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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eddie Faulkner is the new running
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eddie Faulkner is the new running

backs coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers.The team announced Faulkner’s hiring on Thursday. Faulkner replaces James Saxon Donnie Shell Jersey , whose contract was not renewed after the Steelers finished 9-6-1 and missed the playoffs.Faulkner comes to the Steelers from North Carolina State, where he spent the last six years as tight ends/running backs coach and special teams coordinator. Faulkner worked closely with Pittsburgh rookie running back Jaylen Samuels, who caught a school-record 202 passes during his career with the Wolfpack.Samuels and James Conner played well in place of Le’Veon Bell, who sat out the season after declining to sign his $14.4 million franchise tender. Conner reached the Pro Bowl while Samuels finished with 455 combined yards and three receiving touchdowns.Despite their success, Steelers president Art Rooney II said the team was simply ready to make a change when it declined not to retain Saxon. BALTIMORE (2-1) at PITTSBURGH (1-1-1)Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET Tyson Alualu Jersey , NBCOPENING LINE — Steelers by 3RECORD VS. SPREAD — Baltimore 2-1, Pittsburgh 1-2SERIES RECORD — Steelers lead 27-21LAST MEETING — Steelers beat Ravens 39-38, Dec. 10, 2017LAST WEEK — Ravens beat Broncos 27-14; Steelers beat Buccaneers 30-27AP PRO32 RANKING — Ravens No. 9, Steelers No. 14RAVENS OFFENSE — OVERALL (13), RUSH (26) Javon Hargrave Jersey , PASS (9).RAVENS DEFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (13), PASS (2).STEELERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (2), RUSH (23), PASS (2).STEELERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (29), RUSH (25) Justin Hunter Jersey , PASS (28).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Steelers have won nine straight games on Sunday night. Streak includes two victories over Ravens. … Pittsburgh won each of last three meetings with Baltimore. … Ravens first NFL team to score on all 12 red zone possessions to start season. … Baltimore hopes to have MLB C.J. Mosley, who missed Denver game with bruised left knee. … Ravens open stretch of four of five games on road. … Baltimore QB Joe Flacco has six TD passes, just two INTs and averages 6.89 yards per attempt compared to 5.72 last year. … Ravens PK Justin Tucker has hit eight straight FG tries from 50-plus yards and owns best FG percentage (90.0) in NFL history. … Baltimore leads NFL with six rushing TDs, three by Javorius Allen. … Ravens 2-1 despite minus-1 turnover differential. They led NFL with plus-17 in 2017. … Newcomer WR Michael Crabtree leads Ravens with 15 catches and needs six to reach 600 for career. … Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger is 21-3 in regular-season prime-time games at home, throwing for 55 TDs vs. 16 interceptions. … Roethlisberger has thrown TD pass in 45 straight home games Jerome Bettis Jersey , third-longest streak in NFL history. … Roethlisberger’s 5,171 passing yards, 34 passing TDs most by any player vs. Ravens. … Pittsburgh plans to have All-Pro RG David DeCastro back in lineup. DeCastro missed last two games with fractured right hand. … Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster has four straight games with 100-plus yards receiving. … Pittsburgh TE Vance McDonald set career high with 112 yards receiving last week vs. Buccaneers. … Replacing holdout Le’Veon Bell, Steelers RB James Conner’s 352 total yards rank eighth in NFL. … Pittsburgh PK Chris Boswell has hit just one of four field goals; three misses match entire 2017 total. … Fantasy tip:Steelers WR Antonio Brown has been nearly unstoppable at home against Baltimore. The All-Pro is averaging 109 yards receiving in last six games at Heinz Field vs. Ravens, including 11 catches for 213 yards in last meeting.
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