Buccaneers At Steelers NFL Week Four Capsule

Published: September 24th, 2014
By Buccaneers Gab

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (0-3) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (2-1)

SERIES

BUCCANEERS STEELERS
SERIES LEADER   8-1
STREAKS   Past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 1-1 Tomlin: 1-0
LAST WEEK L 56-14 at Falcons W 37-19 at Panthers
LAST GAME 9/26/10: Steelers 38 at Buccaneers 13. Pittsburgh RB Rashard Mendenhall rushes 19 times for 143 yards (7.5 avg.) & TD. Steelers WR Mike Wallace adds 100 receiving yards & 2 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/3/06: Steelers 20, Buccaneers 3. Pittsburgh defense records 5 sacks & 3 INTs. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger throws 2 TDs, including 16-yarder to TE Heath Miller.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, David Diehl, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 112 (TB), 132 (Pit.). XM: 226 (Pit.).

STATS

PASSING Glennon: 17-24-121-1-0-96.0 Roethlisberger: 67-101-778 (T3C)-3-2-91.1
RUSHING Rainey: 37-197-5.3-0 Bell: 53-315 (1C)-5.9-1
RECEIVING Evans (R): 13-138-10.6-0 A. Brown: 22 (T2C)-296 (2C)-13.5-3 (T2C)
OFFENSE 271.0 419.3 (2C)
TAKE/GIVE -4 -2
DEFENSE 387.0 353.7
SACKS 3 tied: 1 J. Jones: 2
INTs Lansanah: 1
PUNTING Koenen: 44.7 Wing: 44.8
KICKING Murray (R): 9 (6/6 PAT; 1/2 FG) Suisham: 31 (3L) (7/7 PAT; 8/8 FG)

NOTES

BUCCANEERS:QB JOSH MC COWN has won 3 of past 5 starts vs. AFC (min. 10 att.). Last week, QB MIKE GLENNON completed 17 of 24 (70.8 pct.) for 121 yards with 1 TD vs. 0 INTs for 96 rating…RB DOUG MARTIN has 792 scrimmage yards (132 per game), 604 rush yards (100.7 per game) & 5 TDs in 6 games vs. AFC. RB BOBBY RAINEY has 279 scrimmage yards (139.5 per game) in past 2…In 2008 AFC Div. (1/11/09 with SD), WR VINCENT JACKSON had 41-yard TD. Among active players (min. 300 catches), has NFL-best 17.3 rec. avg…Since 2013, LB LAVONTE DAVID is only player in NFL with 150+ tackles (169), 5+ sacks (7) & 5+ INTs (5). Had FF & FR last week. DT GERALD MC COYhas 8.5 sacks in past 10. Aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with sack. CB ALTERRAUN VERNER had INT last year vs. Pit. (9/8/13 with Ten.). S DASHON GOLDSON had INT in last game vs. Pit. (12/19/11 with SF). S MARK BARRON is 1 of 5 S with 100+ tackles (110), 2+ INTs & 2+ sacks since 2013. LB DANNY LANSANAH had 27-yard INT-TD last week. …STEELERS: In past 9 vs. NFC, QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER has 2,516 pass yards & 19 TDs vs. 6 INTs for 99.3 rating, incl. 2 TDs & 112.6 rating vs. Car. Pit. is 52-6 (.897) when he has 100+ rating. Needs 117 yards to reach 35,000… RB LE’VEON BELL leads NFL with 461 scrimmage yards (315 rush, 146 rec.). Aims for 4th in row with 100+ scrim. yards. Rushed for career-high 147 yards on 21 att. last week. Pit. is 7-0 when Bell has 20+ att. RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT spent 3 seasons with TB (2010-12) & rushed for 1,939 yards & 13 TDs. In past 5 vs. NFC, WR ANTONIO BROWN has 44 rec. for 626 yards & 6 TDs, incl. team-high 10 rec. for 90 yards & 2 TDs last week. Has 5+ rec. & 50+ yards in 19 in row, tied for longest streak in NFL history (LAVERANUES COLES)…LB JASON WORILDS has sack in 3 of past 4 at home. LB ARTHUR MOATS had sack last week. LB LAWRENCE TIMMONS leads team with 24 tackles.