Dolphins vs Steelers: Game Capsule

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (4-1) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (3-2)

SERIES

 

STEELERS

DOLPHINS

SERIES LEADER

11-9

STREAKS

Past 4 & 5 of past 6 overall

COACHES VS. OPP.

Tomlin: 2-0

Sparano: 0-1

LAST WEEK

W 28-10 vs. Browns

W 23-20 at Packers (OT)

LAST GAME

1/3/10: Steelers 30 at Dolphins 24.  Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger completes 18 of 27 passes (66.7 pct.) for 220 yards with 3 TDs & 0 INTs for 128.6 passer rating.

LAST GAME AT SITE

1/3/10

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf.  Westwood One Radio: Howard David, Tony Boselli.  SIRIUS: 125 (Pit.), 153 (Mia.).  XM: 102 (Mia.).

STATS

PASSING

Roethlisberger: 16-27-257-3-1-112.7

Henne: 107-170-1,195-7-5-85.3

RUSHING

Mendenhall: 116-495 (3C)-4.3-5 (T3L)

R. Brown: 67-299-4.5-1

RECEIVING

Ward: 17-219-12.9-2

Marshall: 37 (T3C)-467-12.6-1

OFFENSE

291.2

347.8

TAKE/GIVE

+9 (2L)

-3

DEFENSE

296.8 (3C)

311.2

SACKS

Harrison: 4.5

Wake: 6 (T1C)

INTs

Polamalu: 2

J. Allen: 3 (T1C)

PUNTING

Sepulveda: 46.7 (3C)

Fields: 41.0

KICKING

Reed: 36 (12/12 PAT; 8/12 FG)

D. Carpenter: 33 (9/9 PAT; 8/10 FG)

NOTES

STEELERSClub aims for 5th consecutive win against Dolphins...Steelers seek 4th straight win on road...QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER has 3-0 record against Mia. & has completed 48 of 70 passes (68.6 pct.) for 548 yards w/4 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 99.0 passer rating.  Had 3 TDs vs. 1 INT & 112.7 passer rating in '10 debut last week...RB RASHARD MENDENHALL aims for 4th straight game w/TD.  Mendenhall had 94 rush yards in last game against Mia...WR HINES WARD has reception in 183 consecutive games & needs 1 catch in Week 7 to pass Pro Football HOFer ART MONK for the 4th-most consecutive games w/rec. in NFL history.  WR MIKE WALLACE had 54-yard TD reception in last game vs. Mia...TE HEATH MILLER (2,871) needs 9 receiving yards to pass BENNIE CUNNINGHAM (2,879) for most receiving yards among TEs in franchise history.  Had 1st TD rec. of season last week...Defense allows league-low 12.0 points per game in '10...Club had 3 INTs in last game vs. Mia...LB LAWRENCE TIMMONS had 2nd INT of career last week...LB LAMARR WOODLEY had 2 sacks in last game vs. Mia.

DOLPHINS:  QB CHAD HENNE has 4 300-yard passing games in past 5 at home (335, 322, 363, 305).  Henne attended Wilson HS in West Lawn, Pa...RB RONNIE BROWN averages 5.7 yards per carry in 4th quarter in '10.  RB RICKY WILLIAMS (7,337) needs 89 scrimmage yards to surpass Pro Football HOFer LARRY CSONKA (7,425) for 4th-most in Dolphins history...WR BRANDON MARSHALL has 10 receptions & 100+ receiving yards (166, 127) in 2 of past 3 in '10.  In last game vs. Pit. (w/Broncos on 11/9/09), Marshall had 11 rec. for 112 receiving yards (10.2 avg.).  WR DAVONE BESS aims for 3rd consecutive game w/TD catch.  Had 85 receiving yards, incl. 34-yard TD rec. in last game vs. Steelers...TE ANTHONY FASANO has 2 TD receptions in past 3...LB CAMERON WAKE had career-high 3 sacks last week & aims for 3rd straight game with at least 1 sack...Rookie LB KOA MISI (2nd round, No. 40) seeks 3rd straight game w/sack...S YEREMIAH BELL had INT in last game against Pit...CB JASON ALLEN posted 3rd INT of season last week & needs 1 INT to surpass career-high of 3 in '07.

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