Steelers Week 15 Coverage Stats Versus 49ers

Below are the Pittsburgh Steelers coverage stats for their week 15 Monday night loss against the San Francisco 49ers. These stats 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.

Keep in mind that the Steelers do play quite a bit of zone coverage, so the coverage stats are not really reflective of play.

49ers quarterback Alex Smith had only 3 completions in this game that were thrown more than 10 yards past the line of scrimmage and 87 of his 187 yards passing came after the catch on 18 completions with 30 of those yards after the catch coming on the screen pass to running back Kendall Hunter. The 49ers also had just 3 explosive plays in the game and all 3 came on the 5 play drive that resulted in their lone touchdown. I charged Ryan Clark with that touchdown to tight end Vernon Davis as I believe he might have been the responsibility of Clark. Outside of that, Clark really had a great game in coverage.

Ike Taylor was targeted 5 times and gave up 3 completions. It could have easily been 4 with a touchdown as he was beat on the stop and go route by Michael Crabtree.

The Steelers mixed in a few press coverages throughout the night, but we saw primarily zone coverage. Davis caused the Steelers the most problems has he was targeted 10 times and caught 6 balls for 72 yards and the touchdown. His 2 big plays came against James Farrior and Lawrence Timmons.

Coverage Stats By Play

D&DLOSCOMPTARGETCOVERAGEYDS YACPERS# RUSHBLITZDEF
2-6SF 31YES85-V.Davis43-T.Polamalu73215YESBASE
1-10SF 38YES15-M.Crabtree24-I.Taylor51214NOBASE
1-10SF 49NO21-F.Gore25-R.Clark00215YESBASE
3-5PIT 46YES10-K.Williams23-K.Lewis80115YESDIME
1-10PIT 38YES10-K.Williams22-W.Gay60125YESBASE
1-10PIT 14NO85-V.DavisN/A00127YESBASE
3-10PIT 14YES15-M.Crabtree43-T.Polamalu121114NONICKEL
2-4PIT 4NO10-K.Williams43-T.Polamalu00214NOBASE
3-4PIT 4NO21-F.GoreN/A00116YESNICKEL
1-10PIT 45YES15-M.Crabtree24-I.Taylor97124NOBASE
2-7PIT 30NO85-V.Davis25-R.Clark00215YESBASE
3-7PIT 30YES85-V.Davis28-C.Allen75115YESDIME
1-10PIT 23NO15-M.Crabtree24-I.Taylor00134NOBASE
3-7PIT 20NO21-F.Gore99-B.Keisel00115YESDIME
1-10SF 12NO85-V.Davis25-R.Clark00215NOBASE
3-8SF 14YES10-K.Williams23-K.Lewis101114NONICKEL
1-10SF 24NO85-V.Davis25-R.Clark00115YESBASE
1-15SF 33YES19-T.Ginn22-W.Gay140124NOBASE
1-10PIT 47NO46-D.Walker25-R.Clark00125NOBASE
3-21SF 42YES10-K.Williams43-T.Polamalu93115YESNICKEL
3-7SF 12NO15-M.Crabtree56-L.Woodley00115YESNICKEL
2-8SF 49YES85-V.Davis43-T.Polamalu51125YESBASE
3-3PIT 46NO18-B.Swain23-K.Lewis00114NONICKEL
1-10SF 21YES85-V.Davis51-J.Farrior3111125NOBASE
1-20SF 42YES15-M.Crabtree24-I.Taylor94124NOBASE
2-11PIT 49YES32-K.HunterN/A2730125NOBASE
1-10PIT 22YES85-V.Davis94-L.Timmons2112225NOBASE
1-1PIT 1TD85-V.Davis25-R.Clark10236YESGOAL
2-9PIT 16YES32-K.Hunter25-R.Clark-3-1126YESBASE
3-12PIT 19YES18-B.SwainN/A99115YESNICKEL
1-5PIT 5NO15-M.Crabtree24-I.Taylor00215YESBASE

Coverage Stats By Player

PLAYERATTCOMPCOMP %YDSYPAYACTDINT
56-L.Woodley 1 0 0% 0 0.0 0 0 0
99-B.Keisel 1 0 0% 0 0.0 0 0 0
25-R.Clark 7 2 29% -2 -0.3 -1 1 0
24-I.Taylor 5 3 60% 23 4.6 12 0 0
23-K.Lewis 3 2 67% 18 6.0 1 0 0
N/A 4 3 75% 36 9.0 39 0 0
43-T.Polamalu 5 4 80% 33 6.6 8 0 0
22-W.Gay 2 2 100% 20 10.0 0 0 0
51-J.Farrior 1 1 100% 31 31.0 11 0 0
28-C.Allen 1 1 100% 7 7.0 5 0 0
94-L.Timmons 1 1 100% 21 21.0 12 0 0

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