Mike Tomlin, Ben Roethlisberger and Ryan Shazier talk about the playoff win over the Bengals. Will Big Ben be able to play against the Broncos?
• Improved to 2-0 against the Cincinnati Bengals in playoff history (2-0 in Wild Card).
• The Steelers are now 15-3 all-time (regular and post-season) in games played at Paul Brown Stadium.
• Pittsburgh is now 5-4 overall in Wild Card playoff games in team history.
• The Steelers have won 10 of their last 14 playoff games.
• The Steelers are now 10-1 in the third meeting of a season – all playoff games – against a division opponent.
• Team totaled 167 rushing yards on 25 carries (5.8 average).
• Held Cincinnati scoreless through the first three quarters – the Steelers first postseason first half shutout since the 1979 Divisional Playoff game vs. Miami – and first time holding an opponent scoreless through the first three quarters of a playoff game since the 1975 AFC Championship vs. Oakland.
• Held Cincinnati scoreless in the first half – the Steelers first postseason first half shutout since the 1979 Divisional Playoff game vs. Miami.
• The defense tallied 3.0 sacks – its first three sack postseason game since Super Bowl XLV vs. Green Bay.
• Limited the Bengals to 10 rushing yards (8 carries), 56 total net yards and two first downs in the first half.
Head Coach Mike Tomlin
• Improved to 6-4 in the postseason since becoming the Steelers head coach in 2007.
• Is 1-0 against the Cincinnati Bengals in the playoffs.
QB Ben Roethlisberger
• Made his 16th career postseason start and completed 18-of-31 passes for 229 yards with a touchdown for a passer rating of 92.0.
• Engineered his fourth career postseason fourth quarter comeback (38th overall), leading the team on a nine-play, 74 yard drive in 1:09.
• Improved to 11-5 as a starter in the playoffs, including 4-1 on the road in the postseason.
• Is now 12-2 as a starter in his career in games played at Paul Brown Stadium (regular and postseason).
• Increased his postseason passing yardage total to 3,713 to join Terry Bradshaw (3,833) as the second player in team history with at least 3,500 postseason passing yards.
• Connected with Martavis Bryant on a 10-yard touchdown pass. Has thrown a touchdown pass each of his previous four postseason games and in 14-of-16 career postseason appearances.
• Has registered a QB rating of 80.0 or better in 8-of-26 postseason games, improving to 8-0 in the playoffs when he reaches the mark.
QB Landry Jones
• Made his NFL postseason debut after entering the game in the fourth quarter and completed 2-of-5 passes for 11 yards.
WR Antonio Brown
• Led all players with game-highs of seven catches for 119 receiving yards – a single-game playoff high.
• Has registered at least one reception in 90 consecutive games in which he has played, including the postseason – dating back to October 3, 2010.
• Hauled in his 20th career postseason catch on his first reception, becoming the 11th player in Steelers postseason history with 20 catches.
• Has caught at least five passes in three consecutive playoff games, joining Hines Ward (5 consecutive and 3 consecutive), Plaxico Burress (3) and Ernie Mills (3) as the fourth player to have such a postseason streak in team history.