Stats Of The Weird: Steelers Vs Bears


Stats of the weird. Stats of the sad.

– The Pittsburgh Steelers have 207 rushing yards through three games. That’s the fewest over that span to begin a year since 2013 when they had 155. It’s only the third time since 2000 Pittsburgh has been held under 210 yards rushing in the first three games.

Mike Glennon threw for 101 yards today. Last time the Steelers have allowed that little and still lost? 21-18 loss to the Oakland Raiders in 2013. Oakland had 82 that day.

Since 2004, such a stat in a loss has happened five times. They’ve all come on the road.

– Back-to-back years Pittsburgh has allowed 220+ rushing yards (220 today) in a loss. Miami last year, Chicago today. Last time that occurred? 1992 and 1993.


Jordan Howard ran for 138 today, Tarik Cohen for 78. Steelers haven’t given up a pair of 75+ yard rushing performances since a 2014 loss to the Browns, when Isaiah Crowell and Ben Tate did it.

Last time the Steelers allowed a 100 yard rusher and a 75+?

1993. Seattle had Jon Vaughn go for 131 and John Williams for 86. Steelers lost that day 16-6.

– I don’t even have a stat for this but the Bears won on a day where their receivers caught one pass for 9 yards.

– Chicago used a six play TD drive that was made up entirely of runs. That hasn’t happened to Pittsburgh since 2006.

– The last time the Steelers had a kicked block and turned over was on October 2nd, 2011, when Shaun Suisham had a 30 yarder blocked.

– Steelers have 29 penalties through three weeks. Since the merger, only their 31 in 2014 surpass that total. They also had 29 in 1995.

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  • Chris92021

    Here is one for next week: Tomlin is 3-6 all time in week 4 games (1 bye week in 2012 season). He is 0-3 on the road in week 4 games. We are on the road next week in Baltimore.

  • Darth Blount 47

    “I don’t even have a stat for this but the Bears won on a day where their receivers caught one pass for 9 yards.”

    *Mic drop

  • treeher

    I’m losing interest in the league due to all the inane rules and political correctness, and I’m losing interest in the Steelers due to their horrible performance and coaching.

  • Rye Stye

    So one of the worst starts ever for rushing the ball from what is referred to as one of the best offensive lines and an RB who says he is worth 17 million. Something doesn’t add up.

  • Chris92021

    Here is one more: Tomlin is 1-5 in OT games on the road. The only win was in Buffalo in 2010. Losses were in the Meadowlands against the Jets in 2007 (Leon Washington 33 yard punt return that set up a nice field goal for the Jets), the 2009 game in KC where the offense put up 500 yards but the special teams and defense were awful), the 2009 Dennis Dixon game in Baltimore (Paul Kruger interception game); 2012 in Dallas where Big Ben threw a back breaking pick to Brandon Carr; and today.

    Tomlin however is 5-1 in OT games at home.

  • PA2AK_

    Interesting note is Cowher’s ’95 team started pretty sloppy from a penalty standpoint. Most people tell me his teams were never as undisciplined as Tomlin’s! Lol

  • Steel Squirrel

    At this rate,it sure as hell isn’t going to add up to 7. All of this offensive talent and they can hardly do squat. Embarrassing. AB is the only one living up to billing. The rest of the offense should apologize to him.