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Default Week 12 Gameday Thread: Steelers @ Cheifs 11/27/11

Steelers on the road against the Chiefs
Posted Nov 24, 2011

Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3) at Kansas City Chiefs (4-6)
: Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011
: 8:20 p.m., ET
: Arrowhead Stadium (76,416) • Kansas City, Missouri
Playing Surface
: Grass
TV Coverage
: NBC (locally WPXI-TV, channel 11)
: Al Michaels (play-by-play)Cris Collinsworth (color analyst)Michele Tafoya (sideline)
Local Radio
: Steelers Radio NetworkWDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play)Tunch Ilkin (color analyst)Craig Wolfley (sideline)
National Radio
: Westwood One
: Dave Sims (play-by-play)James Lofton (color analyst)Scott Kaplan (sideline)Spanish Radio: Grupo Imagen - Destrito Federal (Mexico City)XEDA-FM 90.5Steelers notes for Chiefs game


Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Overall regular-season record: 50-24 (.676)/fifth seasonRegular-season record at Pittsburgh: 50-24 (.676)/fifth seasonPlayoff Record/Years: 5-2/three years

Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Todd Haley
Overall regular-season record: 18-24 (.429)/third seasonRegular-season record at Kansas City: 18-24 (.429)/third seasonPlayoff Record/Years: 0-1/one year


Series History: Series began in 1970
Overall: Pittsburgh leads 17-9
At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 8-4
At Kansas City: Pittsburgh leads 9-5
Neutral Sites: n/a
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Nov. 22, 2009 (in Kansas City) Kansas City 27, Pittsburgh 24 (OT)
Postseason Series: Kansas City leads 1-0
(postseason record not included in overall series record)
Pittsburgh owns a 17-9 all-time record against the Kansas City Chiefs in the regular season, with the Steelers leading 9-5 in Kansas City...Kansas City won the most recent matchup between the two teams, 27-24 in overtime at Arrowhead Stadium on Nov. 22, 2009...Nine of the last 10 games in this series have been played in Kansas City, with the Chiefs holding a 5-4 record in those contests...Kansas City won the only playoff matchup between these two squads, 27-24, in overtime on Jan. 8, 1994 at Arrowhead Stadium...Pittsburgh has had a 100-yard rusher in each of their past five victories over Kansas City (Willie Parker, 2006; Jerome Bettis, 2001, 1998 and 1996; Barry Foster, 1992).


PITTSBURGH TEAM NOTES• The Steelers look to improve to 330-208 all-time against AFC opponents.
• Pittsburgh looks to earn its eighth victory in the last 10 games.
• Pittsburgh’s defense will look to hold their 10th straight opponent to 23 points or less (0, 20, 17, 17, 13, 20, 17, 23, 17).
Looking for first win in Kansas City since 10/14/01 (20-17).
• The Steelers look to improve to 18-9 against Kansas City, including 10-5 at Arrowhead Stadium, during the regular season.


Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Looks to improve to 2-1 in primetime games this season and 17-6 for his career. A win would make Tomlin 9-3 on the road in primetime games. Below is a breakdown of Tomlin’s record in primetime games.
Looks to improve to 1-1 against Kansas City.
A win will make Tomlin 4-1 in games following the bye week.
Will look to improve to 51-24 overall and 23-15 on the road during the regular season.

QB Ben Roethlisberger
Will look to improve to 21-8 as a starter in primetime gamesduring the regular season, including 8-5 in Sunday night games(2-1 this season). A win will improve his record to 11-6 in primetimegames on the road.
Looks to throw for at least 300 yards for the fourth time in the lastfive games. Would mark the 20th 300-yard passing performanceof Roethlisberger’s career and the fifth of this season, tying a career-high for 300 passing games during the regular season (fivein 2009).
Will look to record his 19th 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 77-32 as a starter.

WR Hines Ward

• Needs 30 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 138 yards shy of passing Santonio Holmes (3,835) for ninth place on the Steelers all-time receiving yards list.
• Needs five receptions to tie Elbie Nickel (329) for the most receptions by a tight end in Steelers 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 14 regular-season games.

WR Antonio Brown
• Will look to record his third 100 yard receiving in the past fivegames. Over the last four games Brown has totaled 364 receivingyards on 26 receptions with one touchdown.

RB Rashard Mendenhall
• Needs one rushing touchdown to pass John Henry Johnson andBarry Foster (26) for the fifth-most in team history.• Is 160 yards away from passing Merril Hoge (3,115) for the 11thmost career rushing yards in franchise 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 James Harrison
• After registering three sacks vs. Baltimore (11/6/11) 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.

LB LaMarr Woodley
• Needs one sack to reach 10.0 on the season, becoming the first Steelers player, since sacks became an official statistic in 1982, to record four consecutive years with at least 10.0 sacks (2010 -10.0, 2009 - 13.5, 2008 - 11.5).

K Shaun Suisham
• Needs five points to reach 500 for his career.
Look at these eyebrows. These are attack eyebrows! They could take off bottle caps!
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