A little bit of downtime for this Sunday. Wanted to have a little preview of what to check out for the rest of the season for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Here are some records players will be chasing the rest of the year.
– Ben Roethlisberger has already thrown 23 touchdowns this year. The record, set by him, is 32. He’ll only need to throw two touchdowns per game to surpass it.
– Le’Veon Bell is on pace for 92 receptions, which would be a franchise record for the position, of course breaking his own record. It’d be the 8th most of any season and the most of any player not named Antonio Brown or Hines Ward.
Bell is 73 yards rushing from passing Rashard Mendenhall for 9th on the Steelers’ all-time. He’s 513 from 5th place, lapping Frank Pollard.
He’s five rushing touchdowns shy from 6th place on their all-time list.
– Antonio Brown is 632 receiving yards away from the man currently sitting in second place, John Stallworth. AB will need to average 127 yards per game. That’s doable. The leader, of course, is Hines Ward, and while Brown will surpass him one day, it won’t be in 2016.
He’s also three touchdowns away from tying Lynn Swann for third place, and of course, four away from holding it by himself.
– Jordan Berry is averaging 46.1 yards per punt this year. That’s tied for third most in a single season. The record is 47, set by Bobby Joe Green in 1961.
– Some defensive stuff. If Artie Burns picks off two more passes, he’ll have the most by a rookie DB since Scott Shields in 1999. One more interception and he’ll have the most by a cornerback since Delton Hall in 1987.
– Lawrence Timmons is one sack away from tying Kevin Greene’s numbers in his Steelers’ career (35.5).
– And James Harrison is one forced fumble away from tying Greg Lloyd for the team all-time lead.