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PITTSBURGH STEELERS COMMUNICATIONS
PITTSBURGH STEELERS
COMMUNICATIONS

Burt Lauten - Director of Communications Dominick Rinelli - Public Relations/Media Manager Ryan Scarpino - Public Relations Assistant

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS COMMUNICATIONS Burt Lauten - Director of Communications Dominick Rinelli - Public Relations/Media Manager Ryan

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS (2-1) KANSAS CIT Y CHIEFS (2-1)

vs.

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 • 8:30 p.m. (ET) • Heinz Field Field • Pittsburgh, Pa.

REGULAR SEASON GAME #4

Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (2-1)

DATE: Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

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KICKOFF: 8:30 p.m. ET

SITE: Heinz Field Field (68,400) • Pittsburgh, Pa.

PLAYING SURFACE: Natural Grass

TV COVERAGE: NBC (locally WPXI-TV, channel 11) ANNOUNCERS: Al Michaels (play-by-play)

Cris Collinsworth (color analyst)

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Michele Tafoya (sideline)

LOCAL RADIO: Steelers Radio Network WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)

ANNOUNCERS: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play)

Tunch Ilkin (analyst)

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Craig Woley (sideline)

NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One

ANNOUNCERS: Kevin Kugler (play-by-play) James Lofton (analyst)

A LOOK AT THE COACHES

Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin

Overall regular-season record: 94-53 (.639)/10th season Regular-season record with Pittsburgh: 94-53 (.639)/10th season Playoff Record/Years: 6-5/six years

Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid

Overall regular-season record: 163-111-1 (.595)/18th season Regular-season record with Kansas City: 33-18 (.647)/4th season Playoff Record/Years: 11-11 (.500)/11 years

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS 2016 SCHEDULE

PRESEASON (1-3)
PRESEASON (1-3)

Friday, Aug. 12

DETROIT

L, 30-17 (KDKA)

Thursday, Aug. 18 PHILADELPHIA

L, 17-0 (KDKA)

Friday, Aug. 26

@ New Orleans

W, 27-14 (KDKA)

Thursday, Sept. 1

@ Carolina

L, 18-6 (KDKA)

 
 

REGULAR SEASON (2-1)

Monday, Sept. 12

@ Washington

W, 38-16 (ESPN)

Sunday, Sept. 18

CINCINNATI

W, 24-16 (CBS)

Sunday, Sept. 25

@ Philadelphia

L, 34-3 (CBS)

Sunday, Oct. 2

KANSAS CITY

8:30 p.m. (NBC)

Sunday, Oct. 9

NEW YORK JETS*

1 p.m. (CBS)

Sunday, Oct. 16

@ Miami*

1 p.m. (CBS)

Sunday, Oct. 23

NEW ENGLAND*

4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Sunday, Oct. 30

BYE WEEK

 

Sunday, Nov. 6

@ Baltimore*

1 p.m. (CBS)

Sunday, Nov. 13

DALLAS*

4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Sunday, Nov. 20

@ Cleveland*

1 p.m. (CBS)

Thursday, Nov. 24

@ Indianapolis

8:30 p.m. (NBC)

Sunday, Dec. 4

NEW YORK GIANTS*

4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Sunday, Dec. 11

@ Buffalo*

1 p.m. (CBS)

Sunday, Dec. 18

@ Cincinnati*

8:30 p.m. (NBC)

Sunday, Dec. 25

BALTIMORE

4:30 p.m. (NFL Network)

Sunday, Jan. 1

CLEVELAND*

1 p.m. (CBS)

 
 

POSTSEASON

Sat.-Sun., Jan. 7-8

Wild Card Weekend

Sat.-Sun., Jan. 14-15

Divisional Playoff Games

Sunday, Jan. 22

Conference Championships

Sunday, Jan. 29

Pro Bowl (Orlando, Fla.)

Sunday, Feb. 5

Super Bowl LI (Houston, Texas)

NOTE: All times are Eastern

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Home games in Bold CAPS

STEELERS COMMUNICATIONS STAFF

STEELERS COMMUNICATIONS STAFF Burt Lauten, Director of Communications Lauten email: lautenb@steelers.n fl .com (412) 432-7821 Dominick

Burt Lauten, Director of Communications Lauten email: lautenb@steelers.n.com

(412) 432-7821

Dominick Rinelli, Public Relations/Media Manager Rinelli email: rinellid@steelers.n.com

(412) 432-7822

Ryan Scarpino, Public Relations Assistant Scarpino email: scarpinor@steelers.n.com

(412) 432-7820

Michael Annarella, Media Relations Intern

(412) 432-7800

Ofce Fax

(412) 432-7878

MEDIA NOTES

— WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE —

Steelers’ Head Coach Mike Tomlin will conduct a press conference on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Noon (LIVE on ROOT Sports) in the Steelers’ press conference room at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.

— OFFICIAL STEELERS WEBSITE —

Media and fans can read about the latest Steelers news on the ofcial Steelers website. The site, www.steelers.com, features breaking news statistics, player biographies and much more.

— MEDIA-ONLY SECTION OF www.steelers.com —

The Steelers Media Relations Department offers a “Media-Only” section on steelers.com. To sign up for this service, go to http://www.steelers.com/mediarelations/ and register as a new user below the left hand navigation bar. Then follow the instructions on the Media Relations page and once your registration is approved, you will receive an email and can access all information. If you have any questions or problems, please email steelers_digest@yahoo.com.

— NFLCOMMUNICATIONS.COM —

Journalists worldwide have access to the dedicated media website featuring news from the NFL and its teams. Daily releases, statistics, domestic and international NFL updates and other information about the NFL are available.

STEELERS NATION HD RADIO

Steelers Nation Radio is a 24-hour/day HD radio station dedicated specically to the Pittsburgh Steelers. It can be heard on www.steelers.com, the ofcial Steelers app or the iheart app on your smartphone, and at 102.5 WDVE HD2. A daily schedule of what is on Steelers Nation HD Radio is available at www.facebook.com/steelersnationradio.

STEELERS RADIO COVERAGE

For the 18th consecutive year, WDVE-FM (102.5) and WBGG-AM (970) are carrying all Steelers games. Additionally, Steelers games can be heard on a 48-station network spanning Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, New York and South Carolina. All Steelers’ games will be broadcast in Spanish on steelers.com. For the 22nd straight season, Bill Hillgrove serves as the “Voice of the Steelers” and handles play-by-play duties for the broadcast. Joining Hillgrove for his 18th season as an expert analyst is Tunch Ilkin, the former Steelers All-Pro offensive tackle. Joining the team for his 14th season is former Steeler offensive lineman Craig Woley, who provides sideline analysis. Fans in Mexico can also listen to Steelers broadcasts on Grupo Im- agen and games are heard on www.steelers.com/espanol. Stations on the Steelers Radio Network include:

FLAGSHIP STATIONS (2)

WDVE-FM (102.5)

WBGG-AM (970)

PENNSYLVANIA (31)

Allentown-WSAN (1470) Altoona-WVAM (1430) Altoona-WRKY (104.9) Beaver Falls-WBVP (1230) Beaver Falls-WMBA (1460) Bedford-WBVE (107.5) Bradford-WESB (1490) Butler-WISR (680) Chambersburg-WCHA (800) Clarendon-WKNB (104.3) Clarion-WCCR (92.7) Cooperstown-WUUZ (107.7) DuBois-WOWQ (102.1) Erie-WJET (1440) Gettysburg-WGET (1320) Grove City-WWGY (95.1) Homer City-WCCS (1160) Johnstown-WNTJ (1490) Johnstown-WRKW (99.1) Latrobe-WCNS (1480) Mount Union-WHUN (106.9) Punxsutawney-WPXZ (104.1) Riverside/Selinsgrove-WVSL (92.3) Saegertown-WUUZ (94.3)

Somerset-WLLI (990) Starview-WLPA (92.7) State College-WQWK (1450) Uniontown-WMBS (590) Washington-WJPA (1450) Williamsport-WCXR (99.3) Williamsport-WZXR (103.7)

OHIO (3)

Fremont-WOHF (92.1) Upper Arlington-WTOH (98.9)

Youngstown-WNIO (1390)

MARYLAND (5)

Cumberland-WTBO (1450) Cumberland-WTBO (105.7) Frederick-WFMD (930) Frostburg-WFRB (560) Hagerstown-WHAG (1410)

WEST VIRGINIA (7)

Charleston-WCHS (580) Cross Lanes-WSWW (1490) Fairmont-WRLF (94.3) Fairmont-WMMN (920) New Martinsville-WXCR (92.3) St. Mary’s-WJAW (630) Wheeling-WBBD (1400)

NEW YORK (1)

Syracuse-WTLA (1200)

SOUTH CAROLINA (1)

Myrtle Beach-WRXZ (107.1)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE

(Subject to change)

