Post-game notes vs. Raiders

Pittsburgh 38, Oakland 35
Nov. 8, 2015
Post-Game Notes

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The Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Oakland Raiders at Heinz Field in Week 9.

TEAM**
• Pittsburgh recorded its 325th regular-season win against an AFC opponent since 1970, the most by any NFL team.
• Became the first NFL franchise to have three coaches in its history post 50 regular-season wins at home, Chuck Noll: 119, Bill Cowher: 85 and Mike Tomlin: 50.
• Pittsburgh improved to 5-4 overall, 3-2 at home and 2-1 vs. AFC West opponents in 2015.
• The Steelers are now 10-12 against the Raiders in regular-season history, including 6-5 at home.
• The Steelers are now 4-0 against the Raiders in the month of November, 2-0 at home during the month of November.
• The Steelers are 428-275-2 during the regular season since 1970.
• Had two players (Antonio Brown: 306 and DeAngelo Williams: 225) eclipse 200 yards from scrimmage for the first time in the same game in franchise history.
• Improved to 4-of-6 on two-point conversion attempts in 2015 on a Ben Roethlisberger to DeAngelo Williams successful attempt in the second quarter.

Head Coach Mike Tomlin
• Is now 87-50 during the regular season, including 50-19 at home.
• Is the third coach in franchise history to post 50 home wins during the regular season, joining Chuck Noll (119) and Bill Cowher (85).
• Became the 48th coach in NFL history, ninth active, to reach 50 victories at home during the regular season.
• Improved to 2-4 against Oakland in the regular season (2-1 at home).
• Is now 21-14 in the month of November as the Steelers' head coach (11-7 at home).
• Is now 65-12 when the Steelers hold a lead at halftime.

QB Ben Roethlisberger
• Completed 24-of-44 passing for 334 yards with two touchdowns and an interception for a passer rating 84.8 before leaving the game in the fourth quarter due to injury.
• Improved to 109-54 as a starter during the regular season and to 62-21 at home.
• Increased his Steelers' franchise record for most wins as a starting quarterback to 109 (Terry Bradshaw, 107).
• Is now 2-4 against Oakland in the regular season as a starter, 2-1 at home.
• Totaled 334 passing yards, his 40th 300-yard passing game of his career during the regular season.
• Is the ninth quarterback in NFL history to record 40 300-yard passing games with one team.
• Is the seventh active quarterback in the NFL with 40 300-yard passing games in the regular season (Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Tony Romo, Philip Rivers and Aaron Rodgers).
• Eclipsed 300 passing yards for the third time in his career against the Raiders in six starts.
• Surpassed Joe Montana (40,551) for the 14th-most passing yards in NFL history. Next up on the list for Big Ben is No. 13 Kerry Collins (1995-2011) with 40,922 yards.
• Eclipsed 200 passing yards in the first half for the 24th time in his regular-season career and second time in 2015 (Week 2 vs. San Francisco).
• His 247 passing yards in the first half marked the fifth-most passing yards in the opening half of a game in his NFL career.
• Threw for 153 passing yards in the first quarter, marking the third-most in the opening quarter of a game in his NFL career (171, Sept. 25, 2011 at Indianapolis and 162, Dec. 24, 2005 at Cleveland).
• Connected with WR Antonio Brown for a 59-yard play – matching the team's longest pass play of the season (Week 2 vs. San Francisco, Roethlisberger-Brown).

QB Landry Jones
• Came in relief of injured QB Ben Roethlisberger in the fourth quarter. Completed 4-of-6 passes for 79 yards, including a 57-yarder to WR Antonio Brown to set up the game-winning field goal.

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WR Antonio Brown**
• Set career highs and single-game franchise records with 17 catches, 284 receiving yards and 306 yards from scrimmage.
• His 17 receptions set a single-game Steelers' record (14, Courtney Hawkins, Nov. 1, 1998) and his 284 receiving yards and 306 yards from scrimmage are the most in a single-game in team history (253, Plaxico Burress, Nov. 10, 2002 and 256, Frenchy Fuqua, Dec. 20, 1970).
• His 17 receptions are tied for the fifth-most in a single-game in NFL history since 1960 and his 284 receiving yards are the seventh-most in a single game in NFL history since 1960.
• His 306 yards from scrimmage are the seventh-most in a single-game in NFL history since 1960.
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games started streak to 29 – the third-longest active consecutive games started streak among NFL wide receivers.
• Has registered at least one reception in 81 consecutive games in which he has played, including the postseason – dating back to October 3, 2010.
• Has registered at least one reception in 77 consecutive regular-season games – dating back to October 3, 2010.
• Became the fifth player in Steelers history to reach 6,000 receiving yards, joining Hines Ward, John Stallworth, Heath Miller and Louis Lipps.
• Reached 750 receiving yards in 2015 to mark his fifth straight season with at least 750 receiving yards, joining Hines Ward (10) as only the second player to post as many consecutive 750-yard campaigns.
• Surpassed Louis Lipps (6,018) for the fourth-most receiving yards in Steelers history. Brown trails only Hines Ward (1998-2011) 12,083; John Stallworth (1974-87) 8,723 and Heath Miller (2005-current) 6,339.
• Recorded the 21st 100-yard receiving game of his career, fifth of the season, the third-most 100-yard performances in team history behind only Hines Ward (1998-2011) with 29 games and John Stallworth (1974-87) with 25 games.
• Set a career high and franchise record for receptions and receiving yards in the first half of a game with 10 for 180 (9, Antonio Brown, Sept. 27, 2015 at St. Louis and 154, Yancey Thigpen, Dec. 7, 1997 vs. Denver).
• Eclipsed 100 receiving yards in the first half of a game for the fifth time in his NFL career and the second time in 2015 (Week 2).
• Recorded 86 receiving yards in the first quarter to mark the second-most in the opening quarter of a game in his NFL career (105, Nov. 17, 2013 vs. Detroit).
• Caught a 59-yard reception – matching the team's longest pass play of the season (Week 2 vs. San Francisco, Roethlisberger-Brown).
• Had a 57-yard reception on the final drive of the game that set up the game-winning field goal.
• Established a career-long rush with a 16-yard scamper in the second quarter and finished the game with 22 rushing yards.

