Steelers shut out Rams in their last meeting

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A look at images from our 41-24 win over St. Louis on December 20, 2007.

STEELERS-RAMS SERIES HISTORY* Series History: Series began in 1938
Overall Regular Season: Rams lead, 15-7-2
At Pittsburgh: Steelers lead, 6-5-1
At St. Louis: Rams lead, 10-1-1
Neutral Sites: n/a
Streak: Steelers won previous two meetings
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Dec. 24, 2011 at Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh 27, St. Louis 0
Postseason Series: Steelers lead, 1-0
Last Post-Season Meeting: Jan. 20, 1980 - Super Bowl XIV
Pittsburgh 31, St. Louis 19
*(preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)

Pittsburgh and St. Louis will meet for the 25th time in regular season action during Week 3 of the 2015 season and for the first time since 2011...Sunday's game is a rematch of Super Bowl XIV - the fi rst of three 2015 regular season Super Bowl rematches featuring the Steelers...St. Louis leads the all-time series between the two clubs with an eight-game advantage, 15-7-2...this week's game will mark the second time Pittsburgh will have traveled to the Edward Jones Dome...the Steelers defeated the Rams in their lone matchup at the Edward Jones Dome in 2007, 41-24, on Dec. 20.

THE LAST TIME VS. ST. LOUIS
Pittsburgh 27, St. Louis 0
Dec. 24, 2011
Heinz Field (60,081)

PITTSBURGH – The Steelers, led by their running game and stingy defense, shut out the St. Louis Rams 27-0 in the final regular season home game at Heinz Field in 2011. This marked the 29th shutout for the Steelers since 1960, which is the second most in the NFL during that span. With the victory, the Steelers improved to 11-4 on the season, including a 7-1 record at home.

Steelers vs. Rams at Heinz Field

The Steelers took a 3-0 lead when K Shaun Suisham connected on a 21-yard field goal late in the first quarter. The Steelers increased their lead 10-0 when rookie RB John Clay scored on a 10-yard touchdown run midway through the second quarter. It was Clay's first career carry. The Steelers took a 10-0 lead into halftime.

Early in the third quarter, Suisham connected on a 49-yard field goal to give the Steelers a 13-0 lead. The Steelers then got two fourth quarter rushing touchdowns. RB Rashard Mendenhall scored the first on a one-yard run to give the Steelers a 20-0 lead, then RB Isaac Redman scored from two yards out to give the Steelers their final score.

Three Steelers running backs (Clay, Mendenhall and Redman) each scored a rushing touchdown, marking the first time since the 2008 season that three different Pittsburgh players each scored a rushing touchdown. The Steelers rushing attack finished with 169 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns.

QB Charlie Batch, filling in for injured QB Ben Roethlisberger, finished 15-of-22 for 208 yards, and improved to 5-2 as the Steelers starting quarterback. WR Antonio Brown set the franchise single-season record for all-purpose yards as he registered 77 all-purpose yards for the game to give him 2,048 on the season. Brown also surpassed 1,000 receiving yards on the season for the first time in his career.

The Steelers defense put together one of their most impressive performances of the season. They had three sacks and forced the Rams to punt seven times. They also allowed a season-low 68 net passing yards.

For the 12th time since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, the Steelers won at least seven regular-season home games, including the fourth time in the history of Heinz Field.

GAME SUMMARY

Rams (2-13)00000
STEELERS (11-4)3731427

TEAMQTIMEPLAYDRIVESCORE
PIT14:43Suisham 21 yd. FG10-76; 5:283-0
PIT26:50Clay 10 yd. run (Suisham kick)4-75; 1:5410-0
PIT39:19Suisham 49 yd. FG9-42; 5:4113-0
PIT48:58Mendenhall 1 yd. run (Suisham kick)3-51; 1:0020-0
PIT43:14Redman 2 yd. run (Suisham kick)9-63; 4:2827-0

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