PFF Snap & Stat Report, Wk 6

| October 15, 2012

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Broncos 35 – 24 Chargers (last updated: Tuesday, 9:55 am)

Snap Shots

Broncos Offense: The Broncos worked to ensure that Brandon Stokley’s presence on the field was not a tell for a pass play. Of Stokley’s 35 offensive snaps, 16 were run plays. That is the closest to 50:50 that Stokley’s run:pass snap ratio has been this season.

Broncos Defense: The 37 snaps Jim Leonhard recorded in this game was more than he recorded in the first five games of the season combined.

Chargers Offense: In spite of playing nearly as many snaps (35) as Ryan Mathews (42), Ronnie Brown is clearly pigeon holed as the Chargers’ passing down back. Brown only carried the ball 3 times and 29 of his 35 snaps were pass plays, including thanklessly blocking on 10 pass plays.

Chargers Defense: After giving their reserve OLBs plenty of snaps to start the season the Chargers were very vanilla in this game. Melvin Ingram played a season low 14 snaps whilst Larry English and Antwan Barnes played only 15 snaps between them.

Stat Attack

Broncos Offense: The Chargers couldn’t find any weakness in Peyton Manning’s deep passing this week. All four of Manning’s targets of 20 yards or more were completed for 130 yards and two scores.

Broncos Defense: The Broncos defense definitively shut the Chargers’ running game down when they tried to get outside. On 13 carries off tackle or off end the Chargers averaged only 2.5 yards per carry with a longest rush of 6 yards by Ryan Mathews.

Chargers Offense: In sharp contrast to Manning’s success on deep passes Philip Rivers had almost none. Whilst Rivers three of his six pass attempts targeted 20 or more yards downfield were completed, two of those were to Bronco defenders with only a 25 yard completion to Malcom Floyd redressing the balance for the Chargers.

Chargers Defense: Of the 30 dropbacks by Peyton Manning the Chargers defense was only able to get pressure to him five times. Their outside linebackers, supposedly the engine room of a 3-4 pass rush, recorded only one pressure (a hit by Shaun Phillips) on 96 pass rushes. A combined PRP rating of 1.6 for the game.

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Giants 26 – 3 49ers (last updated: Tuesday, 9:10 am)

Snap Shots

Giants Offense: The Giants did not disguise their intentions when they brought FB Henry Hynoski onto the field. They ran the ball on 24 of his 32 snaps.

Giants Defense: LB, Mathias Kiwanuka saw his most extensive action of the season at defensive end. He lined up there on 22 of his 40 snaps in both three and four man lines.

49ers Offense: With LT Joe Staley getting injured, RG Alex Boone was forced to play left tackle for his last 24 snaps.

49ers Defense: With the Giants running a lot of base packages on offense, the 49ers defense played their sub packages for a season-low 20 snaps.

Stat Attack

Giants Offense: 25 of the Giants 34 designed runs went to the left of the center.

Giants Defense:  The Giants blitzed on only six of the 49ers’ 36 dropbacks, with two of their six sacks coming on those plays.

49ers Offense: Only seven of QB Alex Smith’s 26 passes went beyond 10 yards. He completed three of them for 87 yards of his 200 yards on the day.

49ers Defense: We made a lot of the matchup between CB Carlos Rogers and WR Victor Cruz coming into the week and they both performed well.  QB Eli Manning hit 4-of-9 passes for 31 yards their way with Cruz picking up a touchdown and Rogers countering with two passes defensed.

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Vikings 26 – 38 Redskins (last updated: Tuesday, 8:30 am)

Snap Shots

Vikings Offense: OG Geoff Schwartz has worked his way into a rotation, finding 12 snaps on offense in this game at right guard in place of starter Brandon Fusco.

Vikings Defense: Antoine Winfield was back as a starting CB in this game, playing all bar one snap while Josh Robinson saw 23 in the nickel package, 65% of which were pass plays.

Redskins Offense: The Washington offense was almost perfectly balanced between run and pass, with 29 rushing snaps and 30 passing. HB Alfred Morris is a mirror of that balance, being on the field for 17 runs, 17 pass routes, 9 snaps run blocking and 7 pass protecting.

