Thursday, January 15, 2009

Baltimore v. Steelers: The Weekly Matchups, AFC Championship Edition

With the playoff season well under way we now provide you with the numbers generated during the postseason; and in parentheses we have also included the regular season number for selected statistics.

Interestingly enough, it seems that neither the Baltimore offense or the Baltimore defense is ~ thus far ~ performing at the same level as they did during the regular season except where it matters the very most ~ wins!

Baltimore Offense v. Steelers Defense
Average total yards per game: Baltimore offense 248.5 (324.0) v. Steelers defense, 290.0 (237.2)

Average net rushing yards per game: Baltimore offense, 100.5 (148.5) v. Steelers defense, 15.0 (80.3)

Average net passing yards per game: Baltimore offense, 148.0 (175.5) v. Steelers defense, 275.0 (156.9)

Average points per game: Baltimore offense, 20.0 (24.06) v. Steelers defense, 24.0 (13.94)

Steelers Offense v. Baltimore Defense
Average total yards per game: Steelers offense, 342.0 (311.9) v. Baltimore defense 333.5 (261.1)

Average net rushing yards per game: Steelers offense, 165.0 (105.6) v. Baltimore defense, 84.0 (81.4)

Average net passing yards per game: Steelers offense, 177.0 (206.3) v. Baltimore defense, 249.5 (179.7)

Average points per game: Steelers offense, 35.0 (21.69) v. Baltimore defense, 9.5 (15.25)

Special Teams
Average yards per punt return: Baltimore, 16.7 (8.6) v. Steelers, 36.5 (6.0)

Average yards allowed per punt return: Baltimore, 3.6 (6.4) v. Steelers, 1.3 (6.2)

Average yards per kick return: Baltimore, 23.0 (20.1) v. Steelers, 15.8 (20.3)

Average yards allowed per kick return: Baltimore, 24.7 (22.6) v. Steelers, 28.5 (19.1)

Net yardage punting average: Baltimore, 38.5 (39.9) v. Steelers, 38.6 (35.6)

Opponent net yardage punting average: Baltimore, 36.4 (37.0) v. Steelers, 35.0 (38.5)

Miscellaneous
Turnover differential: Baltimore, +7 (+13) v. Steelers, +2 (+4)

Time of possession: Baltimore, 26:14 (33:10) v. Steelers, 36:30 (31:29)

Red Zone touchdown efficiency (touchdowns): Baltimore, 40.0% (47.06%) (v. Steelers, 80.0% (55.1%)

Red Zone defense (touchdowns): Baltimore, 33.3% (35.9%) v. Steelers, 0.00% (33.3%)

Sacks allowed: Baltimore, 0 (33) v. Steelers, 1 (49)

Some Individual Numbers
Passer rating: Joe Flacco, 73.9 (80.2) v. Ben Roethlisberger, 98.4 (80.1)

Leading rushers: Willis McGahee, 94 yards (671 yards) v. Willie Parker, 146 yards (791 yards)

Leading receivers: Derrick Mason, 9 catches, 149 yards, 16.6 per catch, 1 touchdowns v. Hines Ward, 4 catches, 70 yards, 17.5 yards per catch, 0touchdowns

Sack Leaders: Terrell Suggs, 2.0 (8.0) v. LaMarr Woodley, 2.0 (11.5)

Interceptions: Ed Reed, 2 (9) v. Larry Foote, 1 (0)

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