Post-game notes vs. Colts

TEAM

The Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Indianapolis Colts at Heinz Field for a Week 13 matchup.

• Pittsburgh improved to 7-5 overall, 5-2 at home and 4-4 vs. AFC opponents in 2015.
• The Steelers are now 16-6 against the Colts in regular-season history (11-2 at home).
• Pittsburgh has won each of its last three games vs. Indianapolis (Sept. 25, 2011: 23-20 and Oct. 26, 2014: 51-34).
• The Steelers improved to 4-0 vs. the Colts on Sunday Night Football (2-0 at home). • Pittsburgh has won each of its five previous Sunday Night Football games.
• The Steelers have won eight straight games in the month of December, dating back to Dec. 15, 2013, tying as the longest active streak in the NFL with Carolina.
• Pittsburgh has won each of its previous five home games in the month of December, dating back to Dec. 15, 2013.
• Pittsburgh extended its consecutive seasons with at least three straight home game wins to five (2011- 15).
• The Steelers are 430-276-2 during the regular season since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. The team's 430 wins since 1970 are the most in the NFL.
• The Steelers are 255-99-1 at home during the regular season since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. The team's 255 regular season home wins since 1970 are the most in the NFL.
• Pittsburgh is now 86-32-1 in the regular season at Heinz Field since the stadium opened in 2001, and 62-27-0 in interconference home games vs. AFC teams at Heinz Field.
• The Steelers have scored 30 points or more in five of 12 games in 2015, including each of the previous four.
• Pittsburgh has scored 30 points or more in four consecutive games for the first time in a single season in team history. It is the team's first 30-point four game streak in any four game stretch since 1973-74 (Dec. 9, 1973-Sept. 22, 1974).
• The Steelers had a 300-yard passer (Ben Roethlisberger), a 100-yard rusher (DeAngelo Williams) and two 100-yard receivers (Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant) for the first time since 2014 (Dec. 7 at Cincinnati).
• Pittsburgh has posted 450 net yards in four consecutive games in a single season, tying an NFL record for most consecutive 450-yard games in a single-season (Kansas City: 2004, Miami: 1984 and Houston: 1961).
• The Steelers improved to 7-of-10 on two-point attempts in 2015, following a Ben Roethlisberger to Will Johnson conversion in the second quarter.
• Pittsburgh has set an NFL record for the most successful two point attempts in a single-season with seven (Miami, 1994 and Minnesota, 1997: 6).
• The Steelers posted five sacks for the fourth time in 2015 and increased its season total to 35
• Pittsburgh recorded its fourth red zone takeaway in 2015 – all interceptions – courtesy of a Jarvis Jones interception at the Steelers' 1-yard line in the first quarter.
• The Steelers had two interceptions in the first quarter – its first opening quarter of a game with two interceptions since Sept. 26, 2004 vs. Miami. It was the defense's sixth opening quarter of a game with two interceptions since 1991.
• The defense held the Colts to less than 100 rushing yards to mark the seventh time the team hasn't allowed 100 rushing yards by an opponent in its 12 games in 2015.

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Head Coach Mike Tomlin**
• Is now 89-51 during the regular season, including 52-19 at home.
• Improved to 28-16 in primetime regular season games, 15-7 at home, (13-8 on Sunday Night Football, 7-4 at home), since being named the team's head coach in 2007.
• Has led Pittsburgh to three consecutive wins vs. Indianapolis, improving his record to 3-1 against the Colts in the regular season (2-1 at home).
• Has led the Steelers to its fifth home win in 2015, extending his streak to nine consecutive seasons of at least five home wins since being named the team's head coach in 2007.
• Is now 23-12 in the month of December as the Steelers' head coach (16-6 at home).
• Is now 67-13 when the Steelers hold a lead at halftime.

QB Ben Roethlisberger
• Completed 24-of-39 passes for a game-high 364 yards with four touchdowns and zero interceptions for a passer rating of 126.4.
• Improved to 110-55 as a starter during the regular season, including 63-21 at home.
• Increased his Steelers' franchise record for most wins as a starting quarterback to 110 (Terry Bradshaw, 107).
• Is now 3-2 against Indianapolis in the regular season as a starter (2-1 at home).
• Has completed 64-of-88 passes for 886 yards with 10 touchdowns and zero interceptions for a passer rating of 142.5 in his last two games vs. Indianapolis (Oct. 26, 2014 and Dec. 6, 2015).
• Has completed 201 passes in 2015 to mark his 10th consecutive season with 200 completions and joins Brett Favre (19), Drew Brees (14), Peyton Manning (13), Jim Kelly (11), Eli Manning (11), Dan Fouts (10) and Philip Rivers (10) as the eighth player in NFL history with 10 straight seasons with 200 completions.
• Has thrown for 2,707 yards in 2015 to mark his 10th consecutive season with 2,500 passing yards and joins Brett Favre (19), Peyton Manning (13), Drew Brees (12), Jim Kelly (11), Eli Manning (11), Dan Fouts (10) and Philip Rivers (10) as the eighth player in NFL history with 10 straight seasons of 2,500 passing yards.
• Totaled 364 passing yards, his 43rd 300-yard passing game of his career during the regular season, extending his franchise record.
• Eclipsed 300 passing yards for the third time in his career against the Colts in five starts, including each of the past three (Sept. 25, 2011: 364 and Oct. 26, 2014: 522).
• Has thrown for 300 or more yards in each of the last four games, the longest active streak in the NFL (Week 9: 334, Week 10: 379 and Week 12: 456) and a new career-long streak (three consecutive games, four previous occasions).

