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Default Week 7 Gameday Thread: Steelers @ Cardinals 10/23/11

Steelers on the road against Cardinals
Posted Oct 20, 2011
http://www.steelers.com/news/article...9-548237548ca6

Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2) at Arizona Cardinals (1-4)
Date
: Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011
Kickoff
: 4:05 p.m., ET
Site
: University of Phoenix Stadium (65,000) • Glendale, Ariz.
Playing Surface
: Grass
TV Coverage
: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2)
Announcers
: Greg Gumbel (play-by-play)Dan Dierdorf (color analyst)
Local Radio
: Steelers Radio NetworkWDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
Announcers
: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play)Tunch Ilkin (color analyst)Craig Wolfley (sideline)
National Radio:
Sports USA
Announcers:
Tom McCarthy (play-by-play)John Robinson (color analyst)Tony Graziani (sideline reporter)Spanish Radio: Grupo Imagen - Destrito Federal (Mexico City)XEDA-FM 90.5

Steelers notes for Cardinals game

THE COACHES

Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Overall regular-season record: 47-23 (.671)/fifth seasonRegular-season record at Pittsburgh: 47-23 (.671)/fifth seasonPlayoff Record/Years: 5-2/three years

Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt
Overall regular-season record: 33-36 (.478)/fifth seasonRegular-season record at Arizona: 33-36 (.478)/fifth seasonPlayoff Record/Years: 4-2/two years

SERIES HISTORY

Series History: Series began in 1933Overall: Pittsburgh leads 32-23-3At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 21-8-1At Arizona (St. Louis, Chicago): Arizona leads 15-11-2Neutral Sites: 1-0Last Regular-Season Meeting: Sept. 30, 2007 (in Arizona)Arizona 21, Pittsburgh 14
Postseason Series: 1-0
Last Postseason Meeting: Feb. 1, 2009 (in Tampa Bay)
Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23 (Super Bowl XLIII)
(postseason record not included in overall series record)
Pittsburgh is 32-23-3 during the regular season against the Cardinals...the Steelers defeated Arizona in their only postseason matchup, 27-23 in Super Bowl XLIII...including the postseason, Pittsburgh has won three of the last four matchups against Arizona...the Cardinals won the last regular season contest, 21-14, back in 2008 in Pittsburgh’s only trip to University of Phoenix Stadium...including the postseason, Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin is 1-1 against the Cardinals...Pittsburgh is 1-3 at Arizona, the Steelers last won in Arizona in 1997, 26-20 (OT)...the Steelers are 5-1, including the postseason, against the NFC West under Head Coach Mike Tomlin.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

PITTSBURGH TEAM NOTES
• The Steelers look to improve to 99-58-1 all-time against NFC opponents.
• Pittsburgh looks to earn its fifth victory in the last six games.
• The Steelers defense looks to allow less than 150 passing yards for the fifth time in the last six games.
• Pittsburgh’s defense will look to hold their sixth straight opponent to 20 points or less (0, 20, 17, 17, 13).
• The Steelers are looking for their first win at University of Phoenix Stadium in their second trip to the venue.
• Pittsburgh looks to improve to 6-4 during the regular season against NFC West teams since 2002.

PITTSBURGH INDIVIDUAL NOTES


Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Looks to improve to 2-0 against the NFC West this season and 6-1 for his career (including postseason).
With a win will be 13-5 during the regular season against the NFC.
Will be 5-4 on the road against NFC teams with a win.

QB Ben Roethlisberger
Will look to set a new career-long with seventh consecutive game of at least 200 yards passing.
With a win will improve to 21-7 as a starting quarterback in the month of October.
Is five pass attempts shy of 3,000 for his career, making him the second quarterback in franchise history to reach the mark (Bradshaw, 3,901).

WR Hines Ward
• Needs 61 receiving yards to reach 12,000 for his career. He would be 19th player in NFL history to reach the mark and the first in Steelers’ history. Ward will become the third player in NFL history to reach 12,000 career receiving yards and win multiple Super Bowls (Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Art Monk).

RB Rashard Mendenhall
• After recording the fourth-highest rushing performance of his career with 146 yards against Jacksonville (Week 6), will look to become the first Steelers running back to register back-to-back 100-yard games since Willie Parker in 2008 (138 vs. Hou, 9/7/08; 105 at Cle, 9/14/08).
• Needs one rushing touchdown to tie Willie Parker (24) for the eighth-most in team history.
• Is 185 yards away from passing Frenchy Fuqua (2,942) for the 12th most career rushing yards in franchise history.

WR Mike Wallace
• Looking to record a reception of at least 40 yards for the sixth straight game.
• With 100 yards receiving will record his 12th 100-yard receiving game of his career and the fourth of this season.
• With 12 100-yard receiving games, will pass Plaxico Burress (11) for the fourth most in franchise history.
• If Wallace records at least 100 yards receiving it will be his seventh 100 yard receiving game in the last 10 regular season games. Below is the numbers from Wallace’s last nine regular-season games:

TE Heath Miller
• After becoming the seventh player and only the second tight endin Steelers history to reach 300 career receptions, is two receptionsshy of tying Franco Harris (306) for sixth place in franchisehistory.

LB James Harrison
• Needs 2.5 sacks to tie Greg Lloyd (53.5) for the sixth-highestcareer total in team history.

SS Troy Polamalu
• After returning a fumble 16 yards for the second fumble returnedfor a touchdown of his career vs. Indianapolis (Week 3), is oneaway from tying Jason Gildon (3) for the most fumbles returned fortouchdowns in franchise history.• Needs one touchdown to move into a tie for the second-mostdefensive touchdowns in Steelers history:• One interception shy of tying Jack Lambert (28) for the ninth-mostin Steelers’ history.
• Needs one interception return for a touchdown to tie Carnell Lake, Dwayne Woodruff, Deshea Townsend and Tony Campagno (3) for the third-most in franchise history.
• Needs 41 yards to surpass Chad Scott (368) for the ninth-most interception return yards in a career in Steelers’ history.

LB LaMarr Woodley
• Needs 0.5 sacks to pass Aaron Smith (44.0) for the ninth most all-time.
• With two sacks will tie Dwight White (46.0) for the eighth mostsacks in Steelers history.• After recording the 14th multi-sack game of his career during theregular season last week versus Jacksonville (2.0), looks to registermultiple sacks in three consecutive games for the second timein his career during the regular season (2008).
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