Post-Game Notes vs. 49ers

Pittsburgh 43, San Francisco 18Sept. 20, 2015Post-Game Notes


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TEAM**

• The largest regular-season home attendance mark in team history was set today with 66,472 at Heinz Field.

• The Steelers are now 10-11 against the 49ers in the regular season, including 5-6 at home.

• Pittsburgh is now 2-0 against San Francisco at Heinz Field.

• The Steelers are now 4-3 in the month of September and 4-1 at home in September vs. the 49ers.

• Pittsburgh is now 13-2 in its regular-season home openers since Heinz Field opened in 2001.

• Pittsburgh has won each of its previous three regular-season home games, dating back to Dec. 21, 2014.

• The Steelers are 23-5-1 against the NFC at Heinz Field (since the stadium opened in 2001).

• The Steelers are 424-272-2 during the regular season since 1970.

• Finished 6-of-10 on third-down conversions and a perfect 5-for-5 in the red zone.

Head Coach Mike Tomlin

• Is now 83-47 during the regular season, including 48-17 at home.

• Improved 8-1 in regular-season home openers since becoming the team's head coach in 2007.

• Improved to 2-1 against San Francisco and 2-0 at home vs. the 49ers.

• Is now 22-11 against the NFC all-time during the regular season and 13-4 at home against the conference.

• Is now 63-10 when the Steelers hold a lead at halftime.

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QB Ben Roethlisberger**

• Finished 21-of-27 for a game-high 369 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions for a passer rating of 155.8.

 

• Improved to 107-53 as a starter during the regular season and to 61-20 at Heinz Field.

• Tied Terry Bradshaw for the most wins among Steelers quarterbacks in team history with 107.

• Is now 2-1 against San Francisco in the regular season, 2-0 at home.

• Improved to 29-12 as a starter against NFC opponents, including 17-4 at home.

• Threw his 5,000th career pass attempt with his eighth today.

• Threw for 252 passing yards in the first half – the 23rd time in his NFL career surpassing 200 passing yards in the first half of a game.

• Totaled 369 passing yards, his 39th 300-yard passing game of his career during the regular season.

• Combined with 351 passing yards in Week 1, has opened the 2015 season with back-to-back 300-passing yard games for the first time in his NFL career.

• Has thrown 300-plus passing yards in three consecutive regular season games, dating back to Dec. 28, 2014 – the fourth-such streak of his NFL career.

• Eclipsed 300 passing yards for the second consecutive game in his career against the 49ers.

 

• Has thrown for 300-plus passing yards in each of his last four games against an NFC team.

 

• With his first touchdown pass of the game, extended his consecutive home games played with at least one scoring toss to 33 – dating back to Dec. 19, 2010 – the second-longest active streak in the NFL (Drew Brees: 47) – and sixth-longest NFL history (No. 1 Tom Brady with  from Sept. 14, 2009-Dec. 14, 2014).

• With three touchdown passes, recorded his 31st regular-season game with three-plus touchdown tosses.

• Became the 15th player in NFL history (fifth active) to record 255 passing touchdowns.

• For the 67th time in his career during the regular season, he* *registered a passer rating over 100.0. The Steelers are 60-7 in those games.

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WR Antonio Brown**

• Recorded game highs in receptions (9) and receiving yards (195, the second-highest single-game total of his career) with one receiving touchdown.

 

• Has registered at least one reception in 74 consecutive games in which he has played, including the postseason – dating back to October 3, 2010.

• Hauled in his 400th career reception on his first catch to join Hines Ward (1,000), Heath Miller (540) and John Stallworth (537) as the only players in Steelers history with at least 400 receptions.

• Reached 400 career receptions with his first catch in today's game – his 72nd regular-season game – tying Kellen Winslow as the third-fewest games played to total 400 career receptions in NFL history (Anquan Boldin: 67, Larry Fitzgerald: 71).

• Set a franchise record for the fewest games played (72) to record 400 receptions (Hines Ward: 92, Heath Miller: 122 and John Stallworth: 128).

