Quick Take: Steelers/Dolphins

In Brief

» Last meeting: Jeff Reed's field goal with 17 seconds left prevented a scoreless regulation as the Steelers won 3-0 in Week 12 of the 2007 season.
» Streaks: The Steelers have won four of the last five against the Dolphins to tie the overall series at 11, including the playoffs.
» Last week: Pittsburgh hung on to defeat visiting Baltimore, 23-20. ... Miami suffered a costly loss to Houston, 27-20, that all but eliminated it from playoff contention (The Dolphins are still not technically eliminated).

Keep your eye on ...Santonio Holmes' opportunistic nature: When the stakes are at their highest, Holmes is at his best. He made the key plays all throughout the Steelers' championship run last season, and his touchdown against the Ravens last week propelled Pittsburgh to the win. He will look to exploit a young Miami secondary that has struggled recently.

James Harrison's speed off the edge: Pittsburgh's Pro Bowl linebacker has 10 sacks on the season and continues to be one of the league's most feared pass rushers. If he can put some heat on Chad Henne, he may be able to force the young error-prone quarterback into some turnovers.

Jason Taylor's athleticism: Even at age 35, Taylor remains a dynamic outside linebacker. He still excels at pressuring the quarterback (he has seven sacks this year), and he also has three forced fumbles to go with an interception. It seems that Taylor ponders retirement every offseason, so this may be your last chance to see the potential Hall of Famer play.

Did you know?

The Dolphins have converted the fourth-most fourth downs in the league this year (13). ... Miami leads the league with 21 rushing touchdowns. ... Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has been sacked a career-high-tying 47 times this year. ... Pittsburgh can make the playoffs with a win and help. Get a look at the complete postseason picture.

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