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32 NFL Observations, Week 6
By Nathan Jahnke •
Oct 18, 2018
Oct 8, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) during player introductions before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs 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 six 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.
Buffalo Bills: Jerry Hughes is the only edge defender with a pressure percentage above 20% this season. He is currently at a 21.8% pressure rate.
New York Jets: Wide receiver Quincy Enunwa has 110 yards after the catch on wide receiver screens, which is 25 more than any other wide receiver.
Baltimore Ravens: 50.0% of John Brown‘s targets have come on deep passes (passes of 20-plus yards in the air). If he maintains that for the rest of the season, he would be the second wide receiver with 40+ targets since 2006 with 50% of his targets coming from deep passes.
Cincinnati Bengals: When wide receiver A.J. Green has lined up in the slot, he’s averaged 4.34 yards per route run, which is the best rate for receivers with at least 50 routes from the slot.
Indianapolis Colts: Quarterback Andrew Luck has 14 red zone touchdown passes this season, which leads the league. That is the most for a quarterback over the first six weeks of a season since 2014, when Andrew Luck also had 14 red zone touchdown passes.
Denver Broncos: Over the last two seasons, Todd Davis has five run stops when opponents have needed five yards or less for a touchdown. That is the most for all defensive players, regardless of position.
Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes has thrown a touchdown on 8.5% of his passes. Over the last 12 years, the only quarterbacks with 200 or more attempts and a better touchdown rate after Week 6 are Tom Brady in 2007 and Peyton Manning in 2013.
Oakland Raiders: Over the last two seasons, center Rodney Hudson has allowed pressure on 0.6% of his pass blocks, which is twice as good as any other center. He has allowed five pressures in that span, while 21 centers have allowed 5 or more pressures in 2018 alone.
Dallas Cowboys: Cornerback Byron Jones has nine stops on pass plays when lined up on the outside, which is the most for all cornerbacks in that situation.
New York Giants: Safety Landon Collins has 16 stops on the season, which is tied for the most among all safeties. He has finished first in this category in each of the previous two seasons.
Washington Redskins: QB Alex Smith has only had one of his passes dropped. With 171 pass attempts, that is a drop rate of 0.58% which is the best rate ever recorded over the first six games of a season.
Chicago Bears: Cornerback Bryce Callahan has eight stops on pass plays when lining up in the slot, which is tied for the most for cornerbacks in that situation.