Steelers vs Falcons NFL Week 15 Game Capsule

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (8-5) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (5-8)

SERIES

STEELERS FALCONS
SERIES LEADER 12-2-1
STREAKS 10 of past 12
COACHES VS. OPP. Tomlin: 1-0 Smith: 0-1
LAST WEEK W 42-21 at Bengals L 43-37 at Packers
LAST GAME 9/12/10: Falcons 9 at Steelers 15 (OT). Pittsburgh RB Rashard Mendenhall rushes for game-winning 50-yard TD in OT. Steelers WR Hines Ward adds 6 receptions for 108 yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/22/06: Falcons 41, Steelers 38 (OT). Atlanta TE Alge Crumpler catches 6 passes for 117 yards & 3 TDs. Falcons K Morten Andersen converts game-winning 32-yard FG in OT.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Evan Washburn (Field reporter).Westwood One: Kevin Lee, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 132 (Pit.), 93 (Atl.). XM: 225 (Atl.).

STATS

PASSING Roethlisberger: 339-510-4055 (2L)-29-8-103.0 (2C) Ryan: 330-504-3802 (2C)-25-11-95.5
RUSHING Bell: 242-1231 (1C)-5.1-5
  1. Jackson: 175-652-3.7-6
RECEIVING
  1. Brown: 105 (1L)-1375 (1C)-13.1-11 (3L)
  2. Jones: 93 (1C)-1428 (1L)-15.4-6
OFFENSE 427.0 (2L) 381.0
TAKE/GIVE -2 +5
DEFENSE 352.5 410.8
SACKS Heyward: 5 Biermann: 3.5
INTs Gay: 2 Ishmael: 4 (T2C)
PUNTING Wing: 43.9 Bosher: 45.4
KICKING Suisham: 106 (37/37 PAT; 23/26 FG) Bryant: 104 (35/35 PAT; 23/26 FG)

NOTES

STEELERS: In past 7, QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER has 2,462 pass yards (351/game) with 21 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 110.4 rating. In only meeting, passed for 238 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 147.3 rating. Has 248 TD passes & needs 2 to be 1st in club history with 250…RB LE’VEON BELL leads AFC & is 2nd in NFL with 1,924 scrim. yards (1,231 rush, 693 rec.). Posted 235 scrim. yards (185 rush, 50 rec.) vs. Cin. & is 1 of 2 players in NFL history with 200+ scrim. yards in 3 consec. games (WALTER PAYTON, 1977)…WR ANTONIO BROWN leads NFL in catches (105) & is 2nd in rec. yards (1,375). 1st player in club history with 2 100-catch seasons (110 in 2013). Has 5+ catches & 50+ yards in 29 consec. games, longest streak in NFL history. Rookie WR MARTAVIS BRYANT (Rd. 4, No. 118 overall) is 1 of 4 NFL players with 7 TD rec. in 1st 7 career games…LB LAWRENCE TIMMONS leads team with 104 tackles. LB ARTHUR MOATS had career-high 2 sacks last week. S TROY POLAMALU aims for 3rd in row with INT vs. Falcons…FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN is 39-12 (.765) at Georgia Dome with 84 TDs, 32 INTs & 98 rating. Has 736 yards (368 per game), 6 TDs & 111.3 rating in past 2…RB STEVEN JACKSON rushed for 103 yards in last game vs. Pit. (12/24/11 with StL). Has 100+ yards or TD in 5 of past 6…WR JULIO JONES had 11 catches for team-record 259 yards with TD last week. In past 2, has 21 catches for 448 yards (224 per game) & 2 TDs. Reached 4,000 rec. yards (4,165) in 47th game, tied for 2nd fastest in NFL history. WR RODDY WHITE had 13 catches for 111 yards in last meeting. Has TD in 3 of past 4. WR HARRY DOUGLAS aims for 3rd in row with 100+ yards or TD…CB DESMOND TRUFANT leads team with 14 PD. LB PAUL WORRILOW leads team with 116 tackles. DE OSI UMENYIORA aims for 3rd in row vs. Pit. with sack. Has 4 sacks in past 7 vs. AFC. DE KROY BIERMANN had sack in last meeting. S KEMAL ISHMAEL leads team with 4 INTs & has INT in 3 of past 5.


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