Monday, November 14, 2011

Steelers @ Cincinnati: The Results

Here is a look at how the Steelers have been doing this season in several statistical categories, and how they measured up in their most recent game.

Cincinnati Offense v. Steelers Defense
Average total yards per game: 316.3 vs. Actual total yards: 279 (-37.3)
Average net rushing yards per game: 104.1 vs. Actual net rushing yards: 109 (+4.9)
Average net passing yards per game: 212.1 vs. Actual net passing yards: 170 (-42.1)
Average points per game: 24.38 vs. Actual points: 17 (-7.38)

Steelers Offense v. Cincinnati Defense
Average total yards per game: 389.1 vs. Actual total yards: 328 (-61.1)
Average net rushing yards per game: 110.3 vs. Actual net rushing yards: 105 (-5.3)
Average net passing yards per game: 278.8 vs. Actual net passing yards: 223 (-55.8)  

NOTE: Are we sure the Steelers won this game?  

Special Teams -- Cincinnati
Average yards per punt return: 12.2 vs. Actual yards per punt return: 10.8 (-1.4)
Average yards allowed per punt return: 6.9 vs. Actual yards allowed per punt return: 5.0 (-1.9)
Average yards per kick return: 26.5 vs. Actual yards per kick return: 23.0 (-3.5)
Average yards allowed per kick return: 24.4 vs. Actual yards allowed per kick return: 23.0 (-1.4)
Net yardage punting average: 39.5 vs. Actual net yardage punting average: 40.2 (+0.7)
Opponent net yardage punting average: 37.8 vs. Actual net yardage punting average: 41.8 (+4.0)  

Special Teams -- Steelers
Average yards per punt return: 11.3 vs. Actual yards per punt return: 5.0 (-6.3)
Average yards allowed per punt return: 4.4 vs. Actual yards allowed per punt return: 10.8 (+6.4)
Average yards per kick return: 23.0 vs. Actual yards per kick return: 28.0 (+5.0)
Average yards allowed per kick return: 25.0 vs. Actual yards allowed per kick return: 28.0 (+3.0)
Net yardage punting average: 38.8 vs. Actual net yardage punting average: 41.8 (+3.0)
Opponent net yardage punting average: 38.9 vs. Actual net yardage punting average: 40.2 (+1.3)  

NOTE: Seriously, are we sure the Steelers won this game?

Miscellaneous -- Cincinnati
Turnover differential: +3 vs. -1
Time of possession: 30:50 vs. Actual: 26:07 (-4:43)
Red Zone touchdown efficiency (touchdowns): 50.0% vs. Actual: 100.0% (1 for 1)
Red Zone defense (touchdowns): 55.6% vs. Actual: 75% (3 for 4)

Miscellaneous -- Steelers
Turnover differential: -11 vs. +1
Time of possession: 32:34 vs. Actual: 33:53 (+1:19)
Red Zone touchdown efficiency (touchdowns): 46.7% vs. 75.0% (3 for 4)
Red Zone defense (touchdowns): 61.9% vs. Actual: 100% (1 for 1)  

Some individual numbers
AFC passer rating: Andy Dalton, 85.0 vs. Actual: 61.8
AFC passer rating: Ben Roethlisberger, 94.1 vs. Actual: 83.5
Leading rusher: Cedric Benson, 3.9 yards per carry vs. Actual: 3.8 (-.1)
Leading rusher: Rashard Mendenhall, 3.9 yards per carry vs. Actual: 2.8 (-1.1)
Leading receivers: A.J. Green,15.0 yards per catch vs. Actual: 1 catch, 36.0 yards per catch  
NOTE:The leading receiver for Cincinnati this past Sunday was Andrew Hawkins, 5 catches, 11.2 yards per catch.
 
Leading receivers: Mike Wallace, 18.5 yards per catch vs. Actual: 6 catches, 9.0 yards per catch NOTE:The other leading receiver for Pittsburgh this past Sunday was Antonio Brown, 5 catches, 17.2 yards per catch

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