Originally posted on Steelers Depot  |  Last updated 9/19/13
By Matthew Marczi Perhaps the internal statistics keepers for the Pittsburgh Steelers were equally disgusted by the team’s performance against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night, because they were very harsh in terms of crediting players with defensive pressures. By any reasonable account, it seemed as though the Steelers generated as much, if not more pressure against the Bengals than they did the week before against the Tennessee Titans. Yet according to the team’s official statistics, the team managed to pressure Andy Dalton on just five occasions, down from 13 the week before. That statistic just does not sound very accurate; however, it just goes to show that there is no standard measurement to judge what qualifies as pressure on the quarterback when it is not a sack. Consider the fact that, according to Pro Football Focus, the Steelers actually had considerably more success rushing the passer this past week, generating pressure 20 times on Dalton’s 49 pass attempts. Of cou...
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