Pittsburgh Steelers (3-1) vs. Cleveland Browns (1-4)
Date: Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010
Kickoff: 1 p.m., ET
Site: Heinz Field (65,050) • Pittsburgh, Pa.
Playing Surface: Natural Grass
TV Coverage: CBS-TV (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2)
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) Solomon Wilcots (color analyst)
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)
Spanish Radio: Grupo Imagen - Destrito Federal (Mexico City) XEDA-FM 90.5
Steelers-Browns complete game notes A Look at the Coaches
Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Overall regular-season record: 34-18 (.654)/fourth season
Regular-season record at Pittsburgh: 34-18 (.654)/fourth season
Playoff Record/Years: 3-1/two years
Cleveland Browns Head Coach Eric Mangini
Overall regular-season record: 29-40 (.420)/fifth season
Regular-season record at Cleveland: 6-15 (.286)/second season
Playoff Record/Years: n/a
Series History: Series began in 1950
Overall: Pittsburgh leads 58-56
At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 36-21
At Cleveland: Cleveland leads 35-22
Neutral Sites: n/a
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Dec. 10, 2009 (in Cleveland)
Cleveland 13, Pittsburgh 6
Postseason Series: Pittsburgh leads 2-0
(postseason record not included in overall series record)
Pittsburgh leads the all-time regular-season series 58-56...the Steelers had won 12 straight games in the series prior to the Week 14 setback last year in Cleveland...the Steelers have not
lost to the Browns at home since a 33-13 defeat in 2003...QB Ben Roethlisbergeris 10-1 against the Browns in his*career...Cleveland has not won the season series against the Steelers since defeating Pittsburgh 23-9 at Three Rivers Stadium and 27-7 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in 1988...Pittsburgh owns a 51-25 record against the Browns since the 1970 NFL *merger, including a 32-6 mark in Pittsburgh.
Steelers-Browns ConnectionsSteelers-Browns Connections: Several Steelers have ties to the Browns and the Cleveland area. Steelers with direct ties to the Browns and Cleveland/Ohio include assistant head coach/defensive line coach John Mitchell, who began his NFL coaching career as the Browns' defensive line coach from 1991-93. Linebackers coach Keith Butlercoached the Browns linebackers from 1999-02. Offensive coordinator Bruce Arianswas the Browns' offensive coordinator from 2001-03. Steelers DE Nick Easonplayed with the Browns from 2004-06. Steelers players from Ohio include QB Ben Roethlisberger(Cory Rawson, played at Miami, Ohio), LB James Harrison(Akron, played at Kent State) and S Will Allen(Dayton, played at Ohio State). CB Anthony Madisonspent a part of this season on the Browns' active roster. LB Thaddeus Gibsonalso played at Ohio State.
Browns with Steelers/Western Pennsylvania connections include running backs coach Gary Brown, who played at Penn State (1987-90).
What To Look For
PITTSBURGH TEAM NOTES
• The Steelers look to improve to 59-56 all-time against the Browns in the regular season.
• Pittsburgh looks for its seventh straight win at home against the Cleveland Browns.
• The Steelers look to improve to 53-24 (including playoffs) against the Browns since the NFL merger in 1970.
• The Steelers look to improve to 9-1 at Heinz Field in the regular season against the Browns.
• Pittsburgh looks to improve to 21-6 in the regular season at Heinz Field during the Mike Tomlinera.
PITTSBURGH INDIVIDUAL NOTES
WR Hines Ward
• Needs one touchdown to move into sole possession of second place ahead of RB Jerome Bettis on the team's all-time touchdowns list. Ward (79 receiving, one rushing) and Bettis each have 80 career touchdowns with the Steelers.
• Needs one reception to tie Art Monk (183) for fourth on the NFL's all-time list for consecutive games with at least one catch. Ward has currently caught at least one pass in a team-record 182 consecutive games.
TE Heath Miller
• Needs 59 receiving yards to move into second place on the team's all-time list for tight ends. He currently has 2,821 career receiving yards, trailing only Bennie Cunningham (2,879) and Elbie Nickel (5,133).
DE Aaron Smith
• Needs 2.5 sacks to move into seventh place on the team's all-time sack list ahead of Dwight White (46.0). Smith currently has 44.0 career sacks.
K Jeff Reed
• Needs three field goals to become just the second kicker in team history to have at least 200 career field goals. Reed currently has 197 career field goals and trails only Gary Anderson (309).
• Needs four PATs to reach 300 for his career, becoming just the second kicker in team history to have at least 300 PATs. Reed currently has 296 career PATs and trails only Gary Anderson (416).
• Needs 13 points to reach 900 career points, which is second on the team's all-time list behind only Gary Anderson (1,343).