PFF Preview: Raiders @ Seahawks, Week 9

Joe Velardo examines a game that many perceive as a sure Seahawks win at home over the Oakland Raiders.

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Joe Velardo examines a game that many perceive as a sure Seahawks win at home over the Oakland Raiders.

PFF Preview: Raiders @ Seahawks, Week 9


2014-Prev-WK09-OAK@SEAThe Derek Carr-led Oakland Raiders will head into Seattle for a meeting with the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks and the Legion of Boom.

Carr leads all rookie QBs in yards, TDs, completions, and attempts. His 83.5 PFF QB Rating also ranks first among rookies and 28th in the league. The Seattle defense this year is not quite what they were last year, but still come in at 10th in the league in overall defense as a team. Richard Sherman has only given up one TD on the year, and hasn’t intercepted a ball, but still comes in as the third-best CB in pass coverage among those with at least 155 snaps.

Khalil Mack has been showing he is worth his draft position this year. He is first among 3-4 OLBs with at least 115 snaps in Run Stop Percentage, and comes in 13th in Pass Rush Productivity creating 21 pressures. He’ll be chasing Russell Wilson who has the highest-rated run grade among all QBs, +3.8, and is also fourth in Accuracy Percentage among those with 210 or more drop-backs.

Here are three more notable numbers for each side:

Oakland Raiders

Gabe Jackson – The rookie is third among rookie guards in pass blocking with a +4.5 grade and has yet to allow a sack this season.

Charles Woodson – Leading the defense in snaps played, the 38-year-old safety is the third-highest graded overall at his position (+9.4) and has made six plays on the ball with two interceptions and four passes defensed.

C.J. Wilson – Ranks 11th among 3-4 DEs with at least 95 run snaps in Run Stop Percentage. Of his 10 tackles against the run, eight went for stops.

Seattle Seahawks

Michael Bennett – Has accumulated 31 pressures on the year, with two being sacks. Bennett is the second-ranked 4-3 DE in Pass Rush Productivity behind only Cameron Wake.

Marshawn Lynch – Has forced 27 missed tackles when running the ball and another seven in the passing game. His 66.7 Elusive Rating is good for fourth among RBs with at least 100 attempts.

Kam Chancellor – Leads safeties with 120 run snaps in Run Stop Percentage and has a total of 16 stops against the run. 77.8% of his run snaps come within eight yards of the line of scrimmage where he’s managed 20 tackles.

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