The Stats Don't Lie, Week 12: Pass Offenses Vs. Pass Defenses

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The Stats Don't Lie, Week 12: Pass Offenses Vs. Pass Defenses
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In recent weeks I have made frequent use of stats to try to draw comparisons between Pass Offenses vs Pass defenses. So here goes Big Ben against the Raven's pass defense and Joe Flacco against the Steeler's pass defense:

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Roethlisberger vs. Baltimore's Pass Defense

                    Completion %   Att/Gm      Yds        Avg/Comp   20 yds+    Sacks

Baltimore            61.3%            32         2,179         7.3            33             21

Roethlisberger     68.9%           34.7       2,682         8.3            36             29

                      QB Rating    Yds/Gm        Pts/Gm   

Baltimore            80.5          217.9           17.1

Roethlisberger     99.5          268.2           23.1

and

Joe Flacco vs. Pittsburgh Pass Defense

                    Completion %   Att/Gm      Yds        Avg/Comp   20 yds+    Sacks

Pittsburgh          59.1%            35.7       2,087         6.4           25             30

Flacco                  65.2%            33.9       2,339         7.3            28            

                      QB Rating    Yds/Gm        Pts/Gm   

Pittsburgh            79.1         208.7          18.4

Flacco                    88.6         233.9          23.7

Now a comparison of the same QB's and the result of like matchups:

Baltimore has seen the following QBs and these QB's have put up the following numbers:

 

QB Rating Comp Att Yds TD Int
             
Croyle 116.1 16 24 177 2 0
Rivers 85 25 45 436 2 2
Anderson 30.9 11 19 92 0 3
Quinn 42.7 6 8 34 0 1
Brady 100.8 21 32 258 1 0
Palmer 84.2 18 31 271 1 1
Favre 136.9 21 29 278 3 0
Orton 71 23 37 152 0 0
Palmer 91 20 33 224 1 0
Quinn 23.5 13 31 99 0 2
Manning 85.3 22 31 299 1 2
             
Average 83.2 19.7 32.3 242.2 1.2 1.0

 

Pittsburgh has seen the following QBs and these QB's have put up the following numbers:

 

QB Rating Comp Att Yds TD Int
             
Collins 81.1 22 35 244 1 1
Cutler 104.7 27 38 236 2 0
Palmer 76.7 20 37 183 1 0
Rivers 107.9 21 36 254 3 0
Culpepper 83.4 23 37 282 1 1
Anderson 51 9 24 122 1 1
Favre 76.8 33 50 334 0 1
Orton 43.9 23 38 221 0 3
Palmer 76.8 18 30 178 0 0
Cassel 100.4 15 30 248 2 0
             
Average 72.2 20.7 35.8 215.3 0.8 0.8

 

So here is the comparison of the like QB's against the pass defenses:

Baltimore

  Rating Comp Att Yds TD Int
Average 83.2 19.7 32.3 242.2 1.2 1.0
           

 

Pittsburgh

 

  Rating Comp Att Yds TD Int
Average 72.2 20.7 35.8 215.3 0.8 0.8

 

So who has the upper hand?

The Pittsburgh passing game should have the upper hand due to the loss of the Ravens starting CB Fabian Washington. The loss of Terrell Suggs will also affect the Ravens ability to get to BB.

Should be a GREAT game! I am going to watch the game at my cousin's house (who is an avid Viking's fan) because any game I have watched there have been won by the Steelers. We need all the good MOJO we can get!

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