Game:Cincinnati Bengals (4-7) at Pittsburgh Steelers (8-3)
Series Leader: Steelers, 44-30
Streak: Steelers, five of the past seven.
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 3-7. Tomlin: 1-0
Broadcast: NBC (8:15 PM ET): Al Michaels, John Madden & Andrea Kremer (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Dave Sims, Bob Trumpy. SIRIUS: 123 (Westwood); 122 (Cin.), 126 (Pit.).
SB Nation: Behind the Steel Curtain
NFL.com: Game Center
Weather: Showers (40%) with a high of 44 [Weather.com]
- When Carson Palmer throws for three touchdowns or more, the Bengals are 12-2. In his past two games, Palmer has completed 43 of 69 passes for 456 yards with three touchdowns and no picks.
- When Rudi Johnson rushes for 100 yards or more, the Bengals are 15-4.
- Kenny Watson, for the season, is averaging 4.5 yards per rush.
- Against Tennessee last week, Chad Johnson posted a career high 12 receptions and tied a career high with three touchdowns. Ironically, the same game that saw him become the franchise's all-time receptions leader. Johnson ranks second in the AFC and fourth in the NFL with 1,041 yards receiving.
- In his past two games against the Steelers, Chris Henry is averaging 81.6 yards receiving.
- When the defense picks off two passes or more, the Bengals are 21-4 since 2003.
- Leon Hall leads all NFL rookies with four picks.
- The Steelers look to win their third straight game against the Bengals coming into Sunday with a 6-0 record at home.
- Ben Roethlisberger is 21-5 at home completing 415 of 656 passes for 5,567 yards, 38 touchdowns and 23 picks (94.9 passer rating).
- In five career starts against the Bengals, Willie Parker averages 119 yards-per-game looking for his fourth straight 100-yard game against Cincinnati. The Steelers are 18-1 when Parker rushes for 100 yards or more.
- Hines Ward has 11 career touchdown receptions against the Bengals (most against any opponent).
- Santonio Holmes, in his past two games against Cincinnati, is averaging 105.5 yards receiving per game.
- When Heath Miller scores a touchdown, the Steelers are 11-4.
- With 32 sacks, the Steelers rank 1st in the AFC.
- Since 2004, when the defense records three sacks or more, the Steelers are 22-7.
- In his past four games, James Harrison has recorded 5.5 sacks -- 3rd in the NFL with 8.5 sacks this season.
|Total||361.2 (5th)||336.3 (12th)|
|Passing||270.5 (3rd)||194.5 (22nd)|
|Rushing||90.6 (24th)||141.7 (2nd)|
|Scoring||25.5 (6th)||24.7 (7th)|
|Total||363.7 (28th)||229.2 (1st)|
|Passing||243.2 (26th)||152.1 (1st)|
|Rushing||120.5 (25th)||77.1 (2nd)|
|Scoring||26.5 (30th)||13.2 (1st)|
|Sacks||18.0 (t-27th)||32.0 (t-3rd)|
|Interceptions||12 (t-10th)||8 (t-28th)|
|Fumble Recovery||11(t-7th)||12 (t-2nd)|
|Kickoff Return||24.2 (t-9th)||23.3 (16th)|
|Punt Return||6.1 (31st)||7.2 (t-27th)|
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