Stats Of The Weird: Steelers Vs Bengals

Fun win. Weird stats.

– Specific score stat. First time the Pittsburgh Steelers have scored exactly 29 points in a game since 2005, a 29-24 win over the Buffalo Bills. That was the “backups” game in their 15-1 season. Willie Parker’s coming out party.

Le’Veon Bell had 35 carries this week after recording 32 a week ago. He’s the first to have 32+ in back-to-back since Adrian Peterson in 2013, who also had a 32/35 split. Bell and AP are the only two to do so this decade.

– In the Mike Tomlin era, the Steelers have only run the ball more than the 43 times they did today once – last year against Buffalo (45).

It happened three times in Bill Cowher’s final year, 2006.

– Believe it or not, Le’Veon Bell’s 58 yards is the first time he’s had more than 50 in a game since December 11th of last year.

– It’s been nearly three years since Joe Haden recorded an interception in a victory. The last came on November 23rd, 2014, a 26-24 over the Atlanta Falcons.

– Sure you saw already but the Steelers were a whopping 0/4 on 3rd/4th and 1. Not third and short. Third and one. 

– And I’m sure you saw the Steelers have given up a TD on all five goal line snaps this year.

– Last week, the Steelers allowed just 12 first downs to the Kansas City Chiefs. This week, just 11 to Cincinnati. First time they’ve done that in back-to-back weeks since Weeks 14-15 in 2006 against the Cleveland Browns and Carolina Panthers.

– Ditto time of possession. 35:00 minutes in back-to-back weeks. Hasn’t happened since 2013.

– Steelers penalized only once today. Happened just once in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Played really clean today.

AJ Green’s last two games vs the Steelers: 5 catches, for 79 yards, zero touchdowns.

– Second time in Sean Davis’ career he’s forced a fumble and picked off a pass in the same game. Other occasion was his senior year at Maryland, a win over South Florida. Two picks, FF on the game. One of each today.

(Ed Note: Davis didn’t pick off a pass today. Sorry!)

Chris Boswell ties the Steelers record for games going 5/5 (or better) on field goals. Second of his career (also last year over Cincinnati). Jeff Reed, Kris Brown, and Gary Anderson each have two.

Boswell is a perfect 21/21 in his career against the Bengals.

About the Author

Alex Kozora

Full-time blogger from mom’s basement. Marrying tape and statistics. Chidi Iwuoma is my favorite Steeler of all-time.

  • Evil Todd

    Huh? On the Sean Davis stat. He didn’t pick off a pass today. Gay and Haden did.

  • JNick

    That’s why it’s weird. He did it but really didn’t do it..

  • Alex Kozora

    Yup, sorry! Blame Martavis’ instagram drama

  • Sdale

    Alex, not sure if you can look it up, but is it the first time a back-up safety has passed for more yards in a half than a starting QB? Hehehe.

  • Petherson Silveira

    – Second time in Sean Davis’ career he’s forced a fumble and picked off a pass in the same game. Other occasion was his senior year at Maryland, a win over South Florida. Two picks, FF on the game. One of each today.

    Sean Davis didn´t intercept a pass today. Was a deflection.

  • Petherson Silveira

    usauhsahusahuashusa

  • Alex Kozora

    haha if i could find that stat, i would. Don’t think it’s going to happen though.

  • Evil Todd

    You should add that the one penalty they did have was a defensive holding on a DL which is almost never called.

  • Chris92021

    Including the playoffs, the Steelers are 16-0 when Bell goes over 100 yards rushing and Roethlisberger starts. That is about as guaranteed as you can get. (Steelers are 1-2 when Bell gets 100 yards and someone else besides Roethlisberger starts at QB, 1-1 with Michael Vick and 0-1 with Landry Jones).

  • LucasY59

    can he get a half an INT since his deflection turned into a pick?

  • Petherson Silveira

    Kkkkkkkkkkk sureee