Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Denver v. Steelers: The Team Matchups

The Steelers are in desperate straits and things are looky quite bleak as they prepare to square off against the 5-2 Denver Broncos. Here are how the teams compare statistically.

Broncos Offense v. Steelers Defense
Average total yards per game: Broncos "O", 19th (311.0) v. Steelers "D", 6th (276.7)

Average net rushing yards per game: Broncos "O", 3rd (155.3) v. Steelers "D", 8th (92.3)

Average net passing yards per game: Broncos "O", 30th (155.7), v. Steelers "D", 8th (184.4)

Third down conversions: Broncos "O", 4th (43.8%) v. Steelers "D", 16th (38.0%)

Average points per game: Broncos "O", 27th (15.71) v. Steelers "D", 16th (20.71) -- this includes all points scored by opponents, including fourteen points scored by the Raiders' defense in last week's game.

Steelers Offense v. Broncos Defense
Average total yards per game: Steelers "O", 10th (345.0) v. Broncos "D", 11th (295.6)

Average net rushing yards per game: Steelers "O", 17th (110.4) v. Broncos "D", 7th (90.6)

Average net passing yards per game: Steelers "O", 7th (234.6) v. Broncos "D", 15th (205.0)

Third down conversions: Steelers "O", 4th (43.8%) v. Broncos "D", 5th (31.9%)

Average points per game: Steelers "O", 10th (22.43) v. Broncos "D", 2nd (15.71)


Special Teams
Average yardage per punt return: Broncos 26th (7.0), Steelers 29th (6.1)
Average yardage allowed per punt return: Broncos 20th (9.2), Steelers 18th (8.9)

Average yardage per kick return: Broncos 32nd (16.6), Steelers 15th (22.7)
Average yardage allowed per kick return: Broncos 29th (25.1), Steelers 24th (24.4)

Net yardage punting average: Broncos 21st (36.1), Steelers 15th (37.2)
Opponent net yardage punting average: Broncos 28th (39.2), Steelers 32nd (40.9)


Miscellaneous
Turnovers: Broncos 20th (-2), Steelers 27th (-5)

Time of possession: Broncos 13th (30:48), Steelers 12th (30:49)

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