Final
San Diego (8-8, 3-5 away)
Pittsburgh (12-4, 6-2 home)
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Game Leaders
QBsRBsWRs
B. Roethlisberger
YDS: 177
TD: 1
CMP: 17
W. Parker
CAR: 27
YDS: 146
TD: 2
H. Ward
REC: 4
YDS: 70
TD: 0
P. Rivers
YDS: 275
TD: 3
CMP: 21
D. Sproles
CAR: 11
YDS: 15
TD: 0
D. Sproles
REC: 5
YDS: 91
TD: 1
Mass Transit
Mass Transit
A pep talk from Jerome "The Bus" Bettis was the boost Willie Parker needed to transport the Steelers past the Chargers and into the AFC title game. Walker | Williamson: Lost Charge | Recap
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Team Averages

TEAM OFFENSETMPER GAME AVERAGE
Total YardsSD
 
 349.0
PIT
 
 312.0
Yards PassingSD
 
 241.1
PIT
 
 206.3
Yards RushingSD
 
 107.9
PIT
 
 105.6
TEAM DEFENSETMPER GAME AVERAGE
Yards AllowedSD
 
 349.9
PIT
 
 237.2
Pass Yds AllowedSD
 
 247.4
PIT
 
 156.9
Rush Yds AllowedSD
 
 102.6
PIT
 
 80.3

More Team Stats: San Diego | Pittsburgh

Gameday Matchup

WLTPFPADIVCON
SD88027.4225-1-07-5-0
PIT124021.7146-0-010-2-0

H2H Matchups (Since 2001)

Pittsburgh leads 4-1
Nov 16, 2008@PIT 11, SD 10
Oct 8, 2006@SD 23, PIT 13
Oct 10, 2005PIT 24, @SD 22
Dec 21, 2003@PIT 40, SD 24

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Featured Comment

    Steelers start killing the clock when the game starts. It's frustrating ... SD offense only participated in three quarters.

  • CinRedlegs

Steelers 35, Chargers 24