Game Preview: Steelers at Seahawks (Week 12)

Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4) at Seattle Seahawks (5-5)
Date: Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015
Kickoff: 4:25 p.m. ET
Site: CenturyLink Field (68,000) - Seattle, Wash.
Playing Surface: FieldTurf
TV Coverage: CBS-TV (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2)
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (color analyst) & Tracy Wolfson (sideline)
Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network, WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play), Tunch Ilkin (color analyst) & Craig Wolfley (sideline)
National Radio: Sports USA
Announcers: Adam Amin(play-by-play) & Doug Plank (color analyst)

A LOOK AT THE COACHES:
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Here is a look at the statistical leaders for the both the Steelers and Seahawks heading into the Week 12 contest at CenturyLink Field.

Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin**
Overall regular-season record: 88-50 (.638)/ninth season
Regular-season record with Pittsburgh: 88-50 (.638)/ninth season
Playoff Record/Years: 5-4/five years

Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll
Overall regular-season record: 88-66 (.571)/10th season
Regular-season record with Seattle: 55-35 (.611)/sixth season
Playoff Record/Years: 8-5/6 years

STEELERS-SEAHAWKS SERIES HISTORY
Series History: Series began in 1977
Overall Regular Season: Even, 8-8
At Pittsburgh: Steelers lead, 7-2
At Seattle: Seahawks lead, 6-1
Neutral Sites: n/a
Streak: Steelers won previous two meetings
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Sept. 18, 2011, in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh 24, Seattle 0
Postseason Series: Steelers lead, 1-0
Last Post-Season Meeting: Feb. 5, 2006, in Detroit - Super Bowl XL
Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10
(preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)

This week's game marks the 17th time the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks will meet in the regular season...each of the teams have won eight of the previous 16 games...this week's game will mark the eighth road trip to Seattle for the Steelers, where the Seahawks are 6-1 vs. the Steelers.

THE LAST TIME VS. SEATTLE
Pittsburgh 24, Seattle 0
Sept. 18, 2011
Heinz Field (63,663)
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Photos from the last victory vs the Seahawks at Heinz Field on September 18th, 2011.

PITTSBURGH -** The Steelers won their ninth straight home open- er, shutting out the Seattle Seahawks 24-0 at Heinz Field. This was the team's first shutout since the 2008 season and the second- consecutive time the Seahawks have been shut out at Heinz Field.

On the Steelers' opening drive, QB Ben Roethlisberger led the team to the Seattle one-yard line but the Seahawks held the Steel- ers on fourth-and-goal. The Steelers responded on their next drive when RB Rashard Mendenhall scored from one-yard out to put the Steelers up 7-0. Mendenhall finished with a game-high 66 yards rushing and one touchdown.

The Steelers went up 14-0 in the second quarter when RB Isaac Redman scored on a 20-yard touchdown run. It was Redman's first career rushing touchdown. He finished the game with 49 yards rushing and one touchdown. Steelers' K Shaun Suisham added a 20-yard field goal late in the first half and the Steelers took a 17-0 lead into halftime.

The Steelers scored their final points when Roethlisberger found WR Mike Wallace for a two-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter. Wallace tied a career-high with eight receptions for 126 yards and one touchdown. The 126 receiving yards were the second-highest total of his career. Wallace also surpassed 100 yards receiving for the fifth consecutive regular-season game.

The Steelers defense did not budge against Seattle, only letting up 164 total yards (133 passing, 31 rushing). The 164 yards al- lowed are the third-lowest total since the start of the 2008 season. The defense added five sacks. NT Steve McLendon recorded his first career half-sack and LB James Harrison became just the seventh player in team history to reach 50 sacks with his sack of QB Tarvaris Jackson.

With the victory, Roethlisberger won his 70th game as a starting quarterback.

