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Steelers Week 4 Coverage Stats Versus Texans


Below are the Steelers coverage stats for the week4 Sunday afternoon game against the Houston Texans. They are broken down by play and include down and distance, line of scrimmage, direction, yards gained, yards after catch, personnel the offense used, defensive package, number of pass rushers and whether or not the defense blitzed on the play.

The coverage stats in no way tell the story of this game. Texans quarterback Matt Schaub only threw 21 times in the game and only 7 of those attempts were to a wide receiver. The other 14 were throws to a tight end or a running back and he completed 10 of those. Perhaps the two biggest completions of the game went to Texans tight end Owen Daniels on back-to-back plays. The first converted a 3rd and 6 from the Texans own 19 yard-line. The very next play Schaub hit Daniels for 30 yards on 1st down with Steelers linebacker James Farrior trailing in coverage. The play immediately after that was the touchdown run by Arian Foster. That was 81 yards of offense in just 3 consecutive plays and put the Texans back ahead for good.

74 of the Texans 138 yards passing came after the catch as the Steelers did not wrap up well. 44 of those yards were the dump-offs came on the screen type plays to a tight end or running back.

The Texans really never attacked the Steelers defense vertical either outside of a few plays. Keenan Lewis had a nice break-up of a deep ball to Kevin Walter late in the game and the other three vertical attempts went to Daniels. The Steelers caught a break when Andre Johnson left before halftime, but the way they were running the ball, they did not miss him.

I had the Steelers blitzing 11 times and Schaub connected on 8 of those plays.

I charged Lawrence Timmons with the coverage on the touchdown to Daniels as he bit on the play action and appeared to just let Daniels go.

Coverage Stats By Play

D&D LOS COMP TARGET COVERAGE YDS YAC PERS DEF # RUSH BLITZ
2-8 HOU 7 YES 81-O.Daniels 92-J.Harrison 11 4 12 BASE 3 NO
1-10 HOU 18 NO 80-A.Johnson 24-I.Taylor 0 0 12 BASE 4 YES
1-10 HOU 29 NO 81-O.Daniels 94-L.Timmons 0 0 12 BASE 3 YES
1-20 HOU 39 YES 85-J.Dreessen N/A 14 15 12 BASE 3 NO
3-10 HOU 49 YES 81-O.Daniels 50-L.Foote 18 2 11 NICKEL 5 YES
2-10 PIT 22 YES 23-A.Foster 50-L.Foote 8 7 12 BASE 6 YES
1-1 PIT 1 YES 81-O.Daniels 94-L.Timmons 1 0 14 GOAL 7 NO
1-10 HOU 23 NO 81-O.Daniels 25-R.Clark 0 0 12 BASE 4 NO
3-6 HOU 27 YES 80-A.Johnson 24-I.Taylor 8 1 11 NICKEL 5 YES
2-8 HOU 37 YES 80-A.Johnson 43-T.Polamalu 5 1 11 BASE 4 NO
3-3 HOU 40 YES 80-A.Johnson 94-L.Timmons 10 3 12 BASE 4 NO
1-10 50 YES 80-A.Johnson N/A 13 9 12 BASE 5 YES
1-10 PIT 37 YES 86-J.Casey N/A 8 12 12 BASE 5 YES
2-6 PIT 7 NO 83-K.Walter N/A 0 0 12 BASE 4 NO
3-6 PIT 7 NO 23-A.Foster 24-I.Taylor 0 0 11 NICKEL 4 NO
2-9 HOU 21 YES 23-A.Foster N/A 1 6 12 BASE 5 YES
3-8 HOU 22 NO 23-A.Foster 51-J.Farrior 0 0 11 NICKEL 4 NO
3-6 HOU 19 YES 81-O.Daniels 43-T.Polamalu 9 2 13 NICKEL 5 YES
1-10 HOU 28 YES 81-O.Daniels 51-J.Farrior 30 11 13 BASE 4 NO
3-9 HOU 41 YES 23-A.Foster N/A 2 2 11 NICKEL 5 YES
3-6 HOU 40 NO 12-J.Jones 23-K.Lewis 0 0 11 NICKEL 5 YES

Coverage Stats By Player

PLAYER ATT COMP COMP % YDS YPA YAC TD INT
23-K.Lewis 1 0 0% 0 0.0 0 0 0
25-R.Clark 1 0 0% 0 0.0 0 0 0
24-I.Taylor 3 1 33% 8 2.7 1 0 0
51-J.Farrior 2 1 50% 30 15.0 11 0 0
94-L.Timmons 3 2 67% 11 3.7 3 1 0
N/A 6 5 83% 38 6.3 44 0 0
43-T.Polamalu 2 2 100% 14 7.0 3 0 0
50-L.Foote 2 2 100% 26 13.0 9 0 0
92-J.Harrison 1 1 100% 11 11.0 4 0 0

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  • Shannon Stephenson

    I saw Timmons mess up his coverage assignment a few times…he must be dumb as a box of rocks.

  • CoverCorner

    Another good job by the secondary. Once the front 7 gets its act together, this can be a helluva defense. I still think Lewis should be starting, but he’s really been looking good in the PT he’s getting.

  • Steve Duncan

    Timmons is terrible in coverage if he has to think at all. If he just reacts as an athlete, he is ok, but he is nowhere hear what Farrior was in his prime, and likely never will be.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I think that is why Foote is taking Farrior’s spot next year. IMO

  • Davthebest

    Dave, you wouldn’t happen to know William Gay’s coverage stats for this game, as in attempts against, completions against and the percentage? Your weekly coverage stats have been of great use so far but I’d love to have his full stat line weeks 1 through 6

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