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Week 4 NFL Capsules: Ravens @ Steelers

BALTIMORE RAVENS (2-1) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (3-0)

SERIES

 

RAVENS

STEELERS

SERIES LEADER

 

17-11

STREAKS

 

3 of past 4 overall & 7 of past 8 at home

COACHES VS. OPP.

Harbaugh: 1-4

Tomlin: 5-2

LAST WEEK

W 24-17 vs. Browns

W 38-13 at Buccaneers

LAST GAME

12/27/09: Ravens 20 at Steelers 23.  Baltimore erases 10-point 2nd-half deficit to tie game at 20-20 before Pittsburgh’s Jeff Reed kicks decisive 38-yard FG in 4th quarter.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/27/09

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms.  SIRIUS: 152 (Bal.), 122 (Pit.).  XM: 106 (Pit.).

STATS

PASSING

Flacco: 59-108-664-4-5-66.3

Batch: 17-28-211-3-2-90.0

RUSHING

Rice: 52-210-4.0-0

Mendenhall: 64-332 (3C)-5.2-2

RECEIVING

Boldin: 20-287-14.4-3 (T3C)

Ward: 10-151-15.1-1

OFFENSE

302.0

289.3

TAKE/GIVE

-6

+6 (T1L)

DEFENSE

244.3 (1L)

278.7

SACKS

Suggs: 1.5

Harrison: 3

INTs

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Polamalu: 2 (T1C)

PUNTING

Koch: 40.4

Sepulveda: 47.4 (2C)

KICKING

Cundiff: 14 (5/5 PAT; 3/4 FG)

Reed: 30 (1L) (6/6 PAT; 8/10 FG)

NOTES

RAVENS:  In 2 career starts at Pit., QB JOE FLACCO has passed for 358 yards w/3 TDs vs. 1 INT…As starter against Steelers, RB RAY RICE averages 114.5 rush yards per game (229 total in 2 games).  In past 8 starts against AFC North, Rice averages 81.2 rush yards per game (650 total).  Incl. postseason, RB WILLIS MC GAHEE has 6 rush TDs in 7 games against Pit.  McGahee (986) needs 14 receiving yards to reach 1,000 career…In 2 meetings against Steelers (incl. SB XLIII), WR ANQUAN BOLDIN totaled 16 catches for 202 yards (12.6 avg.) w/1 TD.  Boldin tied career high w/3 TD receptions last week.  In past 2 at Pit., WR DERRICK MASON is averaging 107 receiving yards per game (214 total)…TE TODD HEAP tied career high w/2 TD rec. in last game vs. Pit…Defense registered 4 sacks in last game against Pit…Ravens allow league-low 244.3 yards per game in ’10…S DAWAN LANDRY posted 1st sack since 9/16/07 vs. NYJ last week…LB TERRELL SUGGS has 2 sacks in past 3 against Steelers.  Suggs (59) needs 1 sack to become 2nd Raven to reach 60 career (PETER BOULWARE, 70)…STEELERS:  Incl. postseason, Pit. is 4-0 vs. Bal. at home under head coach MIKE TOMLIN…Club aims for 1st 4-0 start since ’79…QB CHARLIE BATCH made 1st start since 12/30/07 last week & tied career high w/3 TD passes…RB RASHARD MENDENHALL has rushed for 100+ yards in 2 of past 3 (120, 143).  Mendenhall is averaging 5.2 rush yards per carry in ’10.  Aims for 5th consecutive game w/rush TD at home…WR HINES WARD (80; 79 rec., 1 rush) needs 1 TD to surpass RB JEROME BETTIS (80; 78 rush, 2 rec.) for 2nd-most TDs in franchise history (FRANCO HARRIS, 100; 91 rush, 9 rec.).  Has 100 career rec. vs. Bal.  WR MIKE WALLACE posted 2nd career 100-yard receiving game last week (100) & became 5th player in franchise history to have 2 TD rec. of 40+ yards in game (46, 41)…Defense posted 4 sacks in last game vs. Bal…Defense allows league-low 11 points per game in ’10 & is tied for 1st in AFC & tied for 4th in NFL w/10 sacks…LB JAMES HARRISON has 6 sacks in past 3 against Bal. at home.  LB LA MARR WOODLEY has 3 sacks in past 3 vs. Ravens.  LB LAWRENCE TIMMONS leads team w/33 tackles…DE BRETT KEISEL scored TD on 1st career INT vs. TB (79-yard return).

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