Redskins Defense: Ryan Kerrigan played in all 86 snaps in this game, meaning he has still yet to miss an NFL snap on defense as a Washington Redskin.

Stat Attack:

Vikings Offense: Against the blitz Christian Ponder had a QB rating of 121.0 and completed 73.3% of his passes.

Vikings Defense: Antoine Winfield led the team with 8 tackles, three of which were defensive stops as he knifed in to blow up short plays from the very first snap.

Redskins Offense: From five scrambles Robert Griffin III notched 113 yards and two touchdowns, including a 76-yard effort late in the game that finally sank the Vikings.

Redskins Defense: The Washington defense missed a massive 18 tackles in this game, with DeAngelo Hall the chief culprit, accounting for five on his own.

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Rams 14 – 17 Dolphins (last updated: Monday)

Snap Shots

Rams Offense: With Danny Amendola out, Steve Smith saw the most snaps in the slot at 19. Next most was Austin Pettis at eight followed by Chris Givens with seven.

Rams Defense: Linebacker JoLonn Dunbar rushed the passer on 32.4% of his pass plays, which is the highest percentage for him since joining the Rams.

Dolphins Offense: Ten of the Dolphins 11 starters saw 50 or more snaps out of a possible 55. The one exception was fullback Jorvorskie Lane who played just 21 snaps, while third wide receiver had 29 and second tight end Charley Clay had 12.

Dolphins Defense: Defensive back Cameron Wake went back into coverage five times after going into coverage just four times in the previous four games.

Stat Attack

Rams Offense: Quarterback Sam Bradford had 10.8 yards per attempt when he was not blitzed, and 5.5 yards per attempt when he was blitzed.

Rams Defense: The Dolphins targeted rookie Janoris Jenkins nine times in this game. He allowed all nine passes to be caught for 92 yards and a touchdown.

Dolphins Offense: When Reggie Bush ran to the middle right gap, he had two carries for nine yards. When he ran anywhere else he had ten carries for eight yards.

Dolphins Defense: Defensive end Oliver Vernon had two stops on four run plays, and also two sacks and two hits on 19 pass rushes.

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Chiefs 10 – 38 Buccaneers (last updated: Monday)

Snap Shots

Chiefs Offense: Wide receiver Steve Breaston saw his role decrease with the offense for yet another week. He only played four snaps, while younger players Jonathan Baldwin had 42 and Dexter McCluster had 38.

Chiefs Defense: Outside linebacker Justin Houston typically rushes the passer more than going back into coverage, but in this game he went back into coverage 20 times compared to nine pass rushes.

Buccaneers Offense: Backup tight end Luke Stocker ended up with more snaps at 34 than starter Dallas Clark at 30.

Buccaneers Defense: Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has seen his percentage of snaps decrease slightly every week this year.  This week it was at 84.3%, where he was at 94.2% to begin the year.

Stat Attack

Chiefs Offense: Although the offensive line did a great job in pass protection, it didn’t help much. Quarterback Brady Quinn averaged just 5.5 yards per attempt when he was not under pressure.

Chiefs Defense: The Chiefs gave up 328 passing yards in this game. 47% of those yards came when the Buccaneers targeted Stanford Routt who allowed 154 yards on four completions.

Buccaneers Offense: Josh Freeman was under pressure on just five plays. Of those plays, he ran the ball once, was sacked once, and completed the three passes he attempted for 107 yards.

Buccaneers Defense: Defensive tackle Gary Gibson was in for just ten run plays, but had four stops on them for an astounding Run Stop Percentage of 40%.

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Patriots 23 – 24 Seahawks (last updated: Tuesday, 8:00 am )

Snap Shots

Seahawks Offense: Halfback Robert Turbin played in 20.7% of offensive snaps. This was the first game he played more than 20%.

Seahawks Defense: On 85.9% of plays, the Seahawks used a nickel or dime defense with Marcus Trufant playing in the slot.

Patriots Offense: Tight end Aaron Hernandez returned to game action for the first time since injuring his ankle in week 2. He was eased into game action, playing 38 snaps, and caught a touchdown.

