Chicago 23, Pittsburgh 17 OT

Sept. 24, 2017

Post-Game Notes

 

TEAM

  • Pittsburgh is 2-1 (1-1 on the road) and 1-1 against NFC opponents in 2017.

 

  • The Steelers are now 24-20-2 in overtime games in team history.

 

  • The Steelers are 7-19-1 in regular-season history against the Bears (1-12 on the road).

 

  • Pittsburgh lost its first game after winning nine consecutive games, including six on the road, dating back to Nov. 20, 2016, tying as the fourth longest win streak in team history:

MOST CONSECUTIVE REGULAR-SEASON

                Rk.      DATES                                                        GAMES WON: STEELERS HISTORY

  1.     Sept. 26, 2004-Sept. 18, 2005                     16
  2.     Oct. 5, 1975-Dec. 13, 1975                         11
  3.     Oct. 17, 1976-Sept. 19, 1977                       10

T4.       Nov. 20, 2016-Sept. 10, 2017                     9

Nov. 19, 1978-Sept. 23, 1979                      9

 

  • The Steelers are 446-283-2 during the regular season since 1970.

 

Head Coach Mike Tomlin

  • Is now 105-58 since becoming the Steelers’ head coach in 2007 (45-37 on the road).

 

  • Is 0-3 as the Steelers’ head coach in regular-season games vs. Chicago (0-2 on the road).

 

  • Is now 27-15 in regular-season games vs. NFC teams (11-10 on the road).

 

  • Is now 21-16 in regular-season games during the month of September (9-13 on the road).

 

QB Ben Roethlisberger

  • Completed 22-of-39 passes for 235 yards with one touchdown. His 22 completions and 235 yards were game highs.

 

  • Is 125-61 as a starter during the regular season (55-39 on the road).

 

  • Is now 1-3 against Chicago in the regular-season as a starter (0-2 on the road).

 

  • Has compiled a record of 33-16 as a starter against NFC opponents (14-11 on the road).

 

  • Surpassed Philip Rivers (3,864) for the ninth-most pass completions in NFL history, now with 3,873 in his NFL career:

MOST PASS COMPLETIONS IN

                Rk.      PLAYER, YEAR                                          NFL HISTORY

T6.       Eli Manning, 2004-current                           4,158

John Elway, 1983-98                                   4,123

  1. Warren Moon, 1984-2000                            3,988
  2. Ben Roethlisberger, 2004-current           3,873
  3. Philip Rivers, 2004-current                          3,864 (Game in Progress)

               

WR Antonio Brown

  • Totaled game highs in receptions (10) and receiving yards (110) to go along with his first touchdown catch of the season.

 

  • Has registered at least one reception in 111 consecutive games in which he has played, including the postseason – dating back to October 3, 2010.

 

  • Has registered at least one reception in 102 consecutive regular-season games – dating back to October 3, 2010.

 

  • Reached 650 career receptions on his second catch in his 104th career regular-season game, setting an NFL record for the fewest games to the milestone (Marvin Harrison: 107).

 

  • Extended his team record for double-digit reception games to 15:

MOST DOUBLE-DIGIT RECEPTION

                Rk.      STEELER, YEARS                                     GAMES IN STEELERS HISTORY

  1. Antonio Brown, 2010-current                   15
  2. Hines Ward, 1998-2011                              7

T3.       Heath Miller, 2005-2015                              3

Yancey Thigpen, 1992-97                           3

 

  • Recorded his 31st career 100-yard receiving game – extending his record for the most such games in Steelers history:

                Rk.      STEELER, YEARS                                     100+ YARD GAMES

  1. Antonio Brown, 2010-current                   31
  2. Hines Ward, 1998-2011                              29
  3. John Stallworth, 1974-87                             25

 

  • Since entering the NFL in 2010, is one of four active players with at least 30 100-yard receiving games.

 

  • Surpassed John Stallworth (8,723) for the second-most receiving yards in franchise history:

                Rk.      STEELER, YEARS                                     RECEIVING YARDS

  1. Hines Ward, 1998-2011                              12,083
  2.         Antonio Brown, 2010-current                   8,731
  3. John Stallworth, 1974-87                             8,723

 

  • Surpassed John Stallworth (8,834) for the fourth-most scrimmage yards in franchise history:

                Rk.      STEELER, YEARS                                     SCRIMMAGE YARDS

  1. Franco Harris, 1972-83                               14,234
  2. Hines Ward, 1998-2011                              12,511
  3. Jerome Bettis, 1996-2005                           11,377
  4.         Antonio Brown, 2010-current                   8,850
  5. John Stallworth, 1974-87                             8,834

 

  • Caught his first touchdown pass of the season of seven yards, moving into a tie with Lynn Swann (51) for the third-most touchdown receptions in Steelers history:

                Rk.      STEELER, YEARS                                     TOUCHDOWN CATCHES

  1. Hines Ward, 1998-2011                              85
  2. John Stallworth, 1974-87                             63

                T3.       Antonio Brown, 2010-current                   51

Lynn Swann, 1974-82                                 51

  1. Heath Miller, 2005-15                                 45

 

RB Le’Veon Bell

  • Rushed for 61 yards on 15 carries with a touchdown and added six receptions for 37 yards.

