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Refocused: Jacksonville Jaguars 13, Atlanta Falcons 7

By PFF Analysis Team
Sep 1, 2017

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ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 31: Quincy Mauger #41 of the Atlanta Falcons tackles Dede Westbrook #12 of the Jacksonville Jaguars after he scores a touchdown at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

We saw very few big names in the final game of the preseason for the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Atlanta Falcons, however Jags QB Brandon Allen hit rookie WR Dede Westbrook for a 43-yard touchdown pass to end the first quarter while two Jason Myers third-quarter field goals would be more than enough to keep Jacksonville ahead of Atlanta. The Falcons mustered just 261 yards on the ground, but not one offensive touchdown in their 13-7 loss to the Jaguars.

Atlanta’s lone score came on a fumble recovered in the end zone and with that, we give you our PFF exclusive takeaways from the contest for each team.

 

Top 5 grades

Edge Hunter Dimick, 82.2 overall grade

WR Dede Westbrook, 81.5 overall grade

WR Shane Wynn, 81.7 overall grade

G Earl Watford, 81.3 overall grade

G Tyler Shatley, 79.9 overall grade

Performances of Note:

WR Shane Wynn, 81.7 overall grade

Wynn caught all 4 targets thrown his way. Wynn finished with a PFF WR rating of 118.1. Wynn helped the Jaguars keep drives alive with his speed.

WR Dede Westbrook, 81.5 overall grade

Westbrook caught all 6 catchable passes thrown his way for 115 yards. Westbrook averaged 23 snaps in route. The rookie from Oklahoma had 45 yards after contact and a touchdown.

Edge Hunter Dimick, 82.2 overall grade

Dimick impressed rushing the passer as he finished with four QB hurries. Dimick and the Jags defensive front helped control the Falcons zone running game and get off the field on 3rd down

Edge Jonathan Woodard, 79.7 overall grade

Woodard added a sack and 2 stops in rush defense. Woodard rushed mostly from the left side.

Top 5 grades

Edge Chris Odom, 85.6 overall grade

S Sharrod Neasman, 84.6 overall grade

CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, 80.9 overall grade

TE Darion Griswold, 78.8 overall grade

WR Marvin Hall, 78.7 overall grade

Performances of Note:

QB Matt Simms, 76. overall grade

Simms was 11 of 15 for 195 yards, but he also had a drop and was hit as he threw on another pass attempt. Sims was 3 of 6 under pressure for 18 yards and was sacked twice.

RT Andreas Knappe, 78.1 overall grade

Knappe fared nicely playing right tackle. The 6-foot-9 Dane did not yield a sack or pressure while finishing with a strong run-blocking grade on 25 snaps.

Edge Chris Odom, 85.6 overall grade

Odom had a huge game. Odom had a sack, a QB hit and QB hurry while adding 10 tackles and 10 stops in run defense. Odom’s ability to disengage off of blocks and rush the passer impressive to watch. Odom also helped assist on 5 tackles as well. .

S Sharrod Neasman, 84.6 overall grade

Neasman played well in the Falcons secondary. Neasman did not yield a reception in coverage but also added an interception and 3 stops in run defense.

PFF Game Ball: Edge Chris Odom, 85.6 overall grade

*Grades subject to change pending review

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