TUESDAY, SEPT. 27 WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28 THURSDAY, SEPT. 29 FRIDAY, SEPT. 30 SATURDAY, OCT. 1 SUNDAY,
TUESDAY, SEPT. 27
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30
SATURDAY, OCT. 1
SUNDAY, OCT. 2
MONDAY, OCT. 3
• Coach Tomlin Press
Conference: Noon Live on
ROOT Sports
• Practice 1:15 - 3:15 p.m.
• Practice 1 - 3 p.m.
• Practice 10:45 a.m. - 12:30
p.m.
• No media availability
• Player availability open locker
room 9:30 - 10 a.m.
• Player availability open locker
room 12:30 - 12:45 p.m.
• Player availability open
locker room 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.
• Post-practice player
availability 3:15 - 3:45 p.m.
• Post-practice player
availability 3 - 3:30 p.m.
• Coach Tomlin available upon
request after practice
8:30 p.m. (ET)
Home Game
vs. Kansas City Chiefs
(Heinz Field)
NBC
(locally WPXI-TV,
Channel 11)
• TBD
• Coach Tomlin available upon
request after practice
• Coach Tomlin available upon
request after practice
• Coordinators available after
practice
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TAKING PLACE ON SUNDAY AT HEINZ FIELD

The Steelers will host the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football this week at Heinz Field where former Pittsburgh LB Kevin Greene,

TAKING PLACE ON SUNDAY AT HEINZ FIELD The Steelers will host the Chiefs on Sunday Night

a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2016, will be honored at halftime with a special ring ceremony. Below is a look at several special events surrounding Sunday night’s game:

A pre-game performance by singer/songwriter Daya, who will be featured during the Rock Steelers Style Fashion Show on Friday, Oct. 7 at Stage AE. Daya will be surrounded by kids in Play 60 jerseys during her performance, and they will stand alongside Steelers players during the National Anthem. Styx will perform the National Anthem prior to Sunday night’s game, with Kevin Greene’s wife, Tara, on vocals. The band will perform the night prior to the game at the Benedum to celebrate Greene’s induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. • Styx will also take part during halftime’s ceremony on the eld, along with Greg Lloyd who will present Greene with his ring.

2016 SCHEDULE NOTES

The Steelers appeared in their rst of four nationally televised primetime games in 2016 on Kickoff Weekend, defeating the Washington Redskins 38-16 on Monday Night Football., Pittsburgh will host the Kansas City Chiefs in a home primetime game at Heinz Field this Sunday, in Week 4 (Oct. 2) on Sunday Night Football (NBC, 8:30 p.m.). The Steelers will appear in their eighth Thanksgiving Day game in team history in Week 12 (Nov. 24) at the Indianapolis Colts (NBC, 8:30 p.m.). Pittsburgh’s fourth nationally televised primetime contest occurs at the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 15 on Sunday Night Football, Dec. 18 (NBC, 8:30 p.m.). Pittsburgh will host the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16 (NFL Network, 4:30 p.m.) on Dec. 25 to mark the rst Christmas Day game in franchise history.

1934 THROWBACKS IN WEEK 5

The Steelers will wear their 1934 throwback uniforms for the team’s October 9 contest vs. the New York Jets at Heinz Field. This will mark the fth straight season Pittsburgh will wear their 1934 throwback uniforms. The team rst wore these in 2012 during the team’s 80th season in professional football.

COLOR RUSH ON CHRISTMAS DAY

Pittsburgh will debut its ‘color rush’ uniforms on Christmas Day when the team hosts the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field. Steelers President Art Rooney II announced during halftime of the team’s rst preseason game on KDKA-TV that the team’s ‘color rush’ uniforms will be all black with gold numbers.

2016 DRAFT CLASS

CB Artie Burns (1st round, 25th overall): Started 23-of-36

games played at Miami and nished his Hurricane career with 93 tackles, 14 pass breakups, seven interceptions, one forced fumble

and a fumble recovery

....

led

the Atlantic Coast Conference with six

interceptions in 2015, the most by a Hurricane since 2003 (Sean

Taylor, 10), en route to earning All-ACC second-team honors.

S Sean Davis (2nd round, 58th overall): Started 40-of-50

games played at Maryland and nished his Terrapin career with

318 tackles

led

the Maryland defense with 70 solo tackles in

... 2015 (second with 88 combined stops), to go along with ve

forced fumbles (second in the nation) and three interceptions.

DT Javon Hargrave (3rd round, 89th overall): A a two-time SBN Sports Mel Blount Defensive Player of the Year and Defensive

Player of the Year in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference at South

Carolina State in 2014-15

totaled

37.0 sacks, including 10.0 or

.... more in each of his nal two campaigns.

LB Tyler Matakevich (7th round, 246th overall): The Temple all-time leading tackler with 493 stops, became the rst school

defensive player to earn rst-team All-America honors and the rst

at any position since 1986 (Paul Palmer)

was the only player in

... the FBS to lead his team in tackles in every game in 2015, and became just the seventh player in NCAA history to eclipse the 100-tackle plateau in four seasons.

FROM LAST WEEK’S GAME AT PHILADELPHIA

THE STEELERS

• The Steelers are now 28-47-3 against the Eagles in regular-season history, (9-28-2 on the road). • Pittsburgh is 435-278-2 during the regular season since

FROM LAST WEEK’S GAME AT PHILADELPHIA THE STEELERS • The Steelers are now 28-47-3 against the

1970.

HEAD COACH MIKE TOMLIN

• Is now 94-53 during the regular season, 1-2 in regular- season games vs. Philadelphia.

• Holds a 25-13 (.658) record as the Steelers’ head coach in regular-season games vs. NFC opponents.

QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER

• Completed 24-of-44 passing attempts for 257 yards with one interception. • Is now 115-57 (.668) as a starter during the regular season and 2-2 against Philadelphia.

WR ANTONIO BROWN

• Recorded game highs in receptions (12) and receiving yards (140) – both personal season highs in 2016. • Extended his consecutive regular-season games started streak to 39 – the third-longest active consecutive games started streak among NFL wide receivers. • Has registered at least one reception in 92 consecutive games in which he has played, including the postseason – dating back to October 3, 2010. • Has registered at least one reception in 87 consecutive regular-season games – dating back to October 3, 2010. • Increased his Steelers record to 11 regular-season games with 10 or more catches. Posted at least 100 receiving yards for the rst time in his NFL career vs. Philadelphia. • Recorded his 27th career 100-yard receiving game – the second-most such games in Steelers history (Hines Ward, 29). • Became the eighth active NFL wide receiver to reach 7,500 yards from scrimmage, with 7,508. • Reached 7,500 yards from scrimmage in his 89th career regular-season game, tying Calvin Johnson for the fourth- fewest games to reach the milestone by a wide receiver in NFL history.

WR SAMMIE COATES

• Hauled in a 41-yard catch in the second quarter, now with a reception of at least 40 yards in each of the rst three games of 2016. Finished with three catches for 50 yards.

WR ELI ROGERS

• Caught a 32-yard reception in the first quarter, establishing a new career long, and nished with two catches for 32 yards.

RB DeANGELO WILLIAMS

• Tallied 44 yards from scrimmage (8 rushes for 21 yards

/ 4 catches for 23 yards). • Reached 8,000 rushing yards in his NFL career to become the fth active NFL player with at least 8,000, now with 8,011.

G DAVID DeCASTRO

• Extended his consecutive regular-season games started streak to 43 – the sixth-longest active consecutive games started streak among NFL guards.

OT RYAN HARRIS

• Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 67 – tying as the fourth-longest active

consecutive games started streak among NFL tackles.

FROM LAST WEEK’S GAME AT PHILADELPHIA

DE CAMERON HEYWARD

• Extended his consecutive regular-season games started streak to 47 – the fth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL defensive ends. • Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 83 – tying as the third-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL defensive ends.

CB WILLIAM GAY

• Extended his consecutive regular season games played streak to 147 – the longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL cornerbacks.

S MIKE MITCHELL

• Extended his consecutive regular season games started streak to 49 – the fth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL safeties.

S ROBERT GOLDEN • Extended his consecutive regular season games played streak to 63 – the fth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL safeties.

S SEAN DAVIS

• Totaled a game-high 7 tackles (6 solo).

LB LAWRENCE TIMMONS

• Extended his streak of consecutive regular-season games started to 88 – 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 107 – the third-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL linebackers.

K CHRIS BOSWELL

• Converted a 40-yard eld goal attempt in the second quarter and is three-of-three on eld goal tries from 40-49 yards in 2016.

STEELERS-CHIEFS HISTORY

Series History: Series began in 1970 Overall Regular Season: Steelers lead, 20-10 At Pittsburgh: Steelers lead, 10-4 At Kansas City: Steelers lead, 10-6 Neutral Sites: N/A Streak: Chiefs won previous meeting Last Regular-Season Meeting: Oct. 25, 2015 at Kansas City Kansas City 23, Pittsburgh 13 Postseason Series: Chiefs lead, 1-0 Last Postseason Meeting: Jan. 8, 1994 in Kansas City Kansas City 27, Pittsburgh 24 OT - Wild Card

(preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)

This week’s game will mark the 31st regular-season meeting between Pittsburgh and Kansas City, with the Steelers holding a

20-10 advantage in the series, including a 10-4 record at home

in the series

Pittsburgh

has defeated the Chiefs in each of their

the two

... previous ve meetings in Pittsburgh, three at Heinz Field

... teams have met 10 times in the month of October, in which the Steelers are 8-2 against the Chiefs in the month (3-0 at home).

