Capsule Ravens (1-0) vs. Steelers (0-1) 7/8

September 08, 1996

Ravens (1-0) vs. Steelers (0-1)

dTC Site: Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh.

Time: 1 p.m.

TV: Ch. 11.

Announcers: Marv Albert and Sam Wyche.

Radio: WLIF (101.9 FM), WJFK (1300 AM).

Line: Steelers by 4.

Records: Ravens 1-0; Steelers 0-1.

Record vs. spread: Ravens 1-0; Steelers 0-1.

Last week: Ravens beat Raiders, 19-14; Steelers lost to Jaguars, 24-9.

Last meeting: Steelers beat Browns, 20-17, in November 1995 at Cleveland Stadium for sixth straight win in series.

Series: Browns held 52-40 advantage.

Who's hot: Ravens QB Vinny Testaverde threw for 254 yards, ran for 42 more and scored a rushing TD in last week's victory. TE Brian Kinchen caught four passes, all for first downs, for 57 yards. Rookie MLB Ray Lewis was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week after recording nine tackles and one interception. . . . Pittsburgh RBs Jerome Bettis and Erric Pegram combined for 101 yards rushing. Norm Johnson kicked three field goals.

Who's not: Ravens RB Leroy Hoard, a starter throughout preseason, carried only two times for 7 yards off the bench last week. DE Anthony Pleasant (sprained ankle) hasn't practiced all week. Rick Lyle probably will start in his place. . . . Pittsburgh QB Jim Miller lasted one week as the starter, after missing several open receivers and completing nine of 17 passes for 83 yards. LB Greg Lloyd went down with a serious knee injury and is out for the season.

Injuries:

Ravens

TE Frank Hartley knee O

DE Anthony Pleasant ankle Q

Steelers

LB Steve Conley knee O

LB Jason Gildon knee O

LB Greg Lloyd knee O

RB Fred McAfee hamstring O

CB Randy Fuller ribs, Q

shoulder

G Brendan Stai ankle Q

WR Yancey Thigpen ankle Q

DE Brentson Buckner knee P

CB Willie Williams groin P

CB Rod Woodson knee P

Key: O-Out. D-doubtful, 25 percent chance of playing. Q-questionable, 50 percent. P-probable, 75 percent.

' Statistical comparison:

.............. ....... ........ Yds. .. Yds.

.............. ....... Pts. ... rush .. pass .... TO ... Sacks

Ravens ...... Off. .. 19.0 ... 95.0 .. 219.0 ... 1.0 .. 3.0

.............. Def. .. 14.0 ... 60.0 .. 178.0 ... 2.0 .. 3.0

Pittsburgh ... Off. ... 9.0 .. 101.0 ... 86.0 ... 2.0 .. 4.0

.............. Def. .. 24.0 .. 119.0 .. 194.0 ... 2.0 .. 4.0

Pub Date: 9/08/96

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