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Old 09-25-2011, 09:29 AM   #1
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Default Week 3 Gameday Thread: Steelers @ Colts 9/25/11

Steelers face Colts on the road
Posted Sep 22, 2011
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PITTSBURGH STEELERS (1-0) at INDIANAPOLIS COLT (0-2)


Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) at Indianapolis Colts (0-2)
Date: Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011
Kickoff: 8:20 p.m., ET
Site: Lucas Oil Stadium (63,000) • Indianapolis, Ind.
Playing Surface: FieldTurf
TV Coverage: NBC (locally WPXI-TV, channel 11)
Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play) Cris Collinsworth (color analyst) Michele Tafoya (sideline)
National Radio: Westwood One
Announcers: Brad Sham (play-by-play) James Lofton (color analyst) Hub Arkush (sideline)
Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play) Tunch Ilkin (color analyst) Craig Wolfley (sideline)
Spanish Radio: Grupo Imagen - Destrito Federal (Mexico City) XEDA-FM 90.5

Steelers notes for Colts game

THE COACHES

Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Overall regular-season record: 44-22 (.667)/fifth season
Regular-season record at Pittsburgh: 44-22 (.667)/fifth season
Playoff Record/Years: 5-2/three years

Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Jim Caldwell
Overall regular-season record: 26-11 (.703)/third season
Regular-season record at Indianapolis: 26-11 (.703)/third season
Playoff Record/Years: 2-2/two years


SERIES HISTORY


Series History: Series began in 1950
Overall: Pittsburgh leads 14-6
At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 13-1
At Indianapolis: Pittsburgh leads 6-5
Neutral Sites: n/a
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Nov. 9, 2008 (in Pittsburgh)
Indianapolis 24, Pittsburgh 20
Postseason Series: Pittsburgh leads 5-0
Last Postseason Meeting: Jan. 15, 2006 (in Indianapolis)
Pittsburgh 21, Indianapolis 18 (Divisional Playoffs)
(postseason record not included in overall series record)

Pittsburgh is 14-6 in the regular season and 5-0 all-time in the postseason against the Colts...including the postseason, the Steelers have won 10 of the last 12 games against the Colts since 1985...Pittsburgh last played Indianapolis in 2008, losing 24-20 at Heinz Field...the Steelers last postseason game against Indianapolis was in the 2005 Divisional Playoffs, winning 21-18 on their way to a victory in Super Bowl XL...Pittsburgh Head Coach Mike Tomlin is 0-1 against the Colts...the Steelers last regular season victory at Indianapolis was in 1991 (21-3), Pittsburgh has only played two regular-season games at the Colts since that victory (2005, ‘08).


PITTSBURGH-INDIANAPOLIS CONNECTIONS

LOCAL CONNECTIONS

• Steelers OG Trai Essex is from Fort Wayne, IN and TE Weslye Saunders was born in Gary, IN.
• Colts defensive coordinator Larry Coyer was the defensive coordinator for the University of Pittsburgh Panthers’ football team from 1997-1999.
• Colts quarterbacks coach Ron Turner was a coaching assistant at the University of Pittsburgh from 1983-1984.
• Colts running backs coach David Walker was the running backs coach for the University of Pittsburgh Panthers from 2005-2010.
• Colts P Pat McAfee was born in Plum, Pa., just minutes outside of Pittsburgh. McAfee attended Plum High School and nearby West Virginia University.
• Colts DB Terrence Johnson was born in Braddock, Pa., just minutes outside of Pittsburgh. Johnson attended Woodland Hills High School, the same high school as Steelers S Ryan Mundy. Johnson also attended California University (Pa.), just forty minutes south of Pittsburgh.

COACHING CONNECTIONS

• Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin and Colts offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen were on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff together in 2001. Tomlin coached the defensive backs and Christensen was the offensive coordinator. Colts tight ends coach Ricky Thomas was also on that staff in 2001, coaching tight ends. Colts defensive backs coach Alan Williams was also on the Buccaneers’ staff in 2001.
• Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians was the quarterbacks coach for the Colts from 1998-2000. Arians was an integral part in developing QB Peyton Manning during his rookie season in 1998. Arians also worked with current Colts linebackers coach Mike Murphy and Colts strength and conditioning coach Jon Torine from 1998-2000.
• Steelers wide receivers coach Scottie Montgomery played wide receiver for the Denver Broncos from 2000-2002 when Colts defensive coordinator Larry Coyer was on the Broncos’ staff. Colts defensive line coach John Teerlinck was also on the Broncos’ staff in 2000-2001.
• Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler and Colts offensive line coach Pete Metzelaars were teammates with the Seattle Seahawks from 1982-1984.
• Steelers wide receivers coach Scottie Montgomery was teammates with Colts DE Tyler Brayton with the Oakland Raiders in 2003.
• Colts quarterbacks coach Frank Reich and Steelers QB Charlie Batch were teammates with the Detroit Lions from 1997-1998. Steelers K Shaun Suisham and Colts DB Justin Tryon were teammates with the Washington Redskins from 2008-2009. Steelers LB Larry Foote was teammates with Colts LB Ernie Sims with the Detroit Lions in 2009.

