4:30 PM ET, January 15, 2005
Seahawks GM: No timetable for Wilson talks
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider, speaking to team reporters for the first time since the season began, gave his views on the upcoming negotiations involving quarterback Russell Wilson's contract.
Sheriff disputes Steelers' security chief report
Jack Kearney serves many roles in his part-time job as chief of security for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The boss at his full-time job at the Allegheny County Sheriff's Dept. says cleaning up for players who run in to legal trouble is not one of them.
NFL to name award in honor of Rooney Sr.
The NFL will name an annual award recognizing outstanding sportsmanship on the field in honor of the founding owner of the Steelers.
Steelers security chief's dual roles debated
Allegheny County Sherrif's Lt. Jack Kearney is the longtime point man on messy Pittsburgh Steelers business and is known in some circles as "The Cleaner."
Pennington must build on strong performance
Saturday's AFC divisional playoff game between the Jets and Steelers is a rematch of a Week 14 regular-season meeting in which the Steelers edged out the Jets 17-6 in a physical affair in Pittsburgh. Heinz Field will once again be the forum, as the Steelers look to fend off a Jets team that built momentum with an upset win at San Diego in the wild-card round last week.
The goal will be similar for the Jets this week, as they need to combat a stout run defense by opening things up and being more creative. If Chad Pennington and his receivers particularly speedster Santana Moss can get on the same page early on it will put a lot of pressure on rookie QB Ben Roethlisberger. If not, the Steelers should be able to successfully defend their home turf with a strong commitment to Jerome Bettis and the running attack, which will take much of the pressure off of Big Ben in his first NFL postseason action.
New York Jets
|Avg Points Allowed||18.5||17.0|
|TEAM OFFENSE||TEAM||PER GAME AVERAGE|
|TEAM DEFENSE||TEAM||PER GAME AVERAGE|
|Pass Yds Allowed||NYJ|
|Rush Yds Allowed||NYJ|
|Pittsburgh leads 3-1|
|Dec 12, 2004||NYJ 6, @PIT 17|
|Dec 14, 2003||NYJ 6, PIT 0|
|Dec 9, 2001||NYJ 7, @PIT 18|