Wednesday, November 12, 2008

San Diego v. Steelers: The Matchups

The Pittsburgh Steelers have never lost a regular season home game versus the San Diego Chargers (though they are 0-2 in the playoffs against them). Furthermore, the Steelers have not lost two consecutive home games since 2005 (9/25 v. New England, 20-23 and 10/16 versus Jacksonville, 17-23).

So everything should be just fine this weekend, right?

Here are this week's numbers:

San Diego Offense v. Steelers Defense
Average total yards per game: San Diego offense 10th (349.3) v. Steelers defense 1st (240.3)

Average net rushing yards per game: San Diego offense 25th (96.1) v. Steelers defense 2nd (69.2)

Average net passing yards per game: San Diego offense 6th (253.2) v. Steelers defense 1st (171.1)

Average points per game: San Diego offense 5th (20.9) v. Steelers defense 3rd (15.6)

Steelers Offense v. San Diego Defense
Average total yards per game: Steelers offense 26th (288.0) v. San Diego defense 26th (368.0)

Average net rushing yards per game: Steelers offense 24th (96.7) v. San Diego defense 13th (69.2)

Average net passing yards per game: Steelers offense 24th (191.3) v. San Diego defense 32nd (171.1)

Average points per game: Steelers offense: 17th (22.0) v. San Diego defense 21st (24.2)

Special Teams
Average yards per punt return: San Diego 10th (10.9) v. Steelers 29th (6.0)

Average yards allowed per punt return: San Diego 8th (7.1) v. Steelers 3rd (5.0)

Average yards per kick return: San Diego 4th (25.2) v. Steelers 29th (20.2)

Average yards allowed per kick return: San Diego 19th (23.2) v. Steelers 3rd (20.2)

Net yardage punting average: San Diego 1st (42.9) v. Steelers 14th (38.0)

Opponent net yardage punting average: San Diego 29th (39.8) v. Steelers 24th (39.4)

Miscellaneous
Turnover differential: San Diego 22nd (-3) v. Steelers 20th (-2)

Time of possession: San Diego 23rd (28:28) v. Steelers 17th (30:12)

Red Zone touchdown efficiency (touchdowns): San Diego 19th (50.0%) v. Steelers 2nd (70.8%)

Red Zone defense (touchdowns): San Diego 19th (55.9%) v. Steelers 2nd (34.6%)

Sacks allowed: San Diego 7th (12) v. Steelers 30th (31)

Some Individual Numbers
AFC Passer rating: Philip Rivers, 1st (106.3) v. Ben Roethlisberger, 13th (76.1)

AFC Leading rushers: LaDanian Tomlinson, 3rd (629 yards) v. Mewelde Moore, 3rd (377 yards)

AFC Leading receivers: Antonio Gates, 18th (38 catches, 469 yards, 12.3 per catch, 6 touchdowns) v. Hines Ward, 14th (43 catches, 589 yards, 13.7 yards per catch, 4 touchdowns)

AFC sack leaders: Shaun Phillips, 43rd (3.5 sacks each) v. James Harrison, 2nd (11.0)

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