The Steelers will practice today from 1-3pm.
-Injury Report from Wednesday: William Gay, Steve McLendon ,Ben Roethlisberger and Heath Miller did not practice. None was due to injury. Marcus Gilbert and James Harrison were full participants. Mike Mitchell (groin) and Troy Polamalu (knee) did not practice.
-The Steelers and Chiefs have played 28 times since their first meeting in 1970. The Steelers lead the all-time series 19-9. Pittsburgh is 9-4 all-time at home and KC has a 1-0 lead in the postseason series (1993).
-Series Highs: PASSING PIT Ben Roethlisberger 398 yards (2009), KC Steve DeBerg 338 yards (1989)… RUSHING PIT Franco Harris 134 yards (1972), Priest Holmes 150 yards (2001)… RECEIVING PIT Louis Lipps 183 yards (1984), KC Otis Taylor 190 yards (1971)
-Offensive Ranks, Total: PIT 1st, KC 22nd, Rushing PIT 10th, KC 7th, Pass PIT 2nd, KC 30th.
-Defensive Ranks, Total: PIT 19th, KC 8th, Rushing PIT 11th, KC 28th, Passing PIT 25th, KC 2nd.
-The Chiefs defense has 14 more sacks than does the Steelers, 38-24.
-Kansas City gives up 4.9 yards per carry. That’s tied for the worst in the league with the Giants and Saints.
-Pittsburgh is -1 in turnover margin while the Chiefs are -6.
-Nice piece here by Teresa Varley of steelers.com on Shamarko Thomas.
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