-- The Steelers played in their coldest game Thursday night in 20 years in the regular season. The temperature at kickoff was 15 degrees (minus-six wind chill). They kicked off in five degrees on Dec. 17, 1989 against New England at Three Rivers Stadium. The Steelers won that game 28-10.
-- The five-game losing streak is the longest by the Steelers since they lost five in a row and finished 6-10 in 2003.
-- QB Charlie Batch returned as the No. 3 quarterback Thursday night for the first time since he broke his left wrist in Kansas City Nov. 22. The Steelers released QB Tyler Palko after two games.
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