Below is the defensive participation chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 15 Monday night game versus the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park.
The Steelers were in their base defense a whopping 48 of the 61 non-penalty plays Monday night against the 49ers. 8 times they were in nickel, 3 times in dime and 2 times in goal-line. In the dime, linebacker Lawrence Timmons was the linebacker off the field.
Both Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark were pulled very late in the game and that is how Ryan Mundy and Will Allen got their snaps. Stevenson Sylvester was also in for the final 2 kneel downs in place of James Farrior.
Steve McLendon only saw 7 base defensive snaps on the night with 5 of them coming in the last two 49ers possessions. Cameron Heyward saw just 13 non-penalty snaps, and like McLendon, 5 came in the final two series.
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