Patriots Defense: Patriots starting cornerback Kyle Arrington was benched after being burned on a few big pass plays. He was replaced in the base defense by rookie 7th rounder CB Alfonzo Dennard, and replaced as the slot cornerback for a time by CB Marquise Cole. He replaced Cole in the slot in the second half, but Dennard remained at right cornerback for the rest of the game.

Stat Attack

Patriots offense: HB, Steven Ridley’s lackluster day was particularly poor running to the right of center. There his stats were eight carries for seven yards at 0.9 yards per attempt.

Patriots defense: The Patriots don’t blitz much but when they do they should probably bring Brandon Spikes more often. His three pass rush attempts netted him a hit and a hurry.

Seahawks offense: The Vince Wilfork factor was in effect for C, Max Unger; he doubled the amount of pressure he’s allowed so far this season with a hit and two hurries.

Seahawks defense: The final stats on Richard Sherman’s excellent day; thrown at seven times, 2 receptions allowed for 32 yards with an interception and another pass defensed.

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Lions 26 – 23 Eagles (last updated: Monday)

Snap Shots

Lions Offense: After playing just nine snaps in his first four games, first round rookie Riley Reiff came in as a tight end for 25 snaps. 20 of which were run plays and the other five were pass. This greatly cut into the playing time of Brandon Pettigrew.

Lions Defense: From the last drive in the third quarter until the end of the game, Jonte Green played all 18 snaps at cornerback opposite Chris Houston. For their nickel formation, safety Erik Coleman came in, and a safety played cornerback if necessary.

Eagles Offense: Prior to this game, the Eagles averaged using four wide receiver sets 3.2 times per game. In this game, Philadelphia used it 10 times with Riley Cooper as the fourth wide receiver.

Eagles Defense: Eight different defensive backs saw significant playing time. In addition to their normal nickel defense Colt Anderson had 35 snaps after taking over for Nate Allen at safety, Curtis Marsh saw 7 snaps as a slot corner, and Brandon Hughes came in for 11 snaps for the dime defense.

Stat Attack

Lions Offense: Quarterback Matthew Stafford averaged 9.2 yards per pass attempt when he was not under pressure, but just 2.4 yards per pass attempt when he was under pressure.

Lions Defense: Cornerback Chris Houston had allowed an average of 0.5 Yards Per Cover Snap prior to this week, but allowed a high 2.65 Yards Per Cover Snap in this game.

Eagles Offense: The Eagles offense allowed 22 overall pressures in this game. Nine of them were allowed by Demetress Bell. He didn’t allow a sack, but his four hits allowed and five hurries allowed accounted for 40.9% of the pressure allowed.

Eagles Defense: While linebacker DeMeco Ryans was the most thrown at defender on the Eagles with eight targets, he only allowed four catches for 15 yards, or an average of 1.9 yards per target.

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Bills 19 – 16 Cardinals (last updated: Tuesday, 8:00 am)

Snap Shots

Cardinals Offense: The blocking tight end, Jeff King got his highest percentage of snaps in this game; still one less than receiving TE, Rob Housler. Housler did run 11 more pass routes though.

Cardinals Defense: Not sure if it’s a trend or a scheme for this game but on only one less snap than O’Brian Schofield, Sam Acho dropped in coverage 6 more times and rushed the passer 8 less times than his teammate.

Bills Offense: With both halfbacks available Fred Jackson got nine more snaps (40) than C.J. Spiller and carried the ball four more times.

Bills Defense: The Bills were in dime for 18 plays and that together with them shuffling corners all day meant seven DBs played more than 20 snaps.

 

Stat Attack

Bills offense: Ryan Fitzpatrick’s 18 completed passes travelled a mere 39 yards in the air.

Bills defense: The Cardinals OL is a tonic for many ills. Prior to this game Mario Williams had only 15 QB disruptions in five games, now he has 21.

Cardinals offense: We know the Cardinals tackles are bad but why isn’t anyone talking about just how poorly RG Adam Snyder is playing? Another seven QB pressures here make him our lowest graded guard by far.

Cardinals defense: The main problem for Arizona against the Bills? Missed tackles. 17of them in this game.  After week five they only had 21 in five games.

