Steelers 2009 Offense Compared To 2008 Offense At Half Way Point

We looked at the defense comparison yesterday, today we look at the offense comparison, or in this case non-comparison. a few things that noticeable stick out is a nearly 10% increase in 3rd down conversions, nearly 100 net yards more per game, over a half yard more per carry in the running game and the well talked about completion percentage in the passing game. The few black marks are the fumbles lost, which has increased and the sacks are a bit high still, but are down and livable with. You can clearly see a huge improvement and hopefully this carries on the remainder of the season.

Steelers Offense20082009
TOTAL FIRST DOWNS135170
Rushing4150
Passing79111
Penalty159
3rd Down: Made/Att37/10442/93
3rd Down Pct.35.645.2
4th Down: Made/Att1/73/4
4th Down Pct.14.375.0
POSSESSION AVG.29:4232:26
TOTAL NET YARDS22663056
Avg. Per Game283.3382.0
Total Plays472500
Avg. Per Play4.86.1
NET YARDS RUSHING815922
Avg. Per Game101.9115.3
Total Rushes221214
Avg. Per Attempt3.694.31
NET YARDS PASSING14512134
Avg. Per Game181.4266.8
Sacked/Yards Lost29/17423/167
Gross Yards16252301
Att./Completions222/128263/186
Completion Pct.57.770.7
Interceptions87
FUMBLES/LOST13/313/8
TOUCHDOWNS2124
Rushing86
Passing1215
Returns13

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