Grades for Steelers-Bills

Here are the top takeaways and highest-graded players from the Steelers-Bills preseason game.

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(AP Foto/Don Wright)

(AP Foto/Don Wright)

Grades for Steelers-Bills

Here are the top takeaways and graded players from Saturday’s Steelers-Bills game, including the highest graded players from each team:

Pittsburgh Steelers:

— WR Martavis Bryant led the team with a +2.8 grade after converting his three targets into three catches for 138 yards and a touchdown, and forcing two missed tackles.

— HB DeAngelo Williams made his first start of the preseason and picked up 24 yards and a touchdown on his four touches, forcing two missed tackles along the way.

— Rookie TE Jesse James continues to struggle with his blocking, allowing a QB hit on one his three snaps in pass protection, and earning a negative run blocking grade for the third time in four preseason games.

Top 5 graded players:

Martavis Bryant (+2.8)

DeAngelo Williams (+1.9)

Mitchell Van Dyk (+1.3)

Jawon Chisholm (+1.3)

James Harrison (+1.1)

Buffalo Bills:

— LG Richie Incognito was perfect in pass protection for the second week in a row, and showed improved run blocking (+3.2) after struggling a bit last week (-2.3). Incognito’s difficulties last week seemed to have more to do with timing than power or technique, so last night’s performance should be a positive sign that he is returning to form after some time away from football.

— CB Ronald Darby’s -3.4 overall grade was easily his worst of the preseason, largely due to his -4.0 coverage grade. The rookie was flagged for two pass interference penalties, and allowed two catches for 79 yards on two targets.

— QB Tyrod Taylor made his strongest case yet for the starting job, leading all Bills QBs with a +2.4 overall grade. Taylor attempted just two passes of 10+ yards, but finished 12/13 for 122 yards and added a 20 yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Top 5 graded players:

Corbin Bryant (+4.2)

Richie Incognito (+3.9)

Tyrod Taylor (+2.4)

Eric Wood (+2.3)

Alex Carrington (+1.8)

  • Runner1967

    The grade on Bryant needs to be higher he also forced 2 big DPI penalties.

  • David K

    Where are the steelers vs packers grades?? Did I miss it?

  • chuckie

    yea , i would like to see the grades for the packer game..why isnt D Mucculler getting any grades ? 4 tackles, hes double teamed almost always, and gives LBs time to rush passer by jamming the middle.. Just because Tomlin chooses not to play him
    doesnt mean he cant be rated…