Your weekly roundup. All applicable stats out of 62 plays.
– The Pittsburgh Steelers were in nickel 58% of the time against the Indianapolis Colts. In their 3-4 40.3%.
– Keith Butler again turned up the heat, sending five or six rushers 46.3% of the time. He blitzed 53.7% (22 of 41).
– Pittsburgh had seven pressures in total, including three sacks. Javon Hargrave and Stephon Tuitt led the charge with two each. Daniel McCullers, Lawrence Timmons, and William Gay had the others.
– With Hargrave on the field, the Colts averaged just 1.9 YPC when running the football.
Hargrave played 18 snaps in their 3-4 defense. McCullers had seven.
– Bud Dupree played 21 total snaps, only six of those coming in the first half. Though we think of him as a LOLB, he only played 13 snaps on the left side. Eight of them came on the right.
– Arthur Moats played only in the second and fourth quarters.
– Breakdown of how the the OLB rotation went.
By series recap.
– Ross Cockrell and Artie Burns never switched sides. Cockrell stayed on the left, Burns on the right.
– Cockrell, Gay, and Mike Mitchell were targeted five times. Scott Tolzien went 0/5 with two interceptions against them.