• Has thrown for 350 passing yards or more for the third straight game, matching a career-long streak (Nov. 30-Dec. 14, 2014).
• Along with 456 yards in Week 12, has thrown for 820 passing yards to mark the third-most passing yards in two consecutive games by a Steelers quarterback.
• With his first touchdown pass, extended his consecutive home games played with at least one scoring toss to 37 – dating back to Dec. 19, 2010 – the second-longest active streak in the NFL (Drew Brees: 51) – and the fourth-longest in NFL history behind only Drew Brees (Oct. 18, 2009-current: 52), Tom Brady (Sept. 14, 2009-Dec. 14, 2014: 47) and Dan Marino (Oct. 9, 1983-Nov. 14, 1988: 39).
• Eclipsed 200 passing yards in the first half of a game for the 27th time in his NFL career, fifth time in 2015 and for the fourth straight game. He is the first NFL quarterback since 1981 (Dan Fouts) to throw 200 yards or more in four straight opening halves.
• Increased his career total to 265 passing touchdowns, extending his Steelers record, and becoming the 14th quarterback in NFL history with 265 scoring tosses.
• Registered at least four touchdown passes for the 10th time in his career, extending his franchise record.
• Has thrown at least three touchdown passes in 33 games during the regular season, extending his franchise record.
• Now has seven regular season games with at least four touchdown passes and zero interceptions, tying Jeff Garcia for the eighth-most such games in the NFL since 1960.
• Has thrown 15 touchdown passes in each of his first 12 seasons in the NFL, the second-most consecutive seasons with 15 touchdown passes to start an NFL career (Peyton Manning, 13).
• Is the fourth player in NFL history to record 12 consecutive seasons with 15 touchdown passes, joining Brett Favre (18), Peyton Manning (13) and Drew Brees (12).
• Has completed a pass of 50 or more yards in four consecutive games – the first Steeler since Bobby Layne (Nov. 16, 1958-Dec. 17, 1958).
• Is the 11th player in NFL history to throw 150 touchdown passes in home games.
• The 68-yard touchdown pass to Martavis Bryant was his 14th touchdown pass of at least 60 yards, extending his franchise record.
• For the 68th time in his career during the regular season, he registered a passer rating over 100.0. The Steelers are 61-7 in those games.

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WR Antonio Brown**
• Recorded game highs in receptions (8), receiving yards (118) and receiving touchdowns (2), and returned two punts for 74 yards, including a 71-yard punt return for a touchdown.
• Became the first player in Steelers history to have two touchdown catches and a punt return for a touchdown in the same game.
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games started streak to 32 – the third-longest active consecutive games started streak among NFL wide receivers.
• Has registered at least one reception in 85 consecutive games in which he has played, including the postseason – dating back to October 3, 2010.
• Has registered at least one reception in 80 consecutive regular-season games – dating back to October 3, 2010.
• Has recorded 93 receptions in 2015 to mark his third consecutive 90-catch season, joining Hines Ward (3, 2001-03) as the only Steelers with three consecutive 90-catch campaigns.
• Has the second-most receptions in the first 12 games of a season by a Steeler with 93 in 2015 … Brown had 96 receptions in the first 12 games of the 2014 season.
• Reached 1,200 receiving yards in 2015 to mark his third consecutive year with 1,200 or more, a franchise record for consecutive seasons with 1,200 receiving yards of three.
• Joined Hines Ward (12,083) and John Stallworth (8,723) as the third player in franchise history with 6,500 receiving yards, now with 6,569.
• Surpassed his own Steelers record for the most receiving yards in the first 12 games of a season with 1,310 in 2015.
• Eclipsed 100 receiving yards for the seventh time in 2015, tying as the second-most 100-yard games in a single-season in Steelers history. Brown tallied eight 100 receiving yard games in 2014.
• Recorded the 23rd 100-yard receiving game of his career, the third-most 100-yard performances in team history behind only Hines Ward, 1998-2011 and John Stallworth, 1974-87
• With two receiving scores, he moved into sole possession of eighth place on the team's all-time touchdown receptions list with 35.
• Matched a single-game career-high with two touchdown catches – the eighth multi-touchdown catch game of his NFL career – moving into sole possession of for the fourth-most multi-touchdown receiving games in team history.
• Joined Rod Woodson (2,362) and Antwaan Randle El (1,650) as the only players in Steelers history to post 1,500 punt return yards, now with 1,527.
• Became the first player in team history and 10th player in NFL history (third active) to tally 6,000 receiving and 1,500 punt return yards, joining Tim Brown, Troy Brown, Henry Ellard, Irving Fryar, Eddie Kennison, Derrick Mason, J.T. Smith, Steve Smith, Sr. and Wes Welker.
• With his 71-yard punt return for a touchdown, tied Antwaan Randle El for the most career punt returns for TDs by a Steeler with four.
• Totaled three receptions for 50 yards along with a touchdown catch.
• His touchdown catch was his third of the season, a five-yard strike from Ben Roethlisberger, setting a new single-season career high (2 in 2014). He has a touchdown catch in back-to-back games for the second time in his NFL career (Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2014).
• Along with a touchdown catch in Seattle last week, now has his second career streak in his NFL career (Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2014).

