Wednesday, December 21, 2011

St. Louis vs. Steelers: The Matchups

Given how poorly the Steelers played in all phases versus San Francisco they probably should not take anything or anyone for granted.

St. Louis Offense v. Steelers Defense
Average total yards per game: St. Louis offense 30th (285.3) v. Steelers defense 2nd (276.9)

Average net rushing yards per game: St. Louis offense 26th (99.4) v. Steelers defense 6th (97.2)

Average net passing yards per game: St. Louis offense 27th (185.9) v. Steelers defense 1st (179.6)

Average points per game: St. Louis offense 32nd (23.61) v. Steelers defense 2nd (15.57)

Steelers Offense v. St. Louis Defense
Average total yards per game: Steelers offense 12th (372.9) v. St. Louis defense 21st (359.7)

Average net rushing yards per game: Steelers offense 18th (112.4) v. St. Louis defense 32nd (153.4)

Average net passing yards per game: Steelers offense 7th (260.5) v. St. Louis defense 8th (206.3)

Average points per game: Steelers offense: 20th (20.36) v. St. Louis defense 25th (24.71)

Special Teams
Average yards per punt return: St. Louis 7th (11.8) v. Steelers 14th (10.7)

Average yards allowed per punt return: St. Louis 25th (12.8) v. Steelers 12th (8.3)

Average yards per kick return: St. Louis 20th (22.9) v. Steelers 7th (25.2)

Average yards allowed per kick return: St. Louis 23rd (24.9) v. Steelers 23rd (24.3)

Net yardage punting average: St. Louis 28th (36.5) v. Steelers 22nd (38.4)

Opponent net yardage punting average: St. Louis 15th (38.9) v. Steelers 14th (39.1)

Miscellaneous
Turnover differential: St. Louis 22nd (-4) v. Steelers 30th (-11)

Time of possession: St. Louis 27th (28:09) v. Steelers 2nd (32:23)

Red Zone touchdown efficiency (touchdowns): St. Louis 31st (34.6%) v. Steelers 17th (52.3%)

Red Zone defense (touchdowns): St. Louis 9th (45.5%) v. Steelers 25th (57.7%)

Sacks allowed: St. Louis 32nd (49) v. Steelers 26th (40)

Some Individual Numbers
Passer rating: Sam Bradford, 16th/NFC (70.7) v. Ben Roethlisberger, 3rd/AFC (91.5)

Leading rushers: Steven Jackson, 7th/NFC (966 yards, 4.4 yards per carry, 5 touchdowns) v. Rashard Mendenhall, 13th/AFC (774 yards, 3.8 yards per carry, 8 touchdowns)

Leading receiver: Brandon Lloyd, 16th/NFC (61 catches, 837 yards, 13.7 per catch, 4 touchdowns) v. Mike Wallace, 8th/AFC (67 catches, 1,100 yards, 16.4 yards per catch, 8 touchdowns)

Note: Antonio Brown is the 12th leading receiver in the AFC, and his numbers look like this: 60 catches, 984 yards, 16.4 yards per catch, 2 touchdowns
 
Sack Leaders: Chris Long, 5th/NFC (13.0) v. LaMarr Woodley, 7th/AFCh (9.0)

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