Stats that stood out: Steelers 2016 season

The season may not have ended with a championship, but 2016 was still an impressive year for the Steelers. There were records broken, a big win streak, and 1 player not missing a snap all season. Here are some of the stats that stood out…

1,083

Alejandro Villanueva was the only player on the Steelers offense to play 100% of the snaps in 2016, playing 1,083 straight.

500

Ben Roethlisberger became the first player in NFL history to throw 500 passes to 3 different teammates: Antonio Brown, Hines Ward, and Heath Miller.

236

Le’Veon Bell set the Steelers single-game regular season rushing yards record when he rushed for 236 yards on 38 carries versus the Buffalo Bills.

233

During their 9 game winning streak, the Steelers outscored their opponents 233-149.

170

Le’Veon Bell broke the Steelers single-game postseason rushing yards record when he rushed for 170 yards on 30 ¬†carries versus the Kansas City Chiefs, breaking his record of 167 from the week prior.

86.6

Antonio Brown led all NFL players with an average of 86.6 receiving yards per road game during the regular season.

56.7

The Steelers concluded the 2016 season ranked #1 in rushing defense, allowing only 56.7 rushing yards per game and only 2 rushing touchdowns all season.

21.7

The Steelers concluded the 2016 season ranked as the #5 offense in the league. Per game, they averaged 21.7 points and 374.7 yards.

17

Ben Roethlisberger was sacked a career low 17 times in 2016.

4

During the month of December, Bud Dupree led the AFC in sacks with 4.

3

The Steelers concluded the 2016 season ranked as the #3 defense in the league. Per game, they averaged 21.3 points allowed and 321 yards allowed.

2.92

Antonio Brown led all wide receivers in separation per target. Each time he was targeted, he averaged 2.92 yards of separation from a defender.

0

The Steelers were the only NFL team to not allow a touchdown on an opponents first possession during the regular season, which hasn’t been done by the team since 2002.

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