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 from the 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.
Here is a highlight of the past several “Stat Geek” segments from the Steelers Preview Podcast:
Ben Roethlisberger (216) is only four games away from tying in Mike Webster (220) for the most games played as a Steeler. Currently Hines Ward is second at 217 games.
The last first round draft pick of the Steelers who was coming off of their senior year of college was Bud Dupree in 2015. Of Kevin Colbert’s 20 first round draft picks since 2000, 13 have been underclassmen.
Benny Snell Jr is the first running back drafted in the fourth round by the Steelers in the Kevin Colbert era. No wide receiver has been drafted in the fifth round under Colbert.
The only players drafted by the Steelers who are currently on the roster and have appeared in every game since being drafted are Terrell Edmunds (2018) and Artie Burns (2016).
The most distant Steelers draft where more than one player is still on the roster is 2014 with Ryan Shazier (PUP), Stephon Tuitt, and Daniel McCullers.
The oldest first round draft pick of the Steelers in the Kevin Colbert era was Casey Hampton in 2001 who was 24 years old at the time of the draft.
The highest drafted punter in Steelers history was Craig Colquitt in 1978 chosen in round 3 pick 76.
Now on to some other Steelers stats over the past several weeks:
The 2018 #Steelers tied with the Chicago Bears with the fewest number of players who played in at least one game during the regular season (56).— SteelersSuperFanDad (@STLRSuperFanDad) April 21, 2019
The #Steelers are 17-2 in Week 17 dating back to the 2000 season. Their only 2 losses are the 2 games they have played in Baltimore to finish the regular season (2007 & 2003).— SteelersSuperFanDad (@STLRSuperFanDad) April 18, 2019
If the #Steelers open on the road to start the 2019 regular season as it has been reported, it will be the 5th straight season playing away from Heinz Field in Week 1. Five straight road openers is both a franchise record and the longest active streak in the NFL.— SteelersSuperFanDad (@STLRSuperFanDad) April 17, 2019
Over the last 10 NFL seasons, the #Steelers have the 6th best record against teams who finished with a non-winning record (67-26-1), an average of 2.65 losses a season. Only the Patriots (1.5) and Packers (1.85) average less than 2 losses to such teams a year.— SteelersSuperFanDad (@STLRSuperFanDad) April 17, 2019
Devin Bush was super impressive in coverage for the Wolverines last year – as he joins the Pittsburgh Steelers! pic.twitter.com/pTyVzN09bC— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) April 29, 2019
New Steelers RB Benny Snell really could crank out yards after contact pic.twitter.com/irtvRvXrzR— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) April 28, 2019
New Steelers DI Isaiah Buggs had 35 QB pressures & 30 defensive stops last season with Alabama. pic.twitter.com/Z0r6ZXg3tO— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) April 28, 2019
Snell was a true workhorse for Kentucky last season, finishing in the top ten at the position in missed tackles forced, yards after contact and runs of 10 or more yards! pic.twitter.com/XOGZ8knJAn— PFF PIT Steelers (@PFF_Steelers) April 27, 2019
#Steelers First-Round 2019 #NFLDraft pick LB Devin Bush becomes the team's 7th Top 10 Draft selection since 1970, joining— Dom Rinelli (@drinelli) April 26, 2019
QB Terry Bradshaw (1970, 1)
WR Frank Lewis (1971, 8)
G John Rienstra (1986, 9)
DB Rod Woodson (1987, 10)
RB Tim Worley (1989, 7)
WR Plaxico Burress (2000, 8)
Since 2017 – Devin Bush trails only Devin White in terms of pressure percentage – getting home with a pressure on 28.9% of his pass-rushes over the past 2 seasons. #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/Y8DU7kyNE5— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) April 26, 2019
.@PFF_Eric weighs in on the debate over paying franchise quarterbacks - a relevant conversation with Ben Roethlisberger up for an extension.— PFF PIT Steelers (@PFF_Steelers) April 23, 2019
Since 2012, Roethlisberger has the fifth-most wins above replacement in the NFL.
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With JuJu Smith-Schuster at WR No. 1 Pittsburgh – his future is incredibly bright. pic.twitter.com/AOx4NvfNtS— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) April 21, 2019
Big Ben had the NFL's fourth-highest passing grade on 2nd down last year pic.twitter.com/VZWGL6kVkO— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) April 18, 2019
Ravens and Steelers are currently not scheduled to meet in prime-time for the first time since 2006. If neither one of their games is flexed, it would end a 12-year streak in which Baltimore and Pittsburgh battled in front of a national audience.— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) April 18, 2019