[Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.]
Number of teams in NFL history who have defeated opponents with at least 6-0 records in consecutive weeks. The Steelers could be the first to do so today.
Number of Eagles who have at least half a sack. Players such as Donovan McNabb, Terrell Owens and Ben Roethlisberger are getting most of the credit for their teams' success so far this season, but the Eagles and Steelers are both where they are because they're strong teams. This is supported by their turnover margins, a statistic that reflects team play and not simply individual efforts.
The Steelers have nine more takeaways than giveaways, ranking fourth in the league in that stat. The Eagles are right behind them with a plus-eight turnover margin. Only the two New York teams and the Lions rank higher than Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
"We have created opportunities," Steelers Coach Bill Cowher said, "but if you don't seize it, it means nothing. We aren't going to squander what we have created for ourselves."
Pittsburgh converted four New England turnovers into 24 points last week, and linebacker Joey Porter clearly was the catalyst. He had three sacks, forced two fumbles, broke up a pass and made eight tackles against the Patriots.