AFC North Matchups - Week 3

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Here is a look at the statistical leaders for both the Steelers and Rams heading into Sunday's Week 3 matchup at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (1-1) AT ST. LOUIS RAMS (1-1)STEELERS: **QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER won 107th game as starter last week, tying HOFer TERRY BRADSHAW for most in club history. Aims for 5th in row with 300 pass yards vs. NFC. In only career meeting (12/20/07), passed for 261 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 158.3 rating…In past 5 vs. NFC, RB LE' VEON BELL averages 153.6 scrim. yards/game & has 4 rush TDs. Last week, RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS led team with 77 rush yards & 3 TDs (most since 12/21/08 w/ Car.)…Since 2013, WR ANTONIO BROWN leads NFL in catches (257) & rec. yards (3,525). Has 7 rec. in 13 consec. games, longest streak in history. In past 13, is averaging 8.7 catches & 116.5 yards per game with 10 TDs. Last week, WR DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY had 4 catches for 77 yards & TD…LB RYAN SHAZIER led team with 15 tackles with sack & FF vs. SF.

RAMS:QB NICK FOLES has won past 4 starts vs. AFC, completing 79 of 122 (64.8 pct.) for 1,183 yards & 11 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 116.3 rating…In past 3 vs. AFC, RB TRE MASON has 366 scrimmage yards (122 per game), 292 rush yards (97.3 per game) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.). RB BENNY CUNNINGHAM leads team with 149 scrimmage yards…WR-PR TAVON AUSTIN aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with TD run. Has 11 career TDs (4 rec., 4 rush, 3 PR). WR KENNY BRITT had 40-yard TD catch last week. Had TD vs. Pit. on 10/11/12 (with Ten.). TE JARED COOK leads team with 10 rec. & 132 yards. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Pit. with 50 rec. yards…Defense is 1st in NFC with 8 sacks led by DT AARON DONALD (2.5) & DE ROBERT QUINN (2). Donald has 0.5 sack in 8 of past 9 & 10 of past 13. Quinn has 7 sacks & 4 FFs in past 5 vs. AFC. DE CHRIS LONG has 14.5 sacks in past 16 vs. AFC. Since entering NFL in 2009, LB JAMES LAURINAITIS is only player in NFL with 15 sacks (15.5) & 9 INTs (9). Since 2012, CB JANORIS JENKINS leads NFL with 5 INT-TDs. Has 6 career TDs (5 INT, 1 FR). LB ALEC OGLETREE ties for NFL lead with 23 tackles.

CINCINNATI BENGALS (2-0) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS (0-2)
BENGALS:QB ANDY DALTON has 42-23-1 (.640) career regular-season record, highest win pct. of any Bengals QB (min. 20 starts). Has won 4 of past 5 starts vs. Bal…RB JEREMY HILL has 8 rush TDs in past 11. Aims for 3rd 100-yard rush game in row vs. AFC North. RB GIOVANI BERNARD led team with 123 rush yards on 20 att. (6.2 avg.) last week… WR A.J. GREEN aims for 4th in row vs. Bal. with TD catch. Green (20) needs 1 100-yard rec. game to surpass ISAAC CURTIS (20) for 2nd-most in club history (CHAD JOHNSON, 31). WR MARVIN JONES had career-long 45-yard TD catch vs. SD. TE TYLER EIFERT ranks 2nd amongst NFL TEs with 3 TDs in 2015, incl. 1 vs. SD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with TD…DT GENO ATKINS aims for 3rd in row with sack. Since 2010, leads AFC DTs with 34 sacks. Since entering NFL in 2007, S REGGIE NELSON is 1 of 3 NFL players with 20 INTs (23) & 6 sacks (6.5).

RAVENS:QB JOE FLACCO has 13-1 (.929) career home record in September. Has 27-15 (.643) career record vs. AFC North. Threw 2 TDs vs. Oak. & is 1st Raven to reach 150 career…Since 2014, RB JUSTIN FORSETT has 264 att. for 1,377 rush yards & 5.2 avg. – best among NFL RBs (min. 100 att.). In past 6 vs. AFC North, averages 91.2 scrimmage yards/game (414 rush, 133 rec., 547 total)…Last week, WR STEVE SMITH, SR. (927) had 10 catches for 150 yards, surpassing TORRY HOLT (920) for no. 17 on all-time receptions list. 4th-oldest NFL player (36 years, 131 days) with 150-yard receiving game. Only active player with 70 TD catches (73) & 6 return TDs (4 PR, 2 KR)…LB C.J. MOSLEY led team with 9 sacks last week. Has 4 sacks in past 6 overall. CB JIMMY SMITH posted 1st career sack last week. Only NFL player with INT-TD & sack in 2015. Since entering NFL in 2004, LB DARYL SMITH is 1 of 3 players with 25 sacks (27.5) & 10 INTs (10).

OAKLAND RAIDERS (1-1) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (1-1)
RAIDERS:Last week, QB DEREK CARR completed 30 of 46 (65.2 pct.) for career-high 351 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 100.9 rating. 1st Oak. QB to pass for 350 yards in win since KERRY COLLINS (12/19/04)...In 5 career starts, RB LATAVIUS MURRAY is averaging 89.6 scrimmage yards/game (291 rush, 157 rec.)…Rookie WR AMARI COOPER (No. 4 overall) had 7 catches for 109 yards (15.6 avg.) & scored 1st career TD (68 yards). WR MICHAEL CRABTREE led team with 9 catches for 111 yards & TD vs. Bal. In only career meeting (10/30/11 w/ SF), had 5 catches for 54 yards & TD. WR SETH ROBERTS scored 1st career TD with :26 remaining vs. Bal…LB MALCOLM SMITH leads team with 19 tackles. CB NEIKO THORPE had 1st career INT last week. S CHARLES WOODSON leads active players with 60 career INTs & needs 2 to tie HOFer DICK LE BEAU (62) & DAVE BROWN (62) for No. 9 all-time.

BROWNS:QB JOHNNY MANZIEL earned 1st career win as starter last week, passing for 172 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for career-best 133.9 rating. QB JOSH MC COWN (983) needs 17 completions to reach 1,000 career…In 8 career home games, RB ISAIAH CROWELL has 4.7 rush avg. (84 att., 391 yards) with 4 TDs…Last week, WR TRAVIS BENJAMIN became 2nd player in NFL history with 2 50 yard TD rec. (60, 50) & 75 yard PR-TD (78) in same game (TAVON AUSTIN). 1st NFL player with 4 50 yard TDs through 1st 2 games of season since HOFer JIM BROWN (1963). Has 11 career TDs (8 rec., 3 PR) & averages 48.8 yards per score. WR ANDREW HAWKINS had 7 catches for 88 yards (12.6 avg.) & TD in last meeting. Hawkins (1,886) needs 114 rec. yards to reach 2,000 career…Defense had 7 sacks last week, 2nd-most in NFL. DE ARMONTY BRYANT had career-high 2.5 sacks & FF vs. Ten. Since 2007, CB TRAMON WILLIAMS is only NFL CB with 20 INTs (28) & 4 sacks (4.5). Since 2014, S TASHAUN GIPSON has AFC-best 7 INTs.

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