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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&D LOS COMP TARGET COVERAGE YDS YAC PERS # RUSH BLITZ DEF
2-6 SF 31 YES 85-V.Davis 43-T.Polamalu 7 3 21 5 YES BASE
1-10 SF 38 YES 15-M.Crabtree 24-I.Taylor 5 1 21 4 NO BASE
1-10 SF 49 NO 21-F.Gore 25-R.Clark 0 0 21 5 YES BASE
3-5 PIT 46 YES 10-K.Williams 23-K.Lewis 8 0 11 5 YES DIME
1-10 PIT 38 YES 10-K.Williams 22-W.Gay 6 0 12 5 YES BASE
1-10 PIT 14 NO 85-V.Davis N/A 0 0 12 7 YES BASE
3-10 PIT 14 YES 15-M.Crabtree 43-T.Polamalu 12 1 11 4 NO NICKEL
2-4 PIT 4 NO 10-K.Williams 43-T.Polamalu 0 0 21 4 NO BASE
3-4 PIT 4 NO 21-F.Gore N/A 0 0 11 6 YES NICKEL
1-10 PIT 45 YES 15-M.Crabtree 24-I.Taylor 9 7 12 4 NO BASE
2-7 PIT 30 NO 85-V.Davis 25-R.Clark 0 0 21 5 YES BASE
3-7 PIT 30 YES 85-V.Davis 28-C.Allen 7 5 11 5 YES DIME
1-10 PIT 23 NO 15-M.Crabtree 24-I.Taylor 0 0 13 4 NO BASE
3-7 PIT 20 NO 21-F.Gore 99-B.Keisel 0 0 11 5 YES DIME
1-10 SF 12 NO 85-V.Davis 25-R.Clark 0 0 21 5 NO BASE
3-8 SF 14 YES 10-K.Williams 23-K.Lewis 10 1 11 4 NO NICKEL
1-10 SF 24 NO 85-V.Davis 25-R.Clark 0 0 11 5 YES BASE
1-15 SF 33 YES 19-T.Ginn 22-W.Gay 14 0 12 4 NO BASE
1-10 PIT 47 NO 46-D.Walker 25-R.Clark 0 0 12 5 NO BASE
3-21 SF 42 YES 10-K.Williams 43-T.Polamalu 9 3 11 5 YES NICKEL
3-7 SF 12 NO 15-M.Crabtree 56-L.Woodley 0 0 11 5 YES NICKEL
2-8 SF 49 YES 85-V.Davis 43-T.Polamalu 5 1 12 5 YES BASE
3-3 PIT 46 NO 18-B.Swain 23-K.Lewis 0 0 11 4 NO NICKEL
1-10 SF 21 YES 85-V.Davis 51-J.Farrior 31 11 12 5 NO BASE
1-20 SF 42 YES 15-M.Crabtree 24-I.Taylor 9 4 12 4 NO BASE
2-11 PIT 49 YES 32-K.Hunter N/A 27 30 12 5 NO BASE
1-10 PIT 22 YES 85-V.Davis 94-L.Timmons 21 12 22 5 NO BASE
1-1 PIT 1 TD 85-V.Davis 25-R.Clark 1 0 23 6 YES GOAL
2-9 PIT 16 YES 32-K.Hunter 25-R.Clark -3 -1 12 6 YES BASE
3-12 PIT 19 YES 18-B.Swain N/A 9 9 11 5 YES NICKEL
1-5 PIT 5 NO 15-M.Crabtree 24-I.Taylor 0 0 21 5 YES BASE

Coverage Stats By Player

PLAYER ATT COMP COMP % YDS YPA YAC TD INT
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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