This season has gone by pretty quick so far (for me at least)...but the wait for this game seems to have taken forever! Can't wait for tonight...LET'S GET IT ON!!!
Steelers host Ravens on Sunday night
Posted Nov 3, 2011
Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2) vs. Baltimore Ravens (5-2)
: Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011
: 8:20 p.m., ET
: Heinz Field (65,500) • Pittsburgh, Pa.
: NBC (locally WPXI-TV, channel 11)
: Al Michaels (play-by-play)Cris Collinsworth (color analyst)Michele Tafoya (sideline)
: Steelers Radio NetworkWDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play)Tunch Ilkin (color analyst)Craig Wolfley (sideline)
Dave Sims (play-by-play)James Lofton (color analyst)Scott Kaplan (sideline)Spanish Radio
: Grupo Imagen - Destrito Federal (Mexico City)XEDA-FM 90.5
Steelers notes for Ravens game
Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Overall regular-season record: 49-23 (.681)/fifth seasonRegular-season record at Pittsburgh: 49-23 (.681)/fifth seasonPlayoff Record/Years: 5-2/three years
Baltimore Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh
Overall regular-season record: 37-18 (.673)/fourth seasonRegular-season record at Baltimore: 37-18 (.673)/fourth seasonPlayoff Record/Years: 4-3/three years
: Series began in 1996Overall
: Pittsburgh leads 18-13At Pittsburgh
: Pittsburgh leads 10-5At Baltimore
: Tied at 8-8Neutral Sites
: n/aLast Regular-Season Meeting
: Sept. 11, 2011 (in Baltimore)Baltimore 35, Pittsburgh 7Postseason Series
: Pittsburgh leads 3-0Last Postseason Meeting:
Jan. 15, 2011 (in Pittsburgh)Pittsburgh 31, Baltimore 24 (AFC Divisional Playoff)(postseason record not included in overall series record)
Pittsburgh is 18-13 in the regular season and 3-0 all-time inthe postseason against the Ravens, including a 31-24 win in lastyear’s Divisional Playoff Game at Heinz Field...the Steelers defeatedthe Ravens three times in 2008, including a 23-14 victory in theAFC Championship Game at Heinz Field...the teams split theregular season meetings in 2010, with each team winning on theroad...the Steelers have swept the season series four times(1997,1998, 2002, 2008)...the Ravens swept the 2006 seasonseries, marking the only time Pittsburgh had been swept in theseries.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
PITTSBURGH TEAM NOTES
• The Steelers look to improve to 329-207 all-time against AFCopponents.• Pittsburgh looks to open the season 5-0 at Heinz Field for the firsttime since 2007 when they started 7-0 at home.
• Including the regular and postseason, Pittsburgh is looking foreighth consecutive win at home, which marks longest home winningstreak since winning 10 in row in 2008-09.• Pittsburgh looks to earn its seventh victory in the last eight games.• The Steelers defense looks to allow less than 150 passing yardsfor the fifth time in the last eight games.
• Pittsburgh’s defense will look to hold their eighth straight opponentto 20 points or less (0, 20, 17, 17, 13, 20, 17).
Looking for fifth consecutive win, the longest win streak sincewinning six in a row from 2009-10.
PITTSBURGH INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Looks to improve to 8-4 against Baltimore including 6-1 at homeduring the regular season and postseason.
Will look to improve to 50-23 overall and 29-8 at home during theregular season.
Looks to become the fourth head coach in Steelers history toreach 50 regular season wins (Chuck Noll-209, Bill Cowher-161,Raymond Parker-51).
Looks to win the first five home games of the season for thesecond time in five years (2007).
QB Ben Roethlisberger
Looks to become the first Steelers’ quarterback to throw for atleast 300 yards in three consecutive games. Would mark the 19th300-yard passing performance of Roethlisberger’s career.
Needs 196 passing yards to reach 25,000 for his career.
Will look to record his 17th consecutive game with at least 200yards passing.
Looks for fourth 100.0 rating of the season and 45th of hiscareer.• Will look to improve to 76-31 as a starter.
Looks to improve to 30-8 versus AFC North opponents.
Including the postseason, looking to improve record to 10-3against the Ravens as a starter.
WR Hines Ward
• Needs 40 receiving yards to reach 12,000 for his career. Hewould be 19th player in NFL history to reach the mark and the firstin Steelers’ history. Ward will become the third player in NFL historyto reach 12,000 career receiving yards and win multiple Super Bowls (Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Art Monk).
TE Heath Miller
• Is 58 yards shy of passing Yancey Thigpen (3,651) for 11th placeon the Steelers all-time receiving yards list.
RB Rashard Mendenhall
• Needs one rushing touchdown to tie Willie Parker (24) for theeighth-most in team history.• Is 83 yards away from passing Frenchy Fuqua (2,942) for the 12thmost career rushing yards in franchise history.
WR Mike Wallace
• With 100 yards receiving will record his 13th 100-yard receivinggame of his career and the fifth of this season.
• If Wallace records at least 100 yards receiving it will be his eighth100 yard receiving game in the last 12 regular-season games.Below is the numbers from Wallace’s last 11 regular-seasongames:
WR Antonio Brown
• After registering seven receptions for a career-best 102 yards atArizona in Week 7 and then a career-high nine receptions for 67yards versus New England in Week 8, will look to register at leastseven receptions for the third straight game.
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.
DE Brett Keisel
• Will look to record a sack in back-to-back games for the fifth time in his career.
• One sack would give him four sacks over the last four games.
LB James Harrison
• Needs 2.5 sacks to tie Greg Lloyd (53.5) for the sixth-highest career total in team history.