Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Baltimore vs. Steelers: The Matchups

The Steelers accomplished the improbable last week against New England; and the question now is whether or not they have what it takes to seize the opportunity they have created for themselves.

Here's a look at this week's numbers:

Baltimore Offense v. Steelers Defense
Average total yards per game: Baltimore offense 14th (341.0) v. Steelers defense 2nd (270.8)

Average net rushing yards per game: Baltimore offense 19th (107.0) v. Steelers defense 8th (99.1)

Average net passing yards per game: Baltimore offense 15th (234.0) v. Steelers defense 1st (171.6)

Average points per game: Baltimore offense 7th (26.43) v. Steelers defense 3rd (17.38)

Steelers Offense v. Baltimore Defense
Average total yards per game: Steelers offense 9th (388.8) v. Baltimore defense 1st (263.3)

Average net rushing yards per game: Steelers offense 14th (115.4) v. Baltimore defense 3rd (89.1)

Average net passing yards per game: Steelers offense 7th (273.4) v. Baltimore defense 3rd (174.1)

Average points per game: Steelers offense: 19th (22.0) v. Baltimore defense 2nd (15.71)

Special Teams
Average yards per punt return: Baltimore 22nd (8.3) v. Steelers 8th (11.4)

Average yards allowed per punt return: Baltimore 11th (10.5) v. Steelers 2nd (4.6)

Average yards per kick return: Baltimore 8th (25.9) v. Steelers 6th (26.6)

Average yards allowed per kick return: Baltimore 32nd (35.0) v. Steelers 17th (23.7)

Net yardage punting average: Baltimore 15th (38.6) v. Steelers 20th (39.1)

Opponent net yardage punting average: Baltimore 14th (38.7) v. Steelers 20th (39.1)

Miscellaneous
Turnover differential: Baltimore 9th (+3) v. Steelers 32nd (-10)

Time of possession: Baltimore 15th (30:08) v. Steelers 4th (33:24)

Red Zone touchdown efficiency (touchdowns): Baltimore 28th (42.3%) v. Steelers 16th (50.0%)

Red Zone defense (touchdowns): Baltimore 8th (43.8%) v. Steelers 26th (63.2%)

Sacks allowed: Baltimore 14th (16) v. Steelers 29th (25)

Some Individual Numbers (AFC only)
Passer rating: Joe Flacco, 14th (75.4) v. Ben Roethlisberger, 4th (95.7)

Leading rushers: Ray Rice, 6th (489 yards) v. Rashard Mendenhall, 11th (421 yards)

Leading receivers: Anquan Boldin, 7th (34 catches, 539 yards, 15.9 per catch, 2 touchdowns) v. Mike Wallace, 2nd (43 catches, 800 yards, 18.6 yards per catch, 5 touchdowns)

Sack Leaders: Terrell Suggs, 3rd (6.0) v. LaMarr Woodley, 1st (9.0)

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