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QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) has missed three games, but the Steelers hope they'll get him back for their next one -- next Monday night at Indianapolis.

* TE Heath Miller caught five passes against Baltimore to give him 26 on the season, matching Mark Bruener's 1995 rookie production of 26 receptions.

* LB Clark Haggans had one of the Steelers' five sacks in Baltimore and has taken over the team lead with six sacks.

* K Jeff Reed kicked field goals of 44 and 37 yards in Baltimore and now has kicked a field goal in 21 consecutive games.

* OT Marvel Smith missed his first start in two seasons because of a high ankle sprain. Rookie Trai Essex, a third-round draft choice, dressed for the first time and made his first NFL start, at left tackle, against Baltimore.

* RB Jerome Bettis, the No. 2 back behind starter Willie Parker, had just two carries for no yards against Baltimore. Bettis has just 164 yards in 10 games on 53 carries.

* QB Tommy Maddox was sacked six times at Baltimore. He completed 19 of 36 passes for 230 yards with one touchdown and one interception.


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