Post-game notes vs. Browns

Pittsburgh 30, Cleveland 9
Nov. 15, 2015
Post-Game Notes

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The Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field in Week 10.

TEAM**
• Pittsburgh improved to 6-4 overall, 4-2 at home and 1-2 vs. AFC North opponents in 2015.
• The Steelers are now 67-58 against the Browns in regular-season history, including 42-21 at home.
• Pittsburgh has won 12 consecutive regular-season home games vs. Cleveland dating back to Oct. 10, 2004, marking the second-longest active stretch of consecutive home wins against an opponent in the NFL. The longest active streak is 13 (Indianapolis Colts over Houston Texans).
• The Steelers are now 14-1 at Heinz Field in the regular season vs. the Browns.
• The Steelers are now 24-17 against the Browns in the month of November, 13-7 at home during the month of November.
• With four home wins in 2015, Pittsburgh has extended its streak to 16 consecutive seasons with at least four home wins dating back to 2000, marking the second-longest active streak in the NFL. The only longer streak is Baltimore Ravens, 1998-2014 with 17 wins.
• The offense produced a 300-yard passer (Ben Roethlisberger) and two 100-yard receivers (Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant) for the first time since Dec. 7, 2014 at Cincinnati.
• Held the Browns to 15 rushing yards – the second-fewest allowed in the regular-season series (9, Sept. 12, 1999).
• The defense set a 2015 single-game high with six sacks and its first six sack game since Dec. 21, 2014 (six).
• Converted a two-point attempt in the second quarter (Ben Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown pass) to improve to 5-of-7 on two-point tries in 2015.
• The Steelers are 429-275-2 during the regular season since 1970.

Head Coach Mike Tomlin
• Is now 88-50 during the regular season, including 51-19 at home.
• Improved to 14-3 against Cleveland in the regular season (9-0 at home).
• Improved to 34-17 against AFC North opponents in the regular season (20-7 at home).
• Is now 22-14 in the month of November as the Steelers' head coach (12-7 at home).
• Has led the Steelers to at least four home wins in a season in each of his nine years as the team's head coach, dating back to 2007.
• Is now 66-12 when the Steelers hold a lead at halftime.

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QB Ben Roethlisberger**
• Entered the game in the first quarter and completed 22-of-33 passes for 379 yards and three touchdowns and one interception for a passer rating of 123.2.
• His 379 passing yards marked his 41st 300-yard passing game of his career during the regular season.
• Eclipsed 300 passing yards for the third time in his career against the Browns in 21 starts.
• Threw for 286 yards in the first half to mark the second-most in the opening half of a game in his NFL career (320, Oct. 26, 2014 vs. Indianapolis).
• Surpassed Kerry Collins (40,922) for the 13th-most passing yards in NFL history. No. 12 on the list is currently Eli Manning, 2004-current with 42,094 (Game in Progress).
• With his first of three touchdown passes, extended his consecutive home games played with at least one scoring toss to 36 – dating back to Dec. 19, 2010 – the second-longest active streak in the NFL (Drew Brees: 51).
• Has thrown at least three touchdown passes in 32 games during the regular season.

QB Landry Jones
• Made his first career home start in the regular season, second of the season and of his career, and completed 3-of-4 passes for 23 yards before leaving the game in the first quarter due to injury.
• Became the eighth Steelers quarterback in the Super Bowl era to earn a win in his first career home start. (Dennis Dixon: Sept. 12, 2010 vs. Atlanta, Charlie Batch: Nov. 13, 2005 vs. Cleveland, Ben Roethlisberger: Oct. 3, 2004 vs. Cincinnati, Tommy Maddox: Oct. 21 2002 vs. Indianapolis, Steve Bono: Oct. 18, 1987 vs. Indianapolis, Mark Kruczek: Oct. 17, 1976 vs. Cincinnati and Joe Gilliam: Sept. 15, 1974 vs. Baltimore).

WR Antonio Brown

Wide receiver Antonio Brown made the highlight reel with a quick catch on a crossing route for a 56-yard touchdown with a little twist at the end...

