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Pittsburgh Steelers At Miami Dolphins: NFL Week 7 Game Capsules

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Amidst all the great conversation surrounding Ben Roethlisberger's return, and of course, the hefty fines levied against James Harrison, there's a game a few days from now -  a road agame against a very solid AFC opponent, the Miami Dolphins. To kick off our preview coverage for the Steelers' important Week 7 road game, here's a few notes on the series history of the two teams, as well as an updated tally of the two teams' respective 2010 statistics through 5 games.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (4-1) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (3-2)

SERIES

STEELERS

DOLPHINS

SERIES LEADER

11-9

 

STREAKS

Past 4 & 5 of past 6 overall

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Tomlin: 2-0

Sparano: 0-1

LAST WEEK

W 28-10 vs. Browns

W 23-20 at Packers (OT)

LAST GAME

1/3/10: Steelers 30 at Dolphins 24. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger completes 18 of 27 passes (66.7 pct.) for 220 yards with 3 TDs & 0 INTs for 128.6 passer rating.

LAST GAME AT SITE

1/3/10

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. Westwood One Radio: Howard David, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 125 (Pit.), 153 (Mia.). XM: 102 (Mia.).

 

STATS

PASSING

Roethlisberger: 16-27-257-3-1-112.7

Henne: 107-170-1,195-7-5-85.3

RUSHING

Mendenhall: 116-495 (3C)-4.3-5 (T3L)

R. Brown: 67-299-4.5-1

RECEIVING

Ward: 17-219-12.9-2

Marshall: 37 (T3C)-467-12.6-1

OFFENSE

291.2

347.8

TAKE/GIVE

+9 (2L)

-3

DEFENSE

296.8 (3C)

311.2

SACKS

Harrison: 4.5

Wake: 6 (T1C)

INTs

Polamalu: 2

J. Allen: 3 (T1C)

PUNTING

Sepulveda: 46.7 (3C)

Fields: 41.0

KICKING

Reed: 36 (12/12 PAT; 8/12 FG)

D. Carpenter: 33 (9/9 PAT; 8/10 FG)

 

NOTES

STEELERS: Club aims for 5th consecutive win against Dolphins...Steelers seek 4th straight win on road...

 

QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER has 3-0 record against Mia. & has completed 48 of 70 passes (68.6 pct.) for 548 yards w/4 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 99.0 passer rating. Had 3 TDs vs. 1 INT & 112.7 passer rating in '10 debut last week...

RB RASHARD MENDENHALL aims for 4th straight game w/TD. Mendenhall had 94 rush yards in last game against Mia...

WR HINES WARD has reception in 183 consecutive games & needs 1 catch in Week 7 to pass Pro Football HOFer ART MONK for the 4th-most consecutive games w/rec. in NFL history.

WR MIKE WALLACE had 54-yard TD reception in last game vs. Mia...

TE HEATH MILLER (2,871) needs 9 receiving yards to pass BENNIE CUNNINGHAM (2,879) for most receiving yards among TEs in franchise history. Had 1st TD rec. of season last week...Defense allows league-low 12.0 points per game in '10...Club had 3 INTs in last game vs. Mia...

LB LAWRENCE TIMMONS had 2nd INT of career last week...

LB LAMARR WOODLEY had 2 sacks in last game vs. Mia...