Oct. 1, 2017

Post-Game Notes

TEAM

  • Pittsburgh is 3-1 (2-1 on the road) and 2-0 against AFC North teams in 2017.

 

  • The Steelers are 23-20 in regular-season history against the Ravens (10-12 on the road).

 

  • Pittsburgh improved to 7-2 in regular-season games against Baltimore in the month of October (4-0 on the road in the month).

 

  • Pittsburgh has won each of the previous two regular-season games against Baltimore.

 

  • The Steelers are 447-283-2 during the regular season since 1970.

 

  • Yielded nine points to the Ravens – the ninth time in regular-season series history against Baltimore holding the Ravens to nine points or less – and third occasion on the road.

 

  • Held Baltimore scoreless in the first half for the third time in regular-season series history (Nov. 9, 1997 and Sept. 7, 2003).

 

  • Limited the Ravens to 69 yards of offense in the first half – tying as the fewest yards allowed in the first half in regular-season series history (Nov. 5, 2007).

 

  • Totaled seven tackles for loss to mark the team’s third game in 2017 with seven or more stops behind the line of scrimmage.

 

  • Recorded the longest offensive possession in the NFL in 2017 – spanning 10:23 in the first quarter – on 16 plays for 84 yards.

 

Head Coach Mike Tomlin

  • Improved his regular-season record to 106-58 since becoming the Steelers’ head coach in 2007 (46-37 on the road).

 

  • Improved to 10-11 as the Steelers’ head coach in regular-season games vs. Baltimore (4-7 on the road).

 

  • Is now 43-19 in regular-season games vs. AFC North foes (20-12 on the road).

 

  • Improved to 27-12 in regular-season games during the month of October (11-8 on the road).

 

  • Is now 81-14 when the Steelers hold a lead at halftime.

 

QB Ben Roethlisberger

  • Completed 18-of-30 passes for 216 yards with one touchdown and an interception.

 

  • Improved to 126-61 as a starter during the regular season (56-39 on the road).

 

  • Increased his Steelers franchise record for the most wins as a starting quarterback to 126 (Terry Bradshaw, 107).

 

  • Is now 11-8 against Baltimore in the regular-season as a starter (3-6 on the road).

 

  • Has compiled a record of 51-17 as a starter against AFC North opponents (25-10 on the road).

 

  • Increased his NFL records in completions (391), passing yards (4,665), touchdown passes (36) and passing plays of 25-plus yards (35) in games against Baltimore.

 

  • Surpassed Philip Rivers (3,864) for the ninth-most pass completions in NFL history, now with 3,891 in his NFL career:

MOST PASS COMPLETIONS IN

                Rk.      PLAYER, YEAR                                          NFL HISTORY

  1. Eli Manning, 2004-current                           4,158 (Game in Progress)
  2. John Elway, 1983-98                                   4,123
  3. Warren Moon, 1984-2000                            3,988
  4. Ben Roethlisberger, 2004-current           3,891
  5. Philip Rivers, 2004-current                          3,884 (Game in Progress)

 

WR Antonio Brown

  • Tied for the team lead in receptions (Le’Veon Bell) with four grabs for 34 yards.

 

  • Has registered at least one reception in 112 consecutive games in which he has played, including the postseason – dating back to October 3, 2010.

 

  • Has registered at least one reception in 103 consecutive regular-season games – dating back to October 3, 2010.

 

  • Increased his career reception total to 78 in games against Baltimore – the most among active NFL players in games vs. the Ravens.

 

  • Increased his receiving yards total to 8,765 – the second-most in team history:

                Rk.      STEELER, YEARS                                     RECEIVING YARDS

  1. Hines Ward, 1998-2011                              12,083
  2.         Antonio Brown, 2010-current                   8,765
  3. John Stallworth, 1974-87                             8,723

 

  • Increased his scrimmage yards total to 8,884 – the fourth-most in team 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                   8,884
  5. John Stallworth, 1974-87                             8,834

 

WR Martavis Bryant

  • Caught three passes for 48 yards (16.0 avg.).

 

WR JuJu Smith-Schuster

  • Set a new single-game high in receiving yards (47) on three catching, along with a touchdown.

 

  • Caught his second touchdown reception of his rookie season – an 11-yard pass from QB Ben Roethlisberger in the second quarter.

 

RB Le’Veon Bell

  • Led all players with a game high 186 yards from scrimmage (144 rushing yards on 35 carries / 42 receiving yards on four catches) and scored two rushing touchdowns.

 

  • His two rushing touchdowns marked the fifth multi-rushing touchdown game of his NFL career.

 

  • His 186 yards from scrimmage are the seventh-highest output in his NFL regular-season career and his 144 rushing yards tie as the sixth-most in his NFL regular-season career.