STEELERS-CHIEFS IN PRIMETIME

Sunday night’s game will mark the eighth primetime contest between the Steelers and Chiefs (5-2) and the second in Pittsburgh (1-0). Below is a list of the previous seven Pittsburgh- Kansas City games under the lights:

STEELERS VS. CHIEFS: PRIMETIME GAMES

DATE

DAY, LOCATION

RESULT

Oct. 18, 1971 Oct. 25, 1992 Oct. 7, 1996 Nov. 3, 1997 Oct. 26, 1998 Nov. 27, 2011 Nov. 12, 2012

Monday, at Kansas City Sunday, at Kansas City Monday, at Kansas City Monday, at Kansas City Monday, at Kansas City Sunday, at Kansas City Monday, in Pittsburgh

L, 38-16 W, 27-3 W, 17-7 L, 13-10 W, 20-13 W, 13-9 W, 16-13 OT

2016 TEAM STATS

Steelers

Category

Chiefs

21.7

Points Scored Per Game

23.0

22.0 .....................................

Points

Allowed Per Game ..............................

16.3

19.0

First Downs Per Game

19.3

354.0 ......................................

Total

332.3

100.0 ...................................

Rushing

Yards Per Game ..............................

91.3

254.0

Passing Yards Per Game

241.0

1.0 ....................................................

Sacks

3.0

2

Interceptions By

8

30:26 ....................................

Avg.

Time of Possession .............................

28:55

8

Touchdowns

7

2 .............................................

Rushing

Touchdowns

2

6 .............................................

Passing

Touchdowns

3

0 ...........................................

Touchdowns

2

3-4

Field Goals

7-7

43.6

Punting

42.8

8.0 ..............................................

19.6

..................................... Kickoff Return Avg 22.4 .....................................

Punt

Return

12.7

2016 AFC NORTH STANDINGS

2016 AFC North Standings

 

W

L

T

Pct.

Pts.

Opp.

Baltimore

3

0

0

1.000

57

44

Pittsburgh

2

1

0

.667

65

66

Cincinnati

1

2

0

.333

56

75

Cleveland

0

3

0

.000

54

84

This Week in the AFC North:

Thursday, Sept. 29:

Cincinnati (1-2) vs. Miami (1-2), 8:25 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 25:

STEELERS-CHIEFS HISTORY Series History : Series began in 1970 Overall Regular Season : Steelers lead, 20-10

THE LAST TIME VS. CHIEFS

Kansas City 23, Pittsburgh 13 Oct. 25, 2015 Arrowhead Stadium (76,365)

KANSAS CITY – QB Alex Smith threw a six-yard touchdown to WR Chris Conley late in the fourth quarter to seal the 23-13 victory for the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City scored on its opening drive when K Cairo Santos connected on a 30-yard eld goal. Pittsburgh tied the game 3-3 on its ensuing drive on K Chris Boswell’s 24-yard eld goal. Santos made a 22-yarder on the Chiefs’ next drive to give Kansas City a 6-3 lead. The Chiefs stopped the Steelers on Pittsburgh’s fourth-and-one attempt and took over at their own 32-yard line. Santos then connected on a 27-yard eld goal with one minute left to give Kansas City a 9-3 lead heaidng into half- time. Midway through the third quarter, QB Landry Jones was picked off by Chiefs’ S Eric Berry. On the Chiefs’ ensuing drive, RB Charcandrick West scored on a one-yard run to give Kansas City a 16-3 advantage. Jones led the Steelers on a six-play, 77-yard drive on Pitts- burgh’s next possession that he capped off with a 19-yard touchdown pass to WR Martavis Bryant. Boswell made a 36- yard eld goal early in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 16-13. But on the Chiefs’ next drive, Smith led the team 84 yards on eight plays that he capped off with the six-yard touchdown to Conley.

GAME SUMMARY

STEELERS (4-3)

3

0

7

3

13

Chiefs (2-5)

 

3

6

7

7

23

TEAM

Q

TIME

PLAY

DRIVE

SCORE

KC

1

8:47

Santos 30 yd. FG

 

10-48; 4:08

0-3

PIT

1

0:59

Boswell 24 yd. FG

 

14-61; 7:48

3-3

KC

2

8:55

Santos 22 yd. FG

13-77; 7:04

3-6

KC

2

1:00

Santos 27 yd. FG

8-59; 3:41

3-9

KC

3

4:23

West 1 yd. run (Santos kick)

9-53; 5:22

3-16

PIT

3

1:40

Bryant 19 yd. pass from Jones (Boswell kick)

6-77; 2:43

10-16

PIT

4

10:17

Boswell 36 yd. FG

7-54; 3:56

13-16

KC

4

5:13

Conley 6 yd. pass from Smith (Santos kick)

8-84; 5:04

13-23

TEAM STATISTICS

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

 

Steelers

Chiefs

1st Downs

18

18

3rd Downs

2-10 (20%)

9-16 (56%)

4th Downs

1-2 (50%)

0-0 (0%)

Total Net Yards

339

377

Plays-Avg.

55-6.2

63-6.0

Rushing Yards

147

138

Rush Att.-Avg.

24-6.1

29-4.8

Passing Yards

192

239

Att.-Comp.-Int.

26-19-2

32-21-0

Sacks By

2-12

2-17

Punts-Avg.

2-45.5

3-54.7

Penalties

1-5

6-66

Fumbles-Lost

1-1

0-0

Time of Poss.

27:34

32:26

RUSHING: Pit. - Bell 17-121; Bryant 1-13; D. Williams 4-9; Brown 1-6; L. Jones 1-(-2). K.C. - West 22- 110, 1 TD; Thomas 1-13; Ware 2-8; Smith 3-5; Davis 1-2. PASSING: Pit. - L. Jones 29-16- 2, 209, 1 TD. K.C. - Smith 32-21-0, 251, 1 TD. RECEIVING: Pit. - Brown 6-124; Bell 4-16; Bryant 3-45, 1 TD; Whea- ton 2-16; D. Williams 1-8. K.C. - Conley 6-63, 1 TD; Kelce 5-73; Wil- son 3-71; West 2-19; Thomas 2-12; Avant 2-11; O’Shaughnessy 1-2.

Baltimore (3-0) vs. Oakland (2-1), 1 p.m. Cleveland (0-3) at Washington (1-2), 1 p.m.

Pittsburgh (2-1) vs. Kansas City (2-1), 8:30 p.m. NBC (locally, WPXI-TV)

STEELERS-CHIEFS CONNECTIONS

Steelers in Bold; Chiefs in Bold Italic

STEELERS-CHIEFS CONNECTIONS Steelers in Bold; Chiefs in Bold Italic Former Steelers/ Chiefs  Steelers OC Todd

Former Steelers/Chiefs  Steelers OC Todd Haley was the head coach of the Chiefs for three seasons (2009-11).  Steelers RB coach James Saxon held the same position in Kansas City from 2001-07 and played for the Chiefs for four seasons (1988-91).  Pittsburgh WR coach Richard Mann was also the WR coach for the Chiefs for two seasons (1999-2000).  Kansas City asst. HC/WR coach David Culley was the WR coach in Pittsburgh for three seasons (1996-98).  Chiefs DL Nick Williams was drafted by the Steelers in the seventh round (223 rd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft and spent the rst 11 weeks of the season on Pittsburgh’s practice squad before being claimed by Kansas City on Nov. 24.  Kansas City head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder was an asst. athletic trainer for the Steelers for ve seasons

(1994-98).

 Chiefs Radio Network in-game sideline reporter and color commentator Kendall Gammon was drafted by the Steelers in the 11th round (291st overall) of the 1992 NFL Draft and was a member of the Super Bowl XXX team.

Area Connections  Kansas City LB Tamba Hali and TE Ross Travis both played collegiately at Penn State University.  Chiefs President Mark Donovan is a native of Pittsburgh, Pa.  Kansas City head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder was an asst. athletic trainer at the University of Pittsburgh from 1991-93 after graduating from the university in 1987.  Chiefs area scout Matt Donahoe is from Pittsburgh, Pa. and attended Allegheny College.  Steelers DE Ricardo Mathew and RB Daryl Richardson are both from Jacksonville, Fla., the same place Chiefs LB Sam Barrington hails from.

NFL Connections  Pittsburgh HC Mike Tomlin coached one season (2006) with Kansas City RB coach Eric Bieniemy in Minnesota.  Tomlin was the DC in Minnesota for one season (2006) on Chiefs Co-OC Brad Childress’ coaching staff.  Steelers DB coach Carnell Lake worked as a training camp volunteer with the Eagles in 2009 when Chiefs HC Andy Reid held the same title.  Steelers OC Todd Haley coached one season (2000) with Chiefs DC Bob Sutton with the New York Jets.  Haley coached two seasons (2004-05) with Kansas City LB coach Gary Gibbs in Dallas.  Steelers RB coach James Saxon coached Chiefs secondary/DBs coach Al Harris for one season (2010) in Miami.  While a DB/ST coach in Philadelphia, Steelers STC Danny Smith crossed paths with Chiefs DB coach Emmitt Thomas.  Steelers C/G Cody Wallace played two seasons (2008-09) in San Francisco with Chiefs QB Alex Smith.  Pittsburgh CB William Gay played one season (2012) with Chiefs FB Anthony Sherman in Arizona.  Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams was teammates with Chiefs DB Ron Parker in Carolina for one year (2012).  Steelers CB Justin Gilbert and Chiefs T Mitchell Schwartz were teammates for two years (2014-15) in Cleveland.

