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NFL Week 6 Capsule – Steelers At Browns

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (3-2) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (2-2)

SERIES

STEELERS BROWNS
SERIES LEADER 66-57
STREAKS Past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Tomlin: 13-2 Pettine: 0-1
LAST WEEK W 17-9 at Jaguars W 29-28 at Titans
LAST GAME 9/7/14: Browns 27 at Steelers 30. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger passes for 365 yards & TD. Steelers K Shaun Suisham converts game-winning 41-yard FG as time expires.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/24/13: Steelers 27, Browns 11. Steelers WR Antonio Brown has 6 catches for 92 yards, including 41-yard TD. Pittsburgh CB William Gay has 21-yard INT-TD, sack & FF.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Evan Washburn (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 132 (Pit.), 108 (Cle.). XM: 226 (Cle.).

STATS

PASSING Roethlisberger: 122-177-1365 (3C)-7-2-100.1 Hoyer: 82-132-1008-6-1-97.7
RUSHING Bell: 87-460 (1C)-5.3-1 West (R): 54-235-4.4-2
RECEIVING
  1. Brown: 34 (1C)-511 (1C)-15.0-5 (T3L)
Hawkins: 24-271-11.3-0
OFFENSE 404.0 (2C) 387.0
TAKE/GIVE -1 +3
DEFENSE 330.8 421.8
SACKS Heyward: 2 Kruger, Sheard: 2
INTs
  1. Allen: 2 (T1C)
Gipson: 2 (T1C)
PUNTING Wing: 43.5 Lanning: 44.7
KICKING Suisham: 42 (12/12 PAT; 10/11 FG) Cundiff: 29 (11/11 PAT; 6/8 FG)

NOTES

STEELERS: QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER has 18-1 (.947) career record vs. Cle., best of any NFL QB vs. 1 team since at least 1970 (min. 15 starts), passing for 4,367 & 28 TDs vs. 13 INTs for 97.7 rating. Has posted 100+ rating in 4 of 5 overall. Steelers are 53-7 (.883) when he posts 100+ rating…RB LE’VEON BELL leads AFC with 688 scrimmage yards (460 rush, 228 rec.). Aims for 6th in row with 100+ scrimmage yards. In 3 career meetings, has 391 scrimmage yards (130.3 per game). RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT had TD in last meeting…WR ANTONIO BROWN has TD in 3 of past 4 vs. Cle. Has 5+ catches & 50+ yards in 21 consecutive games, longest such streak in NFL history. WR MARKUS WHEATON had 6 catches for 97 yards (16.2 avg.) in last meeting, both career-highs. TE HEATH MILLER has 5 career TDs vs. Cle., 2nd-most vs. any opponent (Bal.). Last week, TE MICHAEL PALMER scored TD on 1st catch of season… LB JASON WORILDS has 6 sacks in past 7 on road, including 1 vs. Jax. LB LAWRENCE TIMMONS leads team with 41 tackles…BROWNS: Overcame 25-point deficit last week, largest comeback win by road team in NFL history…In 7 starts with Cle., QB BRIAN HOYER is 5-2 with 1,623 pass yards & 11 TDs vs. 4 INTs with 91.3 rating. Last week, threw 1st INT in 189 att., longest streak of any Browns QB since BERNIE KOSAR in 1990-91 (308)…Last week, RB BEN TATE rushed for career-high 123 yards on 22 att. (5.6 avg.). RB TERRANCE WEST (Round 3, No. 94 overall) leads NFL rookies with 235 rush yards & has rush TD in 2 of past 3. RB ISIAH CROWELL (undrafted) leads NFL rookies with 3 rush TDs & has 160 rush yards on 33 att. (4.8 avg.)…WR TRAVIS BENJAMIN had career-high 2 TD catches last week, both in 4th qtr., including game-winning 6-yarder with 1:09 remaining. WR MILES AUSTIN has TD in 2 of past 3…In SB XLIII vs. Pit. (w/ Az.), LB KARLOS DANSBY had INT & 8 tackles. Since 2007, is only NFL player with 20+ sacks (22) & 12+ INTs (12), including INT in last meeting. Rookie CB K’ WUAN WILLIAMS (undrafted) had 1st career sack last week vs. Titans.

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