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32 NFL Observations, Week 10
By Nathan Jahnke •
Nov 15, 2018
Oct 14, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) throws to wide receiver Keke Coutee (16) during the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
The 32 Observations series continues with Nathan Jahnke, PFF’s Director of Analytics, finding an interesting piece of information about all 32 teams after 10 weeks of football. If you would like to make some observations of your own, you can do so with PFF Elite, where you can find several signature statistics for every offensive and defensive position in football, thanks to Premium Stats 2.0.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Over the last two regular seasons combined, Jacksonville has allowed 234 passing first downs, which is 33 fewer than the next closest team.
Tennessee Titans: Titans cornerbacks have missed a combined six tackles in coverage, which is tied for second-fewest for all teams.
Denver Broncos: In the last calendar year, Matt Paradis has allowed one sack, four hits and five hurries over 618 pass blocks. All told, he’s allowed pressure on just 1.62% of pass blocks – the second-best mark for centers.
Los Angeles Chargers: Philip Rivers is averaging 11.8 yards per attempt on play-action passes this year. That is the second-best single-season rate for a quarterback since 2012.
Oakland Raiders: Gareon Conley has been thrown at six times on third down, and all six passes have fallen incomplete. He is the only cornerback in the league (min. two targets) who has a 100% success rate on third down.
Dallas Cowboys: Tyron Smith has gone 91 straight pass blocks without allowing a pressure, which is the longest active streak for left tackles.
New York Giants: When B.W. Webb lines up in the slot; he’s been thrown at just 13 times on 142 coverage snaps. He’s the only slot cornerback with 100 or more slot coverage snaps to be thrown at less than 10% of the time.
Philadelphia Eagles: Over the last two regular seasons combined, the Eagles players have 586 pressures. That is 77 more than the next closest team.
Washington: Josh Harvey-Clemons has been thrown at 21 times this season. Nine of those passes have fallen incomplete, and on another four he was able to make a stop on the receiver. That 61.9% success rate is the best among linebackers this season.
Chicago Bears: There are 17 safeties this season with three or more pass breakups. Only two teams have two safeties on the list. The Bears are one of those, as Eddie Jackson and Adrian Amos Jr. both have three each.
Detroit Lions: The Lions defense has missed 41 tackles this season, which is the fewest for any defense.
Green Bay Packers: In his career, Jamaal Williams has been tackled for a loss on just 5.3% of his carries, which is the lowest for any back with 200 or more carries over the last three seasons.
Los Angeles Rams: Aaron Donald has produced six or more pressures in each of his last five games. No other defensive player has six or more pressures in each of their last two games.
San Francisco 49ers: Kyle Juszczyk has 425 snaps this season, which is 210 more than the next fullback. Barring injury, this will be the third consecutive season where Juszczyk leads all fullbacks in snaps.
Seattle Seahawks: Bobby Wagner has made 71 consecutive tackles or assists without missing a tackle. That is the longest active streak for linebackers.