Comparing the Defenses of the 2010, 2008, and 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers: Games No. 14 and 15 Edition

15 games down, just one more to go in the 2010 NFL regular season. When I started this comparison back in Week 2, I knew there would be some issues to work around later in the season for the simple fact that the 1976 regular season was just 14 games compared to 16 in '08 and '10. The '76 team did however play a total of 16 games if you include their two playoff games that year. So onward we go updating the numbers from the past two weeks. 

Comparison Through 2 Games

Year Points Pts/Game Yards/Game Pass Y/G Rush Y/G Turnovers Sacks
2010 (3-0) 20 10 266.5 214.5 52 8 6
2008 (2-1) 23 11.5 221 157 64 5 7
1976 (1-1) 45 22.5 385 254.5 130.5 8 N / A *

 

Comparison Through 3 Games

Year Points Pts/Game Yards/Game Pass Y/G Rush Y/G Turnovers Sacks
2010 (3-0) 33 11 278.66 219 59.66 10 10
2008 (2-1) 38 12.67 234 69.67 64.33 8 10
1976 (1-2) 75 25 389.66 255.33 134.33 12 N / A *

 

Comparison Through 4 Games

Year Points Pts/Game Yards/Game Pass Y/G Rush Y/G Turnovers Sacks
2010 (3-1) 50 12.5 289 226.75 62.25 12 11
2008 (3-1) 58 14.5 236.25 162.25 74
11
15
1976 (1-3) 92
23
336.75 198 138.75 16 N / A *

 

Comparison Through 5 Games

Year Points Pts/Game Yards/Game Pass Y/G Rush Y/G Turnovers Sacks
2010 (4-1) 60 12 296.8 233 63.8 15 16
2008 (4-1) 79 15.8 231.6 164.8 66.8
11
18
1976 (1-4) 110
22
334.6 194.2 140.4 18 N / A *

 

Comparison Through 6 Games

Year Points Pts/Game Yards/Game Pass Y/G Rush Y/G Turnovers Sacks
2010 (5-1) 82 13.66 299.5 235.66 63.9 17 17
2008 (5-1) 89 14.83 228.33 158.66 69.66
12
25
1976 (2-4) 116
19.33
307.33 177.83 129.33 21 N / A *

 

Comparison Through 7 Games

Year Points Pts/Game Yards/Game Pass Y/G Rush Y/G Turnovers Sacks
2010 (5-2) 102 14.57 302.1 243.1 58.85 19 19
2008 (5-2) 110 15.7 236.4 164.4 71.56
12
25
1976 (3-4) 116
16.57
285 161.4 123.4 22 N / A *

 

 

Comparison Through 8 Games

Year Points Pts/Game Yards/Game Pass Y/G Rush Y/G Turnovers Sacks
2010 (6-2) 123 15.37 298.33 239.9 58.24 21 23
2008 (6-2) 116 14.5 235.7 163.97 70.1
14
32
1976 (4-4) 116
14.5 266.12 152.47 113.47 27 N / A *

 

Comparison Through 9 Games

Year Points Pts/Game Yards/Game Pass Y/G Rush Y/G Turnovers Sacks
2010 (6-3) 162 18 315.5 252.1 63.1 21 23
2008 (6-3) 140 15.5 241.7 171.1 69.2 14 34
1976 (5-4) 116 12.88 265.1 160.3 104.6 33 N / A *

 

Comparison Through 10 Games

Year Points Pts/Game Yards/Game Pass Y/G Rush Y/G Turnovers Sacks
2010 (7-3) 165 16.5 302.15 239.1 62.9 24 29
2008 (7-3) 150 15.0 239.33 169.2 68.9 16 36
1976 (6-4) 119 11.9 261 155.07 105.77 33 N / A *

 

Comparison Through 11 Games

Year Points Pts/Game Yards/Game Pass Y/G Rush Y/G Turnovers Sacks
2010 (8-3) 181 16.45 304.6 240.5 63.9 25 31
2008 (8-3) 160 14.5 236.48 168.8 66.52 17 37
1976 (7-4) 135 12.27 257.72 152.25 105.34 37 N / A *

 

Comparison Through 12 Games

Year Points Pts/Game Yards/Game Pass Y/G Rush Y/G Turnovers Sacks
2010 (9-3) 191 15.9 301.62 239.33 62.2 27 36
2008 (9-3) 170 14.1 239.02 166.8 71.15 22 42
1976 (8-4) 138 11.5 245 149.15 105.73 39 N / A *

 

Comparison Through 13 Games

Year Points Pts/Game Yards/Game Pass Y/G Rush Y/G Turnovers Sacks
2010 (10-3) 198 15.23 293.03 232.92 60.03 30 39
2008 (10-3) 183 14.07 242.86 168.89 72.98 27 45
1976 (9-4) 138 10.6 234.2 138.52 104.8 43 N / A *

 

Comparison Through 14 Games

Year Points Pts/Game Yards/Game Pass Y/G Rush Y/G Turnovers Sacks
2010 (10-4) 220 15.71 291.81 228.425 63.31 30 40
2008 (11-3) 192 13.71 239.94 163.25 75.76 29 47
1976 (10-4) 138 9.85 228.75 133.27 103.96 45 N / A *

 

Comparison Through 15 Games

Year Points Pts/Game Yards/Game Pass Y/G Rush Y/G Turnovers Sacks
2010 (11-4) 223 14.86 280.28 216.19 64.02 32 44
2008 (11-4) 225 14.86 245.41 166.03 78.5 29 48
1976 (11-4) 152 10.13 224.83 130.98 101.76 47 N / A *

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