|STREAKS||3 of past 4||4 of past 7|
|COACHES VS. OPP.||Del Rio: 4-2||Tomlin: 1-2|
|LAST WEEK||L 30-20 vs. Bengals||W 38-17 vs. Titans|
|LAST GAME||10/5/08: Steelers 26 at Jaguars
21. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger passes for 309 yards & 3 TDs, each
to different teammate, as Steelers limit Jacksonville to 213 total yards.
|LAST GAME AT SITE||12/16/07: Jaguars 29, Steelers 22.
Jacksonville QB David Garrard throws 3 TD passes & RB Fred Taylor adds
147 rushing yards & 1 TD.
|BROADCAST||CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan
Fouts. Westwood One Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 117 (Jax.), 94
(Pit.). XM: 227 (Pit.).
|PASSING||Gabbert (R): 48-97-608-3-2-71.2||Roethlisberger:
|RUSHING||Jones-Drew: 96-476 (3C)-5.0-2||Mendenhall: 58-173-3.0-2|
|RECEIVING||Thomas: 23-265-11.5-1||Wallace: 31 (2C)-536 (3L)-17.3-3|
|SACKS||Roth: 2||Woodley: 3|
|INTs||Lowery: 2||Woodley: 1|
|PUNTING||Harris (Det. ’10): 44.6||Sepulveda: 49.9|
|KICKING||Scobee: 29 (5/5 PAT; 8/8 FG)||Suisham: 30 (12/12 PAT; 6/9 FG)|
playoffs, Jaguars seek 4th consecutive win at Pit…As starter, rookie QB
BLAINE GABBERT (1st round, No. 10) posted career-high 91.5 passer rating
last week. Has TD pass in 1st 3 career starts…RB MAURICE JONES-DREW
(7,890) needs 110 scrimmage yards to reach 8,000 career. Jones-Drew seeks 6th
straight game with 80+ rush yards…Has 2 rush TDs in past 2 vs. Steelers (incl.
postseason)…WR JASON HILL had career-high 118 rec. yards last week,
incl. career-long 74-yard TD catch…TE MARCEDES LEWIS (2,311) needs 12
receiving yards to move into 5th place in Jaguars history (REGGIE WILLIAMS,
2,322)…LB PAUL POSLUSZNY leads team with 39 tackles. Posluszny attended
Penn St…Incl. postseason, CB RASHEAN MATHIS has 6 INTs in 6 career games
vs. Steelers…S DWIGHT LOWERY posted 2nd INT of season last week…DE
JEREMY MINCEY posted 1st sack of season last week.
STEELERS: Club has
26-8 (.765) record at home under head coach MIKE TOMLIN…In past 2 vs.
Jax., QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER has completed 41 of 73 passes (56.2 pct.)
for 451 yards with 6 TDs vs. 1 INT & 96.3 passer rating. Roethlisberger has
19-7 (.731) record as starter in Oct. Tied franchise-record & career-best
with 5 TD passes last week…RB JONATHAN DWYER gained 107 rush yards on 11
carries (9.7 avg.) in Week 5… WR MIKE WALLACE aims for 5th consecutive
game with reception of at least 40+ yards. WR HINES WARD recorded 15th
career game with at least 2 TD catches last week. In past 2 vs. Jaguars (incl.
playoffs), Ward has 17 catches for 225 yards (13.2 avg.) with TD…TE HEATH
MILLER recorded 1st TD catch of season last week…Defense allows 2nd-fewest
yards per game (282.8) this season (Cin, 279.6) & NFL low in passing yards
per game (174)…LB LA MARR WOODLEY had 1.5 sacks & INT last
week…Rookie DE CAMERON HEYWARD (1st round, No. 31) registered 1st career
sack vs. Titans.