By the Numbers: The last yard was the toughest

PITTSBURGH, Pa.- A deep dive into the numbers from Week 5.


At kickoff (5:30 p.m. local time), the on-field temperature reached 93 degrees. Yikes.


At the halftime whistle, Le'Veon Bell had 105 yards from scrimmage in the stat book, including 89 rushing yards. It marked the third game in his career with 100 yards from scrimmage in the first half of a game.


Quarterback Mike Vick's 72-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Markus Wheaton was more than a turning point in the game. It marked Mike Vick's longest completion in a Steelers uniform, as well as Markus Wheaton's new career-long reception and his first touchdown of the season.

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Tight end Heath Miller logged 3 receptions for 46 yards against the Chargers. He joins Hines Ward as the only players in Pittsburgh Steelers franchise history to record at least one catch in 102 consecutive regular-season games. Miller's first catch in this series occurred on November 3, 2008 vs. Washington.


Cornerback Antwon Blake intercepted San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and returned it 70 yards to pay dirt. It marked Blake's first career pick six.


Steelers Nation breathed a collective sigh of relief when kicker Chris Boswell connected on the first field goal attempt of his NFL career, a 47-yarder in the second quarter. Boswell was perfect in the game, including three successful extra point attempts.


Wide receiver/running back Dri Archer returned two kickoffs for 62 total yards, including a long of 32 yards. He averaged 31 yards per return on the day.


Though the Steelers only possessed the ball for four minutes and 13 seconds in the 4th quarter, it was a very productive 4:13. The Steelers' final two drives resulted in two touchdowns, including a 72-yard pass from Mike Vick to Markus Wheaton and...


It was a tough yard to run, but Le'Veon Bell was able to navigate through traffic and reach the ball across the goal line to score the game-winning touchdown as time expired. Final score: Steelers 24, Chargers 20.

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