5 things that stood out vs. Colts

  • Ben being Ben: It was another case of Ben being Ben, and that meant nothing but good things for the Steelers offense in the 45-10 win over the Colts. Ben Roethlisberger completed 24 passes for 364 yards and four touchdowns, for a passer rating of 126.4. Roethlisberger has four straight games with 300 yards passing, the longest active streak in the NFL and a new career-long streak for him. He also reached at least 200 completions in 10 consecutive seasons and has 15 touchdown passes in each of his first 12 NFL seasons. Only Peyton Manning (13) has done so in more seasons to start an NFL career.
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Just another day at the office:** When Roethlisberger throws for 364 yards then the receivers are going to put up some big numbers. Both Antonio Brown (118) and Martavis Bryant (114) had 100-yard receiving games, and accounted for three touchdowns – two for Brown and one for Bryant.

  • On the run: It wasn't just about the aerial assault against the Colts. DeAngelo Williams pounded the ball on the ground with 26 carries for 134 yards. The last time the Steelers had a 300 yard passer, two 100-yard receivers and a 100-yard rusher was literally almost a year ago – Dec. 7, 2014. 
  • Burn baby burn: Speaking of Brown, he turned on the afterburners for a 71-yard punt return for a touchdown. It was his fourth career punt return for a touchdown, tying him with Antwaan Randle El for most punt returns for a touchdown in Steelers history.
  • Take it away: The defense came up big time and time again in the win, including in the turnover category. Jarvis Jones and Brandon Boykin both intercepted Matt Hasselbeck. It was Boykin's first Steelers interception and the eighth of his career. It was Jones first career interception. In addition, James Harrison sacked Matt Hasselbeck, forcing a fumble that Vince Williams recovered. It was Harrison's 30th forced fumble, joining Greg Lloyd (36) as the only two Steelers with 30 forced fumbles since 1987.
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