Quick Take: Chargers (4-5) at Steelers (6-3)

Last meeting
The Chargers rallied from a 10-0 deficit by scoring on their first four second-half possessions to defeat the Steelers, 23-13, in 2006.

Streaks
The Steelers have won five of the last six games and lead the all-time series 19-6.

Last week
Clinton Hart knocked down Tyler Thigpen's two-point try as the Chargers hung on to beat the Chiefs, 20-19. ... Peyton Manning threw for 240 yards and three touchdowns as the Colts defeated the Steelers, 24-20.

Keep your eye on ...
Chargers defense: The Chargers switched defensive coordinators before their Week 9 bye, but there was little change in the team's defense last week as Thigpen threw three touchdown passes. The Chargers will look to pressure Ben Roethlisberger, who has been knocked around this season and has thrown eight interceptions in his last three games.

The running backs:Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson and Steelers running back Willie Parker have not lived up to the lofty expectations they have set during their Pro Bowl careers. Tomlinson hasn't missed a game, and Parker is expected to return to practice this week and play.

Chargers home-field advantage: The Steelers are 12-0 at home during the regular season against the Chargers (who won the 1994 AFC Championship Game in Pittsburgh). Roethlisberger is 24-8 at home, but the Steelers have dropped consecutive games at Heinz Field, losing to the Giants and Colts.

Did you know?
Chargers QB Philip Rivers leads the AFC with a 106.3 passer rating. ... Steelers receiver Hines Ward posted a season-high 116 yards last week and seeks back-to-back 100-yard receiving games for the first time since 2002. ... Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley has 8.5 sacks in his past six games.

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