|Thursday's NFL Capsule|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 19 November 2008 09:25|
CINCINNATI (1-8-1) At PITTSBURGH (7-3)
8:15 p.m. EST, NFL Network
OPENING LINE - Steelers by 11.
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cincinnati 4-6, Pittsburgh 4-6.
SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 46-30.
LAST MEETING - Steelers 38, Bengals 10, Oct. 19.
LAST WEEK - Bengals tied Eagles 13-13; Steelers beat Chargers 11-10.
BENGALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (30) PASS (30)
BENGALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (23), PASS (15)
STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (23) PASS (18)
STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (1), PASS (1)
. Bengals QB Ryan Fitzpatrick was sacked seven times by Pittsburgh last month and eight times Sunday by Philadelphia. ... Steelers have won five of six and 13 of 17 vs. Bengals and are trying for first five-game winning streak against their AFC North rival since winning eight in row from 1991-94. ... Steelers WR Hines Ward has five TD catches in his last three games vs. Bengals. ... Steelers LB James Harrison has nine sacks in seven games. ... Steelers have more passing attempts (304) than rushes (276), first time that's happened during winning season since 2002. ... Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger did not commit turnover Sunday vs. San Diego after having eight interceptions in his previous three games. ... Steelers WR Hines Ward has 100-plus yards in last two games but does not have TD catch since Oct. 19 in Cincinnati. ... Steelers had 300-yard passer, 100-yard receiver and 100-yard rusher (Willie Parker) against San Diego, but did not score a touchdown. ... Steelers have gone six consecutive quarters without scoring touchdown since Mewelde Moore's 1-yard run with 13:21 remaining in second period vs. Indianapolis on Nov. 9.