Post-game notes at Seahawks

Seattle 39, Pittsburgh 30Nov. 29, 2015
Post-Game Notes
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Game action from the Pittsburgh Steelers' Week 12 game at the Seattle Seahawks.

TEAM**

• Pittsburgh is now 6-5 overall, 3-3 on the road and 3-1 vs. NFC West opponents in 2015.
• The Steelers are now 8-9 against the Seahawks in regular-season history.
• The Steelers are 429-276-2 during the regular season since 1970.
• The offense generated 538 net yards to tie as the seventh-most by an opposing team against Seattle in NFL history and the most since Oct. 31, 2010 (545 by Oakland).
• Pittsburgh produced 18 points in the first half – the ninth-most scored by a road team visiting Seattle at CenturyLink Field since the stadium opened in 2002.
• The Steelers converted one of two two-point tries in the game (Ben Roethlisberger to Jesse James) to improve to 6-of-9 on two-point tries in 2015.
• With a field goal in the first quarter, became the first road team vs. Seattle to score points in the first quarter in 2015.
• The Steelers had five players with at least five receptions (Markus Wheaton, Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant, Heath Miller and DeAngelo Williams) for the first time since 2014 (Oct. 26 vs. Indianapolis).**

Head Coach Mike Tomlin* • Is now 88-51 during the regular season and 6-3 in games following the bye week.
• Is now 2-1 against Seattle in the regular season.
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QB Ben Roethlisberger* • Completed 36-of-55 passes for 456 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions for a passer rating of 82.1.
• Is now 2-1 against Seattle in the regular season as a starter.
• Totaled 456 passing yards, his eighth 400-yard passing game of his career during the regular season.
• Is the sixth NFL quarterback since 1960 to register eight 400-yard passing games (Peyton Manning: 14, Dan Marino: 13, Drew Brees: 12, Carson Palmer: 8 and Phillip Rivers: 8).
• His 456 passing yards set a career-high in a regular-season road game (400, Nov. 3, 2013 at New England) and are the most by an opposing player against Seattle in NFL history (455, Philip Rivers, Sept. 26, 2010).
• His 456 passing yards were the third-most in a regular-season game in his NFL career (522: Oct. 26, 2014 vs. Indianapolis, 503: Dec. 20, 2009 vs. Green Bay.
• His 55 pass attempts were the second-most in a game in his NFL career (58, Nov. 30, 2014 vs. New Orleans).
• Eclipsed 2,000 passing yards in 2015 to extend his consecutive seasons with at least 2,000 passing yards to begin an NFL career to 12.
• Threw for 206 passing yards in the first half – the third straight game in 2015 with at least 200 passing yards in the first half.
• Attempted 19 passes in the first quarter – the second-most passing attempts in the opening quarter of a game in his NFL career (Oct. 30, 2011 vs. New England).
• Eclipsed 300 passing yards for the first time in his career against the Seahawks in three starts.
• Has thrown for 300 or more yards in each of the last three games (Week 9: 334 and Week 10: 379).
• Broke a tie with Dave Krieg (261) for sole possession of the 14th-most passing touchdowns in NFL history, now with 262.  Next on the list is No. 13 Philip Rivers, 2004 – current with 271.
• His 69-yard touchdown pass to Markus Wheaton was his 13th touchdown pass of at least 60 yards, extending his franchise record.
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WR Antonio Brown* • Caught six passes for 51 yards.
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games started streak to 30 – the third-longest active consecutive games started streak among NFL wide receivers.
• Has registered at least one reception in 83 consecutive games in which he has played, including the postseason – dating back to October 3, 2010.
• Has registered at least one reception in 79 consecutive regular-season games – dating back to October 3, 2010.
• Recorded his 80th reception in 2015 on his first catch to mark his third consecutive 80-catch season, joining Hines Ward (4) as the only Steelers with three consecutive 80-catch campaigns.
• Surpassed his own Steelers record for the most receiving yards in the first 11 games of a season with 1,192.  Brown's previous record was in 2014 when he pulled in 1,161 in the first 11 games of the season.
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WR Markus Wheaton**

• Led all players with a single-game career-highs of nine receptions and 201 receiving yards, surpassing his previous single-game bests of six catches and 97 yards (Sept. 7, 2014 vs. Cleveland).
• Is the fourth player in Steelers history to reach 200 receiving yards in a single game (Antonio Brown: 284, Plaxico Burress: 253 and Buddy Dial 235).
• Is the second opposing player to register 200 yards vs. Seattle in NFL history (245 Wes Chandler, Sept. 15, 1985).
• His 201 receiving yards are the most by an opposing player at Seattle in CenturyLink Field since the stadium opened in 2002 (186, Anquan Boldin, Nov. 16, 2008).
• Scored on a 69-yard catch-and-run touchdown in the third quarter, his second touchdown catch of 2015 to match a single-season career-high (2 in 2014).
• Caught five passes for 103 receiving yards in the first half. His five catches tied as the most in any half in his NFL career, third occasion, and his 103 yards are a career-high for any half (72, Oct. 12, 2015 at San Diego).

