Chris Boswell sets Steelers field goal record against Dallas and other odd stats
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The Steelers have improved to an eight-game win streak against quarterbacks making their very first start in an NFL game. So Who was the last quarterback to make his first start and beat the Steelers? The last quarterback to make his first start and beat the Steelers goes back to 1991 when Brett Farve led the Green Bay Packers to a victory over the Steelers 17-3.
Climbing out of a hole
The 24 points the Steelers scored Sunday is their first game since 1962 in which they only had nine points at the half while ending the game with at least 24 points or more. The last such game occurred on 11/11/1962 against the St. Louis Cardinals. In that game, the Steelers trailed 10-9 at the half, scoring 17 points in the fourth quarter.
AFC North VS NFC East
In the 2020 season, the AFC North has crushed their NFC East opponents this year. In all, the AFC North is 7-0-1 vs. the NFC East. The average points scored for AFC teams are 31.8 points, and the average points scored, and the NFC is 23.75. The Afc leads in takeaways with 18 while NFC teams have 4.
More Holes than Swiss Cheese
The 141 rushing yards the Steelers allowed Sunday is the most they have allowed against the Dallas Cowboys in a win since 12/8/1963. The Steelers allowed 151 yards in that game.
The Steelers improved their record to 2-3 in which they allowed 220 plus yards passing and allowing 141 plus yards rushing, all while the Steelers have passed the ball for 300 plus yards while running the ball for less than 100 yards. Their only other such win came in a thrilling 39-38 win over the Baltimore Ravens on December 10, 2017.
Wearing out the Punter
The four Steelers punts in Sunday’s game were the most punts against Dallas in a win since December 17, 2008, when they punted six times and beat Dallas 20-13 while trailing in the game. This win is only their second win in Dallas, punting at least four times. The last road game in Dallas in which they won punting four times goes back to 1963.