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Red Zone Production Of New Steelers WR Lance Moore Over Course Of Career


We have already finished our study of new Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lance Moore as it relates to the success he’s had over the course of his career on third downs and play on the road. Today, we will have a look at his production in the red zone.

In the sortable table below, I have pulled the stats of all wide receivers dating back to 2006 that have been targeted 50 or more times from 20 yards and in. On that list of 61 players, Moore has the third-best reception percentage of 65.3%.

Moore’s has 26 red zone touchdowns dating back to 2006 and that results in a 26.5% touchdown per target percentage. That number ranks him in the top half of 61 players that qualified to make this list.

Of Moore’s 64 red zone catches, 38 of them have resulted in either a touchdown or first down and that 38.8% percentage ranks him in the top third on this list.

So what about from 10 yards and in?

The second sortable table represents 50 players that have been targeted 25 or more times from 10 yards and in dating back to 2006. Moore’s 53.8% catch percentage ranks him 12th overall on the list and his 38.5% touchdown per target percentage ranks him 19th overall.

You’ll probable notice that both of those percentages are better than what former Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward registered during that span of time and while probably mostly a result of inconsistent quarterback play during his time with the New York Jets, way better than that of former Steelers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery.

So is Moore a great red zone threat? I would say probably not, but like everywhere else on the field, he consistently catches the football and can move the chains in addition to scoring.

Sortable 2006-2013 Wide Receiver Red Zone Target Stats – Minimum 50 Targets To Qualify

PLAYER TARG REC REC% TD TD/FD TD/TARG TD/FD/TARG
Wes Welker 164 119 72.6% 41 70 25.0% 42.7%
Steve Smith 60 40 66.7% 10 20 16.7% 33.3%
Lance Moore 98 64 65.3% 26 38 26.5% 38.8%
Dez Bryant 58 37 63.8% 24 26 41.4% 44.8%
Danny Amendola 52 33 63.5% 8 20 15.4% 38.5%
Percy Harvin 53 33 62.3% 9 15 17.0% 28.3%
Marques Colston 149 92 61.7% 46 72 30.9% 48.3%
Derrick Mason 72 44 61.1% 16 30 22.2% 41.7%
Eric Decker 61 37 60.7% 25 28 41.0% 45.9%
Andre Johnson 124 75 60.5% 32 48 25.8% 38.7%
James Jones 81 49 60.5% 21 28 25.9% 34.6%
Jordy Nelson 68 41 60.3% 20 29 29.4% 42.6%
Anquan Boldin 108 65 60.2% 35 49 32.4% 45.4%
Kevin Walter 76 45 59.2% 18 29 23.7% 38.2%
Jeremy Maclin 54 31 57.4% 15 23 27.8% 42.6%
Greg Jennings 104 59 56.7% 29 41 27.9% 39.4%
Nate Burleson 70 39 55.7% 18 22 25.7% 31.4%
Nate Washington 72 40 55.6% 17 24 23.6% 33.3%
Jabar Gaffney 72 40 55.6% 14 24 19.4% 33.3%
Sidney Rice 62 34 54.8% 18 27 29.0% 43.5%
Jason Avant 70 37 52.9% 11 20 15.7% 28.6%
Eddie Royal 53 28 52.8% 12 16 22.6% 30.2%
T.J. Houshmandzadeh 86 45 52.3% 20 29 23.3% 33.7%
Larry Fitzgerald 177 92 52.0% 49 63 27.7% 35.6%
Demaryius Thomas 56 29 51.8% 16 20 28.6% 35.7%
Laveranues Coles 62 32 51.6% 17 23 27.4% 37.1%
Miles Austin 70 36 51.4% 15 21 21.4% 30.0%
Chad Johnson 76 39 51.3% 21 33 27.6% 43.4%
Terrell Owens 90 46 51.1% 24 35 26.7% 38.9%
Michael Jenkins 61 31 50.8% 13 21 21.3% 34.4%
Vincent Jackson 103 52 50.5% 31 44 30.1% 42.7%
Hines Ward 101 51 50.5% 27 43 26.7% 42.6%
Roy Williams 56 28 50.0% 17 24 30.4% 42.9%
Brandon Marshall 165 82 49.7% 42 59 25.5% 35.8%
Roddy White 135 67 49.6% 31 49 23.0% 36.3%
Reggie Wayne 133 66 49.6% 34 46 25.6% 34.6%
Donald Driver 89 44 49.4% 20 30 22.5% 33.7%
Plaxico Burress 73 35 47.9% 22 31 30.1% 42.5%
Dwayne Bowe 96 46 47.9% 28 35 29.2% 36.5%
Brandon Lloyd 61 29 47.5% 13 21 21.3% 34.4%
Santana Moss 99 47 47.5% 19 32 19.2% 32.3%
Pierre Garcon 80 38 47.5% 13 19 16.3% 23.8%
Jerricho Cotchery 97 46 47.4% 21 29 21.6% 29.9%
Steve Johnson 67 31 46.3% 20 26 29.9% 38.8%
Santonio Holmes 78 36 46.2% 17 25 21.8% 32.1%
Hakeem Nicks 66 30 45.5% 14 20 21.2% 30.3%
Lee Evans 51 23 45.1% 10 13 19.6% 25.5%
Steve Smith 105 47 44.8% 21 30 20.0% 28.6%
Mike Williams 63 28 44.4% 18 22 28.6% 34.9%
A.J. Green 63 28 44.4% 16 19 25.4% 30.2%
Randy Moss 106 47 44.3% 32 34 30.2% 32.1%
Torry Holt 70 31 44.3% 16 20 22.9% 28.6%
Mike Wallace 57 25 43.9% 10 16 17.5% 28.1%
Calvin Johnson 129 56 43.4% 39 46 30.2% 35.7%
Deion Branch 70 30 42.9% 16 20 22.9% 28.6%
Malcom Floyd 57 24 42.1% 14 20 24.6% 35.1%
DeSean Jackson 66 27 40.9% 9 17 13.6% 25.8%
Brian Hartline 51 20 39.2% 7 14 13.7% 27.5%
Bryant Johnson 54 20 37.0% 9 15 16.7% 27.8%
Braylon Edwards 94 34 36.2% 20 24 21.3% 25.5%
Chris Chambers 64 22 34.4% 13 18 20.3% 28.1%

