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Tennessee at Pittsburgh Week Five Capsule

TITANS STEELERS
SERIES LEADER   40-29
STREAKS   3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Munchak: 0-0 Tomlin: 2-1
LAST WEEK W 31-13 at Browns L 17-10 at Texans
LAST GAME 9/19/10: Steelers 19 at Titans 11. Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown opens game with 89-yard KR-TD as Steelers’ defense holds Tennessee to 238 total yards while forcing 7 TOs (3 INTs, 4 FRs).
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/10/09: Steelers 13, Titans 10 (OT).  Pittsburgh K Jeff Reed converts 32-yard FG in 4th quarter & 33-yarder in OT to seal victory in Kickoff Weekend Thursday night primetime opener.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. SIRIUS: 117 (Ten.), 92 (Pit.). XM: 225 (Pit.).

 

STATS

PASSING Hasselbeck: 88-132-1,152 (3C)-8 (T3C)-3-104.7 (2C) Roethlisberger: 85-138-1,148-3-5-80.2
RUSHING C. Johnson: 69-199-2.9-0 Mendenhall: 58-173-3.0-2
RECEIVING Washington: 23-320-13.9-1 Wallace: 25 (T2C)-454 (3L)-18.2-2
OFFENSE 347.3 359.3
TAKE/GIVE +2 -10
DEFENSE 299.8 277.0 (2L)
SACKS Klug (R), Morgan (R): 2 Woodley: 1.5
INTs McCourty: 2 (T2C)
PUNTING Kern: 41.2 Sepulveda: 50.0
KICKING Bironas: 28 (10/10 PAT; 6/8 FG) Suisham: 22 (7/7 PAT; 5/8 FG)

NOTES

TITANSSeek 4th consecutive win…In past 2, QB MATT HASSELBECK has 5 TDs vs. 1 INT & 119 passer rating. Hasselbeck aims for 5th consecutive game with 100+ passer rating. Has 8 TD passes this season – his most in 1st 4 games of any of his 11 seasons as starting NFL QB…RB CHRIS JOHNSON (101 yards) record 25th career game with 100+ rush yards last week. Johnson (5,907) needs 93 scrimmage yards to reach 6,000 career…WR NATE WASHINGTON spent 4 seasons (2005-08) with Steelers…TE JARED COOK had career-long 80-yard TD rec. last week – longest TD catch by Titans/Oilers TE since WILLIE FRAZIER on 11/6/64 (80). TE CRAIG STEVENS posted 1st TD catch in ’11 last week…Defense allows NFL-low 14 points per game in ’11…LB BARRETT RUUD leads team with 27 tackles…DE DERRICK MORGAN has sack in 2 of past 3…Rookie LB AKEEM AYERS (2nd round, No. 39) recorded 1st career sack last week…S JORDAN BABINEAUX had 97-yard INT-TD return last week, 3rd-longest in franchise history…STEELERS: Club has won 4 of past 5 at home…In 3 career games vs. Titans, QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER is 2-1 & has completed 67 of 93 passes (72 pct.) for 910 yards with 5 TDs & 102.9 passer rating. Roethlisberger has 18-7 (.720) record as starter in Oct…RB RASHARD MENDENHALL has 6 rush TDs in past 7 games…WR HINES WARD (11,838) needs 67 rec. yards to surpass HOFer MICHAEL IRVIN (11,834) for 19th-most in NFL history. Has 100+ rec. yards (109, 103) in 2 of past 3 vs. Titans. WR MIKE WALLACE averages 113.5 rec. yards per game this season (454 total). Aims for 4th consecutive game with 100+ yards at home (102, 104, 126). 11 of WR ANTONIO BROWN’s 15 rec. have been for 1st downs (73.3 pct.) this season…TE HEATH MILLER (298) needs 2 catches to become 1st Pit. TE with 300 career…Defense allows 277 yards per game, 2nd-lowest in NFL this season (BENGALS, 275.5)…In last game vs. Ten., LB JAMES HARRISON had 2 sacks, 2 FFs & FR…S TROY POLAMALU has 3 INTs in 5 career games vs. Titans.


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