Post-game notes vs. Bengals

Cincinnati 16, Pittsburgh 10
Nov. 1, 2015
Post-Game Notes

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TEAM**
• Pittsburgh is now 4-4 overall and 2-2 at home in 2015.
• The Steelers are now 55-35 against the Bengals in regular-season history, including 30-16 at home.
• The Steelers are now 17-10 against the Bengals in the month of November (6-4) at home in November).
• The Steelers are 427-275-2 during the regular season since 1970.
• The team's opening drive, 12 plays, 80 yards, resulting in a touchdown marked the offense's first opening drive resulting in a touchdown in 16 games, including playoffs.
• Held the Bengals offense to a 27% third-down conversion mark (4-of-15) and 16 points.

Head Coach Mike Tomlin
• Is now 86-50 during the regular season, including 49-19 at home.
• Is now 12-5 against Cincinnati in the regular season (6-3 at home).
• Is now 33-17 against AFC North opponents during the regular season, including 19-6 at Heinz Field.

QB Ben Roethlisberger
• Returned to the field for the first time since Week 3 and completed 28-of-45 passes for 262 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions.
• Is now 108-54 as a starter during the regular season and to 61-21 at home.
• Is now 16-7 against Cincinnati in the regular season as a starter, 7-5 at home.
• Became the fifth active quarterback to reach 40,000 passing yards, joining Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Eli Manning.
• Reached 40,000 career passing yards in his 163rd career game, surpassing Warren Moon for the fifth-fewest games to reach the milestone. Other to reach 40,000 in few games include: Drew Brees (152), Dan Marino (153), Peyton Manning (154) and Tom Brady (162).
• With his first touchdown pass of the game, extended his consecutive home games played with at least one scoring toss to 34 – dating back to Dec. 19, 2010 – the second-longest active streak in the NFL (Drew Brees: 50) – and tying as the fifth-longest NFL history.
• Broke a tie with Sonny Jurgensen (255) for sole possession of the 15th-most touchdown passes in NFL history, now with 266.
• Increased his career totals to 455 and 5,313 passing yards and 30 touchdown passes in his career vs. Cincinnati. His 455 completions and 5,313 passing yards are tops among quarterbacks all-time vs. Cincinnati.
• Became the 16th quarterback in NFL history and first Steeler to reach 40,000 passing yards, ninth with one team.

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WR Antonio Brown**
• Caught six passes for 47 yards and a touchdown. Now has three touchdown catches in 2015 and 31 in his NFL career.
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games started streak to 27 – the third-longest active consecutive games started streak among NFL wide receivers.
• Has registered at least one reception in 80 consecutive games in which he has played, including the postseason – dating back to October 3, 2010.
• Has registered at least one reception in 76 consecutive regular-season games – dating back to October 3, 2010.
• Has caught a touchdown pass in consecutive regular season games vs. Cincinnati (12/28/14).
• Has recorded 50 receptions in 2015 and reached the 50-catch plateau for the fifth consecutive season.
• Joined Hines Ward (10) as only the second player in Steelers history to post 50 receptions or more in five consecutive seasons.

RB Le'Veon Bell
• Has started each of his 35 career games played.
• Rushed for 45 yards on 10 carries and added two catches for 13 yards before leaving the game in the second quarter due to injury.
• Surpassed Franco Harris (2,759) for the third-most rushing yards by a Steelers running back in his first three seasons with the team, now with 2,777. Bell trails only Jerome Bettis, 1996-98 (4,281) and Willie Parker, 2004-06 (2,882).
• Broke a tie with Fran Rogel (150) for sole possession of the fifth-most receptions by a running back in team history. Franco Harris, 1972-83, leads this list with 306 receptions.

RB DeAngelo Williams
• Led all players with 110 yards from scrimmage 71 rushing yards on nine carries (7.9 average) and 39 receiving yards on four catches.
• Recorded a season-long 55-yard rush in the third quarter, the longest of his career since Dec. 30, 2012 (65 yards).

TE Heath Miller
• Led the Steelers in receptions (10) and receiving yards (105).
• Tied a single-game career-high with 10 catches (Sept. 28, 2014 vs. Tampa Bay) and recorded his fourth career 100-yard game.
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games started streak to 38 – the third-longest active consecutive games started streak among NFL tight ends.
• Joined Hines Ward (1,000) as only the second player in franchise history to record 550 receptions as a Steeler.
• With his first catch, became the sixth tight end in NFL history with 550 receptions. The other five include: Tony Gonzalez (1,325), Jason Witten (979), Shannon Sharpe (815), Antonio Gates (862) and Ozzie Newsome (662).
• Joined Ozzie Newsome (92) and Todd Heap (71) as the third tight end in NFL history to tally at least 60 receptions in a career vs. Cincinnati.
• Eclipsed 50 receiving yards for the 52nd time in his regular season (third-most such games among active NFL tight ends).

FB Will Johnson
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 39 – the third-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL fullbacks.

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DE Cameron Heyward**
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 72 – tying as the fifth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL defensive end.
• Blocked a Cincinnati field goal attempt in the third quarter, the second block of his career, and the first by a Steeler since his block against the Bengals on Dec. 4, 2011.

DE Cam Thomas
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 72 – tying as the fifth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL defensive end.

DT Steve McLendon
• Tallied his first sack of the season and fifth of his career in the third quarter, bringing down Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton.

S Mike Mitchell
• Recorded his second interception of the season, eighth of his NFL career, in the fourth quarter off of Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton.
• Finished the game with five tackles (three solo) and two passes defensed.

CB William Gay
• Extended his consecutive regular season games played streak to 136 – the longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL cornerbacks.

CB Antwon Blake
• Tied for the team-lead of eight tackles (eight solo) to go along with an interception.
• Picked off Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton in the end zone in the fourth quarter and returned the ball 42 yards.
• Has set a single-season career-high with two interceptions in 2015.

LB Lawrence Timmons
• Extended his streak of consecutive regular-season games started to 77 – 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 96 – the fourth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL linebackers.
• Recovered a blocked Cincinnati field goal that was altered by DE Cameron Heyward in the third quarter.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field for an AFC North Divisional matchup in Week 8.

LB Jarvis Jones**
• Split a sack with LB Ryan Shazier, bringing down Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton on a third-down play in the second quarter. Increased his season total to 1.5 and career to 4.5.

LB Ryan Shazier
• Tied for the team-lead with eight tackles (six solo), along with two tackles for a loss and a half-sack.
• Split a sack with LB Jarvis Jones, bringing down Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton on a third-down play in the second quarter. Increased his season and career total to 2.0 sacks.

LB Bud Dupree
• Recorded his team-leading fourth sack of the season in the first quarter, bringing down Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton for a loss of zero yards.
• Tied LaMarr Woodley (4.0) for the third-most sacks by a Steelers rookie since sacks became an official statistic in 1982. Dupree currently trails only Kendrell Bell (9.0) 2001 and Keith Gary (7.5) 1983.

K Chris Boswell
• Converted his only field goal attempt of the game, 32 yards, to remain perfect on the season, improving to 8-of-8 on field goal tries.

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