Week 4: Inside the Bears numbers by STATSContinue reading.
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According to PFF, Melton was having his best game this season after getting off to a slow start because of a concussion in the preseason.
Here’s his accuracy on those passes over 20 yards, in addition to look at some other key numbers:
And it was repeated pressure that forced Roethlisberger to make some key mistakes, including a fumble that Julius Peppers returned for a 42-yard TD to seal the game.
Roethlisberger finished the game with 406 yards on 26 of 41 passing, with 2 TDs and 2 INTs, for a QB rating of 92.1.
Here’s a closer look at the situational breakdown: