Behind The Numbers: Comparing the Ravens to the Steelers

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Behind The Numbers: Comparing the Ravens to the Steelers

By: Scot Kleinfeld –
1/13/2009


 

It’s round three against those hated Steelers.  Here’s a chart that compares the two offenses during the regular season.  As you can see, not only have these teams measured closely on the scoreboard (with the outcome of both games being decided by 7 points in total), they are also very, very close statistically. If anything, these numbers favor the Ravens slightly.  Let’s hope that the final score suggests the same at around 9:45PM Sunday night when the game clock reaches 0:00.
 

 


 

Statistic

Ravens

Steelers

Offense (team)


 


 

Points per game

24.1

21.7

Total yards per game

324.0

311.9

Pass yards per game

175.5

206.3

Rush yards per game

148.5

105.6

3rd down conversion %

40.9%

41.1%

4th down conversion %

63.6%

25.0%

Time of possession

33:22

31:41

Red Zone TD %

47.1%

55.1%

Turnover ratio

+13

+4

Sacks allowed

33

49

Field goals

28/35

27/31

Touchdowns

42

38

Offense (player)


 


 

QB rating

Flacco: 80.3

Roethlisberger: 80.1

Comp. %

60.0

59.9

Total passing yards

2971

3301

Pass yards per game

185.7

206.3

Touchdowns

14

17

Interceptions

12

15

Rush yards / TD

McClain: 902 / 10

Parker: 791 / 5

Rush yards / TD

McGahee: 671 / 7


Moore
: 588 / 5

Rec. / yards / TD

Mason: 80 / 1037 / 5

Ward: 81 / 1043 / 7

Rec. / yards / TD

Clayton: 41 / 695 / 3

Holmes: 55 / 821 / 5

Rec. / yards / TD

Heap: 35 / 405 / 3

Miller: 48 / 514 / 3

Special Teams


 


 

Field Goals

Stover: 28/35

Reed: 27/31

Punt Avg.

Koch: 45.0

Berger: 41.3

Inside 20

34

19

Blocked

0

0

Punt return avg. (team) / TD

8.6 / 0

6.0 / 0

Kick return avg. (team) / TD

20.1 / 0

20.3 / 0

Defense (team)


 


 

Points per game

15.3

13.9

Total yards per game

261.1

237.2

Pass yards per game

179.7

156.9

Rush yards per game

81.4

80.3

Interceptions

26

20

Forced fumbles

13

12

Sacks

34

51

3rd down conversion %

33.5%

31.4%

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About Scot Kleinfeld

Scot is a Baltimore native, a Towson University graduate, and has followed sports since the early 1980's. Scot likes to go inside the numbers and get the real "411" on the wins and losses,  hence his Behind The Numbers column.   Besides being an avid sports fan, Scot has been involved with televison sports production as an Associate Producer since 1993 for WMAR, ESPN, ESPNU,ESPN2, and the former Home Team Sports network.  In addition to his television work Scot has written articles for Baltimore Magazine, Lacrosse Magazine and Patuxent Publishing.  These experiences make him a natural as the creator of the Media Watchdog, another of SK's fine contributions.   More from Scot Kleinfeld

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