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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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