Friday, October 24, 2014

Steelers Game 8 Preview - vs. Indianapolis Colts

Another long week and another abbreviated preview this week. I will be giving you the nuts and bolts on the Colts, who are a pretty good team. The Colts currently lead the AFC South division and have scored 216 points which is second in the AFC, only eight points behind the Broncos.

The Colts defense struggles against the run on defense but their offensive and defensive passing games are top-notch and rank among the best in the league. With the Steelers struggles and overall inconsistency they are going to need to play some pretty outstanding football to pull out a win.

Lets take a look at the Colts.

Here are the numbers for the Indianapolis offense:

The Indianapolis offense ranks eighth in the league with an overall DVOA of 8.7% that includes a passing game that is renamed fifth in the league (35.3% DVOA) while the rushing game ranks 25th (-18.0% DVOA)

Passing

Andrew Luck
Completions: 199
Attempts: 302
Completion %: 65.9%
Yards: 2331 (leads NFL)
YPA: 7.7
TD: 19
INT: 7
DVOA: 25.2% (4th)
DYAR: 774 (1st)
QBR: 76.7 (6th)

Rushing

Trent Richardson
Attempts: 101
Yards: 358
Average: 3.5
Touchdowns: 2
DVOA: -15.4% (31st)
DYAR: -29 (31st)
Success Rate:

Ahmad Bradshaw
Attempts: 70
Yards: 336
Average: 4.8
Touchdowns: 1
DVOA: -2.3% (21st)
DYAR: 19 (22nd)

Receiving

T.Y. Hilton
Receptions: 47
Targets: 68
Yards: 711
Average: 15.1
Touchdowns: 1
DVOA: 26.6% (8th)
DYAR: 211 (3rd)
Catch Rate: 69%

Reggie Wayne
Receptions: 38
Targets: 62
Yards: 434
Average: 11.4
Touchdowns: 1
DVOA: 0.8% (33rd)
DYAR: 65 (26th)
Catch Rate: 63%

Dwayne Allen
Receptions: 21
Targets: 33
Yards: 305
Average: 14.5
Touchdowns: 5
DVOA: 33.2% (5th among tight ends)
DYAR: 91 (3rd)
Catch Rate: 64%

Offensive Line
Adjusted Line Yards: 4.22 (9th)
Power Success: 50% (31st)
Stuffed %: 19% (18th)

Rushing Frequency:
Left End: 15% (4.86 ALY, 6th)
Left Tackle: 10% (4.45 ALY, 5th)
Middle/Guard: 57% (3.79 ALY, 25th)
Right Tackle: 4% (5.77 ALY, 2nd)
Right End: 15% (4.71 ALY, 6th)

Here is a look at the Colts Defense. They rank 9th overall in terms of DVOA at -5.6% while they rank 2nd in pass defense (-12.7%) and 30th in rushing defense (5.3%).

Here are some of the statistical leaders for the defense:

D'Qwell Jackson
Total Tackles: 52
Solo Tackles: 34
Sacks: 3.0
Passes Defended: 0
Interceptions: 0

Jerrell Freeman
Total Tackles: 27
Solo Tackles: 17
Sacks: 0.0
Passes Defended: 2
Interceptions: 0

Mike Adams
Total Tackles: 24
Solo Tackles: 21
Sacks: 0.0
Passes Defended: 6
Interceptions: 2

Vontae Davis
Total Tackles: 20
Solo Tackles: 17
Sacks: 0.0
Passes Defended: 12
Interceptions: 2

Bjoern Werner
Total Tackles: 19
Solo Tackles: 14
Sacks: 4.0
Passes Defended: 1
Interceptions: 0

Here is a look at the Colts special teams

Kicking

Adam Vinatieri
Field Goals Attempted: 14
Field Goals Made: 14
Long: 50
1-19: 0-0
20-29: 5-5
30-39: 5-5
40-49: 3-3
50+: 1-1
Extra Points: 24-24

Punting

Pat McAfee
Punts: 27
Yards: 1,285
Average: 47.6
Long: 61
Inside 20: 13
Touchback: 1
Fair Catch: 10
Average Return Against: 4.3

Returns

Griff Whalen
Kick Return Attempts: 8
Kick Return Yards: 221
Kick Return Average: 27.6
Kick Return Long: 32
Kick Return TD: 0
Punt Return Attempts: 20
Punt Return Yards: 133
Punt Return Average: 6.7
Punt Return Long: 22
Punt Return TD: 0

Prediction: Colts 29, Steelers 20

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