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Stadium: Heinz Field | Coach: Mike Tomlin
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense2nd109.5 (16th)301.6 (2nd)
Defense18th100.3 (6th)253.1 (27th)

Steelers report: Notes, quotes

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Inside slant · Strategy and personnel · Notes, quotes

--The Steelers' 2011 opponents: AWAY -- San Francisco, Arizona, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Houston and their three AFC North opponents. HOME -- Tennessee Seattle, St. Louis, Jacksonville, New England and their three division opponents.

--WR Mike Wallace tied John Stallworth's team record, set in 1984, with his seventh 100-yard receiving game in a season. He and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger set another when they hooked up on a 56-yard TD pass. It was their eighth of 40 yards or more in their two years together.

"That was just the play call since last week," Wallace said of the first offensive play of the game vs. the Browns Sunday. "We knew we were going to run that play."

--The Steelers' defense against the run was their most dominant in team history. They led the NFL with a 62.8-yard average, allowing 1,004 yards. That's fewer than they even allowed in the 12-game season of 1953, the former team record of 1,125 yards. They came within 34 yards of tying the Baltimore Ravens' record for a 16-game season of 970 in 2000.

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