By the Numbers: Ayers with the longest yard

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


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.


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.


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 William Gay 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.


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

Game action from the Pittsburgh Steelers' first preseason game against the Detroit Lions.

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