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NFL Preview Capsule: Rams at Steelers

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ST. LOUIS (2-12) At PITTSBURGH (10-4)

Saturday, 1 p.m., Fox

OPENING LINE - Off

RECORD VS. SPREAD - St. Louis 2-12; Pittsburgh 6-7

SERIES RECORD - Rams lead 17-6-2

LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Rams 41-24, Dec. 20, 2007

LAST WEEK - Rams lost to Bengals 20-13; Steelers lost to 49ers 20-3

RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (26), PASS (27)

RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (32), PASS (8)

STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (17), PASS (8)

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

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - St. Louis has dominated series, and is 11-1-1 in Pittsburgh, lone loss coming in 1996. ... St. Louis DE Chris Long fifth in league with 13 sacks, fifth-highest total by a Rams player since stat became official in 1982. ... St. Louis RB Stephen Jackson needs 34 yards to top 1,000 yards for seventh straight season, longest active streak in league. ... Rams last in league in scoring, averaging 11.9 points per game while Steelers allowing 15.5 points per game, second-fewest in NFL. ... Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger needs to average 236 yards passing over final two games to break his team record for yards in a season (4,328) set in 2009. ... Pittsburgh TE Heath Miller broke franchise record for career receptions by tight end last week and needs three receptions to surpass Hall of Famer Lynn Swann for fourth-place on team's all-time reception list. ... Pittsburgh would finish 7-1 at Heinz Field this season with a victory, first time since 2007 Steelers have won at least seven home games in a season. ... Rams have lost five straight games. ... Steelers 3-3 all-time on Christmas Eve. ... Pittsburgh WR Hines Ward needs nine receptions to reach 1,000 for his career. He would become second player in NFL history to have 1,000 career receptions and multiple Super Bowl rings, joining Jerry Rice.

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