Play-action a weakness for both teams

November, 11, 2010
11/11/10
10:45
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- One area to watch Sunday night is play-action passing, as both the Patriots and Steelers defenses have shown vulnerability.

According to ESPN Stats & Information tracking, each team has allowed opposing quarterbacks to complete more than 70 percent of their play-action passes.

Some statistics from ESPN Stats & Information:

Patriots defense against play-action
Completion percentage:
74.2
Yards/attempt: 9.5
Passer rating: 98.4

Steelers defense against play-action
Completion percentage:
77.3
Yards/attempt: 9.0
Passer rating: 111.6

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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