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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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Jamaal CharlesSep 19 03:05p

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Josh GordonSep 19 03:02p

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's suspension has officially been reduced from 16 games to 10 games, according to the NFL and NFL Players Association.

Josh McCownSep 19 03:02p

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (thumb) will start Week 4 if he is healthy enough to play, according to head coach Lovie Smith.

C. WhitehurstSep 19 03:02p

Tennessee Titans CB Jason McCourty (groin) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and is questionable for Week 3. QB Charlie Whitehurst (finger) and LB Wesley Woodyard (ankle) fully [ More ]

Colin ColeSep 19 02:52p

Carolina Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker (thigh) is listed as doubtful for Week 3. WR Jason Avant (thigh) and WR Jerricho Cotchery (thigh) are listed as questionable, while OT Byron [ More ]

Keith RiversSep 19 02:52p

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Jordan CameronSep 19 02:42p

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Wes WelkerSep 19 02:42p

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) has practiced with the team all week and is ready to play in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks. He practiced in full [ More ]

DeAngelo WilliamsSep 19 02:32p

Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (thigh) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 19, and is listed as questionable for Week 3.

Todd HerremansSep 19 02:22p

Philadelphia Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks (calf) has been ruled out for Week 3. WR Josh Huff (shoulder) is listed as doubtful, OT Matt Tobin (ankle) and SS Earl Wolff [ More ]

DeSean JacksonSep 19 02:22p

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Steve WeatherfordSep 19 02:12p

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Odell Beckham Jr.Sep 19 02:12p

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and has been ruled out for Week 3.

Ben TateSep 19 01:32p

Cleveland Browns RB Ben Tate (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and has been ruled out for Week 3.

Josh McCownSep 19 01:22p

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (thumb) is scheduled to have an MRI on a thumb injury Friday, Sept. 19. The belief is that the thumb is sprained.

DeSean JacksonSep 19 12:42p

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Jordan ReedSep 19 12:42p

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) has been ruled out of Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

John AbrahamSep 19 12:32p

Arizona Cardinals LB John Abraham (concussion) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Sept. 19.

Jonathan DwyerSep 19 12:22p

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Josh McCownSep 19 12:02p

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Paul KrugerSep 19 11:42a

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A.J. GreenSep 19 10:52a

Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) said he feels good Friday, Sept. 19, and is ready to play in Week 3.

Shaun HillSep 19 09:42a

St. Louis Rams QB Shaun Hill (thigh) will be a game-time decision in Week 3.

Cam NewtonSep 19 09:32a

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Julio JonesSep 19 09:12a

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Bobby RaineySep 19 09:02a

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Josh McCownSep 19 03:22a

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Shelby HarrisSep 19 02:32a

Although the Oakland Raiders waived DE Shelby Harris, the team may still re-sign him back to the practice squad.

Emmanuel AchoSep 19 12:42a

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Derek CoxSep 19 12:32a

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LaMichael JamesSep 18 11:32p

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