Post-game notes vs. Cardinals

Pittsburgh 25, Arizona 13
Oct. 18, 2015
Post-Game Notes

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Game action from the Pittsburgh Steelers' Week 6 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

TEAM**
• Pittsburgh improved to 4-2 overall, 2-1 at home and 3-0 vs. NFC opponents in 2015.
• The Steelers are now 33-23-3 against the Cardinals in regular-season history, including 22-8-1 at home.
• Pittsburgh has won each of its previous three home games against vs. Arizona.
• The Steelers are now 10-7 against the Cardinals in the month of October and 6-3 at home in the month of October vs. Arizona.
• The Steelers have won four consecutive games vs. NFC teams, dating back to Dec. 14, 2014.
• Pittsburgh is now 24-5-1 at Heinz Field vs. NFC teams since the stadium opened in 2001.
• The Steelers are 427-273-2 during the regular season since 1970.
• The offense matched a single-game high of five rushing plays of 10-plus yards (Sept. 10 at New England and Oct. 1 vs. Baltimore).
• The defense recorded seven passes defensed in the first half – the team's most in the category in the first half of a game in 2015 (previous: 3, vs. Baltimore, Oct. 10) and tying as the most under Coach Tomlin since 2007 (7, vs. Baltimore, Dec. 2, 2012).

Head Coach Mike Tomlin
• Is now 86-48 during the regular season, including 49-18 at home.
• Improved to 2-1 against Arizona in the regular season (1-0 at home).
• Is now 24-9 in the month of October as the Steelers' head coach and 14-3 at home in October.

QB Mike Vick
• Made his 114th career start and second as a Steeler.
• Improved to 61-52-1 as a starter during the regular season and to 3-2 in his career as a starter vs. Arizona.
• With 47 rushing yards, increased his NFL record for rushing yards by a quarterback to 6,109. Second on the list is Randall Cunningham with 4,928 yards.

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QB Landry Jones**
• Re-entered the game in the third quarter, following a brief stint in the second quarter, and finished the game completing 8-of-12 passes for 168 yards with two touchdowns for a passer rating of 149.3 in his NFL debut.
• Connected with WR Martavis Bryant for both touchdowns, one coming from eight yards and the other from 88 yards. The 88-yard touchdown is tied for the eighth-longest pass play in team history.

WR Antonio Brown
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games started streak to 26 – the fifth-longest active consecutive games started streak among NFL wide receivers.
• Has registered at least one reception in 78 consecutive games in which he has played, including the postseason – dating back to October 3, 2010.

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WR Martavis Bryant**
• Led the team in receptions (6), receiving yards (137) and receiving touchdowns (2). His 137 receiving yards are the second-most in a single-game in his career (143, Nov. 9, 2014 at N.Y. Jets) and his two touchdown catches marked his third career multi-touchdown game in the regular season.
• Caught his first touchdown of the season in his 2015 debut, an eight-yard toss from QB Landry Jones.
• Caught an 88-yard touchdown late in fourth quarter, which tied as the eighth-longest pass play in team history.
• Became the 10th player in Steelers history to have 10 or more touchdown catches in his first two seasons with the team.

RB Le'Veon Bell
• Has started each of his 33 career games played.
• Finished with a game-high 88 rushing yards on 24 carries.
• Surpassed John Henry Johnson (2,549) for the fourth-most rushing yards by a Steelers running back in his first three seasons with the team. Now only behind Jerome Bettis, 1996-98 (4,281), Willie Parker, 2004-06 (2,882) and Franco Harris, 1972-74 (2,759).

TE Heath Miller
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games started streak to 36 – the third-longest active consecutive games started streak among NFL tight ends.
• With his only catch in today's game, extended his consecutive games played with a catch streak to 110 – dating back to 11/3/2008 vs. Washington (including the postseason).
• With his sole catch in today's game, extended his consecutive regular season games played with a catch streak to 103 – 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.
• Joined Hines Ward (186) as only the second player in team history to have recorded at least one catch in 103 consecutive regular-season games.

FB Will Johnson
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 37 – the third-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL fullbacks.

WR/RB Dri Archer
• Returned the opening kickoff of the second half 35 yards, establishing a new career long.

DE Cameron Heyward
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 70 – the sixth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL defensive ends.

DT Cam Thomas
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 70 – 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 134 – the longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL cornerbacks.

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S Mike Mitchell**
• Picked off QB Carson Palmer late in the fourth quarter in the endzone. Marked his seventh career interception and first as a Steeler.
• Credited with a fumble recovery, on a forced fumble caused by LB James Harrison, his fourth career defensive fumble recovery, and first as a Steeler.

LB James Harrison
• Brought down Arizona QB Carson Palmer for a sack in the third quarter, his second of the season and increasing his total with Pittsburgh to 71.5 (73.5 in his NFL career).
• Recorded the 29th defensive forced fumble of his NFL career, all with Pittsburgh, and first since Dec. 16, 2012 at Dallas.

LB Lawrence Timmons
• Picked off Arizona QB Carson Palmer in the first quarter to mark his 10th career interception and first since Dec. 29, 2013, and added 6 tackles (4 solo) and a quarterback hurry.
• Joined Jack Ham (32), Jack Lambert (28), Bryan Hinkle (15), Levon Kirkland (11), Mike Merriweather (11), David Little (10), Greg Lloyd (10) and Joey Porter (10) as the ninth Steelers linebacker to record 10 interceptions in the modern era of the NFL (since 1970).

• Extended his streak of consecutive regular-season games started to 75 – 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 94 – the fourth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL linebackers.

S Antwon Blake
• Compiled a single-game career-high 12 tackles (10 solo) along with one pass defensed.

S Robert Golden
• Made his first career start and totaled a career-best 8 tackles (7 solo) along with a pass break-up.

K Chris Boswell
• Converted each of his four field goal attempts (47, 48, 51, 28).
• Is now 5-of-5 on the season on field goal tries, including four from 40-plus yards.
• Became the first Steelers kicker since Oct. 20, 2013 (Shaun Suisham vs. Baltimore) to convert each of his four field goal attempts in a game.
• Established a career-long field goal of 51 yards in the third quarter.

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