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Steelers-Jets Capsule

By The Associated Press
    2013-10-10 11:26

PITTSBURGH (0-4) at NEW YORK JETS (3-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Jets by 2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Pittsburgh 0-4, New York 4-1

SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 18-4

LAST MEETING - Steelers won 27-10, Sept. 16, 2012

LAST WEEK - Steelers had bye; Jets beat Falcons 30-28

AP PRO32 RANKING - Steelers No. 29; Jets No. 17

STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (31), PASS (9)

STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (25), PASS (5)

JETS OFFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (11), PASS (19)

JETS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (2), PASS (13)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Steelers looking to win third straight matchup with Jets, including AFC championship game in 2010 season. ... Steelers hoping to avoid first 0-5 start since 1968, when team lost first six and finished 2-11-1. Chuck Noll was hired as coach for next season and Steelers became championship force. ... Pittsburgh looking for 600th win in franchise history, including postseason, and would become just fourth team in NFL history to achieve mark - and first from AFC. ... Steelers last played two weeks ago in London, 34-27 loss to Minnesota at Wembley Stadium. ... Coach Mike Tomlin has tweaked lineup, including having DE Cameron Heyward start, having LT Mike Adams sit while Kelvin Beachum and newly acquired Levi Brown get shot at Adams' spot. ... QB Ben Roethlisberger 4-2 against Jets in career. Needs four TD passes to join Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw (212) as only Steelers to reach 200. Passed Bradshaw for franchise mark for most passing attempts with 3,924. Has thrown for 375 yards or more in consecutive games for first time. ... WR Antonio Brown had career-best 12 catches vs. Vikings and looks to join Hines Ward (2002) as only players in team history with at least 10 receptions in consecutive games. ... WR Jerricho Cotchery, who played for Jets from 2004-10, looking for back-to-back 100 yard receiving games for first time. ... RB Le'Veon Bell had two TD runs vs. Vikings, most by Steelers rookie in NFL debut. ... TE Heath Miller needs one TD catch to become fifth player in team history to reach 40 for career. ... Steelers only team without defensive takeaway, and have league-low four sacks. ... Jets' Geno Smith became second rookie QB to win on road on Monday night, leads league with three go-ahead drives in fourth quarter, including two that won games as time expired. Smith was selected AFC offensive player of week after throwing three TD passes with no turnovers vs. Falcons. In last three games in fourth quarter, Smith is 19 of 23 (82.6 percent) for 234 yards with three TDs, no INTs and 148.6 QB rating. ... With 330 yards rushing, RB Bilal Powell ranks 11th in NFL and fourth in AFC. ... TE Jeff Cumberland looking for third straight game with TD reception. ... Jets' defense ranks second in league with 76.2 yards rushing allowed, and leads NFL by allowing average of 3.0 per attempt. Jets have allowed fewest runs of 10-plus yards with seven. ... DL Muhammad Wilkerson leads team with four sacks, and has seven in last 10 games. ... K Nick Folk's 43-yard winner vs. Falcons made him 11 for 11 this season, and was sixth winning kick since joining Jets in 2010.

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Fantasy Football Player Notes RSS FeedPLAYER NOTES

Peyton ManningDec 18 07:22p

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (thigh, illness) said his illness is behind him, and he was receiving treatment for his thigh Thursday, Dec. 18. Head coach John Fox called Manning day-to-day.

Roy MillerDec 18 07:12p

The Jacksonville Jaguars have declared DL Andre Branch, CB Jeremy Harris, SS Matt Daniels, DL Roy Miller, CB Teddy Williams, WR Tommy Streeter, OG Tyler Shatley inactive for Week 16.

Tommy StreeterDec 18 07:12p

The Jacksonville Jaguars have declared DL Andre Branch, CB Jeremy Harris, SS Matt Daniels, DL Roy Miller, CB Teddy Williams, WR Tommy Streeter, OG Tyler Shatley inactive for Week 16.

