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Steelers Ultimate Stats Recipe For QB Ben Roethlisberger To Produce Wins

While researching the career sack numbers of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, I wanted to try to determine a perfect recipe for him winning games as it relates to sacks taken and yards per carry produced by everyone except for him and what I found was pretty astonishing.

While it might be hard to believe, the Steelers are 40-4 (91%) in games that Roethlisberger has started when he is sacked two times or less and the average yards per carry of all other players is 3.55 or greater. The four games the Steelers lost when meeting the above criteria all came during the 2009 season when the defense allowed fourth quarter comebacks in the losses to the Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders.

With the above being the ultimate criteria for the Steelers to win when Roethlisberger starts, it should be notated that they are 54-9 (86%) when Roethlisberger is sacked three times or less and the average yards per carry of all other players is 3.55 or greater.

If you want to focus straight on the running game and leave sacks out of it, the Steelers are 55-15 (79%) when players other than Roethlisberger combine to rush for 4.0 yards per carry or more in a game.

Based on that same 4.0 yards per carry or greater number, when Roethlisberger was sacked two or less times in those games, the Steelers are 34-2 for his career.

In 2012, Roethlisberger started seven games that included him getting sacked two times or less, and they won the three games in which they averaged 3.55 yards per carry or more.

The obvious task ahead for offensive coordinator Todd Haley and new offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. in 2013 is quite simple, but it is easier said than done. Hopefully, the newly rebuilt offensive line can limit the sacks while producing a more effective running game through the use of more outside zone. Should they accomplish that, Roethlisberger should deliver quite a few wins.

The stats belowe are sortable by clicking on the column headers.

