4 Steelers stats that were completely unacceptable vs Packers in Week 4
By Tommy Jaggi
Steelers had an awful 3rd and 4th down conversion rate
Something this football team has been terrible at all season long is converting on 3rd and 4th downs. When it’s crunch time, Roethlisberger and company have failed to deliver.
This past Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, Big Ben’s offense was just 4 of 11 on third-down conversions and 0 of 2 on fourth down conversions. This combined number (4 of 13) is just a 30 percent conversion rate — which means that they would be forced to give the ball to their opponent more than two-thirds of the time.
This statistic is completely unacceptable. On the other hand, Aaron Rodgers’ offense was 9 of 15 on third-down conversions while failing to pick up their lone fourth-down attempt. This is drastically better and the results showed.
Third down is the money down in the NFL, and going against a team you know is will put points on the board means you must convert first downs at a higher rate. The Steelers failed to do this. With many more games like this, they’ll be completely out of playoff contention in no time.