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• The Steelers are now 34-24 in postseason history.

• Pittsburgh is now 3-5 against Denver in the postseason (2-4 on the road).

• Pittsburgh is now 15-9 overall in Divisional playoff games in team history (2-4 on the road).

• Recorded 133 yards in the first quarter (68 passing and 65 rushing) in the first quarter – the most by an opponent vs. Denver in the opening quarter of a game since Nov. 16, 2014 (138 at St. Louis).

• Rushed for 68 yards in the first quarter (8 carries – 8.5 average) in the first quarter – the most by an opponent vs. Denver in the opening quarter of a game since Dec. 22, 2014 (85 at Cincinnati).

Head Coach Mike Tomlin
• Is now 6-5 in the postseason since becoming the Steelers head coach in 2007.

• Is now 2-1 in Divisional playoff games.

QB Ben Roethlisberger
• Made his 17th career postseason start and completed 24-of-37 passes for 339 yards for a passer rating of 94.3.

• Established a personal single-game postseason mark with 339 passing yards – the third-most by a quarterback in Steelers playoff history (Tommy Maddox: 367, Jan. 5, 2003 vs. Cleveland and Neil O’Donnell: 349, Jan. 15, 1995 vs. San Diego).

• His 339 passing yards marked his third career postseason 300-yard game, tying Terry Bradshaw for the most 300-passing yards games in Steelers postseason history with three.

• Is now 4-1 as a starter in Divisional playoff games.

• Is now 11-6 as a starter and 4-2 on the road in the postseason.

• Became the first quarterback in Steelers history to amass 300 completions in the postseason, with 321.

• Surpassed Terry Bradshaw (3,833) for the most passing yards in Steelers postseason history, with 4,052.

WR Martavis Bryant
• Led all players with personal single-game playoff games bests in receptions (9), receiving yards (154) and yards from scrimmage (194).

• Set a Steelers postseason record for yards from scrimmage in a game with 194.

• Joined Lynn Swann (161 – Jan. 18, 1976 vs. Dallas) and John Stallworth (156 – Dec. 30, 1978 vs. Denver) as the third Steeler receiver to reach 150 scrimmage yards in a postseason game.

• His 154 receiving yards were the third-most by a Steeler in a playoff game (Lynn Swann: 161, Jan. 18, 1976 vs. Dallas and John Stallworth: 156, Dec. 30, 1978 vs. Denver).

• His nine catches tied for the seventh-most by a Steeler in postseason history.

• Recorded a 40-yard run in the first quarter, his second consecutive postseason game with a 40+ yard run (44, 2015 Wild Card at Cincinnati, Jan. 9, 2016).

WR Darrius Heyward-Bey
• Set individual single-game playoff highs in receptions (2) and receiving yards (64).

• Caught a 58-yard reception in the second quarter – his second career postseason catch – and the longest of his playoff career.

WR Markus Wheaton
• Recorded five catches for 30 yards.

WR Sammie Coates
• Made his NFL playoff debut and recorded a 37-yard reception on his first career postseason catch and finished with the game 61 receiving yards on two receptions.

TE Heath Miller
• Caught one pass for five yards. Has caught a pass in 11 consecutive postseason games played and in 14 of his 15 career playoff games.

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