Steelers 2010 Playoff Pass Defense Breakdown

I have charted both of the Steelers 2010 playoff games and here is the defense against every pass and drop-back in both games along with a play by play breakdown of both games along with those totals. I included the formations used by the offense and the first table is an explanation of those formations. It should be noted that if a tight end was lined up as a wide receiver, he was counted as a wide receiver in the package. The same goes for a running back lined up as a wide receiver and so on. The package explanation better paints the picture of the formation used more so than the actual player personnel on the field. Hopefully you understand that. The S in the package denotes shotgun. I gathered totals against the different types of defenses as well as blitz and non-blitz plays. As you can see, offenses have struggled passing against the Steelers blitz in both playoff games. In addition they have not put up fantastic YPA against the nickel either. Most of the success is on early downs against the Steelers base defense package that does not blitz. It should be noted that neither Joe Flacco nor Mark Sanchez are on the level of Aaron Rodgers, but the Packers running backs are less of a pass catching threat than the Ravens Ray Rice was and the Jets ignored using their running backs in the passing game. On top of this, the Packers tight ends are not on the same level as say Todd Heap or Dustin Keller in my opinion. I expect the Packers to use quite a bit of 3 and 4 wide out sets to try to spread the Steelers out and attack the middle of the field and underneath area much like the Patriots did earlier in the year. The Packers receiving core reminds of the Saints wideout personnel. The Packers want to get into into a shootout in my opinion against the Steelers. Let me know if you find any charting discrepancies as they do happen time to time..

Package Explanation

PersonnelRBsTEsWRs
0005
1014
2023
3032
10104
11113
12122
13131
20203
21212
22221
23230

Total For 2010 Playoff

PersonnelATTCOMPYDSYPATDINTSACKPENRUN
01000.000000
1033196.310200
1183577.110110
1264518.500100
13111919.000000
203282.700000
2153418.200120
221000.001010
231000.000000
S01000.000000
S101910995.200211
S1155295.810011
S2095353.900000
Under Center29161956.721540
Shotgun34201634.810222
DefenseATTCOMPYDSYPATDINTSACKPENRUN
Goalline1000.000000
Base23131757.611442
Nickel39231834.720320
Blitz166462.900250
Non-Blitz47303126.631512

Baltimore Ravens

PersonnelATTCOMPYDSYPATDINTSACKPENRUN
01000.000000
102294.510200
113000.000000
1232268.700100
203282.700000
2131103.300120
221000.001000
S1063305.000100
S1122168.000010
S2064264.300000
DefenseATTCOMPYDSYPATDINTSACKPENRUN
Base136493.801320
Nickel1710764.510210
Blitz83212.600130
Non-Blitz22131044.711400

Breakdown By Play Versus Ravens

PersonnelDefenseReceiverDefenderResultBlitz
21BaseMasonTaylorOff Pass InterferenceYes
10BaseRiceTimmons5 yardsNo
21BaseMasonTaylorDefensive HoldingYes
S11NickelHeapClark18 yardsYes
S20NickelRiceHarrison3 yardsNo
11BaseHeapFarriorIncompleteNo
S20NickelHeapClarkIncompleteNo
12BaseRiceTimmons5 yardsYes
S10NickelHoushmandzadehMadison9 yardsNo
21BaseBoldinGayIncompleteNo
21BaseMcGaheeTimmons10 yardsNo
12BaseN/AN/ASackedNo
11NickelBoldinWoodleyIncompleteNo
S11NickelMasonMadisonPass InterferenceYes
21BaseMasonTaylorIncompleteYes
S20NickelHoushmandzadehGay16 yardsNo
S11NickelBoldinClark-2 yardsYes
S20NickelRiceHood2 yardsNo
20BaseMcGaheeFarrior4 yardsNo
S10NickelRicePolamalu8 yardsNo
12BaseBoldinGayIncompleteNo
10NickelHeapClark4 yards TDNo
10BaseN/AN/ASackedNo
S20NickelRiceClark5 yardsNo
21BaseN/AN/ASackedNo
S20NickelHoushmandzadehPolamaluIncompleteNo
22BaseHeapGayInterceptionNo
11BaseRiceKeiselIncompleteNo
20BaseRiceTimmons4 yardsNo
S10NickelHoushmandzadehMadison13 yardsNo
20BaseMasonTaylorIncompleteYes
10NickelN/AN/ASackedNo
12BaseHeapFarrior21 yardsNo
0NickelBoldinFarriorIncompleteNo
S10NickelHeapFarriorIncompleteYes
S10NickelMasonGayIncompleteYes
S10NickelN/AN/ASackedYes
S10NickelHoushmandzadehGayIncompleteYes

New York Jets

PersonnelATTCOMPYDSYPATDINTSACKPENRUN
10111010.000000
11535711.410110
1232258.300000
13111919.000000
21223115.500000
220000.000010
231000.000000
S01000.000000
S10137695.300111
S1133134.310001
S203193.000000
DefenseATTCOMPYDSYPATDINTSACKPENRUN
Goalline1000.000000
Base10712612.610122
Nickel22131074.910110
Blitz83253.100120
Non-Blitz25172088.320112

Breakdown By Play Versus Jets

PersonnelDefenseReceiverDefenderResultBlitz
11BaseKellerFarriorIncompleteNo
S10NickelCotcheryFarrior14 yardsNo
22BaseEdwardsTaylorIllegal ContactNo
11BaseHolmesTaylorPass InterferenceYes
S20BaseHartsockTimmonsIncompleteNo
S11NickelCotcheryTaylor3 yardsYes
12BaseKellerTimmons7 yardsNo
S10NickelCotcheryMcFaddenIncompleteYes
S10NickelEdwardsMcFaddenIncompleteYes
S10NickelCotcheryClarkIncompleteYes
11BaseN/AN/ASackedNo
S10NickelCotcheryGayIncompleteNo
S10NickelN/AN/ASackedYes
S10NickelKellerWoodley5 yardsNo
S10NickelSmithGay16 yardsNo
S20NickelSmithFarrior9 yardsNo
S10NickelKellerTimmonsIllegal ContactYes
S10NickelKellerTimmons9 yardsNo
S20NickelHolmesTaylorIncompleteNo
S10NickelEdwardsMcFaddenIncompleteNo
S10NickelHolmesTaylor16 yardsYes
11BaseHolmesTaylor45 yards TDNo
S0NickelHolmesTaylorIncompleteYes
S10NickelEdwardsMcFaddenIncompleteNo
12BaseEdwardsGay18 yardsNo
13BaseKellerClark19 yardsNo
12BaseEdwardsGayIncompleteYes
11NickelCotcheryPolamalu6 yardsNo
S11NickelKellerClark6 yardsYes
S10BaseN/AN/AScramblesNo
S11BaseN/AN/AFumblesNo
11BaseCotcheryClark6 yardsNo
23GoallineKellerClarkIncompleteNo
11NickelHolmesTaylorIncompleteNo
21BaseEdwardsGay22 yardsNo
21BaseKellerTimmons9 yardsNo
10NickelEdwardsMcFadden10 yardsNo
S10NickelKellerTimmons4 yardsNo
S10NickelKellerTimmons5 yardsNo
S11NickelCotcheryGay4 yards TDNo

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