Steelers take on Ravens in Baltimore

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STEELERS at RAVENS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2009 KICKOFF 8:20 P.M. M&T BANK STADIUM

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Steelers (6-4) vs. Ravens (5-5)
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Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4) at Baltimore Ravens (5-5)
Date: Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009
Kickoff: 8:20 p.m. (ET)
Site: M&T Bank Stadium (71,008) • Baltimore, Md.
Playing Surface: Sportexe Momentum
TV Coverage: NBC (locally WPXI-TV, channel 11)
Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play) Cris Collinsworth (color analyst) Andrea Kremer (sideline)
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 Radio Acir (Mexico City) 88.9 FM

 
A Look at the Coaches
Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Overall Regular-season Record: 28-14 (.667)/third season
Regular-season Record at Pittsburgh: 28-14 (.667)/third season
Playoff Record/Years: 3-1/two years
 
Baltimore Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh
Overall Regular-Season Record: 16-10 (.615)/second season
Regular-Season Record at Baltimore: 16-10 (.615)/second season
Playoff Record/Years: 2-1/one year
 
 
Series History
Series History: Series began in 1996
Overall: Pittsburgh leads 16-10
At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 9-4
At Baltimore: Pittsburgh leads 7-6
Neutral Sites: n/a
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Dec. 14, 2008 (in Baltimore)
Pittsburgh 13, Baltimore 9
Postseason Series: Pittsburgh leads 2-0
*(postseason record not included in overall series record)
Pittsburgh owns a 16-10 record all-time against the Baltimore Ravens in the regular season, including a 9-4 mark at home and a 7-6 record on the road...the Steelers had lost five straight at
Baltimore before a 13-9 victory at M&T Bank Stadium last season...the Steelers have won two straight in the regular season against the Ravens and three of the past four, but are just 1-5 in their last six games in Baltimore...the Steelers have swept the season series four times (1997, 1998, 2002, 2008)...the Ravens swept the 2006 season series, marking the first 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 Connections
* Steelers-Ravens Connections: Several Steelers have ties to the Ravens and the Baltimore area. Steelers with direct ties to the Ravens and Baltimore/Maryland includeLB James Harrison, who signed with the Ravens after the 2003 NFL season and was allocated by Baltimore to the NFL Europe League in 2004.

Ravens with ties to the Steelers or Western Pa. include
QB Joe Flacco, who started his collegiate career at Pitt before transferringto Delaware. Strength and conditioning coachBob Rogucki coached at Penn State (1981), while assistant strength andconditioning coachJohn Dunn played at Penn State (1974-77)and later coached for the Nittany Lions (1978). Wide receiverscoachJim 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 17-10 all-time against the Ravens and 8-6 on the road.
• The Steelers look for their second straight win in Baltimore following last year's 13-9 victory at M&T Bank Stadium.
• The Steelers look to improve to 3-3 on the road this year.
• Pittsburgh looks to snap a current two-game losing streak.
 
 
PITTSBURGH INDIVIDUAL NOTES
 
LB James Harrison
• Needs two sacks to move into ninth place on the team's all-time sack list ahead of Ernie Holmes (40.0). Harrison currently has 38.5 career sacks, including a team-high 10 this season.
 
WR Hines Ward
• Needs one 100-yard receiving game to tie the team's all-time record held by Hall of Famer John Stallworth (25). Ward currently has 24 career 100-yard receiving games.
• Needs 202 receiving yards to give him 1,000 yards receiving on the year, marking the second straight year he would accomplish the feat. It would also give him his sixth career 1,000-yard receiving season, the most in team history.
• Needs one touchdown to move into fifth place on the team's all-time scoring list ahead of former RB Jerome Bettis (482 points). Ward currently has 478 career points (78 touchdowns, five 2-pt. conversions.
QB Ben Roethlisberger
• Needs one 300-yard passing game to break the team's single season record. He currently has four 300-yard passing games this season, which is tied with Tommy Maddox (2003) and Neil O'Donnell (1995).
 
TE Heath Miller*
• Needs 75 receiving yards to break his single-season career record for yards (566 in 2007). Miller currently has 492 receiving yards this year.

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