STEELERS-CHIEFS CONNECTIONS

Steelers in Bold; Chiefs in Bold Italic College Connections  Steelers WR Antonio Brown was teammates with Chiefs LB Frank Zombo (2007-09) and T Eric Fisher (2009) at Central Michigan.  Steelers T Marcus Gilbert was teammates with Chiefs DT Jaye Howard (2007-10).  Pittsburgh G Ramon Foster spent one season (2004) at Tennessee with Kansas City P Dustin Colquitt.  Steelers DT Daniel McCullers played two seasons (2012-13) with Chiefs G Zach Fulton at Tennessee.  Pittsburgh WR Sammie Coates was teammates with Kansas City LB Dee Ford at Auburn for two seasons

(2011-12).

 Steelers TE Jesse James and Chiefs TE Ross Travis played alongside each other at Penn State for three years (2012-14).  Steelers K Chris Boswell and Chiefs CB Phillip Gaines shared a locker room at Rice from 2010-12.  Pittsburgh WR Markus Wheaton played at Oregon State with Kansas City LB D.J. Alexander (2011-12) and CB Steven Nelson (2012).

PIT-KC SERIES HIGHS

 

Passing Yards

Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger

398

11/22/2009

Chiefs

Steve DeBerg

338

10/29/1989

Rushing Yards

Steelers

Franco Harris

134

11/12/1972

Chiefs

Priest Holmes

150

10/14/2001

Receiving Yards

Steelers

Louis Lipps

183

9/2/1984

Chiefs

Otis Taylor

190

10/18/1971

STEELERS PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

Le’Veon

Bell

(Lay-vee-on)

Anthony Chickillo

(Chick-il-oh)

Ramon Foster

(Ruh-moan)

(Sen-kwez)

(Jay-von)

.................... Tyler Matakevich

(Matt-uh-kev-ich)

Ben Roethlisberger

(Roth-lis-ber-ger)

Ryan Shazier

(Shay-zier)

Shamarko Thomas

(Shuh-mar-ko)

(Too-saunt)

(Steff-on

Too-it)

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

FROM THE STEELERS

• With a win over Kansas City, the Steelers would improve to 436-278-2 during the regular season since 1970. • The Steelers look to improve to 21-10 all-time against the Chiefs in the regular season, including 11-4 at home and to 4-0 at Heinz Field. • Pittsburgh looks to win its fth consecutive home game vs. Kansas City (1988, 1989, 2006, 2012 and 2014). • With a win, Pittsburgh would improve to 9-2 in the month of October against Kansas City (4-0 at home). • The Steelers look to extend its current Sunday Night Football game winning streak to six games. • Looks to extend its current regular-season home game winning streak to six games, dating back to Nov. 8, 2015.

FROM HEAD COACH MIKE TOMLIN

• A win would improve Tomlin to 95-53 during the regular season, including 55-19 at home. • Looks to improve to 4-2 as the Steelers’ head coach vs. Kansas City and to 3-0 at home vs. the Chiefs. • With a win, would improve to 25-10 in the month of October and to 15-3 at home during the month.

FROM THE STEELERS OFFENSE

QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER

• With a win, would improve to 116-57 as a starter during the regular season and to 66-21 at home. • With a win, would improve to 5-1 vs. Kansas City in the regular season and to 4-0 at home vs. the Eagles. • Needs 141 pass completions to surpass Fran Tarkenton (3,868) for the 11th-most in NFL history. • Is four 300-yard passing games from notching 50 in his NFL career. • Needs 1,189 passing yards to reach 45,000 in his NFL

career.

WR ANTONIO BROWN

• Will move into a tie with Louis Lipps (46) for the sixth- most overall touchdowns in Steelers history with his next touchdown. • Two touchdown catches to tie Buddy Dial (42) for the fth-most scoring grabs in team history. • Will surpass Hines Ward (29) for the most 100-yard receiving games in team history with three. • Is 43 catches from surpassing Heath Miller (592) for the second-most in Steelers history. • Is 50 receptions from joining Hines Ward (1,000) as the second player in team history with 600 career receptions. • Will join Hines Ward (12,083) and John Stallworth (8,723) as the third player in Steelers history with at least 8,000 receiving yards with 602. • With 1,000 receiving yards in 2016, will join Hines Ward (2001-04) as only the second player in franchise history to register 1,000 receiving yards in four consecutive years. • With 100 receptions in 2016, will extend his franchise record of consecutive seasons with at least 100 catches to four. • With 110 catches in 2016, will become the rst player in NFL history to record 110 or more receptions in three consecutive years. • With 125 receptions in 2016, would become the rst player in NFL history to record three consecutive seasons of 125 catches or more.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR FROM THE STEELERS • With a win over Kansas City, the Steelers

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

FROM THE STEELERS OFFENSE (CONT’D)

RB Le’VEON BELL

• His next rushing touchdown will mark the 20th of his NFL career. • Needs 223 rushing yards to reach 3,000 in his NFL career. • Is 834 scrimmage yards from hitting the 5,000 yard

milestone in his NFL career.

RB DeANGELO WILLIAMS

• Will record the 24th 100-yard rushing game of his NFL career with his next 100-yard performance and to mark his sixth as a Steeler. • Will reach 60 rushing touchdowns in his NFL career with his next rushing score in 2016.

FROM THE STEELERS DEFENSE

DE CAMERON HEYWARD

• Needs 5.0 sacks on the season to record 5.0 quarterback

takedowns in four straight seasons and 7.0 quarterback sacks to post 7.0 or more in three consecutive campaigns.

LB JAMES HARRISON

• Needs 0.5 of a half sack to join Jason Gildon (77.0) as the second player in team history with 75 or more

quarterback takedowns. • Will surpass Jason Gildon (77.0) for the most sacks in Steelers history with his third.

CB WILLIAM GAY

• Will break a tie with Rod Woodson to set the record for

the most interceptions returned for touchdowns in team history with his next pick six of six.

FROM THE STEELERS SPECIAL TEAMS

WR/PR ANTONIO BROWN

•Needs 75 punt return yards to move into second in team

history (Antwaan Randle El, 1,650). •One punt return for a touchdown to break a tie with Antwaan Randle El for the most in Steelers history with ve.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS

1

2016 BY THE NUMBERS 1 The Steelers were the only NFL team on Kickoff Weekend to

The Steelers were the only NFL team on Kickoff Weekend to feature a 300-yard passer (Ben Roethlisberger: 300), 100-yard rusher (DeAngelo Williams: 143) and a 100-yard receiver (Antonio Brown: 126).

2

The Steelers’ defense was the only in the AFC and one of three in the NFL (Carolina and San Francisco) to record at least two interceptions in Week One.

5

The Steelers were one of two NFL teams to score at least ve touchdowns in Week One (Detroit).

30.6%

Pittsburgh’s defense has held opponents to a third-down conversion rate of 11-of-36. Its 30.6% third-down defense is fourth-best in the NFL through the rst three weeks of 2016.

12-140

WR Antonio Brown totaled game highs of 12 receptions for 140 receiving yards in Week Three at Philadelphia - it marked his 27th career 100-yard game and his 11th with double-digit receptions.

143

RB DeAngelo Williams led all NFL players on Kickoff Weekend with 143 rushing yards.

87

WR Antonio Brown eclipsed 10,000 combined yards on Kickoff Weekend in his 87th career game - the fewest games in Steelers history to reach the milestone.

89

WR Antonio Brown reached 7,500 yards from scrimmage in his 89th career regular-season game to tie Calvin Johnson for the fourth-fewest games to the milestone by a wide receiver in NFL history.

1982

QB Ben Roethlisberger became the second player in Steelers history to throw three touchdown passes in each of the rst two games of a season, joining Terry Bradshaw (1982).

10,000

RB DeAngelo Williams became the 13th active NFL player with at least 10,000 yards from scrimmage in Week Two.

