Steelers Chiefs Week 12 Offensive Participation Chart & Personnel

Below are the offensive personnel packages, play counts and participation chart for the Steelers week 12 Sunday night win against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Hines Ward saw 15 non-penalty play snaps versus Chiefs with 10 coming in the first 20 and 5 coming in first 8. Maurkice Pouncey saw just 18 non-penalty snaps before leaving with his stomach virus. Chris Kemoeatu then entered the game at left guard and played the rest of the way as Doug Legursky slid over to center. Emmanuel Sanders saw 28 snaps in his return from injury mostly at the expense of Jerricho Cotchery. Trai Essex saw 1 snap used as an extra tight end. This accounts for the one 14 personnel group I listed.

Personnel group wise, we saw the pony backfield 2 times with Isaac Redman and Rashard Mendenhall both lined up in the backfield together at the snap and the third time we saw Mendenhall line up outside on the left. We also saw just one non-penalty 5 receiver grouping on the night. Out of 60 plays the Steelers used two or more tight ends on 24 of 60 plays not counting the 2 victory formation plays at the end of the game.

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

Steelers Chiefs Week 12 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

0 0 0 5 1
1 0 1 4 4
11 1 1 3 29
12 1 2 2 11
13 1 3 1 9
14 1 4 0 1
22 2 2 1 3
V 3 2 0 2

Play Counts

7Ben RoethlisbergerQB60
34Rashard MendenhallRB29
33Isaac RedmanRB14
21Mewelde MooreRB17
17Mike WallaceWR56
86Hines WardWR15
84Antonio BrownWR48
88Emmanuel SandersWR28
89Jerricho CotcheryWR5
83Heath MillerTE59
85David JohnsonTE23
82Wesyle SaundersTE13
53Maurkice PounceyC18
64Doug LegurskyG/C60
68Chris KemoeatuG40
73Ramon FosterG60
78Max StarksT60
77Marcus GilbertT60
79Trai EssexT1

  • NW86

    A couple things I notice from that:

    -They rotated Mendenhall out more, with both Mewelde and Isaac getting double-digit plays. I’ve been wanting them to to this all year, I wonder if it will continue?

    -How valuable is Legursky? He played every offensive snap, starting at Guard, then when duty called, moving over to center without missing a beat. I still wish they had another solid starter at Guard, mainly so we don’t have to risk injuring our backup center by starting him at Guard, but either way this guy is a keeper. Kemo was pressed back into action, but at his salary he may be cut next year so Legs and Foster can both be resigned.