• Extended his current regular season game streak with a touchdown reception to four – only the second such streak of his NFL career (four games: Dec. 9, 2012 – Dec. 30, 2012).

• Moved into sole possession for 10th on the team's all-time touchdown reception chart with his 30th career scoring grab.  Next up on the list, Mike Wallace with 32.

• With 195 yards from scrimmage, moved into eighth place in team history with 5,669 career yards from scrimmage.

• Surpassed Lynn Swann (5,462) for the fifth-most receiving yards in franchise history with a current total of 5,587 career receiving yards.

 

• Recorded the 18th 100-yard receiving game of his career, moving into a tie for the third-most 100 yard performances in Steelers history.  The two ahead of Brown on the list, Hines Ward with 29 and John Stallworth with 25.

 

• Following his 133 receiving yards in Week 1, opened the 2015 regular season with consecutive 100-yard receiving games for the first time in his NFL career.

• Has totaled at least 100 receiving yards in three consecutive regular-season games – dating back to Dec. 28, 2014 – the longest streak of his NFL career.

• Is the third Steelers player (fourth occasion) since 1960 to have 100 receiving yards in three consecutive games, joining Mike Wallace (6 games, 2010-11, 3 games 2010) and Hines Ward (3 games, 2002).

• Surpassed 100 receiving yards in the first half of the game for the fourth time in his NFL career.

• Set a single-game career-high for the most receiving yards in the first half of a game with 128.

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WR Darrius Heyward-Bey

• Totaled 77 receiving yards – his most as a Steeler – on four receptions – matching his personal-best with the Steelers.

• Hauled in a 35-yard touchdown catch – his 13th career touchdown reception – and first since Oct. 20, 2013.

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RB DeAngelo Williams**

• Finished with 92 yards from scrimmage (75 rushing and 15 receiving) with three rushing touchdowns.

 

• Tied a Steelers' single-game record with three rushing touchdowns – 11th occasion (ninth player) – first since 2008 (Willie Parker, Sept. 7).

• Rushed for three touchdowns – marking his 12th career multi-touchdown game – first as a Steeler – and first since Dec. 30, 2012.


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TE Heath Miller**

• Extended his consecutive regular-season games started streak to 32 – the third-longest active consecutive games started streak among NFL tight ends.

• With his first catch in tonight's game, extended his consecutive games played with a catch streak to 106 – dating back to 11/3/2008 vs. Washington (including the postseason).

• Caught a two-yard touchdown pass, increasing his career touchdown reception total to 44, the fourth-most scoring grabs in Steelers history behind only Hines Ward (85), John Stallworth (63) and Lynn Swann (51).

FB Will Johnson

• Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 33 – the second-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL fullbacks.


DE Cameron Heyward

• Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 66 – tying as the sixth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL defensive ends.

• Tallied his first sack of the season – a seven-yard loss – bringing down to 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick. – the 16th sack of his NFL career.

 

DT Cam Thomas

• Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 66 – marking the fourth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL defensive tackles.

 

DE Stephon Tuitt

• Recorded 1.5 sacks on San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick – the first multi-sack game of his NFL career.

CB William Gay

• Extended his consecutive regular season games played streak to 130 – the longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL cornerbacks.

CB Antwon Blake

• Led the defensive backs with a career-high 10 tackles.

LB Lawrence Timmons

• Extended his streak of consecutive regular-season games started to 71 – the longest active streak among current Steelers.

• Extended his consecutive regular season games played streak to 90 – the fourth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL linebackers.

LB Arthur Moats

• Recorded a half-a-sack, increasing his career total to 9.5.

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LB Ryan Shazier**

• Established career highs and led the defense with 15 tackles, and tallied the first sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery in his NFL career.

 

LB Bud Dupree

• Became the first Steelers rookie to record a sack in consecutive games since 2007 (LaMarr Woodley, Sept. 16-23).

 

K Josh Scobee

• Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 121 – the second-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL kickers.

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