Kendall WrightDec 18 07:12p

Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright (hand) is active for Week 16 after being limited in practice all week.

Frank GoreDec 18 07:02p

San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (concussion) continues through the concussion protocol this week, but head coach Jim Harbaugh anticipates Gore suiting up in Week 16 against the San [ More ]

Julius ThomasDec 18 06:52p

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) played just 29 snaps in Week 15; only ten of them were pass routes, according to Pro Football Focus.

Rashad JenningsDec 18 06:12p

New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18.

Carlos HydeDec 18 05:52p

San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18.

DeAndre HopkinsDec 18 05:42p

Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) did not practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 18.

Blake BortlesDec 18 04:22p

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles has earned positive reviews from the team in his rookie season after being thrust into the spotlight early this year. 'That is not the [ More ]

Jay CutlerDec 18 04:12p

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler was benched just for this week against the Detroit Lions, according to head coach Marc Trestman. Cutler will be active and serve as the [ More ]

DeAngelo WilliamsDec 18 04:02p

Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hand) will be fitted cast that he can play with on his injured hand. Williams still has not caught a pass with the injured [ More ]

Rashad JenningsDec 18 04:02p

New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (ankle) has not been able to do any running this week, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

Ryan MathewsDec 18 03:42p

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.

Cam NewtonDec 18 02:52p

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 18, and appears to be on track to start in Week 16, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

DeMarco MurrayDec 18 02:42p

Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand), who was expected to take some team snaps in practice Thursday, Dec. 18, is in no more risk if he plays in Week [ More ]

Cam NewtonDec 18 02:12p

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (back) said he is not dealing with any pain in his back but is taking things one day at a time. Newton said he [ More ]

Peyton ManningDec 18 02:02p

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (thigh) left practice early Thursday, Dec. 18, because he is receiving a scheduled day of rest. Manning was not limping when he was walking to the locker room.

LeSean McCoyDec 18 01:32p

Philadelphia Eagles RB Chris Polk appears to have become the team's goal-line back of late, and two of the three snaps he played in Week 15 led to short [ More ]

Chris PolkDec 18 01:32p

Philadelphia Eagles RB Chris Polk appears to have become the team's goal-line back of late, and two of the three snaps he played in Week 15 led to short [ More ]

Cam NewtonDec 18 01:22p

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (back) had an increased set of repetitions in practice Thursday, Dec. 18, and it looks like he's on track to play in Week 16 [ More ]

Rashad JenningsDec 18 12:52p

New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (ankle) is not participating in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.

Andre JohnsonDec 18 12:52p

Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (concussion) has cleared the leagues concussion protocol and will play in the team's Week 16 game.

Julio JonesDec 18 12:12p

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) is not participating in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.

Case KeenumDec 18 10:03a

Houston Texans QB Case Keenum is expected to start in Week 16.

Philip RiversDec 18 09:22a

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back) is battling a back injury that is more severe than the team has acknowledged, according to a league source. Rivers' back injury [ More ]

LeSean McCoyDec 18 01:03a

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy opened practice on the sidelines Wednesday, Dec. 17, while RB Chris Polk opened with first-team reps. After practice McCoy did not seem too concerned. [ More ]

Ronnie HillmanDec 18 01:03a

The Denver Broncos are hopeful RB Ronnie Hillman (foot) will be able to return for the Week 16 game against the Cincinnati Bengals Monday, Dec. 22, or for the [ More ]

Drew StantonDec 17 07:33p

Arizona Cardinals QB Drew Stanton (knee) said this injury is different from any other he's ever had, and he said it's too soon to know if he could return [ More ]

Carlos HydeDec 17 07:03p

San Francisco 49ers RBs Frank Gore (concussion) and Carlos Hyde (ankle) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Jay CutlerDec 17 06:43p

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler will be benched in favor of QB Jimmy Clausen in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions, according to a source.

Jimmy ClausenDec 17 06:43p

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler will be benched in favor of QB Jimmy Clausen in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions, according to a source.

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