• Provided a game-high 10 receptions for 139 yards and two touchdown catches.
• Combined with his 17 catches in Week 9, is the fourth player in NFL history to record 27 catches or more in two consecutive games of a single season, joining Brandon Marshall (28, two occasions), Clark Gaines (29, 9/14/1980-9/21/1980) and Tom Fears (11/26/1950-12/3/1950).
• 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 82 consecutive games in which he has played, including the postseason – dating back to October 3, 2010.
• Has registered at least one reception in 78 consecutive regular-season games – dating back to October 3, 2010.
• Set a Steelers record for the most receptions by a player in any two consecutive game span with 27.
• Set a Steelers record for the most receiving yards by a player in any two consecutive game span with 423.
• Surpassed Heath Miller (6,379) for the third-most receiving yards in Steelers history. Second on the list is John Stallworth, 1974-87 with 8,723 yards.
• Has recorded 75 receptions in 2015 to mark his third consecutive 75-catch season, joining Hines Ward (4) as the only Steelers with three consecutive 75-catch campaigns.
• Along with 17 catches last week vs. Oakland, has recorded back-to-back games with 10 or more receptions for the second time in his NFL career (Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2014).
• Became the fifth player in team history with 6,500 yards from scrimmage and surpassed Louis Lipps (6,406) for the fifth-most yards from scrimmage in team history.
• Surpassed his own Steelers record for the most receiving yards in the first 10 games of a season with 1,141.
• Reached 1,100 receiving yards in 2015 to mark his third consecutive year with 1,100 or more and fourth of his career.
• Now owns a franchise record for consecutive seasons with 1,100 receiving yards with three.
• Recorded the 22nd 100-yard receiving game of his career, the third-most 100-yard performances in team history behind only Hines Ward, 1998-11 (29) and John Stallworth, 1974-87 (25).
• Has eclipsed 100 receiving yards in three consecutive games vs. Cleveland, dating back to Sept. 17, 2014.
• Matched a single-game career-high with two touchdown catches – the seventh multi-touchdown catch game of his NFL career and first since Nov. 30, 2014 vs. New Orleans – tying Roy Jefferson and Louis Lipps for the fourth-most multi-touchdown receiving games in team history since 1960.
• With two touchdown catches, moved into ninth on the team's all-time touchdown reception chart. With his next touchdown catch Brown will move into a tie for 8th with Ray Mathews, 1951-59 (34).

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WR Martavis Bryant**
• Led all receivers with a game and career high 178 yards on six catches, matching a single-game career high (Oct. 18, 2015 vs. Arizona).
• His 178 receiving yards are the 13th-highest single-game total in team history since 1960.
• Eclipsed 100 receiving yards for the fourth time in his NFL career and second time in 2015 (Week 6 vs. Arizona).
• Caught a 32-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, his fifth of the season, increasing his career total to 13.
• Established a career high for receiving yards in the first half of a game with 145 (81, Oct. 26, 2014 vs. Indianapolis).

RB DeAngelo Williams
• Totaled a game-high 54 rushing yards, and added 15 receiving yards.

TE Heath Miller
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games started streak to 40 – the third-longest active consecutive games started streak among NFL tight ends.
• Finished third on the team with 40 receiving yards on four receptions.

FB Will Johnson
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 41 – tying as the longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL fullbacks.

DE Stephon Tuitt
• Brought down Cleveland QB Johnny Manziel for a sack in the third quarter, increasing his 2015 team-leading total to 4.5 sacks.

DE Cameron Heyward
• Registered his fourth sack of the season, 19th of his career, bringing down Cleveland QB Johnny Manziel in the third quarter.
• Has recorded at least a half-sack in six consecutive games vs. Cleveland, dating back to Dec. 30, 2012.
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 74 – tying as the fifth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL defensive end.

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S Mike Mitchell**
• Picked off Cleveland QB Johnny Manziel to mark his third interception of the season and the ninth of his NFL career. Added five tackles, all solo, and two passes defensed.

CB William Gay
• Extended his consecutive regular season games played streak to 138 – the longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL cornerbacks.
• Finished third on the defense with seven tackles, all solo, and a pass break-up.

LB Lawrence Timmons
• Extended his streak of consecutive regular-season games started to 79 – 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 98 – the fourth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL linebackers.
• Brought down Johnny Manziel for a sack in the second quarter, now with 4.5 in 2015, to increase his career total to 30.5 – the 12th-most in Steelers history since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.
• Became the fourth Steeler to record 30.0 sacks and 10 interceptions (Joey Porter, Greg Lloyd and Mike Merriweather) since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.

LB Arthur Moats
• Split a sack with Jarvis Jones, bringing down Cleveland QB Johnny Manziel in the third quarter, increasing his career total to 11.5 sacks and 2.5 in 2015.
• Credited with a fumble recovery, the third of his NFL career, and first of the season on Cleveland's first offensive play in the first quarter.

LB Jarvis Jones
• Split a sack with Arthur Moats, bringing down Cleveland QB Johnny Manziel in the third quarter, increasing his career total to 5.5 sacks and 2.5 in 2015.
• Recovered a fumble in the second quarter, forced by Will Allen, his second career defensive fumble recovery and in back-to-back games (Week 9 vs. Oakland).

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The best photos of Safety Will Allen from the 2015 season thus far.

S Will Allen**
• Forced a fumble in the second quarter, recovered by Jarvis Jones, his fourth career defensive forced fumble.
• Led all defenders with a game-high 11 tackles (9 solo) and a tackle for loss.

LB Ryan Shazier
• Registered his third sack of the season and of his NFL career in the third quarter when he brought down Cleveland QB Johnny Manziel and finished with 6 tackles (5 solo).

K Chris Boswell
• Converted 3-of-3 field goal attempts (24, 34 and 25) to improve to 14-of-15 on the season.
• His 93.3 field goal percentage ranks first among rookie/first-year players in team history (minimum 10 attempts).
• His 14 field goals made is tied for fourth among rookie/first-year players in team history. Boswell now trails only Kris Brown, 1999 (25), Matt Bahr, 1979 (18) and Jeff Reed, 2002 (17).

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