Quick Take: Steelers (11-3) at Titans (12-2)

Last meeting
On Kickoff Weekend of the 2005 season, Willie Parker ran for 161 yards and one touchdown in his regular-season debut, leading a Steelers running game that totaled 206 yards in a 34-7 home victory over the Titans.

The Titans have won three of their last four meetings with the Steelers but trail 41-29 in the series. Check out the last five meetings.

Last week
A controversial touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Santonio Holmes in the game's final minutes lifted the Steelers to a 13-9 win over the host Ravens. ... The Titans failed to score a touchdown, falling 13-12 to the host Texans for just their second loss of the season.

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Keep your eye on ...
A showdown for the AFC's best record: With a loss to the Texans last week, the Titans' grip on the AFC's top spot has loosened. A loss to the Steelers on Sunday would give Pittsburgh the inside track on home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. For a complete look at the NFL playoff picture, click here.

Haynesworth's replacement: A knee injury is expected to sideline Albert Haynesworth, Tennessee's Pro Bowl defensive tackle, for the regular season's last two games. Making things more complicated is the four-game suspension being served by Haynesworth's backup, Kevin Vickerson, forcing the Titans to move DE Dave Ball and his career-high 4.5 sacks inside.

Polamalu's picks:Troy Polamalu was selected to his fifth straight Pro Bowl on Tuesday, and deservedly so. The Steelers' safety has recorded four of his league-leading seven interceptions in his last five games. That should be enough to instill fear into Titans QB Kerry Collins, who has thrown three of his seven picks in his last two games.

Did you know?
The Steelers are looking for their sixth straight win. ... With 15 sacks, Pittsburgh LB James Harrison needs a half-sack to break a tie with Mike Merriweather's total in 1984 for the franchise's single-season record. ... Titans RB LenDale White needs one rushing touchdown to surpass Eddie George (14 in 2000) for the second-most in a season in franchise history.

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