Steelers vs Browns Week 12 Capsule

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (6-4) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (2-8)

SERIES

  STEELERS BROWNS
SERIES LEADER 62-56  
STREAKS 21 of past 23  
COACHES VS. OPP. Tomlin: 9-1 Shurmur: 0-2
LAST WEEK L 13-10 vs. Ravens L 23-20 (OT) at Cowboys
LAST GAME 1/1/12: Steelers 13 at Browns 9. Pittsburgh RB Isaac Redman has 110 scrimmage yards (92 rush, 18 rec.) & scores game’s lone TD (7-yard run) as Steelers finish regular season 12-4.
LAST GAME AT SITE 1/1/12
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 92 (Pit.), 137 (Cle.). XM: 231 (Cle.). 

STATS

PASSING Batch (’11): 15-24-208-0-1-72.9 Weeden (R): 205-371-2,298-11-12-70.3
RUSHING Dwyer: 89-410-4.6-0 Richardson (R): 180-670-3.7-5
RECEIVING Wallace: 46-565-12.3-6 Richardson (R) (RB): 37-289-7.8-1
OFFENSE 349.8 311.9
TAKE/GIVE -3 +1
DEFENSE 259.1 (1L) 374.1
SACKS Woodley: 4 4 tied: 3
INTs Timmons: 2 4 tied: 2
PUNTING Butler (R): 43.6 Hodges: 42.9
KICKING Suisham: 83 (20/20 PAT; 21/22 FG) Dawson: 75 (18/18 PAT; 19/19 FG)

NOTES

STEELERS: Club has won 10 of past 13 vs. AFC North. Pit. has won 10 of past 11 at Cle…QB CHARLIE BATCH is 1-0 as starter vs. Browns. with 92 passer rating (11/13/05). Batch will make 1st start since 12/24/11 against Rams. RB RASHARD MENDENHALL tied career-high with 2 rush TDs at Cle. on 1/2/11. RB JONATHAN DWYER rushed for 122 yards on 17 att. (7.2 avg.) in last road game…WR MIKE WALLACE averages 21.6 yards per catch vs. Browns (15 receptions, 324 yards). WR EMMANUEL SANDERS had season-high 82 receiving yards last week. In 3 career games vs. Cle., WR ANTONIO BROWN averages 97.7 receiving per game (293 total)…TE HEATH MILLER has 5 career TD catches vs. Browns…LB LA MARR WOODLEY has 3.5 sacks in past 3 meetings. LB JAMES HARRISON (60) needs half sack to surpass JOEY PORTER (60) for 2nd-most by Steeler since sacks became official statistic in 1982 (JASON GILDON, 77)…CB KEENAN LEWIS leads team with 18 passes defensed…BROWNS: Rookie QB BRANDON WEEDEN (2,298) needs 150 passing yards to surpass TIM COUCH (2,447) for most by rookie in club history…Rookie RB TRENT RICHARDSON has 3 games with 100+ rush yards, tied for most ever by Browns rookie. In past 3, Richardson is averaging 107.3 rush yards per game. Aims for 3rd home game in row with 100+ rush yards. Leads AFC rookies with 670 rush yards. Has 12 catches in past 2 games…WR JOSH GORDON ranks 2nd among NFL rookies in receiving yards (470). Averages 19.6 yards per catch in 2012. WR GREG LITTLE (91) needs 9 catches to reach 100 career…TE BENJAMIN WATSON tied career-best with 2 TD catches last week…Browns have 27 sacks, tied for 3rd-most in AFC…Defense posted season-high 7 sacks last week…LB D’QWELL JACKSON has team-high 76 tackles…DE JABAAL SHEARD aims for 3rd consecutive game with sack…Since entering NFL in 2010, CB JOE HADEN leads team with 8 INTs…K PHIL DAWSON has made 25 consecutive FGs, longest active streak in NFL. Dawson has made all 19 FGs in 2012, best pct. in NFL…KR-WR JOSHUA CRIBBS has 3 KR-TDs vs. Steelers, most vs. any opponent.

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