Compiling statistics can take hours upon hours in order to find the proper numbers. To save you the trouble, here are some of the best statistics about the Steelers and around the NFL from this past week.
I will begin with a few statistics of my own before going on to other various Steeler sources. Feel free to follow me on Twitter @STLRSuperFanDad in order to get some of BTSC’s geekiest stats.
Ben Roethlisberger has started all 16 games 4 times in his NFL career. The first was 2008 and the @Steelers won the Super Bowl. The other three (2013, 2014, and 2018), the Steelers are 0-1 in the playoffs. Seasons Ben started 15 games the Steelers are 0-3 in the playoffs.— SteelersSuperFanDad (@STLRSuperFanDad) January 13, 2019
5,000-yard passers for a season are 5-1 in their 1st playoff game coming into the 2018 season. The only loss came because two of them faced off: Drew Brees def. Matt Stafford in the Wild Card round of the 2011 season. Patrick Mahomes has a chance to add to that win total.— SteelersSuperFanDad (@STLRSuperFanDad) January 12, 2019
Despite being favored 95% of the time, home teams have swept the divisional round only twice in the past 15 seasons (2015 and 2004). The visiting team has never swept all 4 games, but won 3 of 4 in 1971 and 2008. What will 2018 bring?— SteelersSuperFanDad (@STLRSuperFanDad) January 12, 2019
The 2 highest completion percentages for a season in NFL history (min 50 attempts) occurred in 2018. Those 2 players face off this weekend in the divisional round. They are Drew Brees (74.44%) and Nick Foles (72.31%).— SteelersSuperFanDad (@STLRSuperFanDad) January 11, 2019
Ben Roethlisberger’s 452 completions in 2018 are the 4th most during the regular season in NFL history. The 3 spots ahead of him all belong to Drew Brees: 471 in ‘16, 468 in ‘11, and 457 in ‘14.— SteelersSuperFanDad (@STLRSuperFanDad) January 10, 2019
With 16 INTs in 16 starts, @_BigBen7 is only the 2nd player to lead the league in INTs while not throwing more than his number of games started. The only other was player/coach Benny Friedman in 1932 (10 INTs in 10 starts) for the Brooklyn Dodgers. #steelers— SteelersSuperFanDad (@STLRSuperFanDad) January 8, 2019
When in coverage – Coty Sensabaugh allowed the third-lowest (0.64) yards per snap pic.twitter.com/dc3f87lyLJ— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) January 12, 2019
The '16 Patriots, '07 Giants, '05 Steelers, '00 Ravens, '89 & '84 49ers & '72 Dolphins— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) January 9, 2019
Only teams in the SB era to win 9+ games outside of their home stadium (incl. playoffs)
They all won the Super Bowl
The 2018 @Chargers have also 9+ games outside of their home stadium
Bears were +2 in turnovers Sunday vs. Eagles. Home teams that were +2 in the playoffs the past 40 years were 112-4.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 7, 2019