THE STEELERS IN 2016

 

Regular

Post

Season

Season

Overall:

2-1

0-0

At Home:

1-0

0-0

On the Road:

1-1

0-0

Neutral:

0-0

0-0

By Month:

September

2-1

0-0

October

0-0

0-0

November

0-0

0-0

December

0-0

0-0

January

0-0

0-0

vs. AFC:

1-0

0-0

vs. AFC

North

1-0

0-0

vs. AFC

East

0-0

0-0

vs. AFC

South

0-0

0-0

vs. AFC

West

0-0

0-0

vs. NFC:

1-1

0-0

vs. NFC East

1-1

0-0

vs. NFC North

 

0-0

0-0

vs. NFC South

0-0

0-0

vs. NFC West

0-0

0-0

When:

When Scoring First:

1-0

0-0

When Opponent Scored First:

1-1

0-0

When Scoring 20 or More Points:

2-0

0-0

When Scoring Less Than 20 Points:

0-1

0-0

When Leading after the rst quarter:

1-0

0-0

When Trailing after the rst quarter:

1-1

0-0

When Tied after the rst quarter:

0-0

0-0

When Leading at the Half:

2-0

0-0

When Trailing at the Half:

0-1

0-0

When Tied at the Half:

0-0

0-0

When Leading after three quarters:

2-0

0-0

When Trailing after three quarters:

0-1

0-0

When Tied after three quarters:

0-0

0-0

When Outrushing the Opponent:

2-0

0-0

With 35 or More Rushing Attempts:

1-0

0-0

With Less Than 25 Passing Attempts:

0-0

0-0

When Led in Time of Possession:

2-0

0-0

When Trailed in Time of Possession:

0-1

0-0

On Turf:

0-0

0-0

On Grass:

2-1

0-0

When led in Takeaway/Turnover Ratio:

1-0

0-0

When even in Takeaway/Turnover Ratio:

1-0

0-0

When trailed in Takeaway/Turnover Ratio:

0-1

0-0

TOMLIN AMONG THE BEST

Since being named named head coach of the Steelers in 2007, Mike Tomlin has led Pittsburgh to 94 victories in the regular season - the third-most wins in the NFL during that time span:

TOMLIN AMONG THE BEST Since being named named head coach of the Steelers in 2007, Mike

NFL TEAM RECORDS: 2007-CURRENT

TEAM

RECORD

PLAYOFF APP.

SUPER BOWL APP.

New England

115-32

8*

3

Green Bay

98-48-1

8*

1

Pittsburgh

94-53

6*

2

Indianapolis

93-54

7

1

Denver

88-59

5*

1

Baltimore

85-62

6

1

New Orleans

84-63

4

1

*Made the playoffs in 2015

Tomlin’s .639 winning percentage is the fourth-best regular season winning mark among active NFL head coaches (min. 50 games):

ACTIVE HEAD COACH WINNING PCT (MIN. 50 GAMES)

COACH

W

L

T

Win Pct.

Bruce Arians (Ari 2013-pres.)

35

16

0

.686

Bill Belichick (Cle 1991-95, NE 2000-pres.)

226

113

0

.667

Mike McCarthy (GB 2006-pres.)

106

56

1

.653

Mike Tomlin (Pit 2007-pres.) 94

53

0

.639

Chuck Pagano (Ind 2012-pres.)

42

25

0

.627

John Harbaugh (Bal 2008-pres.)

80

51

0

.611

Sean Payton (NO 2006-11, 13-pres.)

87

60

0

.592

FEWEST TO 60

Mike Tomlin reached 60 regular-season wins in 88 games, tying Chuck Knox (88) for the fourth-fewest games to reach 60 career victories among coaches who began their career since

1970:

FEWEST GAMES COACHED TO 60 WINS

COACH

TEAM(S)^

NO. OF GAMES

George Seifert

San Francisco

75

Joe Gibbs

Washington

84

Mike Ditka

Chicago

85

Mike Tomlin

Pittsburgh

88

Chuck Knox

L.A. Rams, Buffalo

88

Bill Cowher

Pittsburgh

90

Andy Reid

Philadelphia

90

^ Through rst 60 wins

TOMLIN VS. NFC

During his career, Mike Tomlin’s regular-season record against the NFC is 25-13, including 14-4 at home. The Steelers .658 regular-season winning percentage against the NFC since 2007 is second-best among AFC teams:

AFC RECORDS VS. NFC: 2007-CURRENT

Team

W

L

T

Pct.

New England

29

8

0

.784

Pittsburgh

25

13

0

.658

Baltimore

23

13

0

.639

Denver

23

14

0

.622

Cincinnati

21

13

2

.611

Including the postseason Tomlin has a .650 winning percentage (26-14) against the NFC during his rst 10 years, which ranks rst among Steelers’ head coaches.

TOMLIN AT HOME

Mike Tomlin has guided the Steelers to a 54-19 career regular- season record at Heinz Field and a 1-0 start in 2016 at home. Tomlin earned his 50th regular season home win in Week 9 in 2015 vs. Oakland and joined Chuck Noll (119) and Bill Cowher (85) as the third head coach in Steelers history with 50 regular season home victories.

Tomlin has led Pittsburgh to at least ve home wins in each of his rst nine seasons as the team’s head coach and six in six of his nine at the helm. His 54-19 (.740) mark at home and 54 home wins are the third- best in the NFL since 2007:

HOME GAME RECORDS: 2007-CURRENT

Team

W

L

T

Pct.

New England

66

8

0

.892

Green Bay

57

15

1

.788

Pittsburgh

54

19

0

.740

Baltimore

53

20

0

.726

Indianapolis

51

23

0

.689

Seattle

51

23

0

.689

Arizona

50

24

0

.676

TOMLIN IN THE DIVISION

Mike Tomlin owns a 37-18 all-time record against teams in the AFC North since becoming the Steelers’ head coach in 2007. His 37 regular-season wins against division opponents are the most of any AFC North team since 2007:

AFC NORTH INTER-DIVISION GAME RECORDS SINCE 2007

TEAM

W

L

T

Win Pct.

Pittsburgh Steelers

37

18

0

.673

Baltimore Ravens

32

23

0

.582

Cincinnati Bengals

28

27

0

.509

Cleveland Browns

13

42

0

.310

He owns an impressive 21-7 record against divisional foes at Heinz Field during the regular season:

AFC NORTH INTER-DIVISION HOME GAME RECORDS SINCE 2007

TEAM

W

L

T

Win Pct.

Pittsburgh Steelers

21

7

0

.750

Baltimore Ravens

18

9

0

.667

Cincinnati Bengals

16

11

0

.593

Cleveland Browns

9

19

0

.321

Tomlin has won at least four games against division opponents in ve of his rst nine seasons.

PRIMETIME SPECIALIST

Since the 2011 season, the Steelers have played in 26 primetime games, including a Week One Monday Night Football game at the Washington Redskins to kickoff the 2016 season (W, 38-16). Mike Tomlin, the 10th-year head coach, has guided Pittsburgh to a 28-16 overall record in regular-season primetime games, including a 14-9 mark on the road. He is 10-2 on Monday Night Football, 13-8 on Sunday Night Football and 5-5 on Thursday Night Football. Tomlin joined only Bill Cowher (Steelers), Tom Flores (Raiders), Steve Mariucci (49ers), George Seifert (49ers) and Don Shula (Colts, Dolphins) as coaches to win their rst six Monday Night Football games.

GOOD FIRST NINE

In his 10th season as the head coach of the Steelers, Mike Tomlin has an extensive list of accomplishments. Tomlin earned his 90th regular-season victrory in Week 14 of 2015 at Cincinnati and closed out his ninth season with 92 wins following the team’s Week 17 victory at Cleveland. His 92 wins in his rst nine seasons are the most wins in team history for any coach after his rst nine campaigns and his two Super Bowl appearances also are tied for the franchise best for a coach in his rst nine seasons. Tomlin’s six postseason berths are tied as the most in a coach’s rst nine seasons with the Steelers and his four division titles are third-most. Below is how Tomlin ranks among Steelers’ coaches in their rst nine seasons:

STEELERS HEAD COACHES IN THEIR NINTH YEAR

HEAD COACH Mike Tomlin (2007-15)

Bill Cowher (1992-2006) Chuck Noll (1969-1991)

RECORD 92-52 (.639) (2007-2015)

86-58 (.597) (1992-2000) 74-51-1 (.591) (1969-1977)

HEAD COACH

SUPER BOWL APP.

SUPER BOWL WINS

Chuck Noll

2 (1974, ‘75)

2 (1974, ‘75)

Mike Tomlin

2 (2008, ’10)

1 (2008)

Bill Cowher

1 (1995)

HEAD COACH

PLAYOFF APPEARENCES

Bill Cowher

6 (1992-97)

Chuck Noll

6 (1972-77)

Mike Tomlin

6 (2007, ’08, ’10, ’11, ‘14, ‘15)

HEAD COACH

DIVISION TITLES

Bill Cowher

5 (1992, ’94-’97) (AFC Central)

Chuck Noll

5 (1972, ’74, ‘75, ‘76, ‘77) (AFC Central)

Mike Tomlin

4 (2007, ’08, ’10, ‘14) (AFC North)

AMONG COACHES IN FIRST NINE

Mike Tomlin earned his 90th regular-season victrory in Week 14 at Cincinnati in 2015, and has accumulated a 92-52 regular- season record in his rst nine seasons as a head coach in NFL

(2007-15).