 

  • Scored his first touchdown of 2017 on a one-yard run, breaking a tie with Barry Foster and John Henry Johnson (26) for sole possession of the sixth-most rushing touchdowns in Steelers history:

                Rk.      STEELER, YEARS                                     RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS

  1.     Franco Harris, 1972-83                                91
  2.     Jerome Bettis, 1996-2005                           78
  3.     Kordell Stewart, 1995-2002                         35
  4.     Terry Bradshaw, 1970-83                            32
  5.     Rashard Mendnehall, 2008-12                    29
  1. Le’Veon Bell, 2013-current                       27

T7.       Barry Foster, 1990-94                                 26

John Henry Johnson, 1960-65                    26           

 

  • Moved into a tie with Terry Bradshaw, John Henry Johnson and Mike Wallace for the 15th-most touchdowns from scrimmage in team history, with 32.

 

  • Increased his career rushing total to 4,225 – the fifth-most by a Steeler in their first five years with the team:

                Rk.      STEELER, YEARS                                     RUSHING YARDS

  1.    Jerome Bettis, 1996-2000                            6,713
  2.    Franco Harris, 1972-76                                 5,133
  3.    Willie Parker, 2004-08                                  4,989
  4.    John Henry Johnson, 1960-64                     4,370
  5.    Le’Veon Bell, 2013-current                        4,225

 

  • Increased his career rushing total to 4,225 – the fifth-most by a Steeler in team history:

                Rk.      STEELER, YEARS                                     RUSHING YARDS

  1.     Franco Harris, 1972-83                                11,950
  2.     Jerome Bettis, 1996-2005                           10,571
  3.     Willie Parker, 2004-09                                 5,378
  4.     John Henry Johnson, 1960-65                    4,381
  5.     Le’Veon Bell, 2013-current                       4,225

 

  • Increased his scrimmage yards total to 6,286 – the eighth-most in Steelers history:

                Rk.      STEELER, YEARS                                     SCRIMMAGE YARDS

  1. Heath Miller, 2005-15                                  6,577
  2. Louis Lipps, 1984-91                                   6,406
  3. Le’Veon Bell, 2013-current                       6,286
  4. Willie Parker, 2004-09                                 6,075
  5. Lynn Swann, 1974-82                                 5,534

 

  • Increased his career scrimmage yards total to 6,286 – the second-most by a Steeler in their first five years with the team:

                Rk.      STEELER, YEARS                                     SCRIMMAGE YARDS

  1. Jerome Bettis, 1996-2000                           7,242
  2. Le’Veon Bell, 2013-current                       6,286
  1.     Franco Harris, 1972-76                                5,947
  1. Willie Parker, 2004-08                                 5,622
  2. Antonio Brown, 2010-14                              5,341

 

  • Increased his career reception total to 240, the third-most in Steelers history among running backs:

                Rk.      STEELER, YEARS                                     RECEPTIONS

  1.     Franco Harris, 1972-83                                306
  2.     Merril Hoge, 1987-93                                   241
  1. Le’Veon Bell, 2013-current                       240
  2. Ray Mathews, 1951-59                               230
  3. Lynn Chandnois, 1950-56                           162

 

  • Surpassed Antonio Brown (236) for the most catches by a Steeler in their first 50 games with the franchise, now with 240.

 

  • His 240 receptions rank as the third-most in NFL history by a running back in their first 50 career games (Reggie Bush: 254, LaDanian Tomlinson: 244, Le’Veon Bell: 240, James Wilder: 234 and Roger Craig: 222).   www.pittsburghsteerlers.com

 

TE Vance McDonald

  • Forced a fumble, the first of his NFL career, at the Pittsburgh one-yard line, after a Chicago return of 73 yards on a blocked field goal by the Bears.

 

G David DeCastro

  • Extended his consecutive regular-season games started streak to 59 – the third-longest active consecutive games started streak among NFL guards.

 

CB William Gay

  • Extended his consecutive regular season games played streak to 163 – the longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL defensive players.

 

S Mike Mitchell

  • Led the secondary with 9 tackles (8 solo) and one pass defensed.

 

S J.J. Wilcox

  • Recorded his first interception as a Steeler and the sixth of his NFL career, picking off Chicago QB Mike Glennon in the fourth quarter. His takeaway led to a K Chris Boswell 32-yard field goal to tie the game at 17-17.

 

LB Ryan Shazier

  • Totaled a game high 11 tackles (11 solo), with a tackle for loss, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

 

  • Forced a fumble and recovered the ball on the same play in the third quarter, and added his second forced fumble in the fourth quarter.

 

LB Anthony Chickillo

  • Brought down Chicago QB Mike Glennon for a sack of 10-yards in the second quarter, increasing his 2017 total to 3.0 to mark a new single-season high (2016: 2.5).

 

NT Javon Hargrave

  • Sacked Chicago QB Mike Glennon for a loss of seven yards in the third quarter, his second of the season, matching his 2016 rookie season total.

 

K Chris Boswell

  • Converted a 32-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to tie the game up at 17, improving to five-of-five on field goal attempts in 2017.

 

P Jordan Berry
• Landed three punts inside the opponent 20 yard line, marking the seventh game of his NFL career with at least three inside the 20.

 

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