10 things to watch for at Baltimore

What to keep an eye on in regular-season game No. 15 against the Ravens:


Here is a look at the statistical leaders for the both the Steelers and Ravens heading into the Week 16 contest at M&T Bank Stadium.

SCOREBOARD WATCHING:** The Patriots-Jets game also kicks off at 1 p.m. in East Rutherford, N.J. If the Patriots beat the Jets and the Steelers beat the Ravens, the Steelers clinch a Wild Card berth in the AFC playoffs.

SCOREBOARD EXPLODING: The Steelers have scored at least 30 points in a franchise-record six consecutive games. The Ravens have allowed at least 30 points in two straight, both at home.

ELVIS IS IN THE BUILDING: Ravens OLB Elvis Dumervil has eight sacks in nine career games against the Steelers, including four in Baltimore's last three games against Pittsburgh.

CARDIAC BALTIMORE: The Ravens either led or had an opportunity to tie the game or take the lead inside the two-minute warning in eight of their 10 losses. And the Ravens scored the game-winning points on the final play in all four of their victories.

HOW THE WEST HAD RUN: Ravens RB Terrance West ran for 100 yards on 16 carries (6.3 per attempt) against the Steelers in his NFL debut with the Browns on Sept. 7, 2014.


HIM AGAIN:** Ravens rookie OLB Za'Darius Smith had his first two NFL sacks in Baltimore's 23-20 overtime win on Oct. 1 at Pittsburgh. Smith is second among Ravens with four sacks on the season (Dumervil has a team-leading six).

THE BEN EFFECT: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger missed the first meeting between the teams in October. He threw for 340 yards and six touchdowns in his last game against the Ravens and he's thrown for at least 350 yards in a game an NFL-leading six times this season. Roethlisberger leads the NFL this season with an average of 336.9 passing yards per game.

TOUCHDOWN BROWN: Steelers WR Antonio brown has found the end zone seven times in his last six games (six receptions, one punt return).

NORTH POLE POSITION: Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has a 35-17 all-time regular-season record against teams in the AFC North Division. The Steelers have the division's top record in division games since Tomlin's arrival in 2007, followed by the Ravens (30-22), the Bengals (27-26) and the Browns (13-40).

TAKE IT AWAY: The Steelers have generated eight takeaways during their current season-high three-game winning streak (six interceptions, two fumble recoveries). The Steelers are 0-3 this season when failing to come up with a turnover.

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