Tomlin is one of nine head coaches in NFL history with 90 or more regular-season wins in their rst nine seasons as a head coach and his 92 wins are tied as the fourth-most among the group:

MOST WINS AMONG NFL HEAD COACHES IN THEIR FIRST NINE SEASONS AS A HEAD COACH

HEAD COACH

YEARS

WINS

George Seifert

1989-96, 1999

106

Mike McCarthy

2006-14

94

John Madden

1969-77

94

Mike Tomlin

2007-15

92

Dennis Green

1992-2000

92

Joe Gibbs

1981-89

91

Don Shula

1963-71

91

Mike Ditka

1982-90

90

Mike Holmgren

1992-2000

90

GOOD FIRST NINE In his 10th season as the head coach of the Steelers, Mike Tomlin

TOMLIN’S 90TH IN NINE

Mike Tomlin became the third head coach in Steelers history to record 90 regular season wins in Week 14 of 2015, with the team’s 33-20 victory at Cincinnati. He joined Chuck Noll (1969-91: 193) and Bill Cowher (1992-2006:

149) in the team’s 90-win club. Tomlin’s 90th win occurred in his ninth season with the Steelers, becoming the rst Pittsburgh head coach to reach 90 wins in his rst nine years (Bill Cowher: 1992-2000: 86 and Chuck Noll: 1976-77: 74). Tomlin also joined several elite head coach fraternities in NFL history by reaching 90 wins in his ninth season:

Tomlin is the ninth head coach in NFL history to win 90 games in his rst nine seasons as a head coach, joining Mike Ditka, Joe Gibbs, Dennis Green, Mike Holmgren, John Madden, Mike McCarthy, George Seifert and Don Shula. • He is the sixth head coach in NFL history to win 90 games in his rst nine seasons with one franchise, joining Mike Ditka, Joe Gibbs, Dennis Green, John Madden and Mike McCarthy.

EIGHT IN EACH OF FIRST NINE

Along with securing his 90th win in Week 14 at Cincinnati in 2015, Mike Tomlin also led the Steelers to its eighth win of the season. Tomlin has guided the Steelers to at least eight wins in each of his nine seasons as the team’s head coach.

Tomlin is the third head coach in NFL history to win at least eight games in each of their rst nine years as an NFL head coach and with the same team (Dennis Green: Minnesota, John Madden: Oakland and Mike Tomlin: Pittsburgh). He became the sixth head coach in NFL history to lead a team to at least eight wins in each of their rst nine years as a NFL head coach (George Allen: Los Angeles/Washington, Dennis Green: Minnesota, John Madden: Oakland, George Seifert: San Francisco/Carolina, Don Shula: Baltimore/Miami and Mike Tomlin: Pittsburgh). • Tomlin is the fourth head coach in NFL history to win at least eight games in their rst nine years as a head coach with a team (Dennis Green: Minnesota, John Madden: Oakland, Marty Schottenheimer: Kansas City and Mike Tomlin: Pitts- burgh).

TOMLIN GOING FOR TWO

The Steelers converted 8-of-11 two-point attempts in 2015. Their eight succesful two-point conversions set a new NFL record in a single-season. Below is a look at the number of two-point conversions and attempts since Mike Tomlin became the team’s head coach in

2007:

STEELERS TWO-POINT CONVERSION PCT. UNDER MIKE TOMLIN: 2007-CURRENT

YEAR

CONV-ATT

PCT.

  • 2007 2-of-2

1.000

  • 2008 0-of-1

.000

  • 2009 N/A

--

  • 2010 2-of-2

1.000

  • 2011 N/A

--

  • 2012 1-of-2

.500

  • 2013 1-of-2

.500

  • 2014 4-of-4

1.000

  • 2015 8-of-11

.421

  • 2016 N/A

--

TOTALS

18-24

.750

HEINZ FIELD ADVANTAGE

The Steelers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 24-16 at Heinz Field in its 2016 regular-season home opener, where the team won six of its eight regular season games in 2015. The Steelers have won at least six home games in eight seasons at Heinz Field since the stadium opened in 2001. The Steelers are 88-32-1 (.731) at home since Heinz Field opened in 2001, which is the third-best winning percentage in the NFL during that time span in home games:

BEST HOME RECORD IN THE NFL:

2001-CURRENT

TEAM

RECORD

WIN PCT.

New England Patriots

103-19

.844

Baltimore Ravens

89-32

.736

Pittsburgh Steelers

88-32-1

.731

Green Bay Packers

87-33-1

.723

Indianapolis Colts

86-36

.705

Seattle Seawhawks

86-36

.705

The Steelers have the fourth best record among AFC teams in home games since the 2001 season in interconference games:

BEST HOME RECORD IN THE AFC vs. AFC:

2001-CURRENT

TEAM

RECORD

WIN PCT.

New England Patriots

79-13

.859

Indianapolis Colts

66-25

.725

Pittsburgh Steelers

64-27

.703

Baltimore Ravens

64-27

.703

Denver Broncos

61-30

.670

Pittsburgh’s 24-5-1 record at home against NFC opponents since opening Heinz Field in 2001 is second best in the AFC:

BEST HOME RECORD IN THE AFC vs. NFC:

2001-CURRENT

TEAM

RECORD

WIN PCT.

Baltimore Ravens

25-5

.833

Pittsburgh Steelers

24-5-1

.817

New England Patriots

24-6

.800

Denver Broncos

23-8

.742

Cincinnati Bengals

19-9-2

.667

San Diego Chargers

20-10

.667

WINNING AT LEAST 4 AT HOME

The Steelers have won at least four home games in each of the previous 16 seasons (since 2000), marking the longest active streak in the NFL:

MOST CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH AT LEAST

FOUR HOME WINS - ACTIVE STREAK

TEAM

CONSECUTIVE SEASONS

Pittsburgh Steelers

16 (2000-15)

New England Patriots

15 (2001-15)

Arizona Cardinals

9 (2007-15)

Green Bay Packers

9 (2007-15)

HOME NUMBER TO NOTE

257-99-1

The Steelers own the best home record in the NFL with a 257-99-1 record (.721) since 1970.

HEINZ FIELD ADVANTAGE The Steelers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 24-16 at Heinz Field in its 2016

HEINZ FIELD UNDER THE LIGHTS

This week’s game will mark the 29th primetime game for the Steelers at Heinz Field since the stadium opened in 2001. Pittsburgh has won 21 of its previous 28 home games under the lights since 2001. The team’s .750 winning percentage in home primetime games since 2001 is third-best in the NFL, and its 21 wins are tied as the third-most:

BEST REGULAR-SEASON HOME PRIMETIME GAME RECODS

2001-CURRENT

TEAM

RECORD

WIN PCT.

Seattle Seahawks

16-5

.762

New England Patriots

22-7

.759

Pittsburgh Steelers

21-7

.750

Green Bay Packers

21-8

.724

Baltimore Ravens

15-6

.714

HOME NUMBER TO NOTE

Since Heinz Field opened in 2001, the Steelers have defeated the Chiefs in each of their three games in Pittsburgh, and own an 11-4 record in games against AFC West opponents at Heinz Field. The team’s 1.000 winning percentage vs. Kansas City at Heinz Field is the team’s best mark against an AFC West opponent since 2001, and it’s .733 winning mark (11-4) against the AFC West in games at Heinz Field is the best vs. any other AFC division.

WINNING ERA OF FREE AGENCY

Pittsburgh owns the third-best regular-season record in the NFL since the free-agency era (since 1993) with a 232-138-1 (.627) record. The Steelers are one of seven teams (New England: 249, Green Bay: 237, Denver: 227, Indianapolis: 218, Philadelphia:

204 and Dallas: 200) to record 200 regular season wins since

1993.

The following is a look at the best regular-season records in the free agency era (since 1993):

BEST REGULAR-SEASON RECORDS IN THE FREE AGENCY ERA

1993-CURRENT

TEAM

RECORD

WIN PCT.

New England Patriots

249-122

.671

Green Bay Packers

237-133-1

.640

Pittsburgh Steelers

232-138-1

.627

Denver Broncos

227-144

.612

Indianapolis Colts

218-153

.588

Philadelphia Eagles

204-165-2

.553

ACTIVE NON-LOSING SEASONS

The Steelers have nished with an 8-8 (.500) mark or better in each of the previous 12 seasons, dating back to 2004. Pittsburgh’s 12-season streak of a .500 winning mark or better is the second-longest active in the NFL, and is one shy of the team’s record for most consecutive non-losing seasons (13,

1972-1984):

MOST CONSECUTIVE NON-LOSING SEASONS:

ACTIVE STREAKS

TEAM

STREAK YEARS

New England Patriots

15

2001-15

Pittsburgh Steelers

12

2004-15

Green Bay Packers

7

2009-15

Cincinnati Bengals

5

2011-15

BEN THROWS THREE IN FIRST TWO

QB Ben Roethlisberger opened the 2016 season with three touchdown passes in each of the rst two games to join Terry Bradshaw (1982) as the only players in Steelers history to accomplish the feat. Roethlisberger threw for 300 yards on 27 completions and three touchdowns with an interception for a passer rating of 112.4 in the team’s Week One 38-16 win on Monday Night Football at Washington. The win gave him his 50th career road win as a starter and he joined Tom Brady (75) and Drew Brees (57) as the only active quarterbacks with at least 50 road wins. In Week Two’s home opener at Heinz Field, Roethlisberger threw for 259 yards on 19-of-37 passing with three touchdowns and two interceptions, leading the Steelers to a 24-16 win over Cincinnati. The game marked his 80th career regular-season game with multiple scoring passes, and his 45th at Heinz Field. The Miami (Oh.) product completed 24-of-44 passes for 257 yards with an interception in Week Three’s loss at Philadelphia.

