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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Record breakers?

Assuming he plays, Hines Ward has a good chance to set a franchise record for postseason receiving yards.

Despite playing just the first quarter last Sunday against the Ravens, Ward passed Lynn Swann for second place on the team's all-time posteason receiving yards chart.

Ward now has 1,021 postseason receiving yards and needs 34 in the Super Bowl to pass John Stallworth and become the Steelers' all-time leader.

Placekicker Jeff Reed needs one field goal to tie the franchise postseason record of 14 held by Roy Gerela and Gary Anderson. Reed is two back of Gerela’s record of 34 extra points.

He's got a ways to go to catch Gerela in career postseason attempts, though. Gerela had 27. That's right, the great Roy Gerela was 15 of 27 on field goal attempts in his career.

Put up those kind of numbers these days and you won't last very long.

© Here's a did you know: Troy Polamalu's interception return for a touchdown was the first in Steelers' postseason history.

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