PFF Preview: Giants @ Jaguars, Week 13
With each of these teams drifting far behind their respective division leaders, the final stretch of the season becomes one of flickering wild card hopes and salvaging pride with late-season wins. The 1-10 Jacksonville Jaguars will be hosting the 3-8 New York Giants and one key matchup will take place at the left end of the Jaguars’ offensive line.
Second-year left tackle Luke Joeckel will bring his 36th-ranked Pass Blocking Efficiency mark of 94.6 to the contest to face Giants defensive end Robert Ayers and his position-leading 15.2 Pass Rushing Productivity score. Joeckel has been charged with allowing 28 total pressures on the year, including four sacks and seven QB hits. Generating more than that by himself so far this season, Ayers in his first season in New York, has collected 41 total pressures and his young teammate Damontre Moore has added another 19 in limited chances.
Jacksonville’s rookie quarterback Blake Bortles has seen his Accuracy Percentage drop to 56.1% when pressured and he’s yet to throw a pressured touchdown while sending six balls into opposition hands.
New York Giants
Eli Manning – Among 38 quarterbacks with at least 15 deep attempts, Manning’s 28.3% Accuracy Percentage ranks 35th. He’s completed 12 of 46 tries with one drop.
Johnathan Hankins – His Pass Rushing Productivity mark of 9.7 is tied for fourth among defensive tackles/nosetackles.
Andre Williams – The rookie runner has given up just a single hurry on 38 snaps spent pass blocking.
Allen Hurns – Leading the Jaguar receivers (and 65th overall), Hurns has helped produce an 81.7 WR Rating on passes his way as five have gone for scores while four have been intercepted.
Geno Hayes – Hayes is fifth among 4-3 outside linebackers with 21 run stops.
Alan Ball – On 288 snaps in coverage, Ball has put up the seventh-best Yards per Cover Snap number (0.74) out of 114 qualifying cornerbacks.
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