PITTSBURGH (14-4) vs. GREEN BAY (13-6)

Sunday, 6:30 p.m. EST, FOX, Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas

OPENING LINE — Packers by 2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Steelers 11-6-1; Packers 12-7

SERIES RECORD — Packers lead 18-14

LAST MEETING — Steelers beat Packers 37-36, Dec. 20, 2009

LAST WEEK — Steelers beat Jets 24-19; Packers beat Bears 21-14





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Steelers, Packers meet in postseason for first time in matchup of franchises that have combined to win nine Super Bowls (Pittsburgh, six; Green Bay, three). ... Pittsburgh, going for third Super Bowl title in six years, has won nine of last 10 postseason games. Steelers also have seven-game winning streak in playoffs. ... Steelers' eight trips to Super Bowl tied with Cowboys for most in NFL. Their six wins are also most of any franchise. With victory, Steelers will surpass Cowboys (33) for most overall in postseason. ... Coach Mike Tomlin is 5-1 in postseason with Steelers and trying for second championship ring. At 38, he can become youngest coach to win two Super Bowl titles. He already joined Washington's Joe Gibbs as only coaches to reach two Super Bowls in first four seasons as head coach, and can become first to win both. ... With win, Ben Roethlisberger joins Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, Troy Aikman and Tom Brady as only QBs to win at least three Super Bowls. ... Roethlisberger's .833 winning percentage (10-2 record) in postseason ranks second behind Packers Hall of Famer Bart Starr (.900; 9-1 record). ... In only previous meeting vs. Packers, Roethlisberger was 29 of 46 for career-best 503 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs. ... WR Hines Ward, MVP of 2006 Super Bowl, needs three catches to surpass Colts' Reggie Wayne (83) for fourth-most in NFL postseason history and five to pass Buffalo's Andre Reed for third. He averages 23.7 yards per catch in Super Bowls and has most receptions in Steelers playoff history. ... RB Rashard Mendenhall had career postseason-high 121 yards rushing in AFC title game against Jets. Has three rushing TDs in two career playoff games. ... Rookie Pro Bowl C Maurkice Pouncey could miss game with high left ankle sprain. Backup Doug Legursky would take his place after filling in last week when Pouncey was injured early vs. Jets. ... Pittsburgh defense has not allowed 100-yard rusher in 16 consecutive postseason games, second-longest current streak behind Wa shington (17). ... LB LaMarr Woodley is first player since 1982 to post at least one sack in six straight postseason games. He has 10 sacks in six career postseason games. ... S Troy Polamalu was selected AP Defensive Player of the Year after ranking second in NFL with seven interceptions. ... LB James Harrison, the 2008 Defensive Player of Year, had 100-yard INT return for a score in Steelers' last Super Bowl game two years ago. ... Packers going for 13th NFL championship; their 12 titles are the most all-time. ... Green Bay is 3-1 in Super Bowl bowls. ... Making first Super Bowl appearance since 31-24 loss to Denver in January 1998. ... Packers have 28-16 (.636) playoff record, best mark in NFL history, and club's 28 postseason wins are third-most in all-time. ... Green Bay is first No. 6 seed in NFC to advance to Super Bowl. ... Packers have made postseason in three of past four seasons under coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy was born and raised in Pittsburgh. ... QB Aaron Rodgers has completed 94 of 135 passes for 1,213 yards with 10 TDs vs. 3 INTs in 4 postseason starts. ... Packers rookie RB James Starks is NFL postseason leader with 263 yards rushing. ... Fullback John Kuhn was member of Steelers' practice squad when they won 2006 Super Bowl. ... Packers had three wide receivers with 50-plus catches for first time in franchise history: Greg Jennings (76), Donald Driver (51) and James Jones (50). Jennings tied for NFC lead with 12 TD catches. ... Since joining Packers in 2006, CB Charles Woodson leads NFL with 8 interception returns for TDs. ... Rookie CB Sam Shields had a sack, forced fumble and two interceptions in NFC title game win over Chicago. ... LB Clay Matthews has 4½ sacks in four playoff games. ... Finished second in NFC with 13½ sacks.