Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New England vs. Steelers: The Matchups

With a 1-6 record against Tom Brady it is tough to see just what the Steelers are capable of doing this time to achieve a different outcome; but that's why they play the games!  With fingers crossed, here are are this week's AFC numbers.

New England Offense v. Steelers Defense
Average Total Yards per Game: New England Offense, 1st (474.5) v. Steelers Defense, 2nd (279.0)

Average Net Rushing Yards per Game: New England Offense, 10th (124) v. Steelers Defense, 11th (107.1)

Average Net Passing Yards per Game: New England Offense, 1st (350.5) v. Steelers Defense, 1st (171.9)

Third Down Conversions: New England Offense, 3rd (53.6%) v. Steelers Defense, 15th (38.3%)

Average Points per Game: New England Offense, 4th (30.83%) v. Steelers Defense, 3rd (38.3%)

Steelers Offense v. New England Defense
Average Total Yards per Game: Steelers Offense, 9th (383.3) v. New England Defense, 32nd (423.7)

Average Net Rushing Yards per Game: Steelers Offense, 15th (117.9) v. New England Defense, 8th (101.5)

Average Net Passing Yards per Game: Steelers Offense, 9th (265.4) v. New England Defense, 32nd (322.2)

Third Down Conversions: Steelers Offense, 4th (48.9%) v. New England Defense, 23rd (42.5%)

Average Points per Game: Steelers Offense, 19th (21.57) v. New England Defense, 15th (22.5)

Special Teams
Average Yards per Punt Return: New England 9th (11.6) v. Steelers, 7th (12.0)

Average Yards Allowed per Punt Return: New England, 10th (7.0) v. Steelers, 4th (5.1)

Average Yards per Kick Return: New England, 9th (21.6) v. Steelers, 8th (26.5)

Average Yards Allowed per Kick Return: New England, 18th (24.2) v. Steelers, 21st (24.8)

Net Yardage Punting Average: New England, 11th (39.7) v. Steelers, 20th (39.4)

Opponent Net Yard Punting Average: 29th (40.8) v. Steelers, 20th (39.1)

Miscellaneous
Turnover Differential: New England, 13th (+1) v. Steelers, 32nd (-10)

Time of Possession: New England, 21st (29:15) v. Steelers, 5th (32:32)

Red Zone Touchdown Efficiency: New England, 5th (63.3%) v. Steelers, 16th (52.4%)

Red Zone Defense: New England, 20th (83.3%) v. Steelers, 24th (94.1%)

Some Individual Numbers
Passer Rating: Tom Brady, 1st (104.8) v. Ben Roethlisberger, 3rd (95.3)

Leading Rushers: Benjarvus Green-Ellis, 11th (391 yards; 4.3 per carry; 5 touchdowns) v. Rashard Mendenhall, 12th (351 yards; 3.7 per carry; 3 touchdowns)

Leading Receiver: Wes Welker, 1st (785 yards; 15.4 per catch; 6 touchdowns) v. Mike Wallace, 2nd (730 yards; 20.3 per catch; 5 touchdowns)

Field Goal Accuracy: Stephen Gostkowski, 7th
  • 20-29 Yards: 6/6
  • 30-39 Yards: 1/1
  • 40-49 Yards: 3/4
  • 50+ Yards: 0/0
v. Shaun Suisham, 13th
  • 20-29 Yards: 3/3
  • 30-39 Yards: 2/4
  • 40-49 Yards: 4/5
  • 50+ Yards: 0/0
Sacks: Mark Anderson, 10th (3.5) v. LaMarr Woodley, 1st (7.0)

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