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Old 01-20-2011, 11:17 AM   #1
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Default Conference Championship Probabilities: Going Deep With Steelers

Some interesting stats in this breakdown of the Steelers

Roethlisberger threw deep on over 26 percent of his attempts this season, more frequently than any other quarterback with 10 or more starts.

The way to stop the Steelers’ offense is to take away the deep pass. In fact, the more the Jets’ defense can force them away from passing at any depth and toward running on first and second downs, the better. Despite their reputation as a “run-first” team, the Steelers are actually a mediocre running team
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Battling the fierce Steelers defense will be tough. They appear to be good across the board, but they do have a blemish. Deep pass attempts against them are successful at a 45 percent rate

http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2...rs/?ref=sports

This column sees a high probability of wins by the Packers and Steelers
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