Sunday, October 7, 2012

Ben Leads Winning Drive Over Eagles 16-14; Significant Stats After 4 Games

Steelers Edge Eagles 16-14

The Steelers should get down on their knees and thank the Good Lord Mike Vick is prone to turning the ball over---a lot. Even more disturbing for the Eagles, he's a fumble machine in the Red Zone.

Big Ben was able to come through with another winning drive converting a pair of third downs during a 64-yard drive.  All that was left was for Shawn Suisham to nail a 34-yard field goal as the clock ran out. Coach Tomlin said it best: "We had the ball last...such is life."

Mendenhall had the best performance for a Steeler back this season with 101 all purpose yards.

Wallace and Brown combined for four drops with Antonio Brown's dropping one in the end zone.

It appeared Troy Polamalu aggravated a previous calf injury that kept him out of the previous two games. Woodley also left the game with an injury.

A Look At The Numbers
  • Play Selection: Steelers passed 54% of the time and rushed 46%.
  • Steelers again had an edge at time of possession: 33:31
  • Steelers also had the edge in first downs: 22-19.
  • Roethlisberger was 21/37 for 207 yards and no TD's.
  • Mendenhall had 81 yards and 1 TD (101 all purpose yards)
  • Redman had 41 yards.
  • Antonio Brown had 7 receptions for 86 yards.
  • Heath Miller had 4 receptions for 41 yards.
  • Sanders had 22 yards on 3 receptions.
  • Mike Wallace 17 yards on 2 receptions.
  • Shawn Suisham is now 8 for 8 for the season.
  • Roethlisberger is 14-1 against NFC teams at home.
  • Coach Tomlin's record is now 5-1 after a bye.

Significant Stats After Four Games
  • Total First Downs: 64 ranked 28th in the league.
  • Total Third Down Conversions: 27 ranked 2nd
  • Average Yards Per Offensive Play: 5.16 ranked 21st.(based on total offensive yards of 1048).
  • Total TD's: 9 ranked 13th (8 passing TD's).
  • Average Yards Per Rushing Play: 2.6 ranked 32nd.
  • Average Yards Per Passing Play: 7.11, ranked 12th.
  • Interceptions: 1. Ranked 26th.
  • Sacks: 5 ranked 29th.
  • Defensive TD's: 0 ranked 17th.

Next Game

@Titans.  Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. 8:20 PM ET

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