Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Steelers 2012: The Final Numbers

We enjoy providing statistical data regarding the Steelers, relative to their opponents, each week. And, in keeping with the tradition of the "Weekly Matchups," we now provide a final look at how Pittsburgh ranked in some of the statistical areas we believe are most significant.

Steelers' Offense
Average total yards per game: 21st, 332.8

Average net rushing yards per game: 26th, 96.1

Average net passing yards per game: 14th, 236.7

Average points per game per game: 22nd, 21.0

Steelers' Defense
Opponent total yards per game: 1st, 275.8

Opponent net rushing yards per game: 2nd, 90.6

Opponent net passing yards per game: 1st, 185.2

Opponent average points per game: 6th, 19.6

Steelers' Special Teams
Average yards per punt return: 28th, 7.3

Average yards per kick return: 9th, 25.3

Net yardage punting average: 25th, 37.5

Field goal percentage: 7th, 28/31 (90.3%)

Special Teams Defense
Average yards per punt return: 23rd, 10.2

Average yards per kick return: 17th, 24.0

Net yardage punting average: 23rd, 40.0

Field goal percentage: 19th, 28/33 (84.8%)

Miscellaneous
Turnover differential: 24th (-10)

Time of possession: 2nd, 32:07
,br> Red Zone touchdown efficiency: 14th, (55.1%)

Red Zone defense (touchdowns): 14th, (52.45)

Sacks allowed: 18th, (37 -- league average for the season was 36.5)

Some individual numbers
AFC passer rating: Ben Roethlisberger, 3rd (97.0, 449 pass attempts, 284 completions, 26 TDs, 8 INTs).

AFC leading rushers: Jonathan Dwyer, 15th (623 yards, 156 rushing attempts, 4.0 yards per carry, 2 TDs).

AFC leading receivers (receptions):
    Heath Miller, 11th (71 catches, 816 yards, 11.5 yards per catch, 8 TDs).
    Antonio Brown, 12th (66 catches, 787 yards, 11.9 yards per catch, 5 TDs).
    Mike Wallace, 15th (64 catches, 836 yards, 13.1 yards per catch, 8 TDs).

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