It was not unexpected that the Steelers offense would have success against the Raiders defense. What was a bit unexpected was just how much success they had against them. An historic amount of success surrendered by the Raiders defense.
First off it was the most yards ever surrendered in franchise history. They gave up 597 yards of offense to the Steelers. That surpassed the previous high of 593 yards surrendered which stood for 30 years almost to the day (Nov 10, 1985 vs Chargers).
Antonio Brown had 17 catches for 284 yards which was not only a Steelers franchise record, but the most yards and catches the Raiders have ever given up.
Before today, no team in NFL history had a tandem with 300 and 200 yards from scrimmage: Antonio Brown (306) and DeAngelo Williams (225).— Dom Rinelli (@drinelli) November 8, 2015
DeAngelo Williams ran for 170 yards on 27 carries (6.3 ypc). That's the most rushing yards the Raiders had given up all season. It's the most rushing yards they have given up since the 52-0 debacle in St Louis in week 13 last season -- a game that set several futility records of its own.
Their single sack in the game was their fewest since they had zero sacks over the first two games of the season.
Even when Ben Roethlisberger was out the game, his replacement Landry Jones led the Steelers to a game-winning drive in the final seconds.
That and turning the ball over four times is how you lose a game in which your offense scores 35 points.
For some better news, check out the offense's superlatives.