5 PFF stats you need to know from NFL Week 5

Miss a moment Week 5 action? Here are the five stats you need to know from our analysis team.

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Cowboys QB Dak Prescott

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5 PFF stats you need to know from NFL Week 5


Miss a moment of NFL Week 5 action? Our analysis crew has assembled the five key stats you need to know coming out of Sunday’s slate of games.

1. Dak Prescott was the NFL’s most-accurate quarterback in Week 5.

On 27 dropbacks versus the Bengals, Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott recorded an adjusted completion percentage of 90.5, the highest mark in the league this week—and the best single-game adjusted completion percentage of the season. Prescott completed 18 of 24 attempts, with his receivers dropping one catchable target (he also threw two passes away, and was hit as he was throwing on one occasion).

Week 5 adjusted completion percentages

NFL Week 5 adjusted completion percentages

2. 76.7 percent of Tom Brady’s throws were out of his hand in less than 2.6 seconds, the second-fastest average time per pass attempt in Week 5. 

In Brady’s Week 5 return from suspension, the New England quarterback wasted no time in carving up the Cleveland Browns’ secondary, with 33 of his 43 pass attempts leaving his hand in 2.5 seconds or less. Only Vikings QB Sam Bradford had a quicker average release time than Brady, with 81.3 percent of his attempts coming in less than 2.6 seconds (2.00 seconds, in fact, on average).

3. Chargers rookie DE Joey Bosa recorded seven total QB pressures, tied for second-most in the league in Week 5.

In his long-awaited NFL debut, Chargers’ first-round pick Joey Bosa did not disappoint. Bosa tied Atlanta DEs Dwight Freeney and Adrian Clayborn with seven quarterback pressures apiece (sacks, QB hits, and QB hurries), just behind league-leader Brian Robison, with eight. It’s worth noting, however, that Bosa’s pressures came on 18 fewer pass-rushing snaps than Robison’s (20 to 38, respectively).

4. Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson did not surrender a reception this week.

Through five weeks of play, Peterson hasn’t allowed more than three catches or 38 total receiving yards into this coverage in a single game. He leads the league with an average of just 0.47 yards surrendered per coverage snap this season, as well as an average of 20.9 coverage snaps between receptions allowed.

5. The Ravens’ offensive line surrendered a league-high 23 QB pressures in Week 5.

Injuries have forced Baltimore to reshuffle some players along the offensive line, and the results were not pretty against Washington. To put the comically high number into perspective, the Cowboys’ and Bears’ units surrendered just three QB pressures apiece in Week 5.

Most QB pressures surrendered by O-lines in Week 5

QB pressures allowed in Week 5

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Chase is a General Editor at PFF, focusing on the site’s NFL content strategy. His work has been featured in ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Insider, and The Cincinnati Enquirer.

  • shaunhan murray

    But how many average air yards are Ben’s throws vs Dak’s?

    • leo

      30 more air yards as a rookie then when Ben was a rookie i know that.