A deep dive into the numbers from the Week 8 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Heading into the game, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was just 31 yards short of 40,000 career passing yards. He surpassed that mark on the first drive, making him the 9th quarterback in NFL History to do so and the first Steeler. Four other active players have hit the 40,000 mark, including Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Eli Manning.
CB Antwon Blake picked off Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton in the end zone during the 4th quarter and returned 42 yards. Blake's interception was one of two INT's the Steelers would log in the 4th quarter (S Mike Mitchell). Blake has set a single-season career-high with two interceptions in 2015.
Defensive end No. 97 Cam Heyward blocked a 42-yard field goal attempt by Bengals kicker Mike Nugent late in the 3rd quarter.
The Cincinnati Bengals offense had two fumbles on botched snaps, resulting in -24 yards.
Tight end Heath Miller logged a team-high 10 catches (ties a career high set on September 28, 2014 vs. Tampa Bay) for a team-leading 105 receiving yards. It marks the fourth time Miller has recorded 100 or more receiving yards in a game.
The Steelers defense was stingy against a high-powered Bengals offense, holding strong on 11 of the Bengals' 15 3rd down attempts. That put the Bengals 3rd down efficiency at just 27%.
Cornerback Antwon Blake tied for the team lead with 8 tackles.
In the third quarter, DeAngelo Williams broke through the Bengals defense and rumbled down field for 55 yards, his longest run in a Steelers uniform.
Rookie linebacker Bud Dupree recorded his team-leading fourth sack of the season, hauling down Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton in the first quarter.