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Bengals 24 – 34 Browns (last updated: Monday)

Snap Shot

Bengals Offense: The routes run numbers for the Bengals wideouts are in. A.J. Green naturally led the way with 51, followed by Andrew Hawkins (43), then Armon Binns (27), while Marvin Jones (13) ran two more than Brandon Tate (11).

Bengals Defense: Six linebackers saw defensive action for the Bengals but only Rey Maualuga played every snap (Vontaze Burflict missed two while earning a +2.7 grade).

Browns Offense: On Cameron Jordan watch the tight end was on the field for 47.8% of plays and only 46.9% of passing plays.

Browns Defense: With Ahtyba Rubin out John Hughes managed 67.6% of defensive snaps, while Billy Winn played a mammoth (for a defensive tackle) 81.8% of plays.

Stat Attack

Bengals Offense: Another big dat for A.J. Green who averaged 2.65 yards per route run. Matching his season average.

Bengals Defense: Between the whole defense the Bengals managed just six combined sacks, hits and hurries. They missed five tackles. Never good when those numbers are so close.

Browns Offense: Owen Marecic was thrown at twice, and channeling his best Joe Hawley impersonation, dropped both balls.

Browns Defense: A nice day for Sheldon Brown who was targeted six times, allowed three completions, deflected two balls, and most crucially intercepted one that game the Browns an unassailable lead.

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Cowboys 29 – 31 Ravens (last updated: Monday)

Snap Shot

Cowboys Offense: Heading into the bye the Cowboys were using three receiver sets on 55.9% of all plays. With some extra time to prepare for the Ravens that number dropped to 33.7% as their running game found it’s rhythm.

Cowboys Defense: In bad news for the Cowboys Sean Lissemore, who was relegated to the bench with the returns of Kenyon Coleman and Jay Ratliff, managed only one snap before picking up a nasty ankle injury. Mike Jenkins had no such excuses for seeing just seven snaps.

Ravens Offense: In the weekly battle for snaps between Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta, Dickson edged his teammate by 35 to 33. Pitta however ran twice as many (20) pass routes.

Ravens Defense: Despite Pernell McPhee rushing the passer more than any other Raven (37 times) he only notched the ne quarterback hurry.

Stat Attack

Cowboys Offense: Maybe the Ravens should have blitzed even more than the 48.6% of passing plays they did. There Tony Romo had a 53.8 quarterback rating. When not blitzed that jumped to 141.4.

Cowboys Defense: DeMarcus Ware picked up the only sack, but it was Sean Lee who hurt Flacco the most with three quarterback hits.

Ravens Offense: When pressured Joe Flacco took one sack and completed only 40% of his attempts, while his yards per attempt average dropped by 4.2 yards from when he wasn’t pressured.

Ravens Defense: One reason the Ravens struggled on defense? Missed tackles. They compiled 14 of them in this one when their average heading into this game was five.

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Colts 9 – 35 Jets (last updated: Monday)

Snap Shot

Colts Offense:  Donnie Avery led the team by running a pass route on every passing play (54), just the one more than Reggie Wayne and 10 more than T.Y. Hilton as the Colts ran an offensive package with at least three receivers on the field for 70.4% of their plays.

Colts Defense: Jerry Hughes joined Jerraud Powers, Tom Zbikowski and Antoine Bethea as the only men to play every defensive snap. Dwight Freeney played a healthy 73.8% of all snaps.

Jets Offense: The return of Dustin Keller saw him get on the field for 75.4% of all offensive snaps, including 89.5% of all passing plays (where he stayed into block only once). Jeff Cumberland’s role naturally decreased to where he was only on the field for 5 passing plays.

Jets Defense: With the Colts forcing the Jets into their nickel package rookie third rounder Demario Davis more than doubled his previous number of snaps (27) by managing 30 in this game.

Stat Attack

Colts Offense: Last week Andrew Luck had a 106.7 rating when throwing to Reggie Wayne. This week that number tumbled to 40.4.

Colts Defense: One of the few bright spots in this game for the Colts was the performance of Jerry Hughes who managed a sack (grantedi t was unblocked), hit and hurry on his 15 pass rushes. By comparison Dwight Freeney managed just one hurry to show he’s still nowhere near 100%.

