Friday, December 21, 2012

Cincinnati vs. Steelers: The matchups

Two teams, arguably better than their respective records, square off for a chance to play at least one extra game. Who's got the edge? Here is a look at this week's matchups.

Cincinnati Offense v. Steelers Defense
Average total yards per game: Cincinnati offense 18th (347.6) v. Steelers defense 1st (273.3 )

Average net rushing yards per game: Cincinnati offense 11th (120.3) v. Steelers defense 4th (92.7)

Average net passing yards per game: Cincinnati offense 14th (227.4) v. Steelers defense 1st (180.6)

Average points per game: Cincinnati offense 12th (25.4) v. Steelers defense 8th (20.8)

Steelers Offense v. Cincinnati Defense
Average total yards per game: Steelers offense 19th (345.1) v. Cincinnati defense 6th (320.4)

Average net rushing yards per game: Steelers offense 26th (96.5) v. Cincinnati defense 9th (101.0)

Average net passing yards per game: Steelers offense 10th (248.6) v. Cincinnati defense 12th (219.4)

Average points per game: Steelers offense: 20th (21.6) v. Cincinnati defense 10th (20.9)

Special Teams
Average yards per punt return: Cincinnati 4th (11.5) v. Steelers 26th (7.5)

Average yards allowed per punt return: Cincinnati 9th (8.3) v. Steelers 27th (11.6)

Average yards per kick return: Cincinnati 10th (22.4) v. Steelers 9th (25.6)

Average yards allowed per kick return: Cincinnati 20th (24.6) v. Steelers 16th (24.0)

Net yardage punting average: Cincinnati 7th (41.2) v. Steelers 29th (37.1)

Opponent net yardage punting average: Cincinnati 1st (36.7) v. Steelers 17th (39.5)

Miscellaneous
Turnover differential: Cincinnati 14th (+2) v. Steelers 29th (-14)

Time of possession: Cincinnati 10th (31:01) v. Steelers 2nd (32:16)

Red Zone touchdown efficiency (touchdowns): Cincinnati 12th (55.6%) v. Steelers 13th(54.5%)

Red Zone defense (touchdowns): Cincinnati 11th (51.4%) v. Steelers 13th (52.5%)

Sacks allowed: Cincinnati 25th (38) v. Steelers 16th (31)

Some Individual Numbers
AFC Passer rating: Andy Dalton, 5th (89.4, 295 Comp., 62.5 Comp. Pct., 26 TDs, 14 INTs) v. Ben Roethlisberger, 3rd (98.1, 255 Comp., 64.1 Comp. Pct., 22 TDs, 6 INTs)

Leading rushers: BenJarvus Green-Ellis 5th (1,080 yards, 263 attempts, 4.1 per carry, 6 TDs) v. Jonathan Dwyer, 14th (532 yards, 131 attempts, 4.1 per carry, 2 TDs)

Leading receivers: A.J. Green, 4th (85 receptions, 1,208 yards, 14.2 per reception, 5 touchdowns) v. Heath Miller, 10th (68 receptions, 771 yards, 11.3 yards per reception, 8 touchdowns)

Sacks:  Geno Atkins, 4th (10.5) v. Jason Worilds, 26th (5.0)

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