WR Martavis Bryant
• Caught five passes for 69 yards and added an 11-yard rushing touchdown – the first rushing touchdown of his NFL career.
• Increased his career touchdown total to 14 (13 receiving / 1 rushing) in his first 16 NFL games, setting a Steelers record for the most offensive (rushing and receiving) touchdowns in a player's first 16 NFL games (13, Louis Lipps, 1984-85).
• Became the first Steelers wide receiver since 2004 to score a rushing touchdown (Hines Ward, Nov. 7 vs. Philadelphia).
• Reached 1,000 career receiving yards on his 51st career reception – the third-fewest reception to 1,000 among active NFL players (Miles Austin and Mike Wallace: 50).
• Established a new single-season career-high with 27 receptions in 2015 (26 in 2014).

WR Jacoby Jones
• Returned four kickoffs for 118 yards (29.5 average), including a 36-yard return in the second quarter – his longest return of 2015 and as a Steeler.**

RB DeAngelo Williams* • Registered 117 yards from scrimmage (88 receiving yards on seven catches and 29 rushing yards on eight carries) – his fourth game in 2015 with at least 100 scrimmage yards.
• Scored his sixth rushing touchdown of the season on a six yard run in the second quarter.
• His 88 receiving yards yards marked his 10th career game in the regular season with at least 50 receiving yards and the second-most in his NFL career (101, Dec. 4, 2006).
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TE Heath Miller* • Extended his consecutive regular-season games started streak to 41 – the third-longest active consecutive games started streak among NFL tight ends.
• Caught five passes for 45 yards all in the first quarter – his second-most catches in the opening period of a game in his NFL career (six, Oct. 30, 2011 vs. New England).
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FB Will Johnson* • Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 42 –the third-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL fullbacks.
• Matched a single-game career-high of two receptions for 16 yards.
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DE Cameron Heyward* • Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 75 – tying as the fifth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL defensive end.
• Recorded his fifth sack of the season and 20th of his NFL career, bringing down Seattle QB Russell Wilson for a loss of eight yards in the first quarter.
• Has registered at least five quarterback sacks in each of the previous three seasons (2013: 5.0, 2014: 7.5 and 2015: 5.0).
• Is the second Steelers defensive end, third occasion, to record five sacks or more in three consecutive seasons since sacks became an official statistic in 1982, joining Keith Willis (1983-86 and 1989-91).
• Became the seventh Steelers defensive lineman to record 20 sacks with the team since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.
• Credited with a blocked extra point on a Seattle attempt in the third quarter – the first blocked PAT by a Steeler since Dec. 8, 2013 vs. Miami (Troy Polamalu).
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CB William Gay* • Extended his consecutive regular season games played streak to 139 – the longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL cornerbacks.
• Credited with a sack of Seattle QB Russell Wilson in the second quarter, his first of the season, fifth as a Steeler and sixth of his NFL career.
• Joined Deshea Townsend (15.5) as the only Steelers cornerbacks with at least five sacks with the team since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.
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S Mike Mitchell* • Led the Steelers defense with eight total tackles (six solo).*

LB Lawrence Timmons* • Extended his streak of consecutive regular-season games started to 80 – 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 99 – the fourth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL linebackers.
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LB Bud Dupree* • Made his first career start and contributed a solo tackle and a quarterback hurry.*

K Chris Boswell** • Converted each of his three field goal attempts of the game from (44, 25 and 22) to improve to 17-of-18 on the season (4-of-5 within 40-49 yards and 6-of-6 within 20-29 yards).
• Moved into a tie with Jeff Reed (17, 2002) for the third-most field goals made by a rookie/first-year player in team history.  Boswell now trails only Kris Brown (25, 1999) and Matt Bahr (18, 1979.
• His 94.4 field goal percentage ranks first among rookie/first-year players in team history (min. 10 attempts).

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