NFL power rankings entering Week 14
In preparation for NFL Week 14, here are the updated PFF power rankings. This week, the rankings are presented with an interesting statistic or grade that takes into account only the past four weeks of the season. All rankings are relative to all players from Week 10 to Week 13.
1. Carolina Panthers
Inside linebacker Luke Kuechly has the most tackles without a missed tackle, at 22.
2. New England Patriots
The safety with the most passes defended through the past four weeks is Patrick Chung, at four.
3. Cincinnati Bengals
The defensive tackle with the best pass rushing productivity is Geno Atkins, at 16.0. He has two sacks, four hits, and 21 hurries, for a total of 27 pressures, which is also the most among defensive tackles.
4. Arizona Cardinals
The wide receiver with the most yards per route run is J.J. Nelson, at 5.59. He has 229 receiving yards on just 41 routes run.
5. Denver Broncos
The Broncos have both the best and second-best 3-4 defensive ends by run stop percentage. Derek Wolfe leads the league at 17.9 percent, while Vance Walker is at 14.8 percent. Wolfe has 14 total run stops, which is also the best among 3-4 defensive ends.
6. Green Bay Packers
The Packers have two of the top five cornerbacks in terms of total pressure. Casey Hayward has four pressures, which is tied for second-most among cornerbacks, while Quinten Rollins has three pressures on just four pass rushes.
7. Pittsburgh Steelers
The wide receiver with the most yards on deep passes is Martavis Bryant, at 276. He’s caught six-of-14 passes thrown his way, and two have gone for touchdowns.
8. Seattle Seahawks
Quarterback Russell Wilson has tied the league lead in terms of accuracy percentage, at 83.7, as well as accuracy percentage on deep passes, at 66.7.
9. Atlanta Falcons
The rookie defensive tackle with the best run stop percentage is Grady Jarrett, at 12.9 percent. He has four run stops on 31 run snaps.
10. Minnesota Vikings
The wide receiver with the best catch rate through the past four weeks is Jarius Wright. He’s caught all nine passes thrown his way.
11. Oakland Raiders
The safety with the most coverage snaps without allowing a catch the past four weeks is Charles Woodson. He’s had 135 coverage snaps, and has just been thrown at once.
12. Houston Texans
The 3-4 outside linebacker with the most run stops has been Whitney Mercilus, at eight.
13. Kansas City Chiefs
The wide receiver with the most catches over these past four weeks without a drop is Jeremy Maclin, at 24. On the year, he has just one drop in Week 5, compared to 66 catches.
14. Buffalo Bills
The wide receiver with the second-most yards on deep passes is Sammy Watkins. He had 236 yards on six deep completions, and two went for touchdowns.
15. Baltimore Ravens
The guard with the best pass blocking efficiency is Marshal Yanda, at 99.6 He has not allowed a sack or hit, and has allowed just one hurry over these past four weeks.
16. Philadelphia Eagles
The tight end with the most yards per route run is Brent Celek, at 3.03. He has 239 yards on from 79 routes.
17. Dallas Cowboys
The center with the best pass blocking efficiency is Travis Frederick, at 99.5. Over the past four games, he hasn’t allowed a sack or hurry, and has allowed just one hit.
18. New York Jets
The most elusive running back has been Chris Ivory,at 114.1. He’s had 19 players miss tackles on his carries, which is the most in the league, with another three missing tackles on his receptions.
19. Chicago Bears
The 3-4 outside linebacker with the best run stop percentage is Lamarr Houston, at 21.4. He’s had six run stops, despite playing just 28 run snaps.
20. Indianapolis Colts
The inside linebacker with the best run stop percentage is Jerrell Freeman, at 21.1 percent. He’s had eight run stops on 38 run snaps.
21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The running back with the most yards after contact is Doug Martin, with 336. That is 83 yards more than any other back.
22. New Orleans Saints
Over this past three games, Jairus Byrd has 93 coverage snaps, was thrown at once, and had an interception.
23. Miami Dolphins
The 4-3 defensive end with both the most pressures, as well as the best pass rushing productivity, is Olivier Vernon, at 32 pressures and a 15.6 pass rushing productivity.
When quarterbacks have targeted Quinton Dunbar, they’ve had an NFL passer rating of 14.2, lowest in the league. When they’ve targeted Will Blackmon in the slot, they’ve had an NFL passer rating of 22.3, which is the lowest among cornerbacks while in the slot.
25. St. Louis Rams
The 4-3 defensive end with both the most run stops and best run stop percentage is William Hayes, at 10 stops and 15.4 percent. They also have the top two 4-3 outside linebackers in total run stops, with Mark Barron at 13 and Akeem Ayers at 12.
26. Jacksonville Jaguars
Wide receiver Allen Robinson has forced seven players to miss tackles on him on his catches, which is the second-most in the league.
27. New York Giants
Although Jason Pierre-Paul has yet to record a sack since Week 9, which is when he returned, he has four hits and 20 hurries for a total of 24 pressures, tied for the third best among 4-3 defensive ends in Weeks 10 through 13.
28. Detroit Lions
The cornerback with the best yards per coverage snap is Darius Slay, at 0.17. Over these last 164 coverage snaps, he’s allowed just three catches on 10 targets for 28 yards.
29. Tennessee Titans
Tight end Delanie Walker has 25 catches and no drops, which is tied for the most catches among tight ends with no drops. On the year, he only has one drop in Week 5, compared to 67 catches.
30. Cleveland Browns
The quarterback with the best accuracy percentage while under pressure is Austin Davis, at 83.3 percent. He’s completed 13-of-23 passes, with two passes getting dropped, four getting thrown away, and once he was hit while throwing.
31. San Francisco 49ers
The 3-4 defensive end with the second-highest pass rushing productivity is Arik Armstead at 14.7 percent. Despite not having a sack, he has two hits and seven hurries on 46 pass rushes.
32. San Diego Chargers
Right tackle Joe Barksdale is one of three right tackles with at least 100 pass blocks and no sacks or hits allowed. He has allowed just five hurries on his 102 pass blocks.