Jets Offense: Remember when Shonn Greene had only forced one missed tackle through the first five games of the season? Well with 8 in this game that stat is a think of the past.

Jets Defense: Despite rushing the passer 27 times Calvin Pace didn’t manage a single bit of pressure.

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Packers 42 – 24 Texans (last updated Tuesday, 8:15 am)

Snap Shot

Texans offense: HB, Ben Tate only had 7 plays on offense in his return including three runs, one route run and two pass blocks.

Texans defense: CB, Jonathan Joseph followed WR, Jordy Nelson all day

Packers offense: TE, Jermichael Finley did not start the game; Tom Crabtree did. He played 22 more snaps than Finley but still ran five less pass routes.

Packers defense: The Packers switched back and forth between M.D. Jennings and Jerron McMillian at safety. They saw close to the same amount of snaps (Jennings had two more with 29) and both were in late in garbage time while Charles Woodson was on the bench.

 

Stat Attack

Packers offense: Aaron Rodgers QB rating when under pressure? An ice cool 149.3

Packers defense: Casey Hayward is certainly helping to shore up the Green Bay secondary. In this game he was targeted four times, allowed zero receptions, intercepted two passes and knocked down another.

Texans offense: Of Arian Fosters 29 yards on 17 attempts only 9 yards came before contact.

Texans defense: Word is CB, Johnathan Joseph is playing with an injury. He better be because he’s now given up back to back 100 yard games and the QB rating throwing at him this week was 147.9. Surely a back-up is better than that?

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Raiders 20 – 23 Falcons (last updated: Monday)

Snap Shot

Raiders Offense:  After missing Week four, Darrius Heyward-Bey led the receivers in snaps in this game at 50 (25 pass routes)

Raiders Defense: In his first game with the Raiders, Andre Carter saw most of the snaps that earlier in the season Dave Tollefson would have had. Carter was in for 24 snaps(typically in the nickel), while Tollefson just had 7.

Falcons Offense: On the last two plays of the third quarter the Falcons had eight offensive line-men on the field. Their starting five, Peter Konz and Mike Johnson at TE with Joe Hawley at FB.

Falcons Defense: Late in the first quarter, the Falcons experimented with a 4-3 defense with Kroy Biermann at OLB and Jonathan Babineaux at DE. They did this 6 times total in the game.

Stat Attack

Raiders Offense: While Darrius Heyward-Bey may have been back in body the rest left a bit to be desired; he was targeted only once, an incompletion.

Raiders Defense: They played well across the board and no one better than DE, Matt Shaughnessy. He had two stops in the run game, a sack, a hit and a hurry.

Falcons Offense: The run game was shut down (15 attempts  for 45 yards) but sometimes it’s worth trying different options. Atlanta never ran outside their right tackle once.

Falcons Defense: One of the Falcons biggest issues was missed tackles with 11 in total. Thomas DeCoud had four on his own.

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Steelers 23 – 26 Titans (last updated: Monday)

Snap Shot

Steelers Offense: With the Steelers forced to use two backup offensive linemen, they relied on Heath Miller on 26.2% of passing plays to help out in protection. His season average heading into the game was 21.8%.

Steelers Defense: James Harrison spent exactly 50% of passing plays in coverage, whereas Jason Worilds was at 30%.

Titans Offense: With a heavy rotation at receiver, Nate Washington led the way with 44 routes, followed by Kenny Britt (36), Kendall Wright (24) and Damian Williams (14).

Titans Defense: The 75% of snaps Mike Martin managed represents a season high. His +3.4 grade that followed was also a season high.

Stat Attack

Steelers Offense: Running back Isaac Redman picked up an elusive rating of 171.1, forcing seven missed tackles on nine touches while picking up 2.2 yards per carry after contact.

Steelers Defense: Cornerback Ike Taylor had a rough day. He gave up 8-of-13 balls into his coverage for 126 yards and a touchdown. Oh, and he was also called for three penalties.

Titans Offense: After allowing zero quarterback knockdowns in the first five games of the season, David Stewart allowed three versus the Steelers.

Titans Defense: The nine hurries Kamerion Wimbley managed equal his season best from Week 2. In all the other games combined he’s managed nine combined sacks, hits, and hurries.

 

 

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