Ravens at Steelers Week 9 Capsule

SERIES

  RAVENS STEELERS
SERIES LEADER   18-13
STREAKS 2 of past 3  
COACHES VS. OPP. Harbaugh: 3-6 Tomlin: 7-4
LAST WEEK W 30-27 vs. Cardinals W 25-17 vs. Patriots
LAST GAME 9/11/11: Steelers 7 at Ravens 35. Baltimore QB Joe Flacco passes for 224 yards & 3 TDs for 117.6 rating. RB Ray Rice adds 107 rush yards & TD as Ravens win on Kickoff Weekend.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/3/10: Ravens 17, Steelers 14. Baltimore WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh catches game-winning 18-yard TD pass from QB Joe Flacco with 32 seconds remaining.
BROADCAST NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Scott Kaplan (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (WW1), 92 (Bal.), 93 (Pit.). XM: 227 (WW1), 225 (Bal.), 226 (Pit.).

STATS

PASSING Flacco: 141-262-1,751-8-6-75.4 Roethlisberger: 183-284-2,302 (2C)-14 (T2C)-7-95.7
RUSHING Rice: 115-489-4.3-5 (T2C) Mendenhall: 107-421-3.9-3
RECEIVING Boldin: 34-539-15.9-2 Wallace: 43 (2C)-800 (2C)-18.6-5 (T3C)
OFFENSE 341.0 388.8
TAKE/GIVE +3 (T3C) -10
DEFENSE 263.3 (1L) 270.8 (2L)
SACKS Suggs: 6 (T2C) Woodley: 9 (1C)
INTs E. Reed, Webb: 2 Clark, Woodley: 1
PUNTING Koch: 46.8 Sepulveda: 46.1
KICKING Cundiff: 69 (1C) (18/18 PAT; 17/20 FG) Suisham: 58 (19/19 PAT; 13/18 FG)

NOTES

RAVENS: Seek 4th straight win vs. AFC North…In past 2 vs. Steelers, QB JOE FLACCO has completed 34 of 62 passes (54.8 pct.) for 490 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 102.2 passer rating. RB RAY RICE had 107 rush yards with 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in last game vs. Pit. Rice posted career-best 3 rush TDs last week…WR ANQUAN BOLDIN has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3 (132, 145). Boldin (98) needs 2 catches to reach 100 with Ravens. Boldin (8,896) needs 104 rec. yards to reach 9,000 career…Ravens allow NFL-low in yards per game (263.3) this season…Defense leads NFL with 9 FRs in ’11…LB TERRELL SUGGS (74.5) needs 0.5 sack to reach 75 career. LB PAUL KRUGER had career-best 2 sacks last week & has 3 sacks in past 2…S ED REED has 12 games with at least 2 INTs, most by any player who began career in SB era…STEELERS: Seek 6th consecutive win at Heinz Field…Incl. postseason, Pit. has won 5 of past 6 at home vs. Ravens…Since Week 5, QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER has NFL-best 11 TD passes. Has AFC-best 108.3 passer rating at home in ’11. Incl. playoffs, Roethlisberger has 7-1 record vs. Ravens at home with 15 TDs vs. 6 INTs & 94.1 rating. Aims for 3rd straight game with 300+ passing yards…Incl. postseason, RB RASHARD MENDENHALL has 5 rush TDs in past 5 games vs. Bal…WR MIKE WALLACE had 8 catches for 107 yards (13.4 avg.) in last game vs. Bal. WR ANTONIO BROWN had career-best 9 catches last week & has 16 rec. in past 2…TE HEATH MILLER had season-best in catches (7) & rec. yards (85) last week…Defense allows NFL-low in passing yards per game (171.6) this season…LB LA MARR WOODLEY aims for 4th consecutive game with at least 2 sacks. Woodley (48) needs 2 sacks to become 6th player in franchise history with 50 career sacks…DE BRETT KEISEL has 3 sacks in past 3 games.


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