Fast Facts: Steelers (9-5) vs. Ravens (8-6)

Fast Facts is a weekly series featuring a quick glance at the upcoming Steelers game.

Odds

The opening line has the Steelers as a 5.5 point favorite. The over/under is 44.5 points.

Team Records

Pittsburgh Steelers (9-5) at Baltimore Ravens (8-6)

Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin

  • Overall regular-season record: 101-57 (.639)/10th season
  • Regular-season record with Pittsburgh: 101-57 (.639)/10th season
  • Playoff Record/Years: 6-5 (.545)/six years

Baltimore Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh

  • Overall regular-season record: 85-57 (.599)/ninth season
  • Regular-season record with Baltimore: 85-57 (.599)/ninth season
  • Playoff Record/Years: 10-5 (.667)/six years

Steelers-Ravens History

  • Series History: Series began in 1996
  • Overall Regular Season: Steelers lead, 21-20
  • At Pittsburgh: Steelers lead, 12-8
  • At Baltimore: Ravens lead, 12-9
  • Neutral Sites: N/A
  • Streak: Ravens won previous three meetings
  • Last Regular-Season Meeting: Nov. 6, 2016, at Baltimore
    Baltimore 21, Pittsburgh 14
  • Postseason Series: Steelers lead, 3-1
  • Last Postseason Meeting: Jan. 3, 2015, in Pittsburgh
    Baltimore 30, Pittsburgh 17 – AFC Wild Card
    (preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)

This week’s game will mark the 42nd regular-season meeting between Pittsburgh and Baltimore, with the Steelers holding a one-game advantage in the series (21-20)… Sunday’s game will be the 21st time the two teams will meet in Pittsburgh where the Steelers are 12-8 against the Ravens… the two teams have met 13 times in the month of December (Steelers lead, (7-6 overall and 3-2 at home in the month).

Gameday Information

  • Date: Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016
  • Kickoff: 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Site: Heinz Field (68,400) | Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Playing Surface: Natural Grass
  • TV Coverage: NFL Network (locally WPXI-TV, channel 11)
  • Announcers: Mike Tirico (play-by-play) | Tony Dungy and Doug Flutie (analysts) | Heather Cox (sideline)
  • Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network  | WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
  • Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play) | Tunch Ilkin (analyst) | Craig Wolfley (sideline)
  • National Radio: Westwood One
  • Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play) | Ross Tucker (analyst) | Hub Arkush (sideline)

Storylines

  • The Steelers can clinch the AFC North with a win.
  • The Ravens can claim the division title with wins in each of the team’s final two games.

By The Numbers

Steelers

  • QB Ben Roethlisberger
    • passed for 340 yards & 6 TDs for 136.3 rating in last home meeting
    • Has 10 pass TDs vs. 4 INTs in past 6 vs. Bal
    • Has most career TD passes (28) by any player vs. Bal
  • RB Le’Veon Bell
    • has 620 scrimmage yards (103.3 per game) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in past 6 meetings
    • Has 713 rush yards (142.6 per game) & 5 TDs in past 5
    • Leads NFL with 158.8 scrimmage yards per game avg
  • WR Antonio Brown
    • had rec. TD in last meeting
    • Since 2013, has most catches (471) in NFL history over any 4-year span
    • Ranks 2nd in NFL in catches (96) & rec. TDs (11)
  • LB James Harrison
    • had 2 sacks in last meeting
    • Has 5 sacks in past 4 vs. Bal
  • LB Lawrence Timmons
    • has 10+ tackles in 5 of past 7 meetings

Ravens

  • QB Joe Flacco
    • has 8 pass TDs vs. 3 INTs in past 6 vs. Pit
    • In past 3, has 89 completions (29.7 per game) for 911 yards (303.7 per game) with 8 TDs for 100.0 rating
  • RB Terrance West
    • had 122 scrimmage yards (77 rush, 45 rec.) last week
  • Rookie RB Kenneth Dixon
    • has 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in past 2
  • WR Steve Smith Sr.
    • ranks 7th in NFL history with 14,618 rec. yards
    • Had TD catch last week
  • TE Dennis Pitta
    • is 3rd among NFL TEs with 67 catches
  • WR Mike Wallace
    • had 124 rec. yards, incl. 95-yard TD catch in last meeting
  • S Eric Weddle
    • has 20 tackles, sack & INT in past 2
  • LB Zachary Orr
    • ranks 3rd in AFC with 122 tackles
    • Is 1 of 2 in NFL with 120+ tackles (122) & 2+ INTs (2)
  • LB C.J. Mosley
    • ties for lead among NFL LBs with 3 INTs
  • K Justin Tucker
    • has made 10 FGs of 50+ yards, tied for most in season in NFL history

Team Rankings

Passing Joe Flacco: 374-579-3788-19-13-84.8 Ben Roethlisberger: 304-476-3540-26-11-94.9
Rushing Terrance West: 178-729-4.1-5 Le’Veon Bell: 241-1146 (3L)-4.8-6
Receiving Dennis Pitta (TE): 67-563-8.4-2 Antonio Brown: 96 (2L)-1188 (3L)-12.4-11 (2L)
Offense 347.1 374.6
Pass Yds/Game 256 (11th) 262 (5th)
Rush Yds/Game 90 (28th) 111 (12th)
Points Scored 306 (19th) 341 (11th)
Points Allowed 263 (7th) 276 (9th)
Take/Give +6 (6th) +3 (11th)
Defense 312.6 334.1
Def. Pass Yds/Game 230 (10th) 245 (14th)
Def. Rush Yds/Game 82 (2nd) 89 (5th)
Sacks Terrell Suggs: 8 James Harrison: 5
INTs Eric Weddle: 4 Artie Burns (R): 3
Punting Sam Koch: 46.3 Jordan Berry: 45.5
Kicking Justin Tucker: 124 (2L) (25/25 PAT; 33/34 FG) Chris Boswell: 89 (29/29 PAT; 20/24 FG)
Referee John Parry

Statistics and game information courtesy of the Pittsburgh Steelers and/or National Football League.

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