Thursday, November 28, 2013
LaMarr Woodley out again for Steelers
By Scott Brown
BALTIMORE -- There are no surprises among the Steelers inactives, a list that include defensive starters LaMarr Woodley and Steve McLendon.
Woodley, who leads the Steelers with five sacks, will miss his third consecutive game because of a calf injury while McLendon is out with a sprained ankle.
Jason Worilds will start at left outside linebacker and Al Woods will make his first career start at nose tackle.
Also inactive for the Steelers are linebacker Stevenson Sylvester, wide receiver Derek Moye, cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke, tight end Richard Gordon, and quarterback Landry Jones.
Sylvester has been dealing with a hamstring injury, and my guess is he could have played tonight if the Steelers really needed him.
It’s going to be cold tonight, but it doesn’t look like weather will play much of a factor at M&T Bank Stadium. Wind is not an issue, though that could change by the opening kickoff.
Here are a couple of interesting tidbits, via ESPN Stats & Information:
-- Antonio Brown caught five passes for 50 yards in the Steelers' 19-16 win against the Ravens last month. Brown needs to at least equal both of those to stay in chase of an NFL record held by Keyshawn Johnson. Brown has had at least five catches and 50 receiving yards in every game this season, and he is two behind Reggie Wayne among players who have had the same number of receptions and receiving yards in consecutive games to start a season. Johnson set the record in 2001.
-- Ben Roethlisberger will try to become the all-time wins leaders against the Ravens. The 10th-year veteran and Peyton Manning each have 10 wins against the Ravens. The quarterback who has the best winning percentage against the Ravens? Kordell Stewart. He went 8-1 against the Ravens.