Sortable 2006-2013 Wide Receiver 10 Yards & In Target Stats – Minimum 25 Targets To Qualify

PLAYER TARG REC REC% TD TD/TARG
Dez Bryant 32 20 62.5% 18 56.3%
Anquan Boldin 61 38 62.3% 26 42.6%
Wes Welker 65 40 61.5% 28 43.1%
James Jones 42 25 59.5% 16 38.1%
Greg Jennings 39 23 59.0% 19 48.7%
Andre Johnson 51 30 58.8% 20 39.2%
Chad Johnson 29 17 58.6% 16 55.2%
Jordy Nelson 35 20 57.1% 13 37.1%
Danny Amendola 29 16 55.2% 8 27.6%
Terrell Owens 44 24 54.5% 18 40.9%
Larry Fitzgerald 89 48 53.9% 35 39.3%
Lance Moore 39 21 53.8% 15 38.5%
Hines Ward 40 21 52.5% 15 37.5%
Marques Colston 67 35 52.2% 26 38.8%
Nate Burleson 25 13 52.0% 11 44.0%
Eric Decker 33 17 51.5% 13 39.4%
Dwayne Bowe 42 21 50.0% 18 42.9%
Laveranues Coles 32 16 50.0% 13 40.6%
Roy Williams 30 15 50.0% 12 40.0%
Kevin Walter 30 15 50.0% 12 40.0%
Isaac Bruce 28 14 50.0% 10 35.7%
Roddy White 59 29 49.2% 23 39.0%
Donald Driver 47 23 48.9% 18 38.3%
T.J. Houshmandzadeh 37 18 48.6% 12 32.4%
Mike Williams 31 15 48.4% 14 45.2%
Randy Moss 56 27 48.2% 21 37.5%
Santana Moss 44 21 47.7% 14 31.8%
Plaxico Burress 38 18 47.4% 16 42.1%
Jabar Gaffney 32 15 46.9% 10 31.3%
Pierre Garcon 32 15 46.9% 9 28.1%
Jerricho Cotchery 41 19 46.3% 11 26.8%
Reggie Wayne 68 31 45.6% 23 33.8%
Deion Branch 33 15 45.5% 11 33.3%
Jason Avant 33 15 45.5% 8 24.2%
Torry Holt 32 14 43.8% 12 37.5%
Sidney Rice 32 14 43.8% 11 34.4%
A.J. Green 40 17 42.5% 11 27.5%
Hakeem Nicks 31 13 41.9% 10 32.3%
Steve Johnson 29 12 41.4% 11 37.9%
Calvin Johnson 59 24 40.7% 20 33.9%
Santonio Holmes 35 14 40.0% 8 22.9%
DeSean Jackson 30 12 40.0% 5 16.7%
Miles Austin 38 15 39.5% 12 31.6%
Vincent Jackson 44 17 38.6% 16 36.4%
Brandon Marshall 74 28 37.8% 23 31.1%
Bryant Johnson 28 10 35.7% 7 25.0%
Malcom Floyd 31 11 35.5% 10 32.3%
Steve Smith 48 15 31.3% 9 18.8%
Braylon Edwards 49 13 26.5% 11 22.4%
Chris Chambers 31 8 25.8% 5 16.1%

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