Pittsburgh Steelers Doing Most Everything Right But Closing Out Opponents

Just a quick post that shows just how frustrating it is that the Pittsburgh Steelers are only 6-4 through the first ten games of the 2009 NFL season. Below are the yards per game and yards per game allowed of the relevant playoff contenders in each conference. As you'll see, not many teams have a larger differential than do the Steelers.

 

AFC #6: Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4)

Yards/Game: 379.7

Yards/Game Allowed: 277.9

Differential: +101.8


AFC #4: New England Patriots (7-3)

Yards/Game: 416.1

Yards/Game Allowed: 296.7

Differential: +119.4


NFC #7: New York Giants (6-4):

Yards/Game: 385.5

Yards/Game Allowed: 282.2

Differential: +103.3


NFC #1: New Orleans Saints (10-0)

Yards/Game: 420.5

Yards/Game Allowed: 330.6

Differential: +89.9

 

AFC #1: Indianapolis Colts (10-0)

Yards/Game: 398.5

Yards/Game Allowed: 325.8

Differential: +73.0

 

NFC #2 :Minnesota Vikings (9-1)

Yards/Game: 375.3

Yards/Game Allowed: 317.0

Differential: +58.3

 

NFC #5: Philadelphia Eagles (6-4)

Yards/Game: 354.7

Yards/Game Allowed: 305.1

Differential: +53.6

 

NFC #3: Dallas Cowboys (7-3)

Yards/Game: 381.9

Yards/Game Allowed: 329.9

Differential: +52.0

 

 

AFC #8: Baltimore Ravens (5-5)

Yards/Game: 349.4

Yards/Game Allowed: 310.0

Differential: +39.4

 

AFC #2: Cincinnati Bengals (7-3)

Yards/Game: 335.6

Yards/Game Allowed: 310.5

Differential: +25.1

 

AFC #3: San Diego Chargers (7-3)

Yards/Game: 336.2

Yards/Game Allowed: 321.1

Differential: +15.1

 

NFC #4: Arizona Cardinals (7-3)

Yards/Game: 364.1

Yards/Game Allowed: 350.4

Differential: +14.7

 

AFC #5: Jacksonville Jaguars (6-4)

Yards/Game: 354.0

Yards/Game Allowed: 356.1

Differential: -2.1

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