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Steelers take on Dolphins in Miami


Pittsburgh Steelers (4-1) at Miami Dolphins (3-2)

Date: Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010

Kickoff: 1 p.m., ET

Site: Sun Life Stadium (75,192) • Miami Gardens, Fla.

Playing Surface: Grass (PAT)

TV Coverage: CBS-TV (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2)

Announcers: Greg Gumbel (play-by-play) Dan Dierdorf (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 One Radio

Announcers: Howard David (play-by-play) Tony Boselli (color analyst)

Spanish Radio: Grupo Imagen - Destrito Federal (Mexico City) XEDA-FM 90.5Steelers notes for Dolphins game 

A Look at the Coaches:

Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin

Overall regular-season record: 35-18 (.660)/fourth season

Regular-season record at Pittsburgh: 35-18 (.660)/fourth season

Playoff Record/Years: 3-1/two years

Miami Dolphins Head Coach Tony Sparano

Overall regular-season record: 21-16 (.568)/third season

Regular-season record at Miami: 21-16 (.568)/third season

Playoff Record/Years: 0-1/one year

Series Notes

Series History: Series began in 1971

Overall: Pittsburgh leads 11-9

At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 6-2

At Miami: Miami leads 7-5

Neutral Sites: n/a

Last Regular-Season Meeting: Jan. 3, 2010 (in Miami)

Pittsburgh 30, Miami 24

Postseason Series: Miami leads 2-1

(postseason record not included in overall series record)

The Steelers lead the all-time series 11-9, but the Dolphins hold a 7-5 advantage in Miami...Pittsburgh won the most recent matchup between the two teams, 30-24, on Jan. 3, 2010 (2009 season finale)...Pittsburgh has won two straight on the road in the series...Pittsburgh won the previous game between these two in Miami, 13-3, on Sept. 26, 2004, a game which saw QB Ben Roethlisbergercomplete 12-of-22 passes for 163 yards with one touchdown and one interception in his first NFL start...Pittsburgh has won four straight games in the series and five of the past six...the Steelers are 5-2 in their past seven trips to Miami...overall, the Steelers have won nine of the last 12 games in the series

Steelers-Dolphins ConnectionsSteelers-Dolphins Connections: Several Steelers have ties to the Dolphins and the Miami area.

Steelers with direct ties to the Dolphins and the Miami area include OT Max Starks, who played at Florida and is from Orlando. C Maurkice Pounceyalso played for the Gators and is from Lakeland. CB Bryant McFadden(Hollywood, Fla.) and LB Lawrence Timmonswent to Florida State. CB William Gay (Tallahassee) and WR Antonio Brown(Miami) hail from Florida.

Dolphins with ties to the Steelers or Western Pa. include FB Lousaka Politealso played at Woodland Hills and played*collegiately at Pitt.DE Jared Odrick,TE Mickey Shuler andLB Cameron Wake *went to Penn State.


What To Look For

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• The Steelers look to improve to 5-1 for the second time in the past three years (2008).

• The Steelers look to improve to 12-9 all-time against the Dolphins in the regular season.

• Pittsburgh looks for its third straight win on the road in the series and looks to improve to 6-7 on the road against the Dolphins.

• The Steelers look for their fifth straight win overall against the Dolphins.

• The Steelers look to improve to a perfect 3-0 on the road this year and for the first time since winning their first four road games in 2005.


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WR Hines Ward

• Needs one reception to take sole possession of fourth place on the NFL's all-time list for consecutive games with at least one catch. He has currently caught at least one pass in a team-record 183 consecutive games, which is tied for fourth place with Hall of Famer Art Monk.

• Needs one touchdown to surpass 500 career points, becoming just the fifth player in team history to achieve the feat. He currently ranks fifth all-time on the Steelers' scoring list with 496 points.

TE Heath Miller

• Needs nine receiving yards to move into second place on the team's all-time list for tight ends. He currently has 2,871 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 nine points to reach 900 career points, which is second on the team's all-time list behind only Gary Anderson (1,343).

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