Bills-Steelers Capsule - NBC Sports

Bills-Steelers Capsule
November 7, 2013, 4:45 pm

BUFFALO (3-6) at PITTSBURGH (2-6)

1 p.m., EDT, CBS

OPENING LINE - Steelers by 3 1/2 .

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Buffalo 5-4, Pittsburgh 2-6.

SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 14-9.

LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Bills 19-16 (OT) on Nov. 28, 2010.

LAST WEEK - Bills lost to Chiefs 23-13, Steelers lost to Patriots 55-31.

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bills No. 24, Steelers No. 28

BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (7), PASS (28)

BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (17), PASS (18)

STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (28), PASS (8)

STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (31), PASS (4)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Steelers have worst record at season's midway point since 2006 team began 2-6. Bills have dropped four of five after 2-2 start. ... Five of Pittsburgh's six losses have come by seven points or more. Team had only five losses by seven points or more in 2011 and 2012 combined. ... Bills 1-7 all-time in Pittsburgh during regular season. Only victory came in a 30-21 win on Sept. 28, 1975 when O.J. Simpson ran for 227 yards, including 88-yard touchdown. ... Buffalo rookie QB E.J. Manuel expected to return after missing four games with sprained right knee. ... DE Mario Williams first Buffalo player to top 10.0 sacks in consecutive seasons since Aaron Schobel in 2005-06. ... Bills only team in NFL with four players who have at least four sacks. ... Buffalo general manager Doug Whaley is a Pittsburgh native and spent 11 years as the Steelers Pro Scouting Coordinator from 1999-2009. ... Steelers are 16-2 when facing rookie quarterbacks since 2004. ... Pittsburgh is allowing 131 yards rushing per game, 31st in the league. The Steelers haven't finished outside the top 10 in fewest rushing yards allowed since 2003. ... Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger threw his 200th touchdown pass last week. He is one of five QBs in NFL history to throw for 200 touchdowns and win two Super Bowls. ... Steelers WR Antonio Brown leads the NFL with 61 receptions and is on pace to break Hines Ward's team record for receptions in a season (112 set in 2002). ... Roethlisberger's 2,330 yards passing are most by Steelers quarterback in first half of a season.

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