By the Numbers: Antonio Brown drops the mic

A deep dive into the numbers from the Week 9 game against the Oakland Raiders.


Wide receiver Antonio Brown set a series of franchise records against the Oakland Raiders. He tallied 284 receiving yards on 17 receptions, both career highs and team records.


As if all of that wasn't enough, Antonio Brown finished with a yards per catch average of 16.7. Not bad for a day's work.


Running back DeAngelo Williams had himself quite a day as the featured back. On 27 carries, Williams took the ball 170 yards, for a 6.3 yards per carry average, and two touchdowns. And let's not forget his long rush of the day, a 53-yarder down the sidelines to close out the third quarter.


The Steelers offense logged three separate plays of 50-plus yards against Oakland. They included a 59-yard pass to Antonio Brown, a 57-yard catch-and-run to Antonio Brown, and DeAngelo Williams' 53-yard run down the sidelines.


You can't talk about this game without talking about the fans. A franchise record 65,520 members of Steelers Nation made their presence known on a gorgreous day at Heinz Field.


Did you miss the start of a few 4:00 games this week? Well, that's because the Week 9 contest between the Steelers and Raiders lasted three hours and 47 minutes, ending at 4:39 p.m. Eastern Time.


With his 334 passing yards against the Oakland Raiders, Ben Roethlisberger surpassed legendary quarterbacks Johnny Unitas (40,239) and Joe Montana (40,551) to move into 14th on the NFL's all-time passing yardage chart. Ben Roethlisberger now has 40,565 career passing yards. Next on the list is Kerry Collins, who logged 40,922 passing yards in his 17 NFL seasons.


Tight end Jesse James made the most of his NFL debut, catching a four-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.


The turnover differential was a hot topic of discussion following Week 8, and the Steelers defense and special teams created several opportunities, forcing three total fumbles, not to mention a Ross Cockrell interception in the endzone to end a critical Raiders drive.


Kicker Chris Boswell kicked an 18-yard field goal to put the Steelers ahead on the scoreboard with just four seconds left on the clock. That left just two seconds on the clock for the Raiders to try to make a comeback kick return. The game ended when linebacker Vince Williams recovered a Raiders fumble on a lateral.


Head coach Mike Tomlin became the third coach in franchise history to post 50 home wins during the regular season, joining Chuck Noll (119) and Bill Cowher (85). The Steelers are the first NFL franchise to have three head coaches in its history reach the 50-plus win mark.

The Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Oakland Raiders at Heinz Field in Week 9.

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