Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-4)Date: Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011Kickoff: 1:00 p.m., ETSite: Heinz Field (65,500) • Pittsburgh, Pa.Playing Surface: GrassTV Coverage: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2)Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play)*Dan Fouts (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)National Radio: Westwood OneAnnouncers: Kevin Kugler (play-by-play) Mark Malone (color analyst)Spanish Radio*: Grupo Imagen - Destrito
Steelers notes for Jaguars game
Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike TomlinOverall regular-season record: 46-23 (.667)/fifth seasonRegular-season record at Pittsburgh: 46-23 (.667)/fifth seasonPlayoff Record/Years: 5-2/three yearsJacksonville Jaguars Head Coach Jack Del RioOverall regular-season record: 67-69 (.493)/ninth seasonRegular-season record at Jacksonville: 67-69 (.493)/ninth seasonPlayoff Record/Years: 1-2/two years
SERIES HISTORYSeries History: Series began in 1995
Overall: Jacksonville leads 11-9
At Pittsburgh: Even at 5-5
At Jacksonville: Jacksonville leads 7-4
Neutral Sites: n/a
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Oct. 5, 2008 (in Jacksonville) Pittsburgh 26, Jacksonville 21
Postseason Series: 0-1
Last Postseason Meeting: Jan. 5, 2008 (in Pittsburgh)
Jacksonville 31, Pittsburgh 29 (Wild Card Playoffs)
(postseason record not included in overall series record)
Pittsburgh is 9-11 versus the Jacksonville Jaguars during the regular season, including 5-4 at home...since 2002, the Steelers and Jaguars have played seven times, including the postseason, and each game has been decided by less than 10 points, with four of
those games having a point differential of five points or less...the Steelers and Jaguars have met only once in the postseason, with Jacksonville winning 31-29 at Heinz Field in
2008...under Head Coach Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh is 1-1 against the Jaguars during
the regular season...last time Jacksonville played at Heinz Field during the regular season was on Dec. 16, 2007, winning 29-22.
PITTSBURGH-JACKSONVILLE CONNECTIONSLOCAL CONNECTIONS
• Jaguars offensive assistant Ron Hellerplayed collegiately at Penn State University from 1980-1983.
• Jaguars LB Paul Poslusznywas born in Aliquippa, Pa. and played at Hopewell High School. Posluszny played collegiately at Penn State University from 2003-2006.
• Jaguars LB Clint Sessionplayed collegiately at the University of Pittsburgh from 2003-2006.
• Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey, OT Max Starksand OT Marcus Gilbertall played collegiately at the University of Florida, which is just over 70 miles from Jacksonville.
• Pittsburgh LB Lawrence Timmonsand CB Bryant McFadden spent their college days around 160 miles from Jacksonville at Florida State University.
• Steelers CB William Gayis from Tallahassee, Fla.
• Jaguars running backs coach Earnest Bynerwas on the Washington Redskins staff when Steelers K Shaun Suishamwas playing for the Redskins from 2006-2007.
• Jaguars defensive line coach Joe Cullenwas on the Detroit Lions' staff from 2006-2007 when Steelers OT Jonathan Scott played for the Lions.
• Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeauand Jaguars linebackers coach Mark Duffnerwere on the Cincinnati Bengals's staff together from 1997-2002. LeBeau was the head coach of the Bengals from 2000-2002.
• Steelers tight ends coach James Danieland Jaguars assistant defensive backs coach Thom Kaumeyerwere on the Atlanta Falcons' staff together from 2001-2002.
• Jaguars special teams coordinator Russ Purnellwas on the Seattle Seahawks' coaching staff from 1986-1987 when Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butlerwas a linebacker for the Seahawks. Purnell was also on the Baltimore Ravens' staff in 2001, along with Jaguars Head Coach Jack Del Rio, when Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lakewas playing safety for the Ravens.
• Steelers special teams coach Al Everestand Jaguars quarterbacks coach Mike Sheppardwere on the New Orleans Saints' staff together from 2002-2005.
• Jaguars wide receivers coach Johnny Coxwas on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' staff in 2008 when Steelers S Will Allenwas playing for the Buccaneers.
• Steelers WR Arnaz Battleand Jaguars DL Jeremy Minceywere teammates with the San Francisco 49ers in 2006. Battle was also teammates at San Francisco with Jaguars WR Jason Hill from 2007-2009. Steelers special teams coach Al Everestwas on the 49ers' staff from 2007-2009 as well.
• Steelers S Will Allenand Jaguars QB Luke McCownwere teammates with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2005-2008.
• Jaguars LB Paul Poslusznyplayed for the Buffalo Bills from 2007-2009 when Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kuglerwas on the Bills' staff.
• Jaguars defensive assistant Craig Aukermancoached at Miami University (Ohio) from 2001-2002 when Steelers QB Ben Roethlisbergerwas the quarterback for the Red Hawks.
• Jaguars defensive coordinator Mel Tuckerwas on the Ohio State University staff from 2001-2003 when Steelers S Will Allen was on the Buckeyes' football team. Jaguars defensive quality control coach Brandon Blaneywas also on the Ohio State U.versity staff in 2001.
