The story lines between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks are obvious. Some very noteworthy names will be taking the field this Sunday at CenturyLink Field. Ben Roethlisberger, Russell Wilson, DeAngelo Williams, Thomas Rawls, Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant, Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor...I could go on. However, what about those lesser-known facts and facets of this game which could make a difference.
We have you covered for just that. Take a look at the in-depth scouting report for the upcoming game against the Steelers and Seahakws, a rematch of the legendary Super Bowl XL in 2005.
- The WR trio of Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, and Tyler Lockett have dropped just three of the 97 catchable passes thrown at either of them.
- Right tackle Gary Gilliam has allowed a pressure in every game this year, and only once has he surrendered fewer than two in a game.
- Marshawn Lynch is 26th in the NFL with 111 rushing attempts, yet he is fourth with 29 missed tackles on those rushes.
- Russell Wilson has seven touchdowns on deep attempts (20+ yards in the air), tied for second most.
- Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett are ranked second and third respectively at their position. The duo has combined for 15 sacks, 17 hits, and 68 additional hurries.
- K.J. Wright's versatility finds him as one of only two 3-4 OLBs to grade in the green (per PFF) for his pass rushing, run defense, and coverage. He's missed just two tackles this year.
- Kam Chancellor leads the Seattle secondary with 14 defensive stops, but he's also tied for the team lead with 12 missed tackles.
- Richard Sherman has played 655 snaps at cornerback, the 23rd highest, while allowing only 68 yards after the catch. 103 corners have surrendered more YAC than Sherman this season.