Super Bowl XL participates set to meet Sunday

STEELERS-SEAHAWKS SERIES HISTORY
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Series History:Series began in 1977 *Overall Regular Season:Even, 8-8 At Pittsburgh:Steelers lead, 7-2 At Seattle:Seahawks lead, 6-1 Neutral Sites:n/a Streak:Steelers won previous two meetings Last Regular-Season Meeting:Sept. 18, 2011, in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh 24, Seattle 0 Postseason Series:Steelers lead, 1-0 Last Post-Season Meeting: Feb. 5, 2006, in Detroit - Super Bowl XL
Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10
*(preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)

This week's game marks the 17th time the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks will meet in the regular season...each of the teams have won eight of the previous 16 games...this week's game will mark the eighth road trip to Seattle for the Steelers, where the Seahawks are 6-1 vs. the Steelers.

THE LAST TIME VS. SEATTLE
Pittsburgh 24, Seattle 0
Sept. 18, 2011
Heinz Field (63,663)
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Photos from the last victory vs the Seahawks at Heinz Field on September 18th, 2011.

PITTSBURGH -** The Steelers won their ninth straight home open- er, shutting out the Seattle Seahawks 24-0 at Heinz Field. This was the team's first shutout since the 2008 season and the second- consecutive time the Seahawks have been shut out at Heinz Field.

On the Steelers' opening drive, QB Ben Roethlisberger led the team to the Seattle one-yard line but the Seahawks held the Steel- ers on fourth-and-goal. The Steelers responded on their next drive when RB Rashard Mendenhall scored from one-yard out to put the Steelers up 7-0. Mendenhall finished with a game-high 66 yards rushing and one touchdown.

The Steelers went up 14-0 in the second quarter when RB Isaac Redman scored on a 20-yard touchdown run. It was Redman's first career rushing touchdown. He finished the game with 49 yards rushing and one touchdown. Steelers' K Shaun Suisham added a 20-yard field goal late in the first half and the Steelers took a 17-0 lead into halftime.

The Steelers scored their final points when Roethlisberger found WR Mike Wallace for a two-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter. Wallace tied a career-high with eight receptions for 126 yards and one touchdown. The 126 receiving yards were the second-highest total of his career. Wallace also surpassed 100 yards receiving for the fifth consecutive regular-season game.

The Steelers defense did not budge against Seattle, only letting up 164 total yards (133 passing, 31 rushing). The 164 yards al- lowed are the third-lowest total since the start of the 2008 season. The defense added five sacks. NT Steve McLendon recorded his first career half-sack and LB James Harrison became just the seventh player in team history to reach 50 sacks with his sack of QB Tarvaris Jackson.

With the victory, Roethlisberger won his 70th game as a starting quarterback.

GAME SUMMARY

Seahawks(0-2) 0 0 0 0 0
STEELERS(1-1) 7 10 7 0 24

TEAM Q TIME PLAY DRIVE SCORE
PIT 1 3:28 Mendenhall 1 yd. run (Suisham kick) 9-60; 4:51 7-0
PIT 2 12:41 Redman 20 yd. run (Suisham kick) 6-53; 2:40 14-0
PIT 2 1:52 Suisham 20 yd. FG 14-81; 7:43 17-0
PIT 3 3:30 Wallace 2 yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick) 9-71; 5:47 24-0

PIT-SEA SERIES HIGHS
Passing Yards
Steelers: Ben Roethlisberger - 298 (9/18/2011)
Seahawks: Jim Zorn - 277 (11/08/1981)

Rushing Yards
Steelers: Jerome Bettis - 138 (9/27/1998)
Seahawks: Jon Vaughn - 131 (12/26/1993)

Receiving Yards
Steelers: Mike Wallace - 126 (9/18/2011)
Seahawks: Joey Galloway - 139 (9/27/1998)

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