PFF records that could fall on Sunday

Week 17 could usher in a host of new PFF record-holders—be sure to watch for these numbers on Sunday.

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(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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PFF records that could fall on Sunday

With one more week in the 2015 season, it’s time to dip into the PFF archives to see which records have already fallen this season, and which have a chance to go down on Sunday. Keep in mind, our data spans from the 2007 NFL season to the present.

First, let’s look at the records within reach in Week 17.


Records in sight

Most yards on deep passes by QB

Current record-holder: Eli Manning (NYG), 1,490 yards (2011)

Closing in: Blake Bortles (JAX), 1,307 yards


Most completed passes over 20 yards in the air

Current record-holder: Eli Manning (NYG), 43 (2011)

Closing in: Blake Bortles (JAX), 39


Most intentional throwaways by QB

Current record-holder: Philip Rivers (SD), 42 (2012)

Closing in: Teddy Bridgewater (MIN), 39


Most yards on deep passes by a WR

Current record-holder: Calvin Johnson (DET), 652 yards (2012)

Closing in: Allen Robinson (JAX), 649 yards


Most yards allowed by a CB

Current record-holder: Bradley Fletcher (PHI), 1,072 yards (2014)

Closing in: Antwon Blake (PIT), 1,003 yards


Most pressures by a defensive tackle

Current record-holder: Gerald McCoy (TB), 80 (2013)

Closing in: Geno Atkins (CIN), 75; Aaron Donald (STL), 72


Most drops by a wide receiver

Current record-holder: Braylon Edwards (CLE), 19 (2008)

Closing in: Amari Cooper (OAK), 16


Records already broken or tied this season

Most TD passes when under pressure

Former record-holder: Jay Cutler (CHI), 12 (2014)

2015 record-breaker: Tom Brady (NE), 15


Most touchdown receptions from the slot:

Former record-holder: Randall Cobb (GB), 12 (2014)

Currently tied: Doug Baldwin (SEA), 12


Most run stops by a safety

Former record-holder: Gibril Wilson (OAK), 36 (2008); Tyvon Branch (OAK), 36 (2009)

2015 record-breaker: Reshad Jones (MIA), 38


Most run stops by a defensive tackle

Former record-holder: Kyle Williams (BUF), 40 (2010)

2015 record-breaker: Damon Harrison (NYJ), 42; Bennie Logan (PHI), 42


Run