Steelers 4th Quarter Defensive Stats Versus Rest Of NFL

Although the Steelers defense ranks well overall in statistical categories, they are deceiving rankings as we all know. All you need to do is look at the Steelers defensive 4th quarter stats to see why after 13 games, we are 6-7. These stats are total, not net. Sacks have not bee figured in. These stats are ranked initially by quarterback rating.
Some rankings that jump out:
Ranked 27th In Opposing QB Rating
Ranked 31st In Pass Yards Allowed
Ranked Tied For 32nd In Passing TD\’s Allowed
Ranked 31st In Passing 1st Downs Allowed
Ranked 10th In Average Yards Per Rush
Ranked 28th In Pass Yards Allowed Per Attempt
Ranked 30th In Total 1st Downs Allowed

Legend:
CMP = Completions
ATT = Passing Attempts
PYD = Passing Yards
PY/A = Passing Yards Per Attempt
PFD = Passing First Downs
PTD = Passing Touchdowns
INT = Interceptions
QBR = Quarterback Rating
RSH = Rushing Attempts
RYD = Rushing Yards
YD/R = Yards Per Rush
RFD = Rushing First Downs
RTD = Rushing Touchdowns
TYD = Total Yards
TTD = Total Touchdowns
TFD = Total First Downs

4th Quarter NFL Stats By Team

NFLCMPATTPYDPY/APFDPTDINTQBRRSHRYDYD/RRFDRTDTYDTTDTFD
NO891709855.794321244.4511633.201211148355
BUF631207175.98394854.11174924.2126812091265
NYJ681346915.16353654.7842813.35223972657
GB651287155.59357956.6692503.6280965743
CAR54926116.64312658.71113463.12143957545
HOU591066566.19293660.1994274.312441083753
TEN811277585.97373861.7862653.081411023451
WAS52976336.53272463.61023473.40244980651
CHI611015525.47252465.31154183.63275970752
BAL701287625.95394469.9852813.311311043552
IND1011628835.45535671.6661742.641341057966
JAC601076636.20313372.3893564.002031019651
TB43816307.78294474.61384983.6128611281057
DEN641136786.00354375.01034904.762651168961
NE611147116.24406475.5833674.421811078758
ARI10018212356.79628677.1942612.7816214961078
CIN771359026.68394281.2722563.562031158759
SF791228376.86382283.3853333.922041170658
CLE52916957.64333283.41306154.732731310660
SEA691117566.81333283.8933613.881821117551
SD831398636.21459584.3682703.9713111331058
PHI801277886.20426386.3722333.241111021753
MIN8314211057.78517390.9492615.33821366959
DAL861399716.99488392.9752633.5118212341066
MIA6911910618.92496393.91034043.9225814651474
DET67976616.81365296.61244883.942941149965
PIT9314611377.79569496.8702363.3713113731069
KC47806918.64295297.51183823.2422510731051
NYG741187646.474281100.4853584.2119411221261
ATL781269337.405281102.41003703.701111303963
OAK52807389.233841106.21254363.492351174961
STL41625358.632451113.31466034.1337811381361

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  • Mark

    Could the 4th quarter woes of our defense be attributed to our dismal offsense? When the offense can’t manage to get a first down to maintain ball possesion, and they have to rely on Jeff Reed as the team’s most potent offensive weapon, it doesn’t surprise me that the defense will faulter down the stretch. The defensive guys are tired from being on the field way too much.

    Also, who’s exerting the most energy? It’s the defensive backs. They have to keep running with the opposing receivers. When the offense keeps going three-and-out, of course the DBs will end-up getting burned.

  • admin

    I am not buying that. The offense has been FAR from dismal. The Steelers have averaged 32:20 time of possession, while the opposition is averaging 27:40. That’s almost 5 whole minutes.