Quick Take: Packers/Steelers

In Brief

» Last meeting:Troy Polamalu's 77-yard fumble return for a touchdown propelled the Steelers past the Packers, 20-10, in Week 9 of the 2005 season.
» Streaks: The Steelers have won six of the last eight meetings, but trail the overall series, 18-13.
» Last week: Pittsburgh's playoff hopes took a serious hit after a 13-6 loss in Cleveland. ... Green Bay secured a hard-fought 21-14 win over rival Chicago.

Keep your eye on ...The Steelers' desire: Five consecutive losses have just about buried Pittsburgh's postseason dreams, but that does not mean it cannot finish the season strong and ruin some other teams' seasons. The Steelers' first chance to showcase whether they still have the fight to do some damage comes this Sunday against Green Bay.

Sacks galore: This game features two of the league's three most-sacked quarterbacks. Aaron Rodgers has been taken down an NFL-high 47 times, while Ben Roethlisberger has hit the turf 38 times. Couple that with the fact each squad is in the top half of the league at sacking opposing quarterbacks, and there figures to be lots of negative yardage in this contest.

Charles Woodson's impact: Green Bay's veteran cornerback is making a push for Defensive Player of the Year honors with an NFC-high eight interceptions, two sacks, two defensive touchdowns and four forced fumbles. He could strengthen his bid with another outstanding performance against Pittsburgh.

Did you know?

Rodgers has 11 touchdowns, zero interceptions and a league-best 127.9 passer rating on third down. ... Packers safety Nick Collins has an interception in four consecutive games. ... Steelers WR Santonio Holmes has at least six catches in six consecutive games. ... If the playoffs started today, the Packers would be in, but the Steelers would be out. Get an updated look at the postseason picture.

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