• Jaguars tight ends coach Rob Boraswas on the University of Texas staff in 1997 when Steelers NT Casey Hamptonwas on the Longhorns' football team.
• Steelers quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtnerand Jaguars defensive line coach Joe Cullenwere on the Memphis Tigers' coaching staff together in 2001. Cullen also coached at LSU in 1999 when Steelers S Ryan Clarkwas on the Tigers' football team.
• Jaguars offensive line coach Andy Heckwas on the University of Virginia coaching staff from 2001-2003 when Steelers TE Heath Millerwas on the Cavaliers' football team.
• Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kuglerplayed for the University of Texas El-Paso from 1986-1988 when Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetterwas on the Miners' coaching staff.
• Steelers CB Bryant McFaddenand Jaguars FB Greg Jones were teammates at Florida State University from 2000-2003.
• Steelers LB Chris Carterand Jaguars WR Chastin Westwere teammates at Fresno State University from 2007-2009.
• Steelers CB William Gayand Jaguars G/C Jason Spitzwere teammates at the University of Louisville from 2003-2005. Gay and Spitz were also teammates with Jaguars FB/RB Brock Bolen in 2005.
• Steelers DE Ziggy Hoodand Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbertand CB Kevin Rutlandwere teammates at the University of Missouri in 2008.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
PITTSBURGH TEAM NOTES• The Steelers look to improve to 327-207 all-time against AFC opponents.
• Pittsburgh looks to earn its third victory in the last four games against an AFC South opponent and improve to 12-10 against the division since it formed in 2002.
• The Steelers look to improve to 6-5 at home against the AFC South.
• Pittsburgh's defense will look to hold their fifth straight opponent to 20 points or less (0, 20, 17, 17).
PITTSBURGH INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Head Coach Mike Tomlin
•Will attempt to improve his record to 7-4 against the AFC South (4- 2 at home) and 2-1 against the Jaguars during the regular season, including 1-1 at Heinz Field.
QB Ben Roethlisberger
•Will look for sixth consecutive game with at least 200 yards passing which will tie his career best streak of 200-yard passing games to open a season, set in 2009.
•Needs 122 passing yards to become the second quarterback in Steelers' history to reach 24,000 yards (Terry Bradshaw, 27,989).
•Is 28 pass attempts shy of 3,000 for his career, making him the second quarterback in franchise history to reach the mark (Bradshaw, 3,901).
RB Rashard Mendenhall
• Needs one rushing touchdown to tie Rocky Bleier (23) for the ninth-most in team history.
• Is 106 yards away from passing Tom Tracy (2,717) for the 13th most career rushing yards in franchise history.
WR Mike Wallace
• With 100 yards receiving will record his 12th 100-yard receiving game of his career and the fourth of this season. With 12 100-yard receiving games, Wallace will tie Plaxico Burress and Lynn Swann for the fourth most in franchise history. If Wallace records at least 100 yards receiving it will be his seventh 100 yard receiving game in the last nine regular season games. Below is the numbers from Wallace's last eight regular-season games:
WR Hines Ward
• Needs 13 receiving yards to surpass Hall of Famer Michael Irvin (11,904) for 19th in NFL history.
• 108 yards shy of 12,000 career receiving yards, making Ward the 18th player in NFL history to reach the mark.
TE Heath Miller• After becoming the seventh player and only the second tight end*in Steelers history to reach 300 career receptions, is five receptions shy of tying Franco Harris (306) for sixth place in franchise *history.
RB Jonathan Dwyer• After recording his first career 100-yard rushing performance last*week versus Tennessee, will look to become the first Steelers running back to register back-to-back 100-yard games since Willie Parker in 2008 (138 vs. Hou, 9/7/08; 105 at Cle, 9/14/08).LB James Harrison• Needs 2.5 sacks to tie Greg Lloyd (53.5) for the sixth-highest career total in team history.SS Troy Polamalu • After returning a fumble 16 yards for the second fumble returned for a touchdown of his career vs. Indianapolis, is one away from tying Jason Gildon (3) for the most fumbles returned for touchdowns in franchise history.• Needs one touchdown to move into a tie for the second-most defensive touchdowns in Steelers history:• One interception shy of tying Jack Lambert (28) for the ninth-most *in Steelers' history.
• Needs one interception return for a touchdown to tie Carnell Lake, Dwayne Woodruff, Deshea Townsend and Tony Campagno (3) for the third-most in franchise history.
• Needs 41 yards to surpass Chad Scott (368) for the ninth-most interception return yards in a career in Steelers' history.
LB LaMarr Woodley• Needs 2.0 sacks to catch teammate Aaron Smith (44.0) for the*ninth most all-time.• After recording the 13th multi-sack game of his career during the regular season last week versus Tennessee (1.5), looks to register multiple sacks in back-to -back games for the first time in the *regular season since 12/27/09 (2.0)-1/3/10 (2.0).