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WR Martavis Bryant**
• Caught four passes for 114 yards, including a 68-yard touchdown.
• Increased his career touchdown total to 15 (14 receiving / 1 rushing) in his first 17 career games.
• Eclipsed 100 receiving yards for the fifth time in his NFL career and third time in 2015.
• Extended his single-season career high to 31 catches in 2015 (26 in 2014).
• Set a new single-season career high with 554 receiving yards (549 in 2014).
• Has scored a touchdown in each of the past four games to match a career-long scoring streak (2014, four games, Weeks 7-10.

RB DeAngelo Williams
• Led all players with 165 yards from scrimmage, including a game-high 134 rushing yards on 26 carries, and added 31 receiving yards on five catches.
• Eclipsed the 100-yard rushing barrier for the 21st time in his NFL career and third time in 2015. • His teams are now 15-6 when he rushes for 100 yards in a game in his NFL career.
• Eclipsed 100 yards from scrimmage for the fifth time in 2015 to mark the fourth season in his NFL career with five 100-yard from scrimmage games and first since 2013 (2008: 8, 2009: 7 and 2013: 5).

TE Jesse James
• Set single-game career-highs in receptions (3) and receiving yards (30).

FB Will Johnson
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 43 – the third-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL fullbacks.

DE Cameron Heyward
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 76 – tying as the fifth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL defensive end.

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CB William Gay**
• Extended his consecutive regular season games played streak to 140 – the longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL cornerbacks.
• Led the defense's secondary with 6 tackles (4 solo) and added a pass break-up.

CB Brandon Boykin
• Picked off Indianapolis QB Matt Hasselbeck in the first quarter, his eighth career interception, and first with the Steelers.

S Mike Mitchell
• Extended his consecutive regular season games started streak to 42 – the sixth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL free safeties.

S Will Allen
• Sacked Indianapolis QB Matt Hasselbeck in the first quarter – his second sack of the season and of his NFL career.

LB James Harrison
• Credited with 3.0 sacks and one forced fumble, increasing his career sack total to 74.5 and defensive forced fumbles to 30, to go along with 7 tackles (6 solo).
• Broke a tie with Jason Gildon (17) for the most multi-sack games in Steeler history since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.

• His 74.5 sacks are second-most by a Steeler since sacks became an official statistic in 1982 behind only Jason Gildon, 1994-2003 with 77.0.
• Is the second Steeler since 1987 to record 30 defensive forced fumbles. The other is Greg Lloyd, 1988-97 with 36.
• Marked the sixth time in his career during the regular season that he recorded at least three sacks in a single game and the first time since recording three against Cincinnati on December 4, 2011.

LB Lawrence Timmons
• Extended his streak of consecutive regular-season games started to 81 – 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 100 – the fourth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL linebackers.
• Registered a team-high 8 tackles (seven solo).

LB Jarvis Jones
• Recorded his first career interception, picking off Indianapolis QB Matt Hasselbeck in the first quarter.

LB Arthur Moats
• Recorded his third sack of the season in the fourth quarter, taking down QB Charlie Whitehurst for an eight-yard loss, his 12th career sack.

K Chris Boswell
• Converted 3-of-4 field goal attempts (29, 51, 42) and surpassed Matt Bahr (18, 1979) for the second- most field goals made by a rookie/first-year player in team history.
• Matched a career-long field successful field goal of 51 yards (Week 6 vs. Arizona) and improved to 2-of- 2 on field goal attempts from 50-plus yards in 2015.
• Became the fifth rookie/first-year kicker in Steelers history to tally at least 70 points in his first season with the franchise. His 75 points are third-most among rookie/first year Steeler kickers.

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