WASHINGTON REDSKINS (3-4) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (3-3)
When: October 28, 1 p.m. ET
Where: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh
TV: FOX5- WTTG
Radio: SportsTalk 980 AM- ESPN Radio
Point Spread: Steelers (-4)
The Redskins wrap up the first half of the 2012 regular season with a visit to Pittsburgh and a matchup with the Steelers at Heinz Field. Washington arrives with the league's top rushing attack, led by the dynamic rookie duo of quarterback Robert Griffin III and running back Alfred Morris. Sunday's meeting is the 77th between the two historic franchises. The two teams have combined to appear in 12 of the 46 Super Bowls played in NFL history.
REDSKINS: QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III leads NFL with 70.4 comp. pct. & ranks 3rd with 101.8 rating, best mark among rookies. Is 1st among NFL QBs with 468 rush yards & 6 TDs. His 6 rush TDs are 2nd most by any player…Rookie RB ALFRED MORRIS leads NFC & ranks 2nd in NFL with 658 rush yards. Had career-high 120 rush yards last week, 3rd 100+ yard rush game of past 4. Is 2nd in NFC with 5 rush TDs. Redskins are only team with 2 players (Griffin, Morris) with 5+ rush TDs each…WR SANTANA MOSShad season-high 2 TD catches last week & has 4 TDs in past 5 overall. WR PIERRE GARCON avg. 19.1 yards per catch. TE LOGAN PAULSENhad career highs in catches (4) & rec. yards (76) vs. NYG…LB RYAN KERRIGAN has sack in 3 of past 4 on road. Had 2 sacks & 2 FF in last road game vs. AFC. LB LONDON FLETCHER aims for 3rd meeting in row with 8+ tackles. LB ROB JACKSON had INT& half-sack last week. Is 1 of 3 NFL LBs with 2+ INTs (2) & INT-TD in 2012…STEELERS: Club is 15-6 (.714) vs. NFC under MIKE TOMLIN…Steelers aim for 9th straight win at home vs. NFC…Pit. has won past 3 at home vs. Redskins…Have NFL-best 53.8 pct. 3rd-down conversion rate…For career, QB BEN ROETHLISBERGERis 2-0 vs. Redskins. Roethlisberger is 14-1 (.933) at home vs. NFC…For career, RB RASHARD MENDENHALLaverages 5.1 yards per carry vs. NFC. RB JONATHAN DWYER had career-high 122 rush yards on 17 att. (7.2 avg.) last week…WR MIKE WALLACE has 9 TD rec. in 13 career games vs. NFC. WR ANTONIO BROWN had season-high 96 rec. yards in Week 7…TE HEATH MILLER has 5 TD rec. in ’12, tied for most among NFL TEs…LB LA MARR WOODLEY posted 1st INT of season last week. Had 2 sacks in only career game vs. Was. (11/3/08). LB JAMES HARRISON (59) needs 1.5 sacks to surpass KEITH WILLIS (59) & JOEY PORTER(60) for 2nd-most sacks in Pit. history…S RYAN CLARK spent 2 seasons (2004-05) w/ Redskins.
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