WR Martavis Bryant
• Totaled three catches for 31 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown pass, his fourth of the season and 12th of his NFL career.

WR Jacoby Jones
• Made his Pittsburgh Steelers debut in the 125th regular-season game played of his NFL career.

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RB DeAngelo Williams**
• Recorded game highs in carries (27), rushing yards (170) and rushing touchdowns (2). Added 55 receiving yards on two receptions for a career high of 225 yards from scrimmage.
• Recorded 100-plus yards from scrimmage for the second consecutive game, his first time as a Steeler in back-to-back games and for the first time in his career since 2012-13 (12/30/12-9/8/13).
• Eclipsed the 100-yard rushing barrier for the 20th time in his NFL career and second in 2015 (Week 1 at New England).
• Scored the 50th rushing touchdown of his NFL career with his first rushing touchdown of the game, a three-yard run in the second quarter, becoming the sixth active NFL running back to reach the milestone (Adrian Peterson, Marshawn Lynch, Frank Gore, Arian Foster and Chris Johnson).
• Registered the 13th multi-rushing touchdown game of his NFL career and second of 2015 (3, Week 2 vs. San Francisco).
• Increased his season total to five rushing touchdowns to mark the fifth season in his NFL career with at least five rushing scores and his first since 2012.
• Scored two rushing touchdowns in the first half – the sixth multi-rushing touchdown opening half of a game in his NFL career and second of 2015 (2, Week 2 vs. San Francisco).
• Reached 9,000 yards from scrimmage in his NFL career, now with 9,069.
• Eclipsed 50 receiving yards (55) for the ninth time in a regular-season game in his NFL career and first since 2013 (Dec. 29 at Atlanta).
• Totaled 57 yards from scrimmage in the first quarter to mark the ninth regular-season games of his career with at least 50 yards from scrimmage in the first quarter.

TE Heath Miller
• Caught three passes for 32 yards.
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games started streak to 39 – the third-longest active consecutive games started streak among NFL tight ends.

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TE Jesse James**
• Made his NFL debut and caught two passes for 13 yards, including a four-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

FB Will Johnson
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 40 – the third-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL fullbacks.

DE Cameron Heyward
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 73 – tying as the fifth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL defensive end.
• Led the defensive line with 8 total tackles (6 solo).

DE Cam Thomas
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 73 – tying as the fifth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL defensive end.

CB William Gay
• Extended his consecutive regular season games played streak to 137 – the longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL cornerbacks.

CB Ross Cockrell
• Picked off Oakland QB Derek Carr one-yard in the end zone in the fourth quarter, increasing his season and career total to two interceptions.

CB Antwon Blake
• Forced a fumble of Oakland in the second quarter, his second career forced fumble, and led the team with 9 total tackles (8 solo).

S Mike Mitchell
• Forced a fumble of Oakland in the third quarter, his seventh of his career, second of the season.
• Has matched a single-season high of two forced fumbles (2013 and 2014).

LB Lawrence Timmons
• Extended his streak of consecutive regular-season games started to 78 – 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 97 – the fourth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL linebackers.

LB Jarvis Jones
• Credited with a fumble recovery in the third quarter, the first of his NFL career.

LB Ryan Shazier
• Recorded a forced fumble – his second of his career – and second of 2015 (Week 2 vs. San Francisco) and added 7 tackles (6 solo).

LB Bud Dupree 
• Blocked an Oakland punt in the third quarter to mark the first blocked punt by a Steeler since 2010 (William Gay, Nov. 8 at Cincinnati).

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K Chris Boswell**
• Converted three-of-four field goal attempts (34, 38 and 18). His 18-yard kick provided the team with a 38-35 lead with two seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.
• Made his first two field goal attempts (34 and 38) to improve to 10-of-10 on the season before missing a 41-yard try in the third quarter.

FB Roosevelt Nix
• Forced a fumble on an Oakland kickoff attempt in the fourth quarter, being recovered by Anthony Chickillo.

LB Anthony Chickillo
• Recovered a fumble on an Oakland kickoff attempt in the fourth quarter, forced by Roosevelt Nix.

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