STEELERS vs RAVENS PREVIEW
BALTIMORE (3-3) at PITTSBURGH (1-4)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m., ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Steelers by 2 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Baltimore 4-2, Pittsburgh 1-4
SERIES RECORD — Steelers lead 22-15
LAST MEETING — Steelers beat Ravens 23-20, Dec. 2, 2012.
LAST WEEK — Ravens lost to Packers 19-17; Steelers beat Jets 19-6
AP PRO32 RANKING — Ravens No. 12, Steelers No. 26
RAVENS OFFENSE — OVERALL (22), RUSH (27), PASS (12)
RAVENS DEFENSE — OVERALL (17), RUSH (7), PASS (17)
STEELERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (18), RUSH (31), PASS (7)
STEELERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (6), RUSH (22), PASS (4)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Ravens have won each of last three regular-season visits to Heinz Field. ... Eight of last nine meetings have been decided by touchdown or less. ... Road team 5-1 in last six regular-season meetings. ... Ravens RB Ray Rice has two of seven 100-yard rushing games allowed by Steelers since 2008. ... Baltimore LB Terrell Suggs’ 15 1-2 sacks against Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is most by any Pittsburgh opponent. ... Pittsburgh hasn't won consecutive regular-season games against the Ravens since 2008. ...
Baltimore WR Marlon Brown's three touchdowns already fourth most by a rookie in team history. ... Ravens QB Joe Flacco will make 100th NFL start (including playoffs). ... Ravens WR Torrey Smith averaging 20.3 yards per catch, highest in NFL. ... Baltimore defense allowing touchdowns on 25 percent of red zone trips, tied for lowest percentage in league (Kansas City). ... Rice's 2.8 yards per carry average is career low. ... Ravens LB Elvis Dumervil has at least a half-sack in three of four games against Pittsburgh. ...
Steelers’ victory over Jets marked 600th win in team history. Only three teams have more. ... Pittsburgh is 115-59 in October since 1970, best mark in NFL. ... Steelers WR Antonio Brown has 30 receptions in last three games, tied for best stretch in team history. Brown's 41 receptions are second in NFL. ... Pittsburgh K Shaun Suisham has made 42 of last 43 field goals inside 50 yards. ... Pittsburgh is 4-6 against defending Super Bowl champions since 2000. ... Roethlisberger is 35-11 against AFC North opponents. ... Steelers haven't lost first three home games since 1986. ... Emmanuel Sanders’ 55-yard touchdown against Jets was longest of career.
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