Pittsburgh Steelers (3-0) vs. Baltimore Ravens (2-1)
Date: Sunday, Oct. 3, 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: Jim Nantz (play-by-play) Phil Simms (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
National Radio: Sports USA Radio
Announcers: Bob Fitzgerald (play-by-play) Ross Tucker (color) Tony Graziani (sideline)Steelers-Ravens complete game notes:
A Look at the Coaches
Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Overall regular-season record: 34-17 (.667)/fourth season
Regular-season record at Pittsburgh: 34-17 (.667)/fourth season
Playoff Record/Years: 3-1/two years
Baltimore Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh
Overall Regular-season Record: 22-13 (.629)/third season
Regular-season Record at Baltimore: 22-13 (.629)/third season
Playoff Record/Years: 3-2/two years
Series History: Series began in 1996
Overall: Pittsburgh leads 17-11
At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 10-4
At Baltimore: Series tied 7-7
Neutral Sites: n/a
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Dec. 27, 2009 (in Pittsburgh)
Pittsburgh 23, Baltimore 20
Postseason Series: Pittsburgh leads 2-0
(postseason record not included in overall series record)
Pittsburgh owns a 17-11 record all-time against the Baltimore Ravens in the regular season, including a 10-4 mark at home and a 7-7 record on the road...the Steelers have won three straight regular-season games in the series history at Heinz Field, including a 23-20 victory in Week 16 last year...the Steelers have swept the season series four times (1997, 1998, 2002, 2008)...the Ravens swept the 2006 season series, marking the only time Pittsburgh had been swept in the series...the Steelers defeated the Ravens three times in 2008, including a 23-14 victory in the AFC Championship Game at Heinz Field...Pittsburgh is 2-0 all-time in the postseason against the Ravens.
Steelers-Ravens ConnectionsSteelers-Ravens Connections: Several Steelers have ties to the Ravens and the Baltimore area. Steelers with direct ties to the Ravens and Baltimore/Maryland include LB James Harrison, who signed with the Ravens after the 2003 NFL season and was allocated by Baltimore to the NFL Europe League in 2004. RB Isaac Redmanplayed at Bowie State.
Ravens with ties to the Steelers or Western Pa. include QB Joe Flacco, who started his collegiate career at Pitt before transferring*to Delaware. Strength and conditioning coachBob Rogucki coached at Penn State (1981), while assistant strength and conditioning coachJohn Dunn played at Penn State (1974-77) and later coached for the Nittany Lions (1978). Wide receivers coachJim Hostler was born in Pittsburgh and played (1986-89) *and coached (1990-92, 94-99) at IUP.
What To Look For
PITTSBURGH TEAM NOTES
• The Steelers look to improve to 18-11 all-time against the Ravens.
• Pittsburgh looks for its fourth straight regular-season win against Baltimore at home.
• The Steelers look to improve to 11-4 against the Ravens at home.
• Pittsburgh looks to improve to 4-0 for just the fourth time in team history and the first time since 1979.
• The Steelers look for their seventh straight regular-season win, dating back to last season.
• Pittsburgh looks to improve to 21-5 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.
TE Heath Miller
• Needs 91 receiving yards to move into second place on the team's all-time list for tight ends. He currently has 2,789 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 six PATs to reach 300 for his career, becoming just the second kicker in team history to have at least 300 PATs. Reed currently has 294 career PATs and trails only Gary Anderson (416).
• Needs 15 points to reach 900 career points, which is second on the team's all-time list behind only Gary Anderson (1,343).