Steelers Pre Season Play Direction Report Versus Redskins

These are pretty much meaningless stats during the preseason, but they are fun to watch week to week as the Steelers progress through the preseason. Below are play direction stats from the Steelers first preseason game Friday night against the Redskins.

The thing that sticks out the most is that the Steelers did not run to the left side any on Friday night. Now they of course are a right handed running team and they only ran 18 times on the night with 2 of those times being Dennis Dixon scrambles. We should see a few runs to the left this week mixed in.

As far as the passing offense went, 16 of the 27 passes were split to the short left and short right side. Defensively the Steelers allowed a 75% completion rate to the short right side for average gain of 7.75 yards. Last regular season the Steelers ended with a 64.5% completion rate to that side for an average gain of 5.03 yards.

Rushing Offense
Left End Left Tackle Left Guard Up the Middle Right Guard Right Tackle Right End
Plays: 0 Plays: 0 Plays: 0 Plays: 9 Plays: 3 Plays: 0 Plays: 6
NFL Rank: N/A NFL Rank: N/A NFL Rank: N/A NFL Rank: 9 NFL Rank: 12 NFL Rank: N/A NFL Rank: 2
Avg Gain: 0 Avg Gain: 0 Avg Gain: 0 Avg Gain: 6.67 Avg Gain: 3.67 Avg Gain: 0 Avg Gain: 2.00
NFL Rank: N/A NFL Rank: N/A NFL Rank: N/A NFL Rank: 2 NFL Rank: 14 NFL Rank: N/A NFL Rank: 22
Rushing Defense

Left End
Left Tackle Left Guard Up the Middle Right Guard Right Tackle Right End
Plays: 13 Plays: 3 Plays: 1 Plays: 8 Plays: 1 Plays: 3 Plays: 6
NFL Rank: 1 NFL Rank: 14 NFL Rank: 17 NFL Rank: 13 NFL Rank: 21 NFL Rank: 13 NFL Rank: 2
Avg Gain: 4.85 Avg Gain: 3.00 Avg Gain: 0.00 Avg Gain: 2.88 Avg Gain: -3.00 Avg Gain: 7.00 Avg Gain: 4.50
NFL Rank: 15 NFL Rank: 11 NFL Rank: 2 NFL Rank: 12 NFL Rank: 1 NFL Rank: 27 NFL Rank: 14
Passing Offense
Short Left Short Middle Short Right Deep Left Deep Middle Deep Right
Plays: 8 Plays: 4 Plays: 8 Plays: 2 Plays: 3 Plays: 2
NFL Rank: 17 NFL Rank: 16 NFL Rank: 21 NFL Rank: 15 NFL Rank: 2 NFL Rank: 17
Avg Gain: 2.75 Avg Gain: 1.50 Avg Gain: 8.25 Avg Gain: 14.50 Avg Gain: 9.67 Avg Gain: 0.00
NFL Rank: 24 NFL Rank: 29 NFL Rank: 6 NFL Rank: 8 NFL Rank: 14 NFL Rank: 20
Comp %: 37.50 Comp %: 25.00 Comp %: 62.50 Comp %: 50.00 Comp %: 33.33 Comp %: 0.00
NFL Rank: 30 NFL Rank: 29 NFL Rank: 18 NFL Rank: 7 NFL Rank: 15 NFL Rank: 20
Passing Defense
Short Left Short Middle Short Right Deep Left Deep Middle Deep Right
Plays: 11 Plays: 7 Plays: 12 Plays: 1 Plays: 6 Plays: 3
NFL Rank: 4 NFL Rank: 3 NFL Rank: 6 NFL Rank: 21 NFL Rank: 1 NFL Rank: 12
Avg Gain: 5.27 Avg Gain: 7.00 Avg Gain: 7.75 Avg Gain: 0.00 Avg Gain: 14.67 Avg Gain: 5.33
NFL Rank: 17 NFL Rank: 12 NFL Rank: 24 NFL Rank: 1 NFL Rank: 12 NFL Rank: 11
Comp %: 72.73 Comp %: 71.43 Comp %: 75.00 Comp %: 0.00 Comp %: 66.67 Comp %: 33.33
NFL Rank: 20 NFL Rank: 18 NFL Rank: 22 NFL Rank: 1 NFL Rank: 12 NFL Rank: 15