Pittsburgh Steelers

Stadium: Heinz Field | Coach: Mike Tomlin
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense16th68.5 (29th)244.0 (11th)
Defense3rd74.0 (8th)163.0 (5th)

Steelers report: Notes, quotes

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Strategy and personnel · Notes, quotes · Inside slant

--This is the third time the Steelers have started 8-3 start under coach Mike Tomlin, matching his first two seasons in 2007 (9-3) and 2008 (11-3).

--Jerome Bettis, in his first year of eligibility, joined former Steelers Dermontti Dawson and Kevin Greene among the 26 finalists for the 2011 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. One who did not make the cut was safety Donnie Shell.

--Buffalo's time of possession in the first half Sunday of 6:05 was the lowest of any team in one half this season.

--The Steelers converted 12 of 19 third downs in Buffalo, their highest total this season or last. Their previous high this season was seven converted third downs.

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