PITTSBURGH (6-4) at SEATTLE (5-5)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Seahawks by 3
RECORD VS SPREAD - Steelers 5-3-2, Seahawks 3-6-1
SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 9-8.
LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Seahawks 24-0, Sept. 18, 2011
AP PRO32 RANKING - Steelers No. 8, Seahawks No. 9
STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (6), PASS (13)
STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (5), PASS (28)
SEAHAWKS OFFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (1), PASS (27)
SEAHAWKS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (10T), PASS (2)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - First meeting in Seattle since 2003. ... Steelers are 3-0 against NFC West this season. ... QB Ben Roethlisberger is 3-0 in career against Seahawks, including victory in Super Bowl at conclusion of 2005 season. ... Roethlisberger has 119.4 passer rating in two regular-season games vs. Seahawks. ... Roethlisberger tied with former Seahawks QB Dave Kreig for 14th in NFL history with 261 touchdown passes. ... RB DeAngelo Williams averaging 134.7 yards from scrimmage in his past three games. ... WR Antonio Brown, with 27 catches in past two games, tied for fourth most in league history in two-game span. ... WR Martavis Bryant had career-high 178 yards receiving and TD against Browns. ... Steelers stand second in yards per play at 6.3. Only Arizona (6.5) averaging more yards per play. ... Steelers allowing 19.1 points per game, tied for fifth in league. ... Pittsburgh is fifth in league in yards rushing per game allowed at 93.0. ... LB Lawrence Timmons leads team with 73 tackles. ... LB Bud Dupree is tied for NFL lead among rookies with four sacks. ...Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is 6-0 at home against AFC teams. ... Wilson had three touchdown passes and passer rating of 138.5 last week vs. 49ers, fourth highest of career. ... RB Marshawn Lynch (abdominal injury) not expected to play this week. ... RB Thomas Rawls rushed for 209 yards vs. 49ers, second-best game in franchise history. Rawls finished with 255 total yards of offense and became first rookie to have more than 250 yards from scrimmage, one touchdown running and one receiving in same game. ... Seahawks have rushed for 100 yards as a team in 21 straight games. ... WR Tyler Lockett had two touchdown catches vs. 49ers and is only player in NFL with receiving, punt return and kick return touchdowns. ... TE Jimmy Graham has 12 TD catches in last 11 games vs. AFC teams. ... DEs Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett lead team with 6 1/2 sacks. Avril had two sacks last week. ... LB K.J. Wright leads team in tackles with 73. ... CB Richard Sherman has gone 11 straight games without interception, longest streak of career. ... K Steven Hauschka missed two extra points last week vs. 49ers. He had not missed extra point since Week 15 of 2012 season. ... Fantasy tip: Seattle continues to struggle defending tight end down middle of field. Heath Miller could be due for big game. Miller has 17 catches in past three games but hasn't scored touchdown since Week 2.
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