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Steelers 2011 Passing & Rushing Stats By Formation Through Week 4


Below are the formation rushing and passing stats from the week 4 game against the Houston Texans along with the year to date stats through the first 4 games of the 2011 season.

One word of caution. The formations are different from the actual personnel on the field as my game charters will list an h-back player at the snap as a running back. This would mean that players like Hines Ward, David Johnson or Heath Miller for example were charted formation wise as being a running back as this gives you a better picture of the formation actually used on a play.

If you want to look at the actual personnel used on a specific play, I suggest you look at the weekly offensive participation charts that show where all players are lined up on all non-penalty plays. The charting data is likely around 98% accurate as we are prone to make mistakes, but the stats below certainly give you a better picture.

Rushing wise through 4 games the Steelers best success comes from the 2RB 1TE 2WR formations. This could include a player lined up as a fullback or a h-back along with a running back. The Steelers have rushed 17 times for 113 yards out of these types of formations.

5 of the 14 sacks have come on 46 drop-backs that the Steelers used an empty set. Not surprising the way the offensive line has played thus far. Another 5 sacks came out of the 1RB 0TE 4WR formation, but that same formation has produced 391 of the 1163 passing yards. Nearly 700 passing yards have come from 3 and 4 wide receiver formations that include a running back.

The Steelers struggle to run out of formations that use 2 running backs with 2 or 3 tight ends as the stats show below.

Feel free to post any more observations below or any questions you might have about the stats.

Week 4 Rushing & Passing Stats By Formation Versus Texans

FORMATION PLAYS RUSH YDS YPC TD ATT COMP COMP % YDS YPA INT TD SCK SCR SCR YDS SPK
0RB 2TE 3WR 1 0 0 0.0 0 1 1 100% 6 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1RB 0TE 4WR 9 2 11 5.5 1 5 3 60% 64 12.8 1 0 2 0 0 0
1RB 1TE 3WR 14 2 15 7.5 0 11 7 64% 100 9.1 0 0 1 0 0 0
1RB 2TE 2WR 4 3 4 1.3 0 0 0 0% 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 3 0
1RB 3TE 1WR 1 0 0 0.0 0 1 1 100% 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2RB 0TE 3WR 3 0 0 0.0 0 3 1 33% 7 2.3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2RB 1TE 2WR 10 7 48 6.9 0 2 1 50% 10 5.0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2RB 2TE 1WR 4 4 15 3.8 0 0 0 0% 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3RB OTE 2WR 1 1 8 8.0 0 0 0 0% 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3RB 1TE 1WR 1 1 6 6.0 0 0 0 0% 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 57 20 107 5.4 1 29 16 55% 206 7.1 1 0 5 2 11 1

Year To Date Rushing & Passing Stats By Formation

FORMATION PLAYS RUSH YDS YPC TD ATT COMP COMP % YDS YPA INT TD SCK SCR SCR YDS SPK
0RB 0TE 5WR 32 1 7 7.0 0 24 11 46% 142 5.9 2 1 4 2 18 1
0RB 1TE 4WR 15 0 0 0.0 0 12 5 42% 49 4.1 0 0 1 2 17 0
0RB 2TE 3WR 1 0 0 0.0 0 1 1 100% 6 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1RB 0TE 4WR 53 13 40 3.1 2 35 23 66% 391 11.2 2 1 5 0 0 0
1RB 1TE 3WR 52 15 52 3.5 0 35 25 71% 298 8.5 1 0 2 0 0 0
1RB 2TE 2WR 19 7 27 3.9 0 9 7 78% 159 17.7 0 1 0 3 10 0
1RB 3TE 1WR 7 4 5 1.3 0 3 2 67% 4 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2RB 0TE 3WR 11 1 -1 -1.0 0 10 5 50% 55 5.5 0 0 0 0 0 0
2RB 1TE 2WR 26 17 113 6.6 1 8 6 75% 47 5.9 0 0 1 0 0 0
2RB 2TE 1WR 19 19 39 2.1 0 0 0 0% 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2RB 3TE 0WR 3 3 8 2.7 0 0 0 0% 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3RB 0TE 2WR 4 4 21 5.3 0 0 0 0% 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3RB 1TE 1WR 5 4 22 5.5 0 1 1 100% 12 12.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3RB 2TE 0WR 3 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0% 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0
VICTORY 4 4 -3 -0.8 0 0 0 0% 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 254 94 330 3.5 3 138 86 62% 1163 8.4 5 3 14 7 45 1

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