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Old 10-16-2011, 08:11 AM   #1
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Default Week 6 Gameday Thread: Jax @ Pitts 10/16/11

Steelers host Jaguars at Heinz Field
Posted Oct 13, 2011
http://www.steelers.com/news/article...4-88141940d1cb

Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-4)
Date
: Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011
Kickoff
: 1:00 p.m., ET
Site
: Heinz Field (65,500) • Pittsburgh, Pa.
Playing Surface
: Grass
TV Coverage
: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2)
Announcers
: Ian Eagle (play-by-play)Dan Fouts (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:
Westwood One
Announcers:
Kevin Kugler (play-by-play)Mark Malone (color analyst)Spanish Radio: Grupo Imagen - Destrito

Steelers notes for Jaguars game
THE COACHES

Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Overall regular-season record: 46-23 (.667)/fifth seasonRegular-season record at Pittsburgh: 46-23 (.667)/fifth seasonPlayoff Record/Years: 5-2/three years

Jacksonville Jaguars Head Coach Jack Del Rio
Overall regular-season record: 67-69 (.493)/ninth seasonRegular-season record at Jacksonville: 67-69 (.493)/ninth seasonPlayoff Record/Years: 1-2/two years

SERIES HISTORY

Series History: Series began in 1995
Overall: Jacksonville leads 11-9
At Pittsburgh: Even at 5-5
At Jacksonville: Jacksonville leads 7-4
Neutral Sites: n/a
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Oct. 5, 2008 (in Jacksonville) Pittsburgh 26, Jacksonville 21
Postseason Series: 0-1
Last Postseason Meeting: Jan. 5, 2008 (in Pittsburgh)
Jacksonville 31, Pittsburgh 29 (Wild Card Playoffs)
(postseason record not included in overall series record)
Pittsburgh is 9-11 versus the Jacksonville Jaguars during the regular season, including 5-4 at home...since 2002, the Steelers and Jaguars have played seven times, including the postseason, and each game has been decided by less than 10 points, with four of
those games having a point differential of five points or less...the Steelers and Jaguars have met only once in the postseason, with Jacksonville winning 31-29 at Heinz Field in
2008...under Head Coach Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh is 1-1 against the Jaguars during
the regular season...last time Jacksonville played at Heinz Field during the regular season was on Dec. 16, 2007, winning 29-22.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

PITTSBURGH TEAM NOTES

• The Steelers look to improve to 327-207 all-time against AFC opponents.
• Pittsburgh looks to earn its third victory in the last four games against an AFC South opponent and improve to 12-10 against the division since it formed in 2002.
• The Steelers look to improve to 6-5 at home against the AFC South.
• Pittsburgh’s defense will look to hold their fifth straight opponent to 20 points or less (0, 20, 17, 17).

PITTSBURGH INDIVIDUAL NOTES

Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Will attempt to improve his record to 7-4 against the AFC South (4- 2 at home) and 2-1 against the Jaguars during the regular season, including 1-1 at Heinz Field.

QB Ben Roethlisberger
Will look for sixth consecutive game with at least 200 yards passing which will tie his career best streak of 200-yard passing games to open a season, set in 2009.
Needs 122 passing yards to become the second quarterback in Steelers’ history to reach 24,000 yards (Terry Bradshaw, 27,989).
Is 28 pass attempts shy of 3,000 for his career, making him the second quarterback in franchise history to reach the mark (Bradshaw, 3,901).

RB Rashard Mendenhall
• Needs one rushing touchdown to tie Rocky Bleier (23) for the ninth-most in team history.
• Is 106 yards away from passing Tom Tracy (2,717) for the 13th most career rushing yards in franchise history.

WR Mike Wallace
• 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, Wallace will tie Plaxico Burress and Lynn Swann 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 nine regular season games. Below is the numbers from Wallace’s last eight regular-season games:

WR Hines Ward
• Needs 13 receiving yards to surpass Hall of Famer Michael Irvin (11,904) for 19th in NFL history.
• 108 yards shy of 12,000 career receiving yards, making Ward the 18th player in NFL history to reach the mark.

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

RB Jonathan Dwyer
• After recording his first career 100-yard rushing performance lastweek versus Tennessee, will look to become the first Steelersrunning back to register back-to-back 100-yard games since WillieParker in 2008 (138 vs. Hou, 9/7/08; 105 at Cle, 9/14/08).

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, is one away fromtying Jason Gildon (3) for the most fumbles returned for touchdownsin 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 2.0 sacks to catch teammate Aaron Smith (44.0) for theninth most all-time.• After recording the 13th multi-sack game of his career during theregular season last week versus Tennessee (1.5), looks to registermultiple sacks in back-to -back games for the first time in theregular season since 12/27/09 (2.0)-1/3/10 (2.0).
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I have a good feeling about this game.

Goooood feeling.
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I have a good feeling about this game.

Goooood feeling.
So do I Ben will have another 5 t.d game. Go Steelers
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Bold prediction....we will take the ball away at least 5 times and win by 24.
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Bold prediction....we will take the ball away at least 5 times and win by 24.
If we have 5 takeaways and only win by 24 I'll be disappointed.
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who dressed Shannon Sharpe this morning? that's an awful combination
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If we have 5 takeaways and only win by 24 I'll be disappointed.
I hope for a bigger spread. I just think they are going to try and get Mendy going. That might translate into less scoring.
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I hope for a bigger spread. I just think they are going to try and get Mendy going. That might translate into less scoring.
True, but the more we get the running game going, the more successful our passing game will be, which will limit our turnovers. With our offence, we have to run to setup the pass, not the other way around. Hopefully we get the running game going early. If we do, we will easily win.
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I love kicking off first.
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Starting a little slow on D again
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