Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Jacksonville v. Steelers: The Matchups

One can only imagine how glad the Steelers -- players and coaches alike -- to have another game to play . . . an opportunity to redeem themselves against a quality opponent. As the the Steelers look forward to their final, regular season, home game here's how the numbers stack up.

Jacksonville Offense v. Steelers Defense
Average total yards per game: Jacksonville offense 9th (344.6) v. Steelers defense 1st (245.5) Note: Still first after last week, and despite a jump of fifteen yards in their per game average allowed? Amazing.

Average net rushing yards per game: Jacksonville offense 2nd (143.8) v. Steelers defense 2nd (72.6)

Average net passing yards per game: Jacksonville offense 20th (200.8) v. Steelers defense 2nd (172.8)

Average points per game: Jacksonville offense 10th (23.46) v. Steelers defense 1st (14.54) Note: Also amazing.

Steelers Offense v. Jacksonville Defense
Average total yards per game: Steelers offense 14th (333.3) v. Jacksonville defense 17th (330.7)

Average net rushing yards per game: Steelers offense 3rd (141.6) v. Jacksonville defense 5th (93.1)

Average net passing yards per game: Steelers offense 24th (191.7) v. Jacksonville defense 27th (23.7.6)

Average points per game: Steelers offense: 8th (23.77) v. Jacksonville defense 6th (17.62)

Special Teams
Average yards per punt return: Jacksonville 9th (10.5) v. Steelers 30th (6.4)

Average yards allowed per punt return: Jacksonville 9th (7.3) v. Steelers 19th (9.8)

Average yards per kick return: Jacksonville 8th (24.1) v. Steelers 21st (21.9)

Average yards allowed per kick return: Jacksonville 1st (17.5) v. Steelers 14th (22.3)

Net yardage punting average: Jacksonville 15th (36.8) v. Steelers 11th (37.6)

Opponent net yardage punting average: Jacksonville 13th (37.1) v. Steelers 28th (38.9)

Miscellaneous
Turnover differential: Jacksonville 7th (+8) v. Steelers 14th (+2)
Note: The Steelers have been -4 in turnovers their last two games.

Time of possession: Jacksonville 3rd (32:06) v. Steelers 1st (34:41)

Red Zone touchdown efficiency: Jacksonville 20th (48.9%) v. Steelers 13th (54.3%)

Red Zone defense (touchdowns): Jacksonville 8th (47.4%) v. Steelers 13th (50.0%)

Sacks allowed: Jacksonville 17th (27) v. Steelers 24th (38)

Sacks: Jacksonville 18th (27) v. Steelers 8th (33)

Some Individual Numbers
Passer rating: David Garrard 3rd (103.3) v. Ben Roethlisberger 4th (101.4)

Leading rushers: Fred Taylor 9th (944 yards) v. Willie Parker 1st
(1,217 yards)

Leading receiver: Dennis Northcutt 53rd (39 catches, 502 yards, 12.9 per catch, 3 touchdowns) v. Hines Ward 20th (62 catches, 646 yards, 10.4 yards per catch, 6 touchdowns)

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