By the Numbers: Defense allows just 15 rushing yards

A deep dive into the numbers from the Week 10 game against the Cleveland Browns.


The Steelers offense had a big day at Heinz Field against the Browns. The Steelers logged an impressive 459 total yards of offense on 59 plays for an average of 7.8 yards per play.


It was a pretty good day for the defense, too. Six different Steelers players were credited with at least half a sack - LB Lawrence Timmons, LB Ryan Shazier, DE Cameron Heyward, DE Stephon Tuitt, LB Arthur Moats, and LB Jarvis Jones. The total yards lost by the Browns offense on those sacks was 45.


Since we're talking defense, let's give the Steelers run defense a hand for giving up just 15 rushing yards on the day.


Ben Roethlisberger finished the game with 22 completions on 33 attempts for 379 yards. He threw three touchdown passes to two different receivers for a final quarterback rating of 123.2.


Safety Will Allen led the Steelers defense with 9 solo tackles, plus 2 assists for a total of 11. Of those 11 tackles, one was for a loss, and one resulted in a forced fumble.


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Ben Roethlisberger hit Antonio Brown on a crossing route, and Brown turned on the jets on his way to a 56-yard touchdown. In the ensuing celebration Brown performed a full 360-degree rotation and a perfect landing that any gymnastics judge would have given top marks.


Martavis Bryant set a new career high with 178 yards on six catches and one touchdown.


Linebacker Jarvis Jones recovered his second career defensive fumble in the 2nd quarter (forced by safety Will Allen). He now has a fumble recovery in back-to-back games.


Another day, another step up the list. Ben Roethlisberger entered today's game with 40,565 career passing yards. With 379 passing yards today, Roethlisberger passed Kerry Collins (40,922) for the 13th spot on the NFL's all-time passing yards list. Roethlisberger now has 40,944 career passing yards.

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