Steelers Vs. Bengals: By the Numbers

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 06: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws a touchdown pass to teammate Mike Wallace #17 against the Baltimore Ravens during the game on November 6, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

1 - Number of sacks per game James Harrison is averaging in 2011. After his three-sack performance against the Ravens, Deebo now has five sacks in five games played.

2 -- Number of games Mike Wallace has played in Cincinnati; also number of 100-yard receiving games he has in Cincinnati (102 in '09, 110 in '10).

3 -- Number of consecutive 300-plus yard passing games for Ben Roethlisberger heading into Week 10, the first time a Steelers quarterback has had back-to-back-to-back 300-yard performances.

4 -- Roethlisberger's rank among active quarterbacks in terms of passing yards accumulated since 2004. Here's the list: 1) Drew Brees (32,657)... 2 ) Peyton Manning (29, 943)... 3) Tom Brady (27,214).... 4) Ben Roethlisberger (25,134)

5 -- Number of touchdown receptions for A.J. Green, tops among rookies in '11. Green also leads all rookies with 40 receptions.

6 -- With a win over the Steelers, Andy Dalton would become the first rookie quarterback since Vince Young (2006)  to lead his team to six consecutive victories at some stage during the season.

10 -- Number of red zone touchdown passes for Dalton through 8 weeks compared to zero interceptions.

11 -- Number of AFC teams that are in or within 1 game of the lead in their respective divisions, the most in either conference since the NFL reshuffled its divisions in 2002.

12 -- Number of fumbles forced by the Bengals defense, tied for second most. The Bengals have recovered 9 of them, a high percentage that history suggests will taper off as the season progresses.

15 -- Difference between two teams' turnover differential. Pittsburgh is still way in the red at -11; the Bengals are +4.

17 -- Margin between Steelers and Bengals wins in the two teams' series history. Pittsburgh has 49 wins to Cincinnati's 32.

26 -- Number of times Ben Roethlisberger has been sacked in 9 games. That's the fifth most in the league, but I don't think anybody would dispute that the offensive line has been playing head and shoulders better of late than at the outset of the season.

50 -- Number of wins Mike Tomlin would have were the Steelers to beat the Bengals Sunday. Tomlin would subsequently join Chuck Noll, Bill Cowher and Raymond 'Buddy' Parker as the only four coaches in franchise history to reach 50 career wins.

73 -- Number more yards per game Pittsburgh's offense (389.1) is averaging than the Bengals (316.3).

85 -- Number of rushing yards Cincinatti's defense allows per game, the second fewest behind only San Francisco (71).

3,109 -- Number of passing attempts it took Ben Roethlisberger to surpass 25,000 career yards, making him the second fastest to eclipse the 25k plateau behind only Kurt Warner (3,076 attempts). Johnny Unitas had previously held the record prior to Warner and Big Ben at 3,117.

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