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POSTED September 21, 2012 10:34 p.m.

 

PITTSBURGH (1-1) At OAKLAND (0-2)

Sunday, 1:25 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE — Steelers by 4 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Pittsburgh 1-1; Oakland 0-2

SERIES RECORD — Raiders lead 13-12

AP PRO32 RANKING — Steelers No. 10, Raiders No. 30

LAST MEETING — Steelers beat Raiders 35-3, Nov. 21, 2010

LAST WEEK — Steelers beat Jets 27-10; Raiders lost at Dolphins 35-13

STEELERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (25), RUSH (30), PASS (18T)

STEELERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (7), RUSH (11), PASS (5)

RAIDERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (15), RUSH (31), PASS (3T)

RAIDERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (15), RUSH (29), PASS (8)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Steelers make second trip to Oakland since 1995, losing other 20-13 in 2006. ... Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger threw four INTs in only previous game at Coliseum. ... Roethlisberger 19 for 25 for 251 yards and three TDs on third down for 146.8 rating. ... Steelers tops in league converting third downs at 55.9 percent, including 8 for 13 when needing at least 9 yards. ... TE Heath Miller needs 67 yards receiving to become eighth Steeler with 4,000. ... Steelers have most 10-play drives in league with seven as well as highest percentage of three-and-outs with 7 in 19 drives. ... LB LaMarr Woodley needs one sack to become eighth Pittsburgh player with 50 in his career. ... Raiders have worst average starting field position in league at the 19.3 yard line. Their opponents have best average starting position at 33.9 yards. ... Oakland one of two teams to cause no turnovers in the first two weeks. ... Raiders rushed for negative yards in second half of both games this season, first team to do that in back-to-back games since at least 1991. ... QB Carson Palmer averages 342.8 yards passing in five home starts with Oakland. ... Palmer 4-9 with 77.4 passer rating vs. Steelers, including playoff loss in January 2006. ... Raiders RB Darren McFadden averaging 2.1 ypc, down from 5.3 the past two seasons. ... Oakland coach Dennis Allen looks to avoid becoming first Raiders coach to lose first three games with team since Red Conkright in 1962. Art Shell lost first five to begin second stint as coach in 2006.

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