 

  • Posted the 15th 100-yard rushing game of his NFL career, his third in his career against Baltimore.

 

  • Moved into a tie with Rashard Mendenhall (29) for the fifth-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

T5.       Le’Veon Bell, 2013-current                       29

Rashard Mendnehall, 2008-12                    29

 

  • Has scored at least one rushing touchdown in each of the previous two games.

 

  • Moved into a tie with Merril Hoge for the 13th-most touchdowns from scrimmage in team history, with 34.

 

  • Increased his career rushing total to 4,369 – 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                           4,369

 

  • Increased his career rushing total to 4,369 – 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                           4,369

 

  • Surpassed Louis Lipps (6,406) for the seventh-most scrimmage yards in Steelers history:

                Rk.      STEELER, YEARS                                     SCRIMMAGE YARDS

  1. Heath Miller, 2005-15                                  6,577
  2. Le’Veon Bell, 2013-current                       6,472
  3. Louis Lipps, 1984-91                                   6,406
  4. Willie Parker, 2004-09                                 6,075
  5. Lynn Swann, 1974-82                                 5,534

 

  • Increased his career scrimmage yards total to 6,472 – 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                       6,472
  1. Franco Harris, 1972-76                                   5,947
  1. Willie Parker, 2004-08                                 5,622
  2. Antonio Brown, 2010-14                              5,341

 

  • Has posted at least 100 yards from scrimmage in 33 career regular-season games and 150 yards from scrimmage for the 12th time in his NFL career during the regular-season.

 

  • Surpassed Merril Hoge (241) for the second-most receptions in Steelers history among running backs:

                Rk.      STEELER, YEARS                                     RECEPTIONS

  1. Franco Harris, 1972-83                                   306
  2. Le’Veon Bell, 2013-current                           244
  3. Merril Hoge, 1987-93                                       241
  1. Ray Mathews, 1951-59                               230
  2. Lynn Chandnois, 1950-56                           162

 

  • Recorded 95 yards from scrimmage in the first half (57 rushing / 38 receiving) – the sixth-most scrimmage yards in the opening half of a game in his NFL career.

 

  • Totaled 56 yards from scrimmage in the first quarter (36 rushing / 20 receiving) – the 13th time in his NFL career with 50 or more yards in the opening stanza of a game.

 

RB James Conner

  • Totaled 26 rushing yards on four carries, including a run of 23 yards in the first quarter – the longest running play by the Steelers in 2017.

 

G David DeCastro

  • Extended his consecutive regular-season games started streak to 60 – the second-longest active consecutive games started streak among NFL guards.

 

DE Cameron Heyward

  • Registered the third multi-sack game in his regular-season career, bringing down Baltimore QB Joe Flacco twice, increasing his 2017 sack total to 3.0 and his career total to 28.0.

 

  • Credited with a forced fumble and fumble recovery in the second quarter giving Pittsburgh the ball at the Baltimore 28-yard line – the third forced fumble and third fumble recovery of his NFL career.

 

DE Stephon Tuitt

  • Credited with a half-sack of Baltimore QB Joe Flacco (nine yards) in the fourth quarter, increasing his season total to 0.5 and his career total to 12.0.

 

CB William Gay

  • Extended his consecutive regular season games played streak to 164 – the longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL defensive players.

 

CB Mike Hilton

  • Tallied the first sack and interception of his NFL career, a six-yard takedown of Baltimore QB Joe Flacco, in the third quarter, and picked off Flacco in the fourth quarter.

 

S Sean Davis

  • Led the secondary with 5 tackles, all solo, and posted on pass defensed.

 

LB Ryan Shazier

  • Led the defense with 11 tackles (10 solo), along with a tackle for loss, one interception and three passes defensed.

 

  • Hauled in the fifth interception if his NFL career, picking off Baltimore QB Joe Flacco in the fourth quarter.

 

LB Bud Dupree

  • Credited with a half-sack of Baltimore QB Joe Flacco (nine yards) in the fourth quarter, increasing his season total to 1.5 and his career total to 10.0.

 

LB Arthur Moats

  • Extended his consecutive regular season games played streak to 68 – tied as the fifth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL linebackers.

 

K Chris Boswell

  • Converted two-of-three field goals attempts (30- and 49-yards), improving to seven-of-nine on field goal tries in 2017.

 

  • Tied Mike Clark (1964-67: 57) for the eighth-most field goals made in Steelers history:

                        Rk.  STEELER, YEARS                                                   FIELD GOALS MADE

  1. Kris Brown, 1999-2001                                                              80
  2. Lou Michaels, 1961-63                                                              62

                        T8.   Chris Boswell, 2015-current                                                   57

Mike Clark, 1964-67                                                                  57

  1. Matt Bahr, 1979-80                                                                    37

 

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