Steelers 49ers Week 15 Defensive Participation Chart

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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Steelers 49ers Week 15 Defensive Participation Chart

# Player POS PLAYS
98 Casey Hampton NT 43
90 Steve McLendon NT 9
96 Ziggy Hood DE 57
99 Brett Keisel DE 52
97 Cameron Heyward DE 13
94 Lawrence Timmons ILB 58
93 Jason Worilds OLB 61
56 LaMarr Woodley OLB 45
51 James Farrior ILB 49
50 Larry Foote ILB 28
55 Stevenson Sylvester ILB 2
24 Ike Taylor CB 59
22 William Gay CB 59
23 Keenan Lewis CB 11
28 Cortez Allen CB 3
25 Ryan Clark FS 57
43 Troy Polamalu SS 56
29 Ryan Mundy SS 5
26 Will Allen FS 4
  • HerfJ / JamesH

    Player Chart inadvertently shows Foote playing at Outside LB. I believe Timmons took the snaps when Woodley left, as your Participation Chart shows.

  • JamesH

    It has now been corrected.

  • tequila0341

    Greg Cosell from NFL Films noted that most of the Steelers’ blitzes come out of their sub packages. He attributes the lack of pressure on Alex Smith to this fact. The 49ers dictated this by running most of their offense out of two tight end, run-heavy formations, and of course doing the 3-5 step quick pass offense.

    Strange that LeBeau didn’t have more blitz stuff to run out of base formation – maybe dependent on Lamar being more effective? Sadly I don’t think that would have worked with the offense the 49ers were running.