November 17, 2013 1:55 AM


OPENING LINE: Lions by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD: Detroit 5-4, Pittsburgh 3-6

SERIES RECORD: Steelers lead 15-14-1

LAST MEETING: Steelers beat Lions 28-20, Oct. 11, 2009

LAST WEEK: Lions beat Bears 21-19; Steelers beat Bills 23-10

AP PRO32 RANKING: Lions No. 7, Steelers No. 25

LIONS OFFENSE: Overall (6), rush (21), pass (3)

LIONS DEFENSE: Overall (24), rush (7), pass (27)

STEELERS OFFENSE: Overall (15), rush (27), pass (11)

STEELERS DEFENSE: Overall (12), rush (29), pass (5)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: Detroit has already scored 30 points or more four times this season. ... Steelers have won 12 of last 14 meetings. Detroit’s last win in Pittsburgh came on Nov. 13, 1955. ... Lions QB Matthew Stafford needs 68 yards passing to surpass Hall of Famer Bobby Layne’s career mark of 15,710, team record. ... WR Calvin Johnson’s two-touchdown performance against Chicago gave him 12 career multi touchdown receiving games, most in franchise history. ...

Detroit held Bears to 38 yards rushing, lowest surrendered by team since 2005. ... Steelers haven’t scored 30 points in a victory since beating Cincinnati 35-7 on Dec. 4, 2011. ... Steelers have gone 3-2 since 0-4 start, though their 3-6 record is franchise’s worst through nine games since 2006. ... Pittsburgh WR Antonio Brown’s 67 receptions are most by Steeler through nine games in club history. Hines Ward’s club mark for full season is 112 in 2002 ... Steelers WR Jerricho Cotchery has six TDs receiving, tying career high. ...

Steelers TE Heath Miller held to one reception against Bills, lowest total since Dec. 24, 2011. ... Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is 15-2 at home against NFC teams. ... Steelers have started four offensive line combinations. That number could climb to five if guard Ramon Foster (ankle) is unable to play.

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