Steelers take on Bengals in Cincinnati
Posted Nov 10, 2011
Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (6-2)
: Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011
: 1:00 p.m., ET
: Paul Brown Stadium (65,515) • Cincinnati, Ohio
: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2)
: Ian Eagle (play-by-play)Dan Fouts (color analyst)
: Steelers Radio NetworkWDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play)Tunch Ilkin (color analyst)Craig Wolfley (sideline)
Tom McCarthy (play-by-play)Ross Tucker (color analyst)Tony Graziani (sideline)Spanish Radio
: Grupo Imagen - Destrito Federal (Mexico City)XEDA-FM 90.5Steelers notes for Bengals game
Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Overall regular-season record: 49-24 (.671)/fifth seasonRegular-season record at Pittsburgh: 49-24 (.671)/fifth seasonPlayoff Record/Years: 5-2/three years
Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis
Overall regular-season record: 66-69-1 (.489)/ninth seasonRegular-season record at Cincinnati: 66-69-1 (.489)/ninth seasonPlayoff Record/Years: 0-2/two years
: Series began in 1970
: Pittsburgh leads 48-32
: Pittsburgh leads 27-14
: Pittsburgh leads 21-18
Last Regular-Season Meeting
: Dec. 12, 2010 (in Pittsburgh) Pittsburgh 23, Cincinnati 7
: Pittsburgh leads 1-0
(postseason record not included in overall series record)
Pittsburgh leads the all-time regular-season series 48-32 and swept the season series last year for the sixth time since 2000 and for the third time under Head Coach Mike Tomlin
...Since Tomlin was named head coach in 2007 the Steelers are 6-2 against the Bengals...Pittsburgh is 9-2 at against Cincinnati at Paul Brown Stadium, including a 27-21 victory last season...QB Ben Roethlisberger
is 6-1 at Paul Brown Stadium and 10-4 overall against the Bengals, the second most wins by any Steelers quarterback against Cincinnati (Terry Bradshaw, 13-9)...Pittsburgh had won the previous five games in the series...the Steelers had won eight straight games versus the Bengals in Cincinnati prior to their Week 3 loss in 2009...Pittsburgh owns a 25-11 mark against the Bengals since the beginning of the Free Agency Era in 1993.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
PITTSBURGH TEAM NOTES
• The Steelers look to improve to 329-208 all-time against AFC opponents.• Pittsburgh looks to earn its seventh victory in the last nine games.• Pittsburgh’s defense will look to hold their eighth straight opponentto 23 points or less (0, 20, 17, 17, 13, 20, 17, 23).
Looking for third consecutive win over the Bengals.
PITTSBURGH INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Looks to improve to 7-2 against Cincinnati, including 4-1 at PaulBrown Stadium.
Will look to improve to 50-24 overall and 22-15 on the road duringthe regular 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). The Steelers will join the Giants (six), Packers(six), 49ers (four) and Colts (four) as the only franchises with atleast four head coaches to win at least 50 regular-season games.
QB Ben Roethlisberger
Looks to become the first Steelers’ quarterback to throw for atleast 300 yards in four consecutive games. Would mark the 20th300-yard passing performance of Roethlisberger’s career.
Will look to record his 18th consecutive game with at least 200yards passing.
Looks for fourth 100.0 rating of the season and 45th of his career.
• Will look to improve to 76-32 as a starter.
Looks to improve to 30-9 versus AFC North opponents.
Looks to improve to 7-1 at Paul Brown Stadium and 11-4 overall against the Bengals during the regular season.
WR Hines Ward
• Needs 40 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).
TE Heath Miller
• Is five yards shy of passing Roy Jefferson (3,671) for 10th place on the Steelers all-time receiving yards list.
• Needs eight receptions to tie Elbie Nickel (329) for the most receptions by a tight end in Steelers history.
WR Antonio Brown
• Will look to record his third 100 yard receiving in the past four games and second in a row. Over the last three weeks Brown has totaled 278 receiving yards on 21 receptions with one touchdown.
RB Rashard Mendenhall
• Needs one rushing touchdown to tie Dick Hoak (25) for the seventh-most in team history.
• Is 31 yards away from passing Frenchy Fuqua (2,942) for the 12th most career rushing yards in franchise history.
WR Mike Wallace
• With 100 yards receiving will record his 13th 100-yard receiving game of his career and the fifth of this season.
• If Wallace records at least 100 yards receiving it will be his eighth 100 yard receiving game in the last 13 regular-season games.
SS Troy Polamalu
• After returning a fumble 16 yards for the second fumble returned for a touchdown of his career vs. Indianapolis (Week 3), is one away from tying Jason Gildon (3) for the most fumbles returned for touchdowns in franchise history.
• Needs one touchdown to move into a tie for the second-most defensive touchdowns in Steelers history:
• One interception shy of tying Jack Lambert (28) for the ninth-most in 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 James Harrison
• After registering three sacks last week against Baltimore, looks to become the first Steeler and the 10th player in the NFL to record at least three sacks in back-to-back games since sacks became an official statistic in 1982. The last NFL player to register at least three sacks in consecutive games was Green Bay LB Clay Matthews in 2010.
• Looks to become the third Pittsburgh Steelers’ player to register at least three sacks multiple times in one season since 1982 (Chad Brown, 1996, 2; Mike Merriweather, 1984, 3).
• Looks to record fifth career regular-season game with at least three sacks to tie Joey Porter (5) for the most 3 sack games during the regular season by a Steelers’ player since 1982.
K Shaun Suisham
• Needs 11 points to reach 500 for his career.