Steelers Colts Week 3 Offensive Participation Chart & Personnel

Below are the offensive personnel packages, play counts and participation chart for the Steelers week 3 win against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night. The first thing of note this week is that the Steelers used two tight ends or more on 27 of the 68 non-penalty plays this past week. We also saw the 2 personnel group this week for the first time that featured 3 wide receivers and two tight ends on the field in the form of Heath Miller and Wesyle Saunders. I am curious if this will be used more going forward. The 11 personnel grouping was used on nearly half of the offensive plays this week.

As far as non-penalty snap counts went, Hines Ward led all wide receivers with Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders still neck and neck in play counts. The Mike Wallace snap count might be down to the rib cartilage injury revealed today by Mike Tomlin during his press conference. Miller was the iron man again at tight end with 66 snaps. No surprise there. No other real surprises outside of the snaps that Trai Essex and Ramon Foster received due to the injuries of Marcus Gilbert and Doug Legursky.

Click on the image below to see the full PDF version of the participation chart.

Steelers Colts Week 3 Offensive Participation Chart

Below also is the personnel packages used on offense and the individual snaps counts for the players that played on offense.

Personell Package Counts

Personnel RBs TEs WRs Plays
1 0 1 4 7
2 0 2 3 4
11 1 1 3 33
12 1 2 2 13
13 1 3 1 9
22 2 2 1 1
V 3 2 0 1

Play Counts

7 Ben Roethlisberger QB 68
34 Rashard Mendenhall RB 35
33 Isaac Redman RB 11
21 Mewelde Moore RB 13
86 Hines Ward WR 56
17 Mike Wallace WR 46
88 Emmanuel Sanders WR 37
84 Antonio Brown WR 35
83 Heath Miller TE 66
85 David Johnson TE 27
82 Wesyle Saunders TE 14
53 Maurkice Pouncey C 68
64 Doug Legursky G 52
68 Chris Kemoeatu G 68
73 Ramon Foster G 16
72 Jonathan Scott T 64
77 Marcus Gilbert T 47
79 Trai Essex T 25

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I really like Saunders and hopes he keeps getting this kind of use in coming weeks…even when he didnt get his head around fast enough to catch the ball cleanly he was still athletic enough to make the catch…nothing like getting a 1st round guy for almost nothing.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I want to clarify that I know Saunders wasnt a 1st round pick but he was considered one going into his Senior year before the floor caved in for the young lad.