Pittsburgh Steelers: Muhammad Wilkerson

PITTSBURGH -- Outside linebacker Jason Worilds, who was not mentioned when Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin provided an injury update Tuesday at his weekly news conference, did not practice on Wednesday because of an abdominal injury.

Worilds
Safeties Troy Polamalu (knee), Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) and Ross Ventrone (hamstring) and linebacker Ryan Shazier (ankle) also missed practice because of injuries while cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm) was limited in drills.

Defensive end Brett Keisel, tight end Heath Miller, safety Mike Mitchell and center Maurkice Pouncey were given veteran's days off.

Polamalu, Shazier and Thomas have already been ruled out of the Steelers' 1 p.m. ET game Sunday at the New York Jets.

Will Allen will start in place of Polamalu at MetLife Stadium and Sean Spence is expected to start in place of Shazier at weakside inside linebacker.

Four Jets players did not practice on Wednesday, including defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson.

The two were out because of an illness along with starting right tackle Breno Giacomini.

Jets cornerback Darrin Walls did not practice because of a calf injury while wide receiver Percy Harvin was limited in drills because of a heel injury.

Steelers-Jets: By The Numbers

October, 12, 2013
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Here is a quick-hit look at the Steelers-Jets game on Sunday. The 1 p.m. game will be played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and televised by CBS.

0

Turnovers committed by Jets quarterback Geno Smith in a 30-28 win at Atlanta last Monday

1

Jets’ NFL rank in rushing yards allowed per carry

3.0

Rushing yards per carry allowed by the Jets

4

Sacks by Steelers this season

4

Sacks by Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson this season

4.2

Average yards per carry for Jets running back Bilal Powell, who is third in the AFC in rushing

7

Times the Steelers have beaten the Jets in eight road games dating back to 1970

11

Turnovers committed by Smith in the Jets’ first four games of the season

12

First-quarter points scored by the Steelers this season

16

Times the Steelers have beaten rookie quarterbacks in 18 games against them since Dick LeBeau returned as defensive coordinator in 2004

32

Catches by Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown after four games

34

First-quarter points yielded by the Steelers this season

34.6

Conversion rate on third down that the Jets have allowed since 2009, second-lowest in the NFL during that span

49

Combined catches by Jets wide receivers after five games

53

Quarterback pressures by Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel since 2012

58.0

Rushing yards per game the Steelers, worst in the NFL

73.7

Percentage of Brown’s 167 catches that have accounted for first downs since 2011

76.2

Rushing yards allowed per game by the Jets, second fewest in the NFL

148.3

Smith’s fourth-quarter passer rating in the last three games

196

Career touchdown passes by Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger

299.0

Total yards allowed per game by the Jets, second fewest in the NFL

 

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