Stats Of The Weird: Steelers Vs Chiefs

Not a lot of weird today. But plenty of good. And that’s what matters. Stats of the weird.

Le’Veon Bell had 32 carries and averaged 5.6 YPC, the third such game of his career. That’s the most by any running back in NFL history.

Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown have hooked up a lot over the past few seasons. But this is the first time since November of 2015 the two have found each other for a 50+ yard TD.

Vince Williams is the first Steeler off-ball player (non DL/OLB) to have two sacks in one game since James Farrior in 2007.

– The Steelers got their first points today off a safety. The first points in franchise history came via a safety, a blocked punt in 1933. And their first points in a Super Bowl.

– Steelers gave up only 28 total yards to the #1 rushing attack today. Last time they held any team under 30 yards rushing was November 15th, 2015, a win over the Cleveland Browns.

– The 57 yard touchdown they gave up today was bad but the first 45+ yard pass they’ve allowed in the last 13 regular season games.

– Pittsburgh had a 98 yard drive that ended in a field goal. Since 1998, they had scored a touchdown on their previous 42 drives of 90+ yards.

– Coming into today, the Steelers had the 26th worst ranked red zone defense. Chiefs were 0-2 today. Critical reason why they won.

– 19-13 final was first such game the Steelers were involved in since 1987, a loss to the Cleveland Browns.

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