hauschka: 5 (2/2 PAT; 1/1 FG) Suisham: 1 (1/1 PAT; 0/0 FG)

NOTES

TEAMS MET in Super Bowl XL (Pit. 21, Sea. 10)…SEAHAWKS: QB TARVARIS JACKSON threw 2 TD passes last week. In past 5 starts, has 3 games with 2+ TD passes…RB MARSHAWN LYNCH had 85 scrimmage yards in only game vs. Pit. (9/16/07 with Buf.). RB-KR-PR LEON WASHINGTON has 7 career KR-TDs, 2nd most in NFL history. Had 138 total yards last week (104 KR, 27 PR, 7 rec.)…Undrafted rookie WR DOUG BALDWIN had 4 catches for 83 yards (20.8 avg.), incl. 55-yard TD, in NFL debut. WR SIDNEY RICE had career-best 10 catches for 136 yards in only game vs. Pit. (10/25/09 with Min.). In past 4 vs. AFC, Rice has 25 catches for 456 yards (114 per game) & 3 TDs. In career, has 5 100-yard games. Has 146 career catches & 110 (75.3 pct.) have gone for 1st down or TD. WR GOLDEN TATE had TD catch last week, his 1st career TD…DE CHRIS CLEMONS had sack in only game at Pit. (11/28/04 with Was.). S KAM CHANCELLOR had career-high 9 tackles last week…STEELERS:  Club has 6-0 recorded in Sept. at Heinz Field under head coach MIKE TOMLIN…Pit. has won 8 consecutive home openers, 2nd-longest active streak in NFL…Pit. aims for 6th straight win vs. NFC at home…With win, QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER would record 70th win in 4th-fewest starts (100) among QBs who began their career in Super Bowl era. In only regular-season game vs. Sea. (10/7/07), Roethlisberger completed 18 of 22 passes (81.8 pct.) for 206 yards with 1 TD & 120.8 passer rating…Incl. SB XLV, RB RASHARD MENDENHALL aims for 7th consecutive game w/ rush TD vs. NFC…WR HINES WARD earned SB XL MVP honors with 5 rec. for 123 yards (24.6 avg.) with 1 TD in last game vs. Seahawks. Ward (11,769) needs 66 rec. yards to surpass HOFer DON MAYNARD (11,834) for 20th in NFL history. Dating back to 12/19/10, WR MIKE WALLACE aims for 5th consecutive game with 100+ rec. yards (102, 104, 105, 107)…TE HEATH MILLER had 13-yard TD catch in last game vs. Sea (10/7/07). Miller (289) needs 11 catches to become 1st Pit. TE with 300 career…LB JAMES HARRISON (49) needs sack to become 5th Steeler w/ 50 career…LB LA MARR WOODLEY recorded 40th career sack last week.


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