A deep dive into the numbers from the Week 12 game against the Seattle Seahawks
It was a game of offenses, as this Week 12 game ended with 974 yards of total offense. The Pittsburgh Steelers were responsible for 538 of those yards, while the Seattle Seahawks contributed 436 yards to the total.
With a tough Seahawks defense giving Antonio Brown some extra attention, someone had to step up. Wide receiver Markus Wheaton was that someone. Wheaton hauled in 9 receptions for a career-high 201 yards, including his longest catch of the day, a 69-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger. His 201 receiving yards, a career high, is the most ever by a receiver at CenturyLink Field.
One more thing...that 69-yard touchdown pass was the Steelers' longest pass play of the game.
Since we're on the subject of passes, let's talk about Ben Roethlisberger's 456 passing yards. It was his eighth 400-yard passing game, marked a career-high in a regular season road game and is the most passing yards by an opposing player against Seattle in NFL history (Philip Rivers, 455, 9/26/2010).
Kicker Chris Boswell connected on all three of his field goal attempts (44, 25, and 22 yards).
Defensive end Cameron Heyward logged 3 tackles, including a sack for an 8-yard loss, and a blocked extra point. Heyward now has five sacks on the season and 20 in his NFL career.
The Steelers' long run of the day wasn't a handoff to a running back. Instead, it was a reverse to wide receiver Martavis Bryant, who hit the edge and sprinted down the sidelines for an 11-yard touchdown. It was Bryant's first career rushing touchdown.
Running back DeAngelo Williams tallied 29 rushing yards on eight carries and 88 receiving yards on seven catches for 117 total yards from scrimmage. It marked his fourth game with at least 100 scrimmage yards in 2015.
Safety Mike Mitchell led the Steelers defense with 8 tackles, six of them solo.
Linebacker Bud Dupree made his first career start at linebacker.
Game action from the Pittsburgh Steelers' Week 12 game at the Seattle Seahawks.