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By Marc A. Greenberg

The Following Stats are courtesy of Rich Cimini of ESPN NY:

• The Steelers rank No. 1 in the league in rushing defense (60.1 yards per game), on pace to set a team record.   The league record since the merger in 1970 is 60.6, set by Rex Ryan’s old team, the 2000 Baltimore Ravens.

• The Steelers have allowed more than 22 points in only one game, a 39-26 loss to the New England Patriots.

• The Steelers have won four straight.

• They have outrushed 11 of their 13 opponents this season, averaging more than 60 yards per game on the ground than their opponents.

• The Steelers have 17 interceptions, including a team-best six by S Troy Polamalu. The entire Jets team has seven.

• James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley, have a combined for 18.5 sacks.

• Punter Jeremy Kapinos has a net average with the Steelers is 30.6.

• QB Ben Roethlisberger and WR Mike Wallace have, in two seasons, hooked up for six touchdowns of 40-plus yards.

• WR Hines Ward is a major weapon in the red zone. Since 2002, he’s third in the NFL in red-zone touchdowns (47), behind Randy Moss (51) and Antonio Gates (51).

• RB Rashard Mendenhall, enjoying his second straight 1,000-yard season, needs only 36 yards to surpass his career high (1,108).