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.

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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

Personnel RBs TEs WRs Plays
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

7 Ben Roethlisberger QB 60
34 Rashard Mendenhall RB 29
33 Isaac Redman RB 14
21 Mewelde Moore RB 17
17 Mike Wallace WR 56
86 Hines Ward WR 15
84 Antonio Brown WR 48
88 Emmanuel Sanders WR 28
89 Jerricho Cotchery WR 5
83 Heath Miller TE 59
85 David Johnson TE 23
82 Wesyle Saunders TE 13
53 Maurkice Pouncey C 18
64 Doug Legursky G/C 60
68 Chris Kemoeatu G 40
73 Ramon Foster G 60
78 Max Starks T 60
77 Marcus Gilbert T 60
79 Trai Essex T 1
  • 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.