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Super Bowl XLV: Steelers Notes

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Official NFL Release

STEELERS: Aim for NFL-best 7th SB title - Pit. defeated Cardinals in SB XLIII to surpass Dallas & San Francisco for league-best 6 SB titles (IX, X, XIII, XIV, XL, XLIII)...

Steelers will make 8th SB appearance (XXX, XLV), tied w/ Cowboys for most in NFL history...

With win, Steelers will surpass Cowboys (33) for most postseason wins...

Club has won 7 consecutive postseason games & aim to surpass 49ers (1988-90), Cowboys (1992-94) & Broncos(1997-98) for 3rd-most consecutive playoff wins in NFL history (2002-05 Patriots, 10 & 1961-62, 1965-67 Packers, 9)...

MIKE TOMLIN (38-years old) can become youngest head coach in NFL history to win 2 SB titles. Tomlin can also become 1st head coach ever to win 2 Super Bowls in his 1st 4 seasons as head coach. Has won 5 consecutive postseason games...

With win in Super Bowl XLV,BEN ROETHLISBERGER (2) can join Pro Football HOF QBs TERRY BRADSHAW (4), JOE MONTANA (4) & TROY AIKMAN (3) & Patriots' TOM BRADY (3) as only QBs in NFL history to win at least 3 Super Bowls. Roethlisberger has 2-0 record in SB. In SB XLIII, Roethlisberger completed 21 of 30 passes (70.0 pct.) for 256 yards w/ 1 TD vs. 1 INT & 93.2 passer rating. Roethlisberger has 133.9 4th quarter passer rating in 2 Super Bowls. Roethlisberger's .833 winning pct. (10-2 record) in postseason ranks second in NFL history behind Pro Football HOFer BART STARR (.900; 9-1 record). In only meeting vs. GB, Roethlisberger completed 29 of 46 passes (63.0 pct.) for career-best 503 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 121.9 passer rating...RB RASHARD MENDENHALL had career postseason-high with 121 rush yards in AFC Championship Game vs. NYJ. Has 3 rush TDs in 2 career playoff games...

WR HINES WARD (81) needs 3 receptions to surpass REGGIE WAYNE (83) for 4th-most postseason catches in NFL history. Ward had 7 receptions for 126 receiving yards (18.0 avg.) in last game vs. Packers. Averages 23.7 yards per catch in SBs (7 receptions, 166 yards). WR MIKE WALLACE had 2 TD catches in only meeting vs. GB. Averaged an AFC-best 21.0 yards per catch in 2010 reg. season...

TE HEATH MILLER has 4 postseason TD receptions. Miller had 7 catches for 118 yards in last game vs. Packers...

Pit. has not allowed 100-yard rusher in 16 consecutive postseason games, 2nd-longest current streak (Redskins, 17)...

LB JAMES HARRISON had100-yard INT-return TD in SB XLIII, longest play in Super Bowl history...

LB LA MARR WOODLEY is 1st player since 1982 to post at least 1 sack in 6 straight postseason games. Has 10 sacks in 6 career postseason games...

CB WILLIAM GAY had 19-yard FR-return TD in last game vs. Jets...

CB IKE TAYLOR & S TROY POLAMALU each have 3 career postseason INTs.