GAME SUMMARY

Seahawks(0-2) 0 0 0 0 0
STEELERS(1-1) 7 10 7 0 24

TEAM Q TIME PLAY DRIVE SCORE
PIT 1 3:28 Mendenhall 1 yd. run (Suisham kick) 9-60; 4:51 7-0
PIT 2 12:41 Redman 20 yd. run (Suisham kick) 6-53; 2:40 14-0
PIT 2 1:52 Suisham 20 yd. FG 14-81; 7:43 17-0
PIT 3 3:30 Wallace 2 yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick) 9-71; 5:47 24-0

STEELERS-SEAHAWKS CONNECTIONS
Former Steelers/Seahawks
• Steelers DC Keith Butler was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the second-round of the 1978 NFL Draft and played linebacker for 10 seasons (1978-87), all with Seattle. He started 132-of-146 games in his career, and still ranks second on the club's all-time tackles list with 813.
• Seahawks asst. DL coach Dwaine Board was a fifth-round selection by the Steelers in 1979.

Area Connections
• Steelers G David DeCastro is a native of Bellevue, Wash.
• Seattle T Garry Gilliam and DT Jordan Hill both played collegiately at Penn State.

NFL Connections

Photos of Offensive Line Coach Mike Munchak.

• Steelers HC Mike Tomlin was Minnesota's DC in 2006 when Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell held the same position with the Vikings. Seattle QB Tarvaris Jackson was a member of Minnesota's squad at the time as well.
• Steelers STC Danny Smith and Seattle asst. OL coach Pat Ruel were on staff together in Detroit in 2000 and again in Buffalo in 2003.
• Steelers DC Keith Butler and Seahawks QB coach Carl Smith worked together in Cleveland for two seasons (2001-02).
• Danny Smith and Sherman Smith were on staff together in Washington for two seasons (2008-09).
• Pittsburgh OL coach Mike Munchak and Seattle RB coach Sherman Smith were together for 13 seasons (1995-2007) with the Houston Oilers/ Tennessee Titans.
• Munchak was also on staff with the Titans in 2008 when Seattle CB Cary Williams was in Tennessee.
• Steelers WR coach Richard Mann held the same position with the New York Jets in 1994, when Seahawks HC Pete Carroll was also the HC in New York.
• Mann was a coach in Cleveland at the same time Seattle asst. strength and conditioning coach Jamie Yanchar was on staff with the Browns (1986-88).
• Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey and S Mike Mitchell were Raiders in 2009, the same time Seahawks asst. DL coach Dwaine Board was also the DL coach in Oakland. Seattle asst. HC/OL coach Tom Cable was the Raiders HC during that time.
• Pittsburgh QB Mike Vick was the Atlanta Falcons QB in 2006, while Cable was the OL coach for the Falcons.
• Vick played in Philadelphia with Seattle CB Cary Williams in 2013 and Seahawks RB Bryce Brown (2012-13).
• Pittsburgh WR/KR Jacoby Jones was also teammates with Williams in Baltimore in 2012.
• Steelers LB Arthur Moats played in Buffalo for four seasons with Seahawks RB Fred Jackson.
• Moats was also teammates with Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch in Buffalo for part of the 2010 season.

College Connections
• Pittsburgh OLB coach Joey Porter played collegiately at Colorado State (1995-98) while Seattle STC Brian Schneider was on staff there at the time.
• Pittsburgh G David DeCastro and Seattle CB Richard Sherman and WR Doug Baldwin were teammates at Stanford for two seasons (2008-09).
• Steelers LBs Sean Spence (2008-11) and Anthony Chickillo (2011-13) both played for Miami and were instructed by Seattle LB coach Michael Barrow, who was also the LB coach for the Hurricanes at the time. Seahawks asst. OL coach Brennan Carroll was also on staff at Miami while Spence and Chickillo were Hurricanes.
• Spence played with Seattle TE Jimmy Graham at Miami for one season (2008).
• Pittsburgh LB Jarvis Jones manned the defense at Georgia for two years with Seattle DE Demarcus Dobbs (2009-10).
• Steelers QB Landry Jones attended Oklahoma with Seahawks DT David King for four years (2009-12).
• Steelers TE Jesse James was teammates with Seahawks T Garry Gilliam (2012-13) and DT Jordan Hill (2012) at Penn State.
• Pittsburgh K Chris Boswell played collegiately with Seattle TE Luke Wilson at Rice for three years (2010-12).

