The Steelers season didn't start out quite as we all hoped with the team tying the Browns 21-21. However, we still have some interesting stats to discuss ranging from career milestones to an unexpected performance from a new player.
Here are the stats that stood out...
Antonio Brown eclipsed 10,000 career receiving yards. Since entering the league in 2010, he is the only receiver to reach this milestone.
With a grade of 90.5, Jon Bostic led all linebackers and made Pro Football Focus' team of the week.
Antonio Brown has surpassed John Stallworth and his 65 touchdowns are now the fourth-most in Steelers history.
Antonio Brown became the 3rd player in Steelers history with at least 60 touchdown catches.
The last time the Steelers finished a game with a tie was 16 years ago in 2002 when they tied the Falcons 34-34.
The Browns finished the game with a 5+ turnover ratio. Since 1999 (when the Browns returned to the NFL) all teams with a 5+ ratio are 132-4-1. The Browns have 2 of those losses and the 1 tie.
TJ Watt's 4 sacks is the most for a Steelers player since Joey Porter in 2001, and a feat only accomplished 5 times since 1982. His 4 sacks currently lead the league.
This is only the 2nd time in league history there has been a tie in week 1, with the other happening in 1971 when the Broncos and Dolphins tied 10-10.
Bonus stat: 25
This year marks the 25th season for Bill Hillgrove as the Steelers radio broadcaster. Congratulations Bill!
Statistics courtesy of Pittsburgh Steelers PR/Media Manager Dom Rinelli and/or the NFL