On to our weekly red zone update post. Many thanks to Comcast for sponsoring BTSC and the other SBNfootball blogs this season. Their Red Zone Channel continues to received rave reviews so if you find yourself frustrated watching out of market games and are missing more football than you should each week, check out the channel and consider at least catching each and every play league wide inside the 20 yard line.
Week 14 Red Zone Efficiency:
1 trip, 0 TDs, 1 FG
2009 Cumulative Red Zone Efficiency:
42 Trips; 20 TDs; 16 FGs; 1 missed FG, 5 turnovers...47.6 % TD efficiency (-1.2%), 85.7 % scoring efficiency (+.4 %)
What's of course sad is the Steelers weren't able to breach the Browns red zone on more than one lone occasion. It certainly was not the best of conditions to execute in, and in the end, Cleveland was able to make just a few more plays than Pittsburgh in all three phases of the game. The lone bright spot I suppose is that on the Steelers single RZ possession, they were forced to kick the field goal due to time running out at the end of the half. They looked pretty good in that series and I think they would have punched it in had there been a few more ticks on the clock. But that's neither here nor there. The Steelers need to get inside teams' red zone more frequently before they need to start worrying about how they perform once there.