PIT-SEA SERIES HIGHS
Passing Yards
Steelers: Ben Roethlisberger - 298 (9/18/2011)
Seahawks: Jim Zorn - 277 (11/08/1981)

Rushing Yards
Steelers: Jerome Bettis - 138 (9/27/1998)
Seahawks: Jon Vaughn - 131 (12/26/1993)

Receiving Yards
Steelers: Mike Wallace - 126 (9/18/2011)
Seahawks: Joey Galloway - 139 (9/27/1998)

WHAT TO LOOK FOR
FROM THE STEELERS
• With a win, the Steelers will improve to 430-275-2 during the regular season since 1970.
• The Steelers look to improve to 9-8 all-time against the Seahawks in the regular season and to 2-6 on the road.
• Pittsburgh will look to finish 4-0 against the NFC West in 2015 with a win over Seattle.

FROM HEAD COACH MIKE TOMLIN
• A win would improve Tomlin to 89-50 during the regular season, including 38-31 on the road.
• Coach Tomlin looks to improve to 3-0 in the regular season against Seattle and earn a win in his first appearance on the road vs. the Seahawks.
• With a win, would improve to 23-14 in the month of November and to 11-7 in the month on the road.
• Would improve to 7-2 in games following the bye week in his Steelers tenure since 2007.

FROM THE STEELERS OFFENSE
QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER
• Will break a tie with Dave Krieg (261) for sole possession of the 14th-most touchdown passes in NFL history with his next scoring toss.
• Is 113 passing yards shy of 2,000 in 2015 to extend his consecutive seasons with at least 2,000 passing yards to begin an NFL career to 12.
• With 3,000 passing yards in 2015, will become the fifth quarterback in NFL history to throw for 3,000 yards in 10 consecutive seasons.

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Wide receiver Antonio Brown made the highlight reel with a quick catch on a crossing route for a 56-yard touchdown with a little twist at the end...

WR ANTONIO BROWN**
• Is 100 receiving yards from becoming the third player in Steelers history with 6,500 (Hines Ward: 12,083 and John Stallworth: 8,723).
• With his next touchdown catch, will move into a tie for eighth in team history with Ray Mathews (34).
• With his next 100-yard game, will become the third player in in franchise history with 23-such performances in the regular season (Hines Ward – 29 and John Stallworth – 25).
• With 100 receptions in 2015, will extend his franchise record of consecutive seasons with at least 100 catches to three.
• With 110 catches in 2015, will become the second player in NFL history to record 110 or more receptions in three consecutive years (Wes Welker, 2007-09).
• With 125 receptions in 2015, would become the first player in NFL history to record back-to-back seasons of 125 catches or more.

TE HEATH MILLER
• Is 34 receptions from joining Hines Ward (1,000) as the second player in team history with 600.
• Needs six touchdown catches to become just the fourth player in Steelers history with 50.
• With 50 receptions in 2015, will record his fifth consecutive 50-catch season.

RB DeANGELO WILLIAMS
• Will record the 21st 100-yard rushing game of his career with his next 100-yard performance.

FROM THE STEELERS DEFENSE
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The best photos of Defensive End Cam Heyward from the 2015 season thus far.

DE CAMERON HEYWARD**
• With his next sack, will have recorded 5.0 quarterback takedowns or more in three straight seasons.

LB JAMES HARRISON
• One multi-sack game to break a tie with Jason Gildon (17) for the most such games in team history.

CB WILLIAM GAY
• Will match Rod Woodson (5) for the most interceptions returned for touchdowns in team history with his next pick six.

FROM THE STEELERS SPECIAL TEAMS
WR/PR ANTONIO BROWN
• Needs 198 punt return yards to move into second in team history (Antwaan Randle El, 1,650).
• One punt return for a touchdown to tie Antwaan Randle El (4) for the most in Steelers history.

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