By the Numbers: Game of Threes

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A breakdown of the 2015 Regular Season home opener against the San Francisco 49ers.


Number of 5-plus-minute drives that the San Francisco 49ers offense (8:53, 7:10 and 5:08). Also, the total number of points the 49ers were able to put on the scoreboard during those three drives. A 8:53 2nd quarter drive resulted in a FG. A 7:10 3rd quarter drive was turned over on downs, as was a 5:08 4th quarter drive.


The Steelers offense went 5-5 (100%) today in the red zone. DeAngelo Williams rushed for 3 touchdowns (2 yards, 2 yards and 1 yard) while Ben Roethlisberger found Heath Miller for a 2-yard TD pass and Antonio Brown for a 7-yard TD pass.


Running back DeAngelo Williams rushed the ball 20 times for 77 yards and 3 touchdowns. Williams was also on the receiving end of 4 Roethlisberger passes for 15 yards.


Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was 21 of 27 passing for 369 yards, 3 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Roethlisberger's quarterback rating vs. the 49ers, a near-perfect 155.8. A "perfect" quarterback rating is 158.3.


Wide receiver Antonio Brown hauled in 9 receptions for 195 yards and one touchdown. Brown averaged 21.7 yards per reception on the day.


The Steelers recorded 453 total yards of offense (369 yards passing and 84 yards rushing) while the 49ers tallied 409 total yards of offense (298 yards passing and 111 yards rushing). The two teams combined for total of 862 yards of offense.


The Steelers ran a total of 52 offensive plays on their way to 453 total yards, an average of 8.7 yards each time they snapped the ball. The 49ers took 82 plays to gain their 409 yards for an average of 5.0 yards per a play.


Linebacker Ryan Shazier's total tackles on the day added up to 15. Shazier reached that total with 11 solo tackles and 4 additional tackle assists. One of those solo tackles was a 17-yard sack of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Shazier also forced and recovered a San Francisco fumble on the afternoon.

Game action from the Pittsburgh Steelers' home opener against the San Francisco 49ers at Heinz Field.

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