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Ibleedblk&gld
09-15-2014, 09:53 PM
Posted on ESPN

http://espn.go.com/blog/pittsburgh-steelers/post/_/id/9049/early-comparisons-to-2013-steelers

Scoring defense
2013: 18.0 (Points allowed per game)
2014: 26.5

Rushing defense
2013: 119.5 (Yards allowed per game)
2014: 170.0

Passing defense
2013: 198.5
2014: 198

Total defense
2013: 318
2014: 368

Sacks:
2013: 1
2014: 3

Takeaways
2013: 0
2014: 0

Third-down percentage
2013: 40.6 (conversion rate by opposing offense)
2014: 30.4

Penalties
2013: 7-76
2014: 20-171

http://espn.go.com/blog/pittsburgh-steelers/post/_/id/9062/early-comparisons-to-2013-steelers-part-2

Points per game:
2013: 9.8
2014: 16.5

Rushing offense
2013: 38.0 (yards per game)
2014: 113.0

Passing offense
2013: 198.5
2014: 303.5

Total offense
2013: 236.5
2014: 416.5

Third-down conversion rate
2013: 28.0
2014: 41.7

Turnovers
2013: 4
2014: 4

Sacks allowed
2013: 7
2014: 5

NeilPatrickBanana
09-15-2014, 10:37 PM
good post. perspective is needed.

Ibleedblk&gld
09-15-2014, 10:42 PM
It hasn't been a pretty showing these first 2 games, but our offense has improved big time....at the same time, our defense has fallen off

igor0190
09-15-2014, 11:10 PM
It hasn't been a pretty showing these first 2 games, but our offense has improved big time....at the same time, our defense has fallen off

I respectfully disagree.. The offense has been terrible. This is the new NFL, you'd better score in the high twenties on a weekly basis or you are hanging out the defense to dry.

Ibleedblk&gld
09-15-2014, 11:11 PM
there have been mistakes, no doubt, but the numbers are there...statistically, our offense is performing better so far

igor0190
09-16-2014, 12:15 AM
there have been mistakes, no doubt, but the numbers are there...statistically, our offense is performing better so far

Bell is a star in the making, Wheaton also looks good. Definitely 2 huge reasons to be optimistic... But they gotta put points on the board.

Raleigh Steel
09-16-2014, 05:58 AM
The defense will improve when tackling improves...it's that simple. The offense will score points when they stop shooting he selves in the foot i.e. Penalties, fumbles, poor throws, etc...

This is not a Super Bowl team. It is a team that can make the playoffs but the players have to step their game up. They aren't talented enough to win on talent, they have to be better...hopefully it starts this week!

coldrolled
09-16-2014, 06:10 AM
The Monday night game is what the nfl wants to see.... Passing Action and Drama with a come back. 30-27 Which defense was awesome last night??

Igor0109 says we need to score more points... thats what the nfl wants.

steelers want to keep the other team down to 6 points... not happening with the new rules.

coldrolled
09-16-2014, 06:39 AM
The stats show maybe DL should retire and Ben needs to fine tune a bit on his passing accuracy.

ChucktownSteeler
09-16-2014, 07:09 AM
As Chas Noll would often say: "The only stat that counts is the W" or words to that effect.

Big T
09-16-2014, 07:49 AM
As Chas Noll would often say: "The only stat that counts is the W" or words to that effect.

Yet you continually referred to "50-9" over and over. If Ws are all that matters, we're 1-1 just like most of the league.