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32 NFL observations, Week 11
By Nathan Jahnke •
Nov 22, 2017
Nov 5, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) reacts after a stop in the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
Another week, another 32 Observations by Nathan Jahnke finding an interesting piece of information about all 32 teams after one week of football.
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Buffalo Bills: Since the start of the 2015 season, 55 defenders have missed tackles on Tyrod Taylor’s rushing attempts. No other quarterback has more than 23.
New England Patriots: When cornerback Jonathan Jones doesn’t line up in press coverage, he has allowed a catch rate of 46.4 percent. That is third-best behind A.J. Bouye and Patrick Peterson for cornerbacks thrown at 20 or more times outside of press.
New York Jets: Linebacker Demario Davis has 40 stops which is third-most for all linebackers. Over the last five seasons, he’s been incredibly consistent getting 39-42 stops each season. Assuming he keeps up his good play, he should have a career-high in stops after this week.
Oakland Raiders: This year, Marshawn Lynch has run the ball seven times with five yards to go or fewer for a touchdown. On six of those seven, he has not been brought down on first contact, and he’s had five defenders miss tackles on those carries. His avoiding tackles on first contact and total missed tackles within five yards are both the best for running backs.
New Orleans Saints: When tight end Coby Fleener is targeted in the fourth quarter, Drew Brees has a passer rating of 153.5. Brees has completed 11-of-12 fourth quarter passes to Fleener for 136 yards and two touchdowns. That is the best rate for a tight end in the fourth quarter this season.