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Steelers Vs. Jets: AFC Heavyweights Meet At Heinz Field In Important Week 15 Matchup

Some might find the title a bit misleading considering how poorly the New York Jets have played in recent weeks. But you are what you are, and the Jets still sport a 9-4 record heading into the final three weeks of the 2010 NFL regular season. The Jets aren't the only team the Patriots have smoked recently. The Pittsburgh Steelers are on that list as well. Since losing to New England, the Steelers have bounced back admirably and won four straight. So it's not at all inconceivable to think that the Jets can still right the ship this weekend and play the Steelers tough.

To get our preview coverage started, here's a few facts, figures and trends about the two teams' series history, notes on the upcoming Sunday afternoon matchup at Heinz Field, and up-to-date season stats for both squads.

NEW YORK JETS (9-4) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (10-3)

SERIES

JETS

STEELERS

SERIES LEADER

 

15-3

STREAKS

2 of past 3 overall

Past 6 at home

COACHES VS. OPP.

Ryan: 0-0

Tomlin: 0-1

LAST WEEK

L 10-6 vs. Dolphins

W 23-7 vs. Bengals

LAST GAME

11/18/07: Steelers 16 at Jets 19 (OT). New York's Mike Nugent kicks 28-yard FG with 23 seconds remaining & game-winning 38-yarder in OT.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/12/04: Steelers 17, Jets 6. Pittsburgh RB Jerome Bettis runs for 12-yard TD & throws 10-yard TD to TE Jerame Tuman on option pass as Steelers win 11th consecutive game.

BROADCAST

CBS (4:15 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. SIRIUS: 122 (NYJ), 123 (Pit.). XM: 105 (Pit.).

 

STATS

PASSING

Sanchez: 235-441-2,852-16-12-74.2

Roethlisberger: 180-291-2,336-13-5-94.8

RUSHING

Tomlinson: 195-837-4.3-5

Mendenhall: 275-1,073-3.9-9

RECEIVING

Tomlinson (RB): 49-348-7.1-0

Ward: 49-638-13.0-4

OFFENSE

350.7

332.4

TAKE/GIVE

+5

+14 (3L)

DEFENSE

292.5 (3L)

293.0 (3C)

SACKS

Ellis, Pace: 4.5

Harrison: 10 (T3C)

INTs

Cromartie: 3

Polamalu: 6 (T1C)

PUNTING

Weatherford: 43.2

Sepulveda: 45.5

KICKING

Folk: 101 (T3C) (26/26 PAT; 25/34)

Suisham: 36 (9/9 PAT; 9/9 FG)

 

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.