2018 PFF Grades
Defense 70.3
#30 LB
Run Defense
High Quality
Above Average
Below Average
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Bill Belichick’s defense gets the best out of Kyle Van Noy, Dont’a Hightower

The New England Patriots' usage of Kyle Van Noy and Dont'a Hightower played a key role in the team's successful 2018 season and Super Bowl win.

Patriots pressure will be key to stopping the Rams' long-developing routes

PFF's Ben Linsey digs into the PFF data on the Patriots' pass rush and explains why their defensive scheme could be the key to stopping Jared Goff and the Rams in Super Bowl 53.

3 months ago
Kyle Van Noy turning it on in the postseason with Belichick pulling the strings

New England Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy rising to the is occasion in the postseason, bound for significant role in the Super Bowl.

Conference Championship Standouts

PFF's Austin Gayle highlights the standout performances from Conference Championship Weekend.

3 months ago
Conference Championship plays of the week

Like every week, our team of analysts has dissected and graded every snap of every game. Here are our highest-graded plays of the week.

3 months ago
Refocused, AFC Championship: New England Patriots 37, Kansas City Chiefs 31

The New England Patriots defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 37-31, in the AFC Championship.

3 months ago
Divisional Round Standouts

PFF's Rob Hamilton highlights the standout performances from the second week of the playoffs.

4 months ago
Refocused, NFL Week 14: Miami Dolphins 34, New England Patriots 33

The Miami Dolphins defeated the New England Patriots, 34-33, in Week 14 of the 2018 NFL season.

5 months ago
Week 9 Fantasy football waiver wire pickups: IDP

PFF Fantasy writer Ross Miles offers up his best suggestions for Week 9 pickups on the defensive side of the ball for fantasy players in IDP leagues.

6 months ago
Refocused, NFL Week 8: New England Patriots 25, Buffalo Bills 6

The New England Patriots defeated the Buffalo Bills, 25-6, in Week 8 of the 2018 NFL season.

6 months ago