Steelers Vs Colts Defensive Charting Notes

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.

Chickillo: 5
Harrison: 4
Jones: 4
Dupree: 3
Moats: 2

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.

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