The Pittsburgh Steelers offense only ran 52 plays Sunday In their 43-18 win over the San Francisco 49ers but they certainly made the most of them.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and company averaged 8.7 yards per play in the win in route to them compiling 453 total net yards of offense.
In Sunday’s win, the Steelers offense had 15 plays that were good for 10 yards or more and six of those were explosive in that they gained 20 yards or more. Wide receiver Antonio Brown was on the receiving end of three of those explosive plays and he finished the game with 9 catches for 195 yards and a touchdown.
Roethlisberger seemed very comfortable Sunday behind a Steelers offensive line that didn’t give up a single sack in the game. The Steelers veteran signal caller completed 21 of his 27 pass attempts in the game for 369 yards and three touchdowns. Roethlisberger has now opened the 2015 season with back-to-back 300 yard passing games and that’s the first time he’s accomplished that feat during his long career.
While the Steelers won’t get wide receiver Martavis Bryant back from his four-game suspension until week 5, they will get starting running back Le’Veon Bell back next week from his two-game suspension for their Sunday road game against the St. Louis Rams. In Bell’s absence, however, veteran DeAngelo Williams has filled in admirably. Williams registered 224 yards in total offense to go along with three touchdowns in the Steelers first two games of the season.