The Pittsburgh Steelers offense ran more no-huddle Sunday in the 27-11 win over the Cleveland Browns and with fairly good results.
According to the official play-by-play stats, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was 9-of-13 for 86 yards and a touchdown using the no-huddle. One of those incompletions was a spike, so in reality he was 9-of-12 passing. The touchdown was the long pass to wide receiver Antonio Brown in the second quarter.
As far as running the football out of the no-huddle, the yardage wasn’t necessarily there, but the overall results were. On the nine rushes using the no-huddle, the Steelers gained just 33 yards. However, three of those runs produced first downs, while three others qualified as successful runs based on down and distance.
In total, the Steelers ran the no-huddle on 22 non-penalty plays and that was nearly a third of all offensive plays run in the game.
More importantly, the Steelers won the game.