By the Numbers: Williams goes for 100

A deep dive into the numbers from the Week 16 game against the Baltimore Ravens.


Not to make this a recurring part of By the Numbers, but when the Steelers' final game of December 2015 began, the teams were greeted by 64 degree temperatures.


The Pittsburgh defense held the Baltimore Ravens to 20 points, marking the ninth game in 2015 allowing 20 points or less.


With 7 receptions against Baltimore, wide receiver Antonio Brown now has 123 catches in 2015, just six shy of his own single-season franchise record for most receptions (129, set in 2014).


Just two players have logged back-to-back 120-catch seasons. Those players are Antonio Brown (2014-2015) and Cris Carter (1994-1995).


Add another elite duo to the NFL record books. Antonio Brown (2014-2015) also joined Calvin Johnson (2011-2012) as the only two players in NFL history with back-to-back 1,600-receiving yards seasons.


The crowd said, "HEEEATH" five times against the Ravens, earning Heath Miller 49 receiving yards. Miller has now reached the 500-yard receiving mark for the ninth consecutive season, joining Hines Ward (1999-2010, 12) to have such a streak in Steelers history.


Running back DeAngelo Williams hit the 100 rushing yards mark right on the nose on 17 attempts, for a 5.9 yards-per-carry average and a long run of 30 yards. Williams also logged two rushing touchdowns, plus 53 yards on six receptions. It marks the 22nd time Williams has rushed for at least 100 yards in his NFL career.


Game action as the Steelers traveled to M&T Bank Stadium to take on the Ravens in Week 16.

Perhaps the most telling statistic of the game was time of possession. The Baltimore Ravens controlled the ball for 34:20. Compare that to the Steelers' 25:40 and the game result comes into perspective, as the Ravens' offense spent nearly nine minutes more (8:40) on the field than the Steelers' offense.


Linebacker Ryan Shazier led the Steelers' defense with 13 tackles (5 solo, 8 assists), including one tackle for a loss. Shazier logged 5 tackles more than the next leading tacklers (CB Brandon Boykin and LB Lawrence Timmons, each with 8 tackles).


The lone Steelers sack of the day came from CB Brandon Boykin. It was his first sack as a Steeler and the second of his NFL career.


Kicker Chris Boswell connected on his lone field goal attempt (34 yards) in the second quarter and each of his two extra point tries for a total of five points. Boswell increased his Steelers record for the most field goals made by a rookie/first-year player in team history with 27, 2 more than the previous record of 25 set by Kris Brown in 1999.


Chris Boswell is also now tied with Kris Brown (1999) for the most points scored by a rookie/first-year kicker with 105.

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