Pittsburgh 24, San Diego 20Oct. 12, 2015Post-Game Notes
• Pittsburgh improved to 3-2 overall and to 2-1 on the road in 2015.
• The Steelers are now 22-7 against the Chargers in regular season history, including 8-6 on the road.
• Pittsburgh improved to 2-1 against San Diego on Monday Night Football.
• The Steelers are now 9-1 against the Chargers in the month of October and 2-1 on the road in October at San Diego.
• Pittsburgh is now 43-24 all-time on Monday Night Football (18-19 on the road).
• Pittsburgh's 43 wins on Monday Night Football are tied for the second-most in the NFL behind only San Francisco with 47 wins.
• The Steelers have won each of their three previous Monday Night Football games, dating back to Oct. 20, 2014.
• The Steelers are 426-273-2 during the regular season since 1970.
• Game kickoff temperature of 93 degrees marked the second-warmest game in Steelers history (94 degrees, at Phoenix, Oct. 9, 1988).
• Improved to 5-2 in games with a kickoff temperature of 90 degrees or higher.
Head Coach Mike Tomlin
• Is now 85-48 during the regular season, including 37-30 on the road.
• Improved to 3-1 all-time against San Diego in the regular season (1-0 on the road).
• Is now 10-2 on Monday Night Football with the Steelers, including a 5-2 mark on the road.
• Is now 23-9 in the month of October as the Steelers' head coach and 10-6 on the road in October.**
QB Mike Vick**
• Made his 113th career start and second as a Steeler and completed 13-of-26 passing for 203 yards with a touchdown and an interception for a passer rating of 73.1.
• Improved to 60-52-1 as a starter during the regular season, to 2-1 vs. San Diego and to 6-4 on Monday Night Football.
• Connected with WR Markus Wheaton for a 72-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter – his longest completion of the season.**
• Increased his NFL record for rushing yards by a quarterback to 6,062 with 24 rushing yards. Randall Cunningham's 4,928 rushing yards are the second most.
WR Antonio Brown**
• Caught three passes for 45 yards.
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games started streak to 25 – the fifth-longest active consecutive games started streak among NFL wide receivers.
• Has registered at least one reception in 77 consecutive games in which he has played, including the postseason – dating back to October 3, 2010.**
**• Increased his season total to 523 receiving yards to mark the third-most by a Steeler through the first five games of a season behind only Mike Wallace (536 yards in 2011) and John Stallworth (525 yards in 1981.
WR Markus Wheato* • Caught a 72-yard touchdown pass from QB Mike Vick, establishing a new career-long reception and his first touchdown of the season.*
RB Le'Veon Bell**
• Has started each of his 32 career games played.
• Rushed for 111 yards on 21 carries and a game-winning touchdown as time expired from four yards out, and added four catches for 16 yards.
• Eclipsed the 100-yard rushing barrier for the seventh time in his NFL career and in back-to-back games.
• The Steelers are now 6-1 when he rushes for at least 100 yards.
• Totaled 127 yards from scrimmage – the 20th game of his NFL career with more than 100 yards from scrimmage.
• Has recorded at least 100 yards from scrimmage in four consecutive games played, dating back to Dec. 28, 2014 vs. Cincinnati.
• Posted 105 yards from scrimmage in the first half (89 rushing and 16 receiving) – the third game in his career with 100 yards from scrimmage in the first half of a game.
• Set a career-high for rushing yards in the first half of a game with 89 – becoming the first Steeler with at least 85 rushing yards in the first half of a game since Nov. 4, 2012 (Isaac Redman).
• Scored the 22nd touchdown of his NFL career 19 rushing and 3 receiving).
• With 127 yards from scrimmage, tied Barry Sanders (494) for the most yards from scrimmage in an NFL player's first three Monday Night Football games. **
The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California to face the Chargers in Week 5.
TE Heath Miller**
• Finished with three catches for 46 yards.
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games started streak to 35 – the third-longest active consecutive games started streak among NFL tight ends.
• With his first catch – a season-long of 26 yards – extended his consecutive games played with a catch streak to 109 – dating back to 11/3/2008 vs. Washington (including the postseason).
• With his first catch, extended his consecutive regular season games played with a catch streak to 102 – dating back to 11/3/2008 vs. Washington – the eighth active streak in the NFL of at least 100 consecutive regular-season games played with a catch.
• Joins Hines Ward (186) as only the second player in team history to have recorded at least one catch in 102 consecutive regular-season games.
FB Will Johnson
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 36 – the third-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL fullbacks.**
DE Cameron Heyward* • Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 69 – the sixth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL defensive ends.*
DT Cam Thomas* • Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 69 – marking the fourth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL defensive tackles.*
CB William Gay* • Extended his consecutive regular season games played streak to 133 – the longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL cornerbacks.*
CB Antwon Blake**
• Intercepted San Diego QB Philip Rivers – the second interception of his NFL career – and returned the ball 70 yards for a touchdown to mark his first career pick six.
• His 70-yard interception return for a touchdown marked the longest INT-TD by a Steeler since Brett Keisel's 79-yard pick six on Sept. 26, 2010 (at Tampa Bay).**
LB Lawrence Timmons**
• Led the defense with 9 tackles (5 solo) and two stops for a loss along with a pass defensed.
• Extended his streak of consecutive regular-season games started to 74 – the longest active streak among current Steelers – and the third-longest active streak among NFL linebackers.
• Extended his consecutive regular season games played streak to 93 – the fourth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL linebackers.
LB Jarvis Jones
• Recorded his first sack of the season, bringing down San Diego QB Philip Rivers for a loss of seven yards, increasing his career total to four quarterback takedowns.
• Forced a fumble in the second half, recovered by the defense, his second career forced fumble (Sept. 21, 2014 at Carolina).
LB Bud Dupree
• Brought down San Diego QB Philip Rivers for a four-yard loss, increasing his season total to three sacks.
S Shamarko Thomas
• Posted the first fumble recovery in his NFL career on defense.**
K Chris Boswell**
• Made his NFL debut and converted the first field goal attempt of his NFL career from 47 yards in the second quarter and converted each of his three extra point attempts.