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By the Numbers: 4 straight for Shazier

Posted Jan 15, 2017

Ryan Shazier has recorded an interception in 4 straight games.

A deeper dive into some key numbers from the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

170

Remember when Le'Veon Bell broke the Steelers single-game postseason record for rushing yards against the Dolphins? It lasted a week. Bell broke his own record by 3 yards with 170 rushing yards against the Chiefs.

5/100

Antonio Brown finished with 6 receptions for 108 yards, making him only the 2nd player in NFL history to record at least 5 catches and 100 receiving yards in 4 consecutive postseason games. The first was by Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald.

6

As far as accolades go, Chris Boswell definitely stepped up. Boswell connected on all 6 field goal attempts (22, 38, 36, 45, 43 and 43 yards). Oh, by the way, that's not only a Steelers record for most field goals in a playoff game. It's also an NFL record for most field goals in a playoff game.

92 & 31

Leading the defense in the tackling department was the tandem of James Harrison and Ross Cockrell. Each combined for six tackles.

1

One of Harrison's tackles was a sack of Kansas City's Alex Smith on 3rd and 7 to end a 3rd quarter drive.

3

But wait...there's more. Harrison also logged 3 tackles for a loss, which means that 4 of his 6 tackles resulted in negative yardage.

2

The Steelers defense forced two turnovers against the Chiefs. The first came with 8:08 remaining in the second quarter when Bud Dupree hit Smith as he threw the ball, causing a fly ball which landed in the waiting arms of Ryan Shazier. The second came with just 3 seconds left in the first half, when Charcandrick West lost control of the ball and Artie Burns pounced on it.

4

For those of you who are counting, Shazier is now riding a 4-game interception streak. That includes the 2 regular season games and back-to-back postseason games.

19

Who was the last Steelers linebacker to record an INT in back-to-back playoff games? That would be Levon Kirkland in 1998 - 19 years ago.

9

The Steelers have now stacked 9 consecutive wins, dating back to Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns.

16

That 9th win will take the Steelers to Foxborough to face the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. That game will take place Sunday, January 22 at 6:40 p.m. ET. It will be the 16th AFC Championship game in Steelers franchise history.