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Old 01-01-2013, 05:13 AM   #28
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Default Re: 364/575, 4,179 yards, 33 TD, 10 INT

What's funny is, 33 TD passes would only be six fewer than Aaron Rodgers threw this season (39), four fewer than Peyton Manning (37), one fewer than Tom Brady (34), and more than Matt Ryan (32), Tony Romo (28), Eli Manning (26), Philip Rivers (26), Joe Flacco (22), Matt Schaub (22) and Jay Cutler (19).

These are the reasons why the scoring output wasn't that great:


1. Ben Roethlisberger missed three-and-a-half games, and the backup QBs had one whole TD pass between them.

2. Only four teams (Jaguars, Rams, Raiders, Chargers) had fewer TD runs this season than the Steelers did (8).

3. Only two teams (Raiders, Lions) had a lower share of points scored by their defenses and special teams than the Steelers did (97.9%).


Simply put, the scoring problem has nothing to do with the passing game. The Steelers scored 36 TDs this season: eight from the running game, one from the defense, one from a backup QB, zero from the special teams, and 26 from Roethlisberger's arm.
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