COLLEGE/PRO TEAMMATES

• Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin and Colts defensive backs coach Alan Williams were teammates together at The College of William & Mary from 1990-1991. Tomlin owns the school record for yards per catch (20.2), and Williams owns the single-game postseason record for most touchdowns (4).
• Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and assistant special teams coach Amos Jones coached at Temple University with Clyde Christensen from 1983-1985. Colts special teams coach Ray Rychleski was also on that Temple staff from 1983-1985.
• Steelers CB Bryant McFadden and Colts LB Ernie Sims were teammates at Florida State University under legendary Head Coach Bobby Bowden from 2003-2004. Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons was also a teammate of Sims at Florida State from 2004-2005.
• Steelers LB Jason Worilds was a teammate of Colts RB Darren Evans at Virginia Tech from 2007-2009.
• Steelers S Ryan Mundy was a teammate of Colts P Pat McAfee at West Virginia University in 2008.


WHAT TO LOOK FOR

PITTSBURGH TEAM NOTES
• Pittsburgh will look to improve their record on Sunday Night Football to 16-16 overall and 10-12 on the road.
• Pittsburgh looks for its second straight win on Sunday Night Football.
• The Steelers look to improve to 325-206 all-time against AFC opponents.
• The Steelers are looking to improve to 15-6 all-time during the regular season against the Indianapolis Colts.
• Pittsburgh looks to improve to 7-5 on the road against the Colts and earn their first victory in Lucas Oil Stadium.
• The Steelers look to snap a two-game regular-season losing streak to the Colts.

PITTSBURGH INDIVIDUAL NOTES

Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Looks to improve record on Sunday Night Football to 6-4 (4-3 on the road), and overall record in primetime games to 16-5 (8-3 on the road).

QB Ben Roethlisberger
Needs four touchdown passes to equal 150 for his career, becoming only the second Steelers’ quarterback to reach the mark (Terry Bradshaw).

RB Rashard Mendenhall
• Needs two rushing touchdowns to pass Walter Abercrombie (22) for the 10th-most in the team’s history.
• Needs 12 yards to pass Kordell Stewart (2,561) for the 14th most rushing yards in franchise history.

WR Mike Wallace
• With 100-yards receiving will record his 11th 100-yard receiving game of his career and his sixth straight.
• Needs one more 100-yard receiving game to pass WR Yancey Thigpen (10) for the sixth-most in franchise history.

WR Hines Ward
• Needs 33 receiving yards to surpass Hall of Famer Don Maynard (11,834) for 20th in NFL history.

WR Antonio Brown
• One kickoff return for a touchdown away from tying Larry Anderson and Will Blackwell (2) for the second-most career KORs for TDs in Pittsburgh history.

TE Heath Miller
• After recording four receptions for 60 yards in the first two weeks of the season, needs 10 receptions to reach 300 for his career, becoming the seventh player in franchise history to reach the mark.

LB James Harrison
• Needs 3.5 sacks to tie Greg Lloyd (53.5) for the sixth-highest career total in the history of the Steelers.

SS Troy Polamalu
• One interception shy of tying Jack Lambert (28) for the ninth-most in Steelers’ history.
• Needs one interception return for a touchdown to tie 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 Aaron Smith
• Needs two sacks to tie Dwight White (46.0) for the eighth-highest career total in Steelers’ history.

LB LaMarr Woodley
• After registering 1.5 sacks in the first two games to surpass Ernie Holmes (40.0) for the 10th-most in franchise history, needs 3.5 to catch teammate Aaron Smith (44.0) for the ninth most all-time.
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Let's go rams, pound those Ratbirds
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Oh yes brother same here.
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I guess thats not going to happen now
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thats the only bad thing with them playing the late game
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thats the only bad thing with them playing the late game
Exactly and it's not like we can watch footbal..,.ravens destroying the rams and the pack the superbowl keeps coming up!!
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There's been a lot of bad injuries today. I hope that doesn't happen tonight
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Mcfadden inactive again. Hopefully we get to see more of Curtis Brown. With Keisel out maybe we get to see more of Heyward.
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