Since I posted the passing chart for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger from the Sunday game against the New York Jets, several people have asked me to do charts for the recent games against the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts so that they can compare all of them. I have now completed those charts and you can see both of them below along with observations of each.
Just like the earlier chart, the blue dots indicate completed passes while the red dots indicate balls that fell incomplete.
I plan on making this weekly feature moving forward due to the demand for them.
Feel free to add any of your own observations in the comments below.
Roethlisberger Passing Chart Versus Ravens Week 8
Against the Ravens, you can clearly see that Roethlisberger really stayed away from the middle of the field when throwing 10 or more yards past the line of scrimmage. Nine of his incomplete passes in that game were balls thrown 10 or more yards down the field. Six of his completed passes thrown 10 or more yards down the field the field were outside the numbers.
Roethlisberger Passing Chart Versus Colts Week 9
Against the Colts, you can see the success that Roethlisberger had with his passes up to 20 yards down the field that were thrown between the hashmarks and the numbers. He also completed another six passes up to 17 yards down the left side of the field. Of the seven passes he throw 20 yards or more past the line of a scrimmage, four were completed. Once again, however, you can clearly see that he doesnt like to throw down the field in the middle of the hashes. His only throw to that portion of the field was dropped by tight end Heath Miller. I should also note that 10 of Roethlisberger’s passes in that game were either thrown at or behind the line of scrimmage.