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Pittsburgh Steelers

Stadium: Heinz Field | Coach: Mike Tomlin
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense8th106.3 (15th)265.5 (8th)
Defense28th101.2 (13th)293.7 (30th)

Steelers report: Notes, quotes

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Notes, quotes · Strategy and personnel · Inside slant

--The Steelers pulled off an historic franchise first by having a 4,000-yard passer in Ben Roethlisberger, two 1,000-yard receivers in Santonio Holmes and Hines Ward, and a 1,000-yard rusher in Rashard Mendenhall.

Also for the first time, the Steelers have three receivers with 70 receptions: Ward (87), Holmes (78) and TE Heath Miller (71).

--Although shown as a break for the Steelers on TV highlights, Ben Roethlisberger said he knew the Ravens were getting penalized when he threw deep to Mike Wallace with two minutes left, a pass that was intercepted but nullified by a penalty.

"I saw the ref throw the flag," Roethlisberger said. "I thought I might as well throw it deep."

--Mike Tomlin revealed an odd conversation he had with one of the officials over a disputed non-fumble by Baltimore's Derrick Mason.

"I was told that I could challenge it, but if I did, it would be ruled as an incomplete pass," Tomlin said. "That's what I was told. I'm still trying to figure that out."

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