San Diego vs. Pittsburgh

Scores and stats from WhatIfSports.com's NFL simulations
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
January 5th, 2009

WhatIfSports.com "played" the Divisional Playoffs - San Diego Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game 10,001 times. The Pittsburgh Steelers win 64.9% of the time by an average score of 23-17. The stats in the boxscore below represent the average outcomes of those simulations.

To view stats and scores from every NFL game this week and learn more about how these simulations work, please visit our Divisional Playoff NFL Scores page.

San Diego Team Stats Pittsburgh Team Stats
Points 17 Points 23
Win % 35.1 Win % 64.9
First Downs 14 First Downs 20
- Rushing 4 - Rushing 7
- Passing 10 - Passing 13
- Penalty 0 - Penalty 1
3rd Down Eff 5/14 3rd Down Eff 7/15
4th Down Eff 0/1 4th Down Eff 0/1
Rushes-Yards 23-81 Rushes-Yards 36-136
Avg Rush 4 Avg Rush 4
Comp-Att-Int 19-31-1 Comp-Att-Int 18-28-1
Passing Yards 186 Passing Yards 234
Sacked-Yards 3-18 Sacked-Yards 2-10
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0
Punts-Avg 5-46 Punts-Avg 4-35
KR-Avg 5-22 KR-Avg 5-17
PR-Avg 4-10 PR-Avg 4-7
Penalties-Yards 3-21 Penalties-Yards 3-20
Time of Possession 26:57 Time of Possession 33:28

San Diego Individual Stats Pittsburgh Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Darren Sproles 17 67 0
Michael Bennett 3 9 0
Philip Rivers 2 2 0
Legedu Naanee 1 1 0
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Willie Parker 21 80 1
Mewelde Moore 12 50 0
Carey Davis 1 2 0
Gary Russell 1 2 0
Ben Roethlisberger 2 1 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Antonio Gates 7 67 0
Vincent Jackson 3 47 0
Darren Sproles 4 38 0
Chris Chambers 3 33 0
Legedu Naanee 1 9 0
Brandon Manumaleuna 1 4 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Hines Ward 6 83 0
Santonio Holmes 4 60 0
Nate Washington 3 44 0
Heath Miller 4 38 0
Mewelde Moore 1 14 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Philip Rivers 19 31 204 1 1
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Ben Roethlisberger 18 28 244 1 1
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Nate Kaeding 2 1
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Jeff Reed 2 0

Paul Bessire is the Senior Quantitative Analyst and Content Manager for WhatIfSports.com and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, Paul can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!

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