5 PFF stats you need to know from NFL Week 8
Miss a moment of NFL Week 8 action? Here are the five key stats you need to know coming out of Sunday’s slate of games.
1. Ezekiel Elliott broke nine tackles against the Eagles, most for any RB in Week 8.
Under the primetime lights of Sunday Night Football, Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott forced nine missed tackles (seven on rushes, two on receptions) against Philadelphia. 89 of Elliott’s 96 rushing yards came after contact, helping the Dallas RB to the highest elusive rating through Sunday’s games—and the highest-overall grade among NFL running backs so far in Week 8.
2. Joey Bosa owns the highest-pass-rushing productivity mark among all edge defenders this season.
Four weeks into his NFL career, Chargers edge defender Joey Bosa isn’t slowing down. Adding three QB hits and three QB hurries against the Broncos on Sunday, Bosa remains ahead of veteran standouts such as Von Miller in terms of pass-rushing productivity this season. Since taking the field in Week 5, Bosa has recorded 26 total quarterback pressures, tied with Washington’s Ryan Kerrigan for the most among OLBs in that span.
3. Patriots QB Tom Brady has earned an overall grade of 85.0 in all four games he’s played this season.
After serving his four-game suspension to start the year, Tom Brady has been the most-dominant quarterback in the NFL since Week 5. Against the Bills on Sunday, Brady earned a 90.0 overall grade, throwing for 315 yards and four touchdowns over 38 dropbacks. The New England QB owns the highest adjusted completed percentage this season among his positional peers, at 85.8 percent.
4. Raiders OLB Khalil Mack recorded 10 QB pressures against the Buccaneers.
Earning a 91.4 grade against Tampa Bay, Khalil Mack finally showed a glimpse of the player Oakland fans saw over most of last season. Mack’s 10 QB pressures (three sacks, two hits, five hurries) are the most of any 3-4 OLB in a single game so far this year. On top of his dominant pass-rushing performance, Mack also recorded a position-high 16.7 run-stop percentage.
5. Eagles QB Carson Wentz was the most-accurate quarterback in Week 8.
After a rough outing against the Vikings in Week 7, Carson Wentz rebounded on Sunday with a strong game in Arlington. Wentz Completed 32 of 43 attempts for 202 yards, although six incompletions resulted from dropped passes by his receivers. The rookie now owns the fifth-highest adjusted completion percentage among NFL QBs this season, with his 90.5 mark on Sunday lifting his season percentage to 78.3.