BEN FINDING THE END ZONE

Through the rst three games of the 2016 season, QB Ben Roethlisberger has completed 70-of-118 passes for 816 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions for a passer rating of

83.2.

Roethlisberger’s six touchdown passes are tied as the sixth-

most among all NFL signal callers in 2016:

NFL PASSING TOUCHDOWN LEADERS - 2016

Rk.

PLAYER, TEAM

CMP-ATT

YARDS

TDs

T1.

Drew Brees, NO

93-140

1,062

8

Jameis Winston, TB

86-142

929

8

T2.

Aaron Rodgers, GB

55-94

617

7

Matt Ryan, ATL

73-103

970

7

Matthew Stafford, DET

81-120

985

7

T6.

Ben Roethlisberger, PIT 70-118

816

6

Andrew Luck, IND 76-124 913

6

T8.

Eight Players

5

BEN THROWS THREE IN FIRST TWO QB Ben Roethlisberger opened the 2016 season with three touchdown

CONTROLLING THE NORTH

QB Ben Roethlisberger is 46-16 (.742) as a starter against AFC North opponents during his career and led the Steelers to the best divisional record during the 2013 and 2014 regular seasons (4-2). Since 2010, Roethlisberger is 22-9 against divisional foes during the regular season, including 12-7 from 2012-current. Roethlisberger has nished with a .500 or above record against AFC North opponents during the regular season in 10 of his 12 NFL seasons, including winning at least ve games in four campaigns:

ROETHLISBERGER RECORD VS. AFC NORTH AS A STARTER

SEASON

RECORD

  • 2008 6-0

  • 2004 5-0

  • 2010 5-0

  • 2007 5-0

  • 2016 1-0

  • 2014 4-2

  • 2013 4-2

  • 2011 4-2

  • 2005 3-1

  • 2012 2-1

  • 2006 3-3

  • 2015 2-2

  • 2009 2-3

In his 62 career starts versus division opponents, Roethlisberger has posted a perfect passer rating once (11/5/07 vs. Baltimore)

and has recorded a passer rating of over 100.0 a total of 23 times, including a 102.7 rating in the team’s 2015 regular-season nale at Cleveland.

The following is a look at his statistics against the AFC North in his 62 games as a starter:

ROETHLISBERGER’S STATS VS. AFC NORTH

CATEGORY

STATISTIC

Record

66.0

46-16

Completion Pct. (Comp.-Att.) .................

(1,255-1,911)

Passing Yards

14,523

Passing Touchdowns

..........................................

90

Interceptions

59

Passer Rating

91.3

Also, the following is a look at Roethlisberger’s career statistics against AFC North opponents as a starter at home compared to the road:

ROETHLISBERGER VS. AFC NORTH AT HOME AND AWAY

Statistic Home vs. AFC North Away vs. AFC North

Record

25-7

21-9

Completion Pct. (Comp.-Att.) ..............

62.4

(587-947) ............

62.0

(598-964)

Passing

Yards

7,571

6,932

Passing

Touchdowns

..............................................

53 ...............................

37

Interceptions

34 ...............................

25

Passer Rating

90.7

85.7

HOME COOKING QB Ben Roethlisberger owns a 65-21 (.756) mark in the regular season in his

HOME COOKING

QB Ben Roethlisberger owns a 65-21 (.756) mark in the regular season in his career at Heinz Field, including winning his rst eight starts as a rookie in 2004. Since the start of the 2011 season, the signal caller is 27-9 at home as a starter. Over that time period, Roethlisberger is one of ve active quarterbacks to have a passer rating of at least 100.0 at home during the regular season (103.1). Below is a breakdown of Roethlisberger’s statistics in his Heinz Field career:

ROETHLISBERGER’S STATS AT HEINZ FIELD

CATEGORY

STATISTIC

Record

63.8

65-21

Completion Pct. (Comp.-Att.) ...............

(1,744-of-2,732)

Passing Yards

22,307

Passing Touchdowns

.........................................

156

Interceptions

69

Passer Rating

97.8

25

Multi-Touchdown Performances .............

  • 45 (34-10 record)*

*Threw 3 touchdowns in Week 10 of 2015, but did not start

Roethlisberger has thrown at least one touchdown pass in each of his last 39 home games at Heinz Field - tied as the third-longest streak in NFL history (second-longest among active quarterbacks):

CONSECUTIVE HOME GAMES

Rk. PLAYER (YEAR) WITH AT LEAST 1 TD PASS

  • 1. Drew Brees (10/18/09-present)

56

  • 2. Tom Brady (9/14/09-12/14/14)

47

T3. Ben Roethlisberger (12/19/10-present) 39

Dan Marino (10/9/83-11/14/88)

39

  • 5. Aaron Rodgers (10/5/08-12/2/12)

35

FACING THE NFC

In 45 career regular-season games against NFC opponents, QB Ben Roethlisberger has posted a 31-14 record, including winning each of his rst seven starts against conference members. In Week One’s game at Washington in 2016, Roethlisberger completed 27-of-37 passes for 300 yards with three touchdowns and an interception for a passer rating of 112.4. Below is a look at the quarterback’s numbers in games against NFC opponents:

ROETHLISBERGER’S STATS VS. THE NFC

CATEGORY

STATISTIC

Record

31-14

Completion Pct. (Comp.-Att.)

63.9 (893-of-1,398)

Passing Yards

11,429

Passing Touchdowns

..........................................

68

Interceptions

33

Passer Rating

95.8

15

Multi-Touchdown Performances ...............

  • 21 (15-6 record)

Roethlisberger’s statistics against the NFC are equally impres- sive in games at Heinz Field. In 21 career games against NFC opponents at home, Roethlis- berger has a 17-4 mark while completing 400-of-647 passes (61.8 pct.) for 5,472 yards with 36 touchdowns and 12 interceptions for a passer rating of 99.7.

STARTING IN STYLE

In his career, QB Ben Roethlisberger owns a 115-57 (.669) record as a starting quarterback in the regular season - the fourth-best regular season record in the NFL among all active quarterbacks (min. 50 starts). The following is a look at the top ve starting records among active quarterbacks in the NFL (min. 50 starts):

STARTING RECORDS AMONG ACTIVE QBs (Min. 50 Starts)

Rk. PLAYER, TEAM

W

L

T

Pct.

Tom Brady, NE

  • 1. 172

51 0

.771

  • 2. Russell Wilson, SEA

48

19 0

.716

Aaron Rodgers, GB

  • 3. 82

40 0

.672

  • 4. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT

115

57 0

.669

  • 5. Andy Dalton, CIN

51

28 1

.644

Roethlisberger made his 150th career regular season start

in Week 8 vs. Indianapolis in 2014, and earned his 100th win, leading the Steelers to a 51-34 victory. He became just the fourth quarterback in NFL history to record 100 wins in their rst 150 regular season starts:

Rk. PLAYER

NUMBER OF WINS

IN FIRST 150 STARTS

Tom Brady

  • 1. 116

Joe Montana

  • 2. 108

Terry Bradshaw

  • 3. 102

  • 4. Ben Roethlisberger

100

Roethlisberger registered his 90 th career win in his 135 th career start, becoming the fth fastest quarterback who began their career in the Super Bowl era to reach 90 wins.

His 63-27 record after his rst 90 starts in the NFL ranked third (tied) in league history for the best record in such starts. Only Brady (67-23) and Stabler (66-23-1) had better records in their rst 90 starts in the NFL. Roethlisberger’s record is tied with Jim McMahon.

THE 40,000 CLUB

QB Ben Roethlisberger became the rst player in Steelers history to register 40,000 career passing yards in Week 8’s game vs. Cincinnati in 2015. Roethlisberger is the 16th quarterback in NFL history to reach the mark, the ninth to do so with one team, and the fth active signal caller with 40,000 passing yards. Roethlisberger reached the 40,000 milestone in his 163rd ca- reer game - surpassing Warren Moon for the fth-fewest games to reach the mark:

Rk. PLAYER

FEWEST GAMES TO REACH 40,000 PASSING YARDS

  • 1. Drew Brees

152

  • 2. Dan Marino

153

  • 3. Peyton Manning

154

  • 4. Tom Brady

162

  • 5. Ben Roethlisberger

163

  • 6. Warren Moon

165

BEN AMONG ACTIVE BESTS

QB Ben Roethlisberger ranks in the top 10 among active NFL quarterbacks with a 7.91 yards per attempt average (3rd), 43,811 passing yards (4th), 3,546 completions (4th), 278 passing touchdowns (5th) and a 93.7 passer rating (7th):

BEN AMONG ACTIVE BESTS QB Ben Roethlisberger ranks in the top 10 among active NFL quarterbacks

NFL ACTIVE PASSING YARDS PER ATTEMPT LEADERS

Rk. PLAYER

 

CMP-ATT

YARDS

YDS/ATT.

1.

Russell Wilson

1,187-1,836

14,729

8.02

2.

Aaron Rodgers

2,688-4,141

33,016

7.97

3.

Ben Roethlisberger

3,546-5,541

43,811

7.91

4.

Tony Romo

2,826-4,331

34,154

7.89

5.

