Steelers Vs. charger week 11 outlook
Today, I wanted to take a look at some of the data for the season, discuss the takeaways for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 11 game Sunday night with the Los Angeles Chargers, and pose a few questions for you readers. fake.
First, let’s take a look at the past yard number leaders for 2021 so far:
Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is sixth through week 10 with 2,545 yards in nine games, with 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions across 353 attempts. It will be interesting to see how the Steelers’ defense performs against the Chargers’ attack, and a quick note that Pittsburgh’s defense will face one of the midfielders above in six of the eight games. Fight to finish the season!
Steelers full-back Ben Roethlisberger had 1,986 yards in eight games with ten touchdowns and four interceptions in 299 attempts before missing the final game against the Lions, where Mason Rudolph entered 242 metric, with one touch and over 50 interceptions. The big question for the match is whether Roethlisberger will clear the COVID protocols, which will likely be announced on Saturday.
Now let’s look at the top ten times for results:
Roethlisberger is at the top of this category, consistently receiving the ball faster than other full-backs throughout the season. I find it interesting that Herbert makes the top ten list on this data point, considering his reputation as a deeper pitcher takes time to develop. To highlight this, here are the top five midfielders with the longest flight distances:
Herbert is 4th with 59.9 yards on completion! For comparison, Roethlisberger’s longest completed flight distance was 50 yards and Rudolph’s longest in the 10th week was 41.9. How do you think the quarterback will play out in Sunday night’s game?
Let’s take a look back at the running backwards, here are the 10th week rush pitch leaders:
Steelers rerun Najee Harris is sixth in the league with 646 yards the second fastest out of 176 attempts and five touchdowns in week ten! The Austin Ekeler Backtrack Charger is 14th with 523 yards across 112 tries and 4 touchdowns. Let’s add some more context with the following data points:
- Efficiency = Total distance traveled by a player on the track while he is carrying the ball in yards. The lower the number, the more north/south runners.
- 8 Defenders in the Box% = How often a runner sees 8 men in the box as a percentage.
We can see Ekeler having a good pace in the data points at the top right of the chart, ranking 11th in efficiency and seeing eight defenders in the box with the 7th highest rate through to week 10. Meanwhile, Harris landed at the bottom left, ranked 25th in efficiency and 35th of 8 defenders in the box% of 39 back runs with 70 or more runs. It will be interesting to see how quickly the Steelers defense loads the box, and how they typically counter Ekeler on the ground.
This will likely be an interesting spot to watch in-game, with two skilled backrunners in the passing game. Harris has 56 goals, 44 contacts in 317 metres, and two touchdowns while Ekeler has 48 goals, 39 hits from an impressive 340 metres, and four touchdowns!
How do you think running backwards will work in this game? What is your favorite result across the league?
Next, consider the widest receivers and tight ends in the match using the following data points:
- Team Airfield Percentage = Sum of the receiver’s total number of intended airfields across all attempts over the sum of his or her team’s total unplanned yards as a percentage
- Yards after catching
Wide receiver Mike Williams leads the team’s aerial yards percentage chart with 32.9% along with yards placing 4th after catching 41 of his catches, but the second-lowest catch at 56, 9. Keenan Allen has the second-highest ballpark rate among teams for the Chargers of 29.7% but is lower after catching at 3.9 in his 65 receptions, ranked 3rd in the league as a whole and the highest catch rate among the wide receivers on the chart. It will be interesting to see how the Steelers full-backs perform against LA’s wide-range players without Joe Haden, who was ruled out of the game on Friday’s injury report.
Wide receiver Diontae Johnson leads Pittsburgh in percentage of the team’s aerial yards at 31.4% with yards ranked 3rd after catches on the chart with 52 catches and 63.4 catches. Steelers Chase wide picker Claypool leads the chart with 6.6 yards after catch along with 25.8% of teams with 29+ picks and 55.8 catches, the lowest in the world. chart. Claypool did not play last week due to injury, but now looks set to come out after participating fully in Friday’s training session.
Tight finish Jared Cook has an impressive 5.9 yards after catching for Los Angeles along with 14.2% of the teams on the field in his 28 receptions and a catch rate of 62.2. Pittsburgh’s tight finish, Pat Freiermuth has the lowest results on the chart with 11.6% of the teams in the air and 3.8 yards from the catch, but leads in catch rate (76.2) as he did within a few weeks of his 32 receptions despite his poorer relationship with Rudolph in the tenth week.
Which wide receivers will have a big game on Sunday night? What do you think the tight ending will be like?
Here is a graph of Steelers and Chargers attack lines using Pro Football Focus (PFF) blocking levels:
Right off the bat we can see three Los Angeles Chargers that have performed exceptionally well running the blockers under PFF, led in left guard by former Steeler Matt Feiler! The other two are striker Corey Linsley and rookie saver Rashawn Slater, both with high pass interceptions! The three Steelers landed above average in pass blocking: Joe Haeg, Kevin Dotson and Trai Turner and it was interesting that none of the people in line for Pittsburgh landed above average when blocking the run. Dotson is another Steeler who will be out due to injury, and reports indicate that JC Hassenauer will replace him in the lineup.
Which line of attack will win the trench battle?
Both defenses have their share of players who may or may not miss the game, the Chargers have three defenses Joey Bosa along with Jerry Tillery and Christian Covington all shortlisted for COVID. Steelers Minkah Fitzpatrick’s safety is also on the COVID list along with Roethlisberger, so it will be interesting to see what both teams announce regarding availability as we get closer to the game. Another major loss for Pittsburgh was announced Friday with TJ Watt dropped from the game, as well as rookie defense Isaiahh Loudermilk. It will be interesting to see how both teams’ defensive formations are and how they perform. Injuries will no doubt be a big part of the game, and which team can overcome adversity to add to the winning column for 11.
How do you think the defense will work? Which team do you see winning on Sunday night? What is your favorite lesson for the game?
Thanks for reading and let me know what you think in the comments!
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