Originally written on Steelers Depot  |  Last updated 12/11/12

SAN DIEGO - AUGUST 15: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers wears a headset on the sidelines in the game with the Seattle Seahawks on August 15, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Below are the coverage stats for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their 34-24 loss Sunday to the San Diego Chargers. The completion percentage of 51% looks good on paper, as does the 4.88 yards per attempt, but when you factor in the Chargers were 12 for 22 (55%) on 3rd downs and Philip Rivers was 11-of-19 (57.9%) 118 yards with 2 touchdowns on 3rd down, you can clearly see why the Steelers lost. Curtis Brown was thrown at 6 times and allowed 6 receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown. 5 of those 6 were on 3rd down and all 5 of those moved the chains. Cortez Allen was targeted 8 times in total Read more [...]
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