Due to the strong winds Sunday in the win over the Cleveland Browns, the Pittsburgh Steelers offense used a much shorter passing game that allowed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to get the ball out of his hand quickly.
For the game, Roethlisberger’s 35 passes resulted in an average throw past the line of scrimmage of 5.74 yards. In addition, only three of his throws traveled more than 13 yards past the line of scrimmage and only six throws in total went more than 10 yards.
As a result of the shorter passing game, Roethlisberger wasn’t sacked in the game and that was the first time all season that has happened. In addition, he was only hit twice and hurried a total of five times.
As far as yards after the catch, the Steelers eligibles totaled 121 yards of offense after making receptions and that was well over half of all passing yards gained in the game.