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NKySteeler
07-24-2008, 04:19 PM
The "Smith Factor"

The Steelers’ run defense in 2007 when Aaron Smith was healthy.
Opp.... Att. ...Yds.... Avg. ...TDs... Result

CLE ...16... 46... 2.9... 0 ...W, 34-7
BUF... 22... 102... 4.6... 0... W, 26-3
SF... 22... 91... 4.1 ...0... W, 37-16
ARI ...25 ...86 ...3.4 ...1 ...L, 21-14
SEA ...13 ...38... 2.9... 0 ...W, 21-0
CLE ...18... 40... 2.2... 0 ...W, 31-28
NYJ ...34 ...151 ...4.4 ...0... L, 19-16
MIA... 23... 49... 2.1... 0... W, 3-0
CIN... 23 ...74... 3.2 ...1 ...W, 24-10
NE... 9... 22... 2.4... 0... L, 34-13
Totals... 205... 748... 3.6... 2 ...7-3


The Steelers’ run defense in 2007when Aaron Smith was injured.
Opp. ...Att. ...Yds.... Avg. ...TDs ...Result

DEN* ...24... 90... 3.8... 0... L, 31-28
CIN... 21 ...91 ...4.3... 0 ...W, 24-13
BAL ...14 ...64... 4.6 ...1 ...W, 38-7
JAC ...42 ...224 ...5.3... 1 ...L, 29-22
STL ...15... 90... 6.0 ...0 ...W, 41-24
BAL ...40... 180... 4.5... 2... L, 27-21
JAC... 29 ...135... 4.7... 1 ...L, 31-29
Totals... 185... 964... 5.2 ...5 ...3-4

*- Injured during the game’s first series

Ozey74
07-24-2008, 04:23 PM
What an eye-popping difference A. Smith makes!!!

:shock:

If he goes out, it's not pretty!

NKySteeler
07-24-2008, 04:30 PM
What an eye-popping difference A. Smith makes!!!

:shock:

If he goes out, it's not pretty!

Exactly..... He's the "anchor". .... And very little quality depth, as evidenced by these numbers.... But then again, 905 of all stats can be made to say anything 50% of the time... :wink: