NFL Capsule: Ravens at Steelers

Associated Press Published: November 15, 2012
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BALTIMORE (7-2) At PITTSBURGH (6-3)

Sunday, 8:20 p.m., NBC

OPENING LINE — Ravens by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Ravens 4-5; Steelers 4-5

SERIES RECORD — Steelers lead 21-14

AP PRO32 RANKING — Ravens No. 7; Steelers No. 9

LAST MEETING — Ravens beat Steelers 23-20, Nov. 6, 2011

LAST WEEK — Ravens beat Raiders 55-20; Steelers beat Chiefs 16-13 OT

RAVENS OFFENSE — OVERALL (16), RUSH (20), PASS (13)

RAVENS DEFENSE — OVERALL (27), RUSH (26), PASS (26)

STEELERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (16), RUSH (21), PASS (11)

STEELERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (6), PASS (1)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Steelers QB Byron Leftwich will make first start since 2009 in place of Ben Roethlisberger ... The Steelers were favored by 4½ to open but the line switched to Ravens by 4 after Roethlisberger was ruled out ... Ravens have won 11 straight AFC North games ... Five of last seven meetings decided by three points ... Ravens have won last two visits at Heinz Field ... Steelers lead NFL in third-down conversion rate (49 percent) ... Pittsburgh 6-3 after nine games for fifth straight year. ... Ravens 9-1 when WR Torrey Smith has touchdown catch. Smith's diving grab in final minute beat Steelers in Pittsburgh last season ... Baltimore RB Ray Rice has started 35 straight games, longest active streak by an NFL running back ... Baltimore WR Anquan Boldin needs three receptions to become 33rd receiver in NFL history with 750 catches ... Ravens have nine shutouts in NFL since 2000, most in league. Pittsburgh second with eight ... Baltimore's 55 points in last week's win over Oakland was team record ... Pittsburgh one of four teams undefeated at home this season ... Pittsburgh S Troy Polamalu will miss sixth straight game with a right calf injury ... Baltimore QB Joe Flacco will make 73rd straight start, second-longest in franchise history ... Flacco tied with Peyton Manning for most completions of 25 yards or more this season with 25 ... Last Steelers quarterback to beat Ravens other than Roethlisberger was Tommy Maddox in 2003 ... Ravens K Justin Tucker 4 for 4 on field goals over 50 yards this season, tied for second-most in NFL ... Baltimore KR Jacoby Jones leads NFL in kickoff return average at 38.6 yards per return. Jones has returned two kicks for touchdowns this year ... Steelers K Shaun Suisham 20 of 21 on field goals this year and has kicked two game-winners.



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