Running the Numbers: What to look for when the Steelers play the Bengals

Looking for records to break? Want to see the Steelers or their members chase history? Then check out some of these milestones to watch out for in the Steelers next game.

The Steelers

  • With a win, the Steelers will improve to 10-2 in 2017, 7-1 vs. AFC, 4-0 vs. AFC North and to 6-1 at on the road.
  • With a win over Bengals, the Steelers would improve to 454-284-2 during the regular season since 1970.
  • The Steelers look to improve to 60-35 all-time against the Bengals in regular-season history and to 28-19 on the road at Cincinnati.
  • The Steelers aim for their fifth straight win against the Bengals in the regular-season series, and fourth in a row in Cincinnati.
  • The Steelers aim to improve to 45-24 on Monday Night Football (20-19 on the road).
  • With a win, the Steelers will have won each of their previous five Monday Night Football games, dating back to Oct. 20, 2014 vs. Houston.
  • The Steelers look to extend their current win streak to seven with a win on Monday night.
  • With a win, the Steelers will have won each of their previous five games in the month of December, dating back to Dec. 4, 2016 vs. NY Giants.

Head Coach Mike Tomlin

  • A win would improve Tomlin to 113-59 during the regular season (50-37 on the road).
  • With a win, would move to 84-44 in regular-season games vs. AFC (38-27 on the road).
  • Looks to improve to 17-5 in his regular-season Steelers tenure against the Bengals and to 9-2 on the road.
  • With a win, would improve to 34-16 overall in regular-season primetime games and to 12-2 on Monday Night Football (7-2 on the road on Monday Night Football).
  • With a win, would improve to 30-13 in the month of December and to 11-7 on the road during the month.

Ben Roethlisberger

  • With a win, would improve to 133-62 as a starter during the regular season and to 60-39 on the road.
  • With a win, would improve to 21-7 vs. Cincinnati in the regular season as a starter and to 12-2 on the road at the Bengals.
  • With a win, will move to 39-16 in regular-season primetime games, including 19-13 on Sunday Night Football.
  • Is 238 passing yards from reaching 50,000 in his NFL career and becoming the eighth quarterback in NFL history to reach the milestone.

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Le’Veon Bell

  • Is 19 rushing yards shy from recording his second straight 1,000-yard season and the third of his NFL career.
  • His next 100-yard rushing game will mark the 18th of his NFL career.
  • Will tie Terry Bradshaw (32) for the fourth-most rushing touchdowns in franchise history with his next rushing score.
  • Needs 73 yards from scrimmage to tally 7,500 in his NFL career.
  • Is 353 rushing yards from surpassing Willie Parker (5,378) for the third most in Steelers history.

Antonio Brown

  • Will increase his Steelers record for the most 100-yard receiving games in team history to 36 with his next 100-yard game.
  • Needs one touchdown to match John Stallworth (64) for the fourth-most total touchdowns by a Steeler in team history (rushing+receiving+returning).
  • Is five touchdown catches from tying John Stallworth (63) for the second-most in franchise history.
  • Needs 309 yards from scrimmage to join Franco Harris, Hines Ward and Jerome Bettis as the only players in Steelers history with at least 10,000 scrimmage yards.
  • Will surpass Marvin Harrison (563) for the most receptions in any five-year span in NFL history with 83 in 2017.
  • With 100 catches in 2017, will become the first player in NFL history to record 100 or more receptions in five consecutive years.
  • One punt return for a touchdown to break a tie with Antwaan Randle El for the most in Steelers history with five.

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Cameron Heyward

  • Will extend his single-season career-high in sacks with his next quarterback takedown (9.0 in 2017).
  • Is one sack shy of recording 1.0 in 2017 to mark the 19th time a Steeler defender has totaled at least 10.0 sacks in a single-season since sacks became an official statistic in 1982 and become the first since 2010 (James Harrison: 10.5 and LaMarr Woodley: 10.0).

James Harrison

  • Is 2.5 sacks from 85.0 in his NFL career.

Ryan Shazier

  • His next interception will set a single-season best of four (three in 2016 and 2017).

Vince Williams

  • Will set a single-season career-high with his next tackle (53 in 2013 and 2017).

William Gay

  • Will break a tie with Rod Woodson to set the record for the most interceptions returned for touchdowns in team history with his next pick six of six.

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Chris Boswell

  • Is five field goals shy of setting a new single-season career high (29 in 2015).
  • Will surpass Kris Brown (80) for the sixth-most field goals made in Steelers history with six.

Statistics and game information courtesy of the Pittsburgh Steelers and/or National Football League.

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