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Steelers Defensive Coverage Stats Versus Chargers – Week 14


Below are the coverage stats for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their 34-24 loss Sunday to the San Diego Chargers. The completion percentage of 51% looks good on paper, as does the 4.88 yards per attempt, but when you factor in the Chargers were 12 for 22 (55%) on 3rd downs and Philip Rivers was 11-of-19 (57.9%) 118 yards with 2 touchdowns on 3rd down, you can clearly see why the Steelers lost.

Curtis Brown was thrown at 6 times and allowed 6 receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown. 5 of those 6 were on 3rd down and all 5 of those moved the chains.

Cortez Allen was targeted 8 times in total and allowed 6 receptions for 86 yards. 3 of those 6 catches were on 3rd downs and all 3 moved chains.

Ignore the Ziggy Hood coverage stats.

Steelers Defensive Coverage Stats Versus Chargers

PLAYER ATT COMP COMP % YDS YPA YAC TD INT
96-Z.Hood 4 0 0% 0 0.00 0 0 0
43-.T.Polamalu 2 0 0% 0 0.00 0 0 0
50-L.Foote 5 1 20% 6 1.20 1 0 0
94-L.Timmons 3 1 33% 11 3.67 6 0 0
23-K.Lewis 8 3 38% 10 1.25 4 1 0
35-J.Victorian 2 1 50% 15 7.50 0 1 0
28-C.Allen 8 6 75% 46 5.75 25 0 0
31-C.Brown 6 6 100% 84 14.00 18 1 0
25-R.Clark 3 3 100% 28 9.33 25 0 0
TOTALS 41 21 51% 200 4.88 79 3 0

Steelers Chargers Pass Attempts By Play

QTR TIME DWN DIST LOS YDS YAC RES TARGET COVERAGE
1 11:48 1 10 PIT 48 0 0 INC 24-R.Mathews 96-Z.Hood
1 11:42 2 10 PIT 48 0 0 INC 85-A.Gates 96-Z.Hood
1 11:37 3 10 PIT 48 0 0 INC 30-R.Brown 50-L.Foote
1 8:03 3 4 SDG 37 6 1 COMP 85-A.Gates 50-L.Foote
1 6:05 3 8 SDG 45 11 2 COMP 87-M.Spurlock 28-C.Allen
1 3:23 2 9 PIT 33 0 0 INC 85-A.Gates 50-L.Foote
1 3:14 3 9 PIT 33 0 0 INC 85-A.Gates 94-L.Timmons
2 14:07 2 4 SDG 24 0 0 INC 84-D.Alexander 28-C.Allen
2 14:02 3 4 SDG 24 6 0 COMP 87-M.Spurlock 31-C.Brown
2 13:36 1 10 SDG 30 0 0 INC 85-A.Gates 43-.T.Polamalu
2 13:29 2 10 SDG 30 0 0 INC 85-A.Gates 50-L.Foote
2 13:25 3 10 SDG 30 10 5 COMP 87-M.Spurlock 31-C.Brown
2 13:03 1 10 SDG 40 6 1 COMP 84-D.Alexander 28-C.Allen
2 12:24 2 4 SDG 46 3 4 COMP 80-M.Floyd 23-K.Lewis
2 9:20 2 9 PIT 45 0 0 INC 80-M.Floyd 23-K.Lewis
2 9:16 3 9 PIT 45 0 0 INC 84-D.Alexander 28-C.Allen
2 6:57 2 10 PIT 36 0 0 INC 17-P.Rivers 96-Z.Hood
2 6:49 3 10 PIT 36 0 0 INC 85-A.Gates 23-K.Lewis
2 4:34 2 8 PIT 46 7 11 COMP 30-R.Brown 28-C.Allen
2 3:48 3 1 PIT 39 39 10 TD 84-D.Alexander 31-C.Brown
2 1:29 2 10 PIT 47 0 0 INC 80-M.Floyd 23-K.Lewis
2 1:24 3 10 PIT 47 12 5 COMP 87-M.Spurlock 28-C.Allen
2 1:16 1 10 PIT 35 14 0 COMP 85-A.Gates 31-C.Brown
2 1:09 1 10 PIT 21 0 0 INC 30-R.Brown 50-L.Foote
2 1:05 2 10 PIT 21 0 0 INC 80-M.Floyd 43-.T.Polamalu
2 0:59 3 10 PIT 21 0 0 INC 80-M.Floyd 23-K.Lewis
3 14:16 2 9 SDG 23 8 11 COMP 84-D.Alexander 25-R.Clark
3 13:33 3 1 SDG 31 8 2 COMP 84-D.Alexander 31-C.Brown
3 12:52 1 10 SDG 39 0 0 INC 88-D.Rosario 94-L.Timmons
3 12:02 3 3 SDG 46 5 1 COMP 87-M.Spurlock 28-C.Allen
3 10:08 1 10 PIT 38 0 0 INC 33-L.McClain 96-Z.Hood
3 9:35 3 5 PIT 33 7 1 COMP 84-D.Alexander 31-C.Brown
3 7:48 2 13 PIT 29 0 0 INC 80-M.Floyd 23-K.Lewis
3 5:33 3 1 PIT 3 3 0 TD 80-M.Floyd 23-K.Lewis
3 1:51 2 9 SDG 21 7 1 COMP 87-M.Spurlock 25-R.Clark
3 1:20 3 2 SDG 28 0 0 INC 84-D.Alexander 35-J.Victorian
4 15:00 2 10 SDG 32 4 0 COMP 80-M.Floyd 23-K.Lewis
4 14:19 3 6 SDG 36 11 6 COMP 85-A.Gates 94-L.Timmons
4 13:39 1 10 SDG 47 13 13 COMP 87-M.Spurlock 25-R.Clark
4 12:26 2 9 PIT 39 5 5 COMP 84-D.Alexander 28-C.Allen
4 9:52 2 8 PIT 15 15 0 TD 84-D.Alexander 35-J.Victorian

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  • steeltown

    This just further proves they need to retain K.Lewis

  • steeltown

    C.Brown is nowhere near ready to be a starter on Defense, I blame the coaching staff for never giving him much playing time

  • Pete

    Brown and Allen are not ready to be everyday starters but they’ll get better. Look how long it took Lewis to develop. The Steelers are big on Brown and Allen. It’s just unfortunate they were thrown into the fire when Ike when down. They’ll learn from this and continue to get better. Trust in Lake.

  • steeltown

    Don’t get me wrong, I like Cortez and Brown both, just dont think Brown is anywhere near ready to start on the outside in the nickel defense

  • Tim Culligan

    I was excited about 31 and 28 coming into the year, I though they both could be good #3 corners. Allen has had very spotty play lately but I thought Brown would be better. Granted he really only plays special teams for them as of now (and hes not too shabby at it either), but he needs to put in the work to get better over the next few years.

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