The Associated Press
Sep. 24, 2015
PITTSBURGH (1-1) at ST. LOUIS (1-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Steelers by 2 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Steelers 1-0-1, Rams 1-1
SERIES RECORD — Rams lead 15-8-2
LAST MEETING — Steelers beat Rams 27-0, Dec. 24, 2011
LAST WEEK — Steelers beat 49ers 43-18; Rams lost to Redskins 24-10
AP PRO32 RANKING — Steelers No. 7, Rams No. 15
STEELERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (18), PASS (2).
STEELERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (26), RUSH (12), PASS (17).
RAMS OFFENSE — OVERALL (31), RUSH (27), PASS (22T).
RAMS DEFENSE — OVERALL (18), RUSH (30), PASS (10).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — All-Pro RB Le'Veon Bell returns from two-game suspension for Pittsburgh and starts ahead of DeAngelo Williams, who is second in NFL in rushing with 204 yards and a 5.0-yard average. ... Steelers attendance of 66,472 last week was highest ever at Heinz Field, and thousands are expected to fill available seating at Edward Jones Dome. That happened in 2007, last time Steelers played in St. Louis, nullifying home-field advantage in 41-24 victory. ... Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger threw for 369 yards and three TDs with no interceptions for passer rating of 155.8 last week. Roethlisberger has 107 career wins, tied with Terry Bradshaw for most in franchise history. ... WR Antonio Brown had nine receptions for 195 yards, second best in his career, vs. 49ers. ... Rams RB Todd Gurley could make pro debut coming off left knee surgery. ... Rams were dominated in time of possession last week, managing just 22 minutes, 16 seconds. ... QB Nick Foles was 17 for 32 for just 150 yards and a TD, but has no interceptions on season. ... Rams had two sacks against Redskins after piling up six in opener against Seattle. ... OLB Alec Ogletree had 18 tackles, most by Rams player since London Fletcher had 21 in 2001. .... Rams are 10-1-1 at home in series. ... Fantasy Tip: Conditions seem favorable for another big outing by Roethlisberger. In first two weeks of season, Russell Wilson and Kirk Cousins completed combined 81 percent of their passes.
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