Ben Roethlisberger Career Stats With Run Help

YEARWKTEAMW/LCMPATTPCTYDSYPATDINTSCKRATERYDSRUSHYPC
20043@MIAW-13-3122254.51637.411174.6151374.08
20044CINW-28-17172568.01747.0101101.1163364.53
20045CLEW-34-23162176.223111.0110107.4157374.24
20046@DALW-24-20212584.01937.7203125.5117274.33
20048NEW-34-20182475.01968.2200126.4218444.95
20049PHIW-27-3111861.118310.2212109.3242504.84
200410@CLEW-24-10101662.51348.401263.0142403.55
200411@CINW-19-14152171.41386.6107104.9135314.35
200412WASW-16-792045.01316.600466.9103323.22
200413@JACW-17-16141782.422113.0203158.080223.64
200414NYJW-17-691947.41447.602233.6122274.52
200415@NYGW-33-30182864.331611.312384.8161384.24
200416BALW-20-7141973.722111.6210125.1172404.30
20051TENW-34-791181.821819.8200158.3201385.29
20052@HOUW-27-7142166.725412.1201139.8135324.22
20053NEL-20-23122842.92167.720493.862203.10
20055@SDW-24-22172665.42258.7103105.489302.97
20057@CINW-27-1391464.3936.621193.2226435.26
20058BALW-20-19183060.01775.921285.097244.04
200512@INDL-7-26172665.41335.112358.765222.95
200513CINL-31-38294170.73869.433294.293273.44
200514CHIW-21-9132065.01738.7100109.0192444.36
200515@MINW-18-3101566.71499.900499.0135334.09
200516@CLEW-41-0132065.022611.3102120.0209355.97
200517DETW-35-2171643.81358.402134.1194414.73
20062@JACL-0-9173253.11414.402238.726132.00
20063CINL-20-28183946.22085.303330.7171374.62
20065@SDL-13-23203164.52207.102558.568183.78
20066KCW-45-7161984.223812.5201153.8219415.34
20067@ATLL-38-41162272.723810.8303147.357232.48
20068@OAKL-13-20253767.63018.114561.784273.11
20069DENL-20-31385470.44338.013477.287165.44
200610NOW-38-31172860.72649.4302127.7216249.00
200611@CLEW-24-20254456.82726.223261.957183.17
200612@BALL-0-27214151.22145.202946.222102.20
200613TBW-20-3122548.01987.921185.174292.55
200614CLEW-27-7112152.422510.7100106.2299496.10
200615@CARW-37-3101758.81257.4103101.3147383.87
200616BALL-7-31153148.41565.012547.230142.14
200617@CINW-23-17192867.928010.011197.3191424.55
20071@CLEW-34-7122352.21617.0401114.3204414.98
20072BUFW-26-3213461.82427.111180.8174325.44
20073SFW-37-16132065.01608.0102106.2187325.84
20074@ARIL-14-21173253.12447.622472.951222.32
20075SEAW-21-0182281.82069.4103120.8162404.05
20077@DENL-28-31243568.62908.3424108.099234.30
20078@CINW-24-13192673.12308.8211109.5151314.87
20079BALW-38-7131681.320913.1503158.390392.31
200710CLEW-31-28233467.62788.221499.9110303.67
200711@NYJL-16-19152560.01957.811781.2107313.45
200712MIAW-3-0182185.71657.901579.683282.96
200713CINW-24-10213265.61845.822075.588293.03
200714@NEL-13-34193259.41875.810386.3157285.61
200715JACL-22-29153246.91424.430590.9100166.25
200716@STLW-41-24162080.026113.0304158.3155354.43
20081HOUW-38-17131492.91379.8202147.0166374.49
20082@CLEW-10-6132065.01798.9102110.2117303.90
20083@PHIL-6-15132552.01315.201850.627151.80
20084BALW-23-20142458.31918.011380.466262.54
20085@JACW-26-21264163.43097.5313100.6127245.29
20087@CINW-38-10172860.72167.7200108.6126255.04
20088NYGL-14-21132944.81896.514538.592214.38
20089@WASW-23-651729.4502.901315.163282.25
200810INDL-20-24294170.72806.803259.060262.31
200811SDW-11-10314175.63087.500496.4124284.43
200812CINW-27-10173056.72438.110094.2108343.18
200813@NEW-33-10173351.51795.421175.2155315.00
200814DALW-20-13173351.52046.210580.953212.52
200815@BALW-13-9224055.02466.110381.970233.04
200816@TENL-14-31253964.13298.422586.459222.68
200817CLEW-31-091464.31107.901058.6176355.03
20091TENW-13-10334376.73638.412489.633221.50
20092@CHIL-14-17233565.72216.311280.899195.21
20093@CINL-20-23223171.02768.911195.699263.81
20094SDW-38-28263378.833310.1203128.9174325.44
20095@DETW-28-20233076.72779.2313123.985175.00
20096CLEW-27-14233565.741711.9213113.6129304.30
20097MINW-27-17142653.81756.710487.8105185.83
20099@DENW-28-10212972.42338.0313116.0176276.52
200910CINL-12-18204050.01744.301451.564164.00
200911@KCL-24-27324276.23989.5322109.0110303.67
200913OAKL-24-27182475.027811.6211123.3125245.21
200914@CLEL-6-13183256.32016.300875.165193.42
200915GBW-37-36294663.050310.9305121.958183.22
200916BALW-23-20173351.52597.811475.251202.55
200917@MIAW-30-24182766.72208.1303128.6185325.78
20106CLEW-28-10162759.32579.5310112.7116343.41
20107@MIAW-23-22192770.430211.2203132.057222.59
20108@NOL-10-20172860.71957.001366.8109205.45
20109@CINW-27-21172763.01636.011176.6108274.00
201010NEL-26-39304961.23877.931597.964154.27
201011OAKW-35-3182962.12759.5302127.8107303.57
201012@BUFW-19-16203360.62467.500583.6188444.27
201013@BALW-13-10223857.92536.711375.955232.39
201014CINW-23-7213363.62587.800487.7100244.17
201015NYJL-17-22234452.32646.010378.2121235.26
201016CARW-27-3223268.832010.0103111.5113264.35
201017@CLEW-41-9152268.228012.7200141.376262.92
20111@BALL-7-35224153.72806.813452.957153.80
20112SEAW-24-0223073.32989.9102115.7116303.87
20113@INDW-23-20253767.63649.811397.152232.26
20114@HOUL-10-17163053.32066.901561.2107205.35
20115TENW-38-17243470.62286.7511116.2174286.21
20116JACW-17-13122352.22008.710396.3176296.07
20117@ARIW-32-20263966.73619.3302121.893263.58
20118NEW-25-17365072.03657.321597.597214.62
20119BALL-20-23203754.13308.911182.057173.35
201110@CINW-24-17213363.62457.411583.5107273.96
201112@KCW-13-9213167.71936.211181.8100244.17
201113CINW-35-7152365.21767.7202117.3136334.12
201114CLEW-14-3162176.228013.3211129.6147285.25
201115@SFL-3-20254456.83307.503352.384184.67
201117@CLEW-13-9234057.52215.500273.0161364.47
20121@DENL-19-31224055.02456.121579.771242.96
20122NYJW-27-10243177.42758.9203125.166282.36
20123@OAKL-31-34364973.53847.8401123.246192.42
20125PHIW-16-14223857.92205.810083.2109274.04
20126@TENL-23-26244060.03639.111187.842212.00
20127@CINW-24-17273773.02787.511391.9168286.00
20128WASW-27-12243372.72226.7300121.0134255.36
20129@NYGW-24-20213070.02167.221498.8159315.13
201210KCW-16-1391850.0844.710181.781282.89
201214SDL-24-34224252.42856.831287.938123.17
201215@DALL-24-27244060.03398.521493.667154.47
201216CINL-10-13142850.02207.912458.692293.17
201217CLEW-24-10152365.21345.8302120.393263.58
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