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Pittsburgh Steelers

Stadium: Heinz Field | Coach: Mike Tomlin
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense6th126.1 (6th)258.8 (13th)
Defense23rd93.0 (5th)278.4 (28th)

Steelers report: Notes, quotes

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Notes, quotes · Inside slant · Strategy and personnel

--If 63,621 attend the game Sunday, it will break a Heinz Field attendance record that was set in 2005, the season that launched the Steelers to Super Bowl XL. The Steelers do not count tickets sold as part of their attendance but use actual turnstile count. They have sold out every non-strike game since 1972.

--The winning 86-yard drive last Sunday that ended with Ben Roethlisberger's 19-yard TD pass to Mike Wallace with no time left has been compared to Pittsburgh's Super Bowl-winning drive in February. That drive against the Cardinals covered 88 yards after a holding penalty and ended when Santonio Holmes caught Roethlisberger's TD pass with 35 seconds to go.

There was one difference, however. Roethlisberger called the plays in that Super Bowl drive. Sunday against the Packers, "He received all those plays from the sideline," coach Mike Tomlin said.

0 -- Interceptions by the Steelers in the past six games, which matches interceptions by their cornerbacks all season.

"My 8-year-old asked me what I was thinking. I just told him to be quiet." -- Coach Mike Tomlin, on feedback at home following his decision last Sunday to try an onside kick with a two-point lead and four minutes left vs. Green Bay.

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