2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Steelers-Patriots Capsule

By The Associated Press
    2013-10-31 12:45

PITTSBURGH (2-5) at NEW ENGLAND (6-2)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Patriots by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Pittsburgh 2-5, New England 4-4

SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 15-11

LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Patriots 25-17, Oct. 30, 2011

LAST WEEK - Raiders beat Steelers 21-18; Patriots beat Dolphins 27-17

AP PRO32 RANKING - Steelers No. 27(tie), Patriots No. 9

STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (30), PASS (13T)

STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (27), PASS (2)

PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (12), PASS (23)

PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (31), PASS (5)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Both quarterbacks face team they've done well against. Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 12 TDs and three INTs with 95.3 passer rating in six career games vs. Patriots. In his last three games against Steelers, Tom Brady has thrown nine TDs, no INTs and has 115.9 rating. ... Steelers are 14-2 since 2011 when rushing for at least 100 yards. They've run more than 80 yards once this year, but face weak Patriots run defense. ... WR Antonio Brown leads NFL with 56 receptions. ... One more TD pass makes Roethlisberger second Steeler with 200. Terry Bradshaw threw 212. ... Steelers cut former Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko after he had punt partially blocked when he bobbled snap last Sunday. Mat McBriar was signed Tuesday. ... Pittsburgh must get off to better start, being outscored 54-19 in first quarter, 84-54 in first half this season. ... Brady's 116 yards passing last Sunday were his fewest in four years. He's averaged 316 yards passing in last three games against Pittsburgh. ... Right tackle Sebastian Vollmer joined defensive tackle Vince Wilfork and linebacker Jerod Mayo as key starters on injured reserve. ... TE Rob Gronkowski has 10 catches in two games since missing first six recovering from forearm and back surgeries. ... Patriots have takeaway in each of last 35 games, NFL's longest current streak. ... Patriots rushed for 152 yards against Miami, third time this season they went over 150 ... Stevan Ridley has rushed for four TDs in three games, while Brandon Bolden has run for one in each of last two games. ... CB Aqib Talib tied for NFL lead with four INTs despite missing last two games with hip injury. ... Rookie Ryan Allen, who beat out Mesko, has 12th-best gross punting average in NFL. Mesko was 31st.

---

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL

Fantasy Football Player Notes RSS FeedPLAYER NOTES

D'Qwell JacksonOct 1 03:33p

Indianapolis Colts LB D'Qwell Jackson (rest) and DT Arthur Jones (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 1. LB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring) was limited during practice, while OG [ More ]

Chad GreenwayOct 1 03:23p

Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway (hand, rib) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 1, and has been ruled out for the team's Week 5 game. FB Jerome Felton [ More ]

Jake LockerOct 1 02:43p

Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (wrist) was throwing during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Steve WeatherfordOct 1 02:43p

New York Giants LB Jon Beason (foot, toe), LB Devon Kennard (hamstring) and P Steve Weatherford (ankle) all were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Jarrett BoykinOct 1 02:23p

Green Bay Packers WR Jarrett Boykin (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 1, and has been ruled out for the team's Week 5 game. LB Josh Boyd [ More ]

Knowshon MorenoOct 1 01:53p

Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (elbow) said he is about four weeks away from returning.

Knowshon MorenoOct 1 01:23p

Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (elbow) was not participating during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Oct. 1. Moreno originally told teammates he was targeting Week 6 for a [ More ]

Marqise LeeOct 1 12:43p

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 5.

Desmond BishopOct 1 12:13p

The Arizona Cardinals re-signed LB Desmond Bishop Monday, Oct. 1. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Josh McCownOct 1 12:13p

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (thumb) doesn't have surgery planned for his injured thumb. He's improving, but he's unlikely to start in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints.

Bishop SankeyOct 1 11:53a

Tennessee Titans RB Bishop Sankey is likely to see more work in Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns than he has in his first four games, head coach Ken [ More ]

DeAngelo WilliamsOct 1 10:23a

Updating an earlier report, Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) is out for Week 5, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Jonathan StewartOct 1 10:23a

Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) has a chance to play in Week 5, as head coach Ron Rivera said he's hopeful Stewart can return this week.

Ronnie BrownOct 1 09:43a

The Houston Texans signed CB Jumal Rolle off the Green Bay Packers' practice squad and released RB Ronnie Brown.

DeAngelo WilliamsOct 1 09:33a

Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) has his right foot and ankle in a cast Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Donald BrownOct 1 09:23a

The San Diego Chargers ran just 20 times for 42 yards in Week 4 against the Jacksonville Jaguars for a measly 2.1 yards per carry. After four games this [ More ]

Teddy BridgewaterOct 1 09:18a

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) is feeling 'much better' Tuesday, Sept. 30, and head coach Mike Zimmer remains hopeful that Bridgewater can play in Week 5 against the [ More ]

Eric WinstonOct 1 07:13a

The Atlanta Falcons worked out free-agent FS M.D. Jennings, SS Chris D. Clemons and OL Eric Winston Tuesday, Sept. 30. ESPN analyst Ed Werder confirmed the workout of Winston, [ More ]

Brandon BrownerOct 1 06:43a

The New England Patriots reinstated CB Brandon Browner and WR Brian Tyms from the suspended list Tuesday, Sept. 30. They each have a roster exemption that expires Monday, Oct. 6.

Marqise LeeSep 30 11:13p

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (hamstring) is going through the team's return-to-play protocol and could return to practice this week.

Toby GerhartSep 30 11:03p

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson will continue to be involved in a rotation at running back with RB Toby Gerhart, and head coach Gus Bradley said the team strongly [ More ]

Navorro BowmanSep 30 09:13p

San Francisco 49ers LB Michael Wilhoite has started for LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) in all four games this season, and Bowman said he has been impressed by his replacement. [ More ]

Larry DonnellSep 30 09:03p

New York Giants TE Larry Donnell is on pace to finish the year with 100 catches, 944 yards and 16 touchdowns. The single-season record for touchdowns by a tight end is currently 17.

Bruce CarterSep 30 06:53p

Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter's (quadriceps) will reportedly need 10-14 days for his strained right quadriceps to heal, assuring he will miss Week 5 against the Houston Texans.

Brandon HepburnSep 30 06:43p

The Philadelphia Eagles released LB Brandon Hepburn and OT Tyler Hoover Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Gabe MillerSep 30 06:33p

The Washington Redskins re-signed LB Gabe Miller and DT Robert Thomas to their practice squad Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Chris BoswellSep 30 06:33p

The Houston Texans released PK Chris Boswell Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Mario ManninghamSep 30 06:13p

The New York Giants released WR Mario Manningham (calf) from their Reserve/Injured list with an injury waiver Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Joe McKnightSep 30 06:13p

The Kansas City Chiefs placed RB Joe McKnight (Achilles') on Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Terrell ManningSep 30 06:03p

The Chicago Bears placed LB Terrell Manning and WR Rashad Ross on no-recall waivers Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Montell OwensSep 30 05:53p

The Detroit Lions placed RB Montell Owens (hamstring) on Reserve/Injured and signed RB George Winn from their practice squad Tuesday, Sept. 30.

LaMichael JamesSep 30 05:43p

The Miami Dolphins signed free-agent RB LaMichael James (49ers) Tuesday, Sept. 30.

RSS Feeds

NFL News:
 
Player Notes:
 
Forum Posts:
 

© 2014 RealTime Fantasy Sports, Inc.
Email Us  ·  Call Us 636.447.1170  ·  Lost Password
Advertising represented by USA Today Sports Media Group