One week after being held without a catch in the loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last weekend, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller rebounded to catch 10 passes for 105 yards in the Sunday home loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Miller who now has 27 catches for 273 yards and one touchdown on the season, was targeted 13 times Sunday against the Bengals. His 10 catches tied his career-high that he set last season in the Steelers Week 4 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His 105 receiving yards was his third-best single-game output of his career.
Miller’s best catch Sunday came early in the third quarter when he caught a pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger over the middle for 14 yards. On that play, he was hit immediately by two Bengals defenders and safety George Iloka was penalized 15 yards for hitting Miller in the head area.
After Sunday’s game, Miller, as expected, was only focused on the loss and not his stats.
“We didn’t do enough to win today,” said Miller. “We have to give those guys credit. They came in here and did what they had to do to get the win.”
Miller, who turned 33 on Oct, 22, certainly isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Although he was held without a catch last Sunday, that hadn’t happened to Miller since 2008 when he was shutout in the Week 9 game against the Washington Redskins. Miller, however, failed to finish that game because of ankle injury.
Miller is under contract with the Steelers through the 2016 season.