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Woodley adds two more sacks

Monday, Jan. 4, 2010

• LaMarr Woodley continued to terrorize quarterbacks Sunday. He sacked Miami's Tyler Thigpen twice, giving the Steelers linebacker 13 12 for the season. All but two came in the second half of the season. "Everything was on the line today, so I did my best," Woodley said. Woodley finished with 312 more sacks than last year's team leader, James Harrison. "(Woodley's) a guy who has come on the late part of the season all three years he has been here," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. "Evidently, that's a part of his game."

• Even if the Steelers wanted to know what was going on during the New England/Houston game, they weren't afforded the luxury. Stadium officials did not put the score of any game on the scoreboard while the Steelers and Dolphins were playing. "I think they didn't show the score on purpose," wide receiver Hines Ward said. Most of the Steelers didn't find out that the Patriots blew a 14-point fourth quarter lead to the Texans until they were walking off the field. Tomlin didn't find out until a reporter told him.

• Woodland Hills High School was well represented at Land Shark Stadium. Three former Wolverines played in the game - including linebacker Jason Taylor and fullback Lousaka Polite of the Dolphins and safety Ryan Mundy of the Steelers. "Lousaka's sister and my sister are best friends," Mundy said. "My dad coached him in high school." There are two other Wolverines in the NFL - Arizona's Steve Breaston and San Francisco's Shawntae Spencer.

• Santonio Holmes caught a touchdown pass and almost threw one, too. Holmes' second-quarter pass intended for running back Rashard Mendenhall was intercepted by safety Yeremiah Bell at the Dolphins' 7. "I didn't even see him," Holmes said. "I put the ball over top of him, but he made a play on it. We developed a good feel for it in practice. I felt confident."




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