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By the Numbers: Ayers with the longest yard

Posted Aug 12, 2016

Take a deeper dive into the numbers of Steelers vs. Lions

A deep dive into the numbers from the first preseason game of 2016 against the Detroit Lions.

39

Steelers CB Doran Grant came up with a splash play in the 2nd quarter, intercepting the ball and ran it back 39 yards for a touchdown.

14

Though RB Daryl Richardson led the Steelers with 44 total rushing yards, the team's longest run of the day went to WR Demarcus Ayers, who carried the ball 14 yards.

2

Guess how many toes WR Darrius Heyward-Bey managed to tap in bounds after catching a perfectly placed pass from Landry Jones in the corner of the endzone? You guessed it - 2. It was also the longest Steelers catch of the game for 29 yards.

92 & 55

The Detroit Lions' first drive of the game came to an end when No. 92 and No. 55 teamed up for a turnover. LB James Harrison beat his man and strip-sacked Lions QB Matthews Stafford at the 35-yard line. LB Arthur Moats fell on the ball to seal the turnover.

6

The Steelers had six different defenders log a pass defensed in the preseason opener. They are CB Doran Grant, LB L.J. Fort, CB Ross Cockrell, S Shamarko Thomas, DE Ricardo Mathews and DT Devaunte Sigler.

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