Philip Rivers

3,530-5,438

42,240

7.77

NFL ACTIVE PASSING YARDAGE LEADERS

Rk.

PLAYER

GP

CMP-ATT

YARDS

1.

Drew Brees

220

5,458-8,225

61,965

2.

Tom Brady

225

4,953-7,792

58,028

3.

Eli Manning

188

3,771-6,334

45,112

4.

Ben Roethlisberger

174

3,546-5,541

43,811

5.

Philip Rivers

167

3,530-5,438

42,240

NFL ACTIVE PASSING TOUCHDOWN LEADERS

 

Rk.

PLAYER

GP

TDS

1.

Drew Brees

220

436

2.

Tom Brady

225

428

3.

Eli Manning

188

298

4.

Philip Rivers

167

286

5.

Ben Roethlisberger

174

278

TOP OF THE STEELERS’ CHARTS

QB Ben Roethlisberger holds nearly all passing records in Pittsburgh Steelers franchise history. He became the rst player in Steelers history to record 40,000 passing yards, a feat he reached during Week 8’s game vs. Cin- cinnati in 2015. His 43,811 passing yards, 278 passing touchdowns and 3,546 completions are tops in the team’s record books:

STEELERS ALL-TIME PASSING YARDAGE LEADERS

Rk.

STEELER, YEARS

 

CMP-ATT

YARDS

1.

Ben Roethlisberger, 2004-16 3,546-5,541

43,811

2.

Terry Bradshaw, 1970-83

2,025-3,901

27,989

3.

Kordell Stewart, 1995-2002

1,190-2,107

13,328

4.

Neil O’Donnell, 1991-95

 

1,069-1,871

12,867

5.

Bubby Brister, 1986-92

776-1,477

10,104

STEELERS ALL-TIME PASSING TOUCHDOWN LEADERS

 

Rk.

STEELER

GP

TDS

1.

Ben Roethlisberger

174

278

2.

Terry Bradshaw

168

212

3.

Kordell Stewart

113

70

4.

Neil O’Donnell

66

68

5.

Bobby Layne

55

66

STEELERS ALL-TIME PASS COMPLETION LEADERS

 

Rk.

STEELER

GP

CMP

1.

Ben Roethlisberger

174

3,546

2.

Terry Bradshaw

168

2,025

3.

Kordell Stewart

113

1,190

HITTING 3,000 IN NINE STRAIGHT

QB Ben Roethlisberger extended his consecutive seasons of throwing for 3,000 yards to nine during Week 15’s game vs. Denver in 2015. He joined Brett Favre (18), Peyton Manning (13), Dan Marino (9), Drew Brees (11), Eli Manning (10) and Philip Rivers (10) as just the seventh signal caller in NFL history to have such a streak:

CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH 3,000 PASSING YARDS - NFL HISTORY

Rk. QUARTERBACK

CONS. YEARS (SEASONS)

  • 1. Brett Favre

18 (1992-2009)

  • 2. Peyton Manning

13 (1998-2010)

  • 3. Drew Brees

12 (2004-15)

  • 4. Eli Manning

11 (2005-15)

  • 5. Philip Rivers

10 (2006-15)

  • 6. Ben Roethlisberger

10 (2006-15)

  • 7. Dan Marino

9 (1984-92)

15 IN FIRST 12

QB Ben Roethlisberger threw four touchdowns in Week 13 vs. Indianapolis in 2015. He has now thrown at least 15 touchdown passes in each of his rst 12 NFL seasons - the second-longest streak of 15 touchdown campaigns to start an NFL career:

MOST CONSECUTIVE 10-TOUCHDOWN PASS

Rk.

PLAYER

SEASONS TO START A CAREER

1.

Peyton Manning, 1998-2010

13

2.

Ben Roethlisberger, 2004-15

12

T3.

Jim Kelly, 1986-95

10

Dan Marino, 1983-92

10

Frank Tarkenton, 1961-70

10

BEN’S CAREER GAME

QB Ben Roethlisberger set single-game Steelers franchise records during Week 8’s 51-34 win over Indianapolis in 2014 with 40 pass completions, 522 passing yards and six passing touchdowns. His 522 passing yards tied as the fourth-most in an NFL game:

MOST PASSING YARDS IN A GAME - NFL HISTORY

 

Rk. PLAYER

PASSING YARDS

1.

Norm Van Brocklin, 9/28/1951

554

T2.

Matt Schaub, 11/18/2012

527

 

Warren Moon, 12/16/1990

527

 

T4. Ben Roethlisberger, 10/26/2014

522

 

Boomer Esiason, 11/10/1996

522

 

FEELING AT HOME IN OHIO

QB Ben Roethlisberger is from Cory Rawson, Ohio, and played collegietely at Miami (Ohio), so it is no wonder he feels at home while playing at Cincinnati or Cleveland. Including the postseason, Roethlisberger is a combined 20-4 playing in games played in Ohio (Paul Brown Stadium: 11-2 and FirstEnergy Stadium: 9-2). Below is Roethlisberger’s passing stats for games at Cincinnati and Cleveland:

ROETHLISBERGER IN GAMES PLAYED IN OHIO

 

GP

Att.

Cmp.

Pct.

Yds.

TDs

Int

Rat.

@ Cin

13

379

255

67.3

3,010

19

9

98.1

@ Cle

11

329

196

59.6

2,468

16

7

90.3

Total

24

708

451

63.7

5,478

35

16

94.5

BEN’S NUMBERS

1st

BEN’S NUMBERS 1 st Became the fi rst quarterback in NFL history to with 500 passing

Became the rst quarterback in NFL history to with 500 passing yards in two career games (Week 8 2014 and Week 15 2009).

4

Roethlisberger is one of four active quarterbacks to throw at least 150 touchdowns at home during the regular season.

7

The number of seasons Roethlisberger has thrown 20 touchdowns or more during his NFL career - a franchise record.

15

He has thrown at least 15 touchdown passes in each of his rst 12 NFL seasons, the second-most consecutive seasons with 15 or more scoring tosses to start a career.

20-PLUS

The Steelers have scored at least 20 points in 71 of the 87 games at home with Roethlisberger as the starter.

38

Number of games Roethlisberger has totaled at least three touchdown passes in his career (37 regular season, 1 postseason), including each of his last three regular season games.

46

Roethlisberger has thrown 46 300-plus yard passing games in his regular season NFL career - most in franchise history - and became the 10th QB in NFL history to reach 40 with one team.

115-57

Roethlisberger’s record as a starting quarterback in the regular season - the fourth-best record in the NFL among all active quarterbacks (min. 50 starts) - and most wins in franchise history for a starting signal caller.

125.0

Roethlisberger has recorded a passer rating of 125.0 or better 16 times in his NFL career (minimum 20 attempts), most Week 2’s home opener against San Francisco (155.8).

150.0

Roethlisberger has posted a passer rating of 150.0 or better in seven games during his NFL career (min. 10 attempts/game) - the most all-time.

379

Roethlisberger set an NFL record for the most passing yards by a quarterback who did not start a game with 379 in Week 10 of 2015 vs. Cleveland, surpassing the previous mark of Wade Wilson (374, Dec. 16, 1990).

400

Since entering the NFL in 2004, Roethlisberger has produced eight 400-plus yard games - tying as the third-most since the 2004 season.

MOVING ON UP

QB Ben Roethlisberger leads the Steelers in nearly all major career statistics. The following is where Roethlisberger ranks in Steelers history in several key passing categories:

Roethlisberger’s Career Rankings Among Steelers QBs

Category

Statistic

Rank

Single-Season TD Passes (2007 and 2014)

.......................

32

..............

Single-Season Passing Yards (2014)

............................

4,952

..............

Career Passing TDs (regular season)

..............................

278

..............

Single-Season Completions (2014)

.................................. Single-Season Pass Attempts (2014)

............................... Single-Season Completion Pct. (2015)

............................

408

608

68.0

..............

..............

..............

............................. 3,000-Yard Passing Seasons (2006-15)

Single-Season Passer Rating (2007)

104.1

10

............................. Consecutive 3,000-Yard Passing Seasons (2006-15) Single-Game Completion Pct. (11/26/07 vs. Miami) ........ Seasons w/ 250+ Completions (2006-09, ‘11-15)

........

10

85.7

................. Seasons w/ Completion Pct. of 60.0+ (2004, ‘05, ‘07, ‘09-‘15)

.......

10

9

..............

..............

..............

..............

..............

..............

1 st

1 st

1 st

1 st

1 st

1 st

1 st

1 st

1 st

1 st

1 st

1 st

Seasons w/ Passer Rating of 90.0+ (2004, ‘05, ‘07, ‘09-’15)

.........

9

..............

1 st

Completions in Single Game (10/26/14 vs. Indianapolis

and 12/20/15 vs. Denver)

...........

40

.............

1st

Attempts in Single Game (11/30/14 vs. New Orleans) Passing Yards in Single Game (10/26/14 vs. Indianapolis)

........ 58

........

522

..............

..............

Career Winning

Pct. .........................................................

.669

..............

Career

Completions .......................................................

3,546

..............

Career Attempts

.............................................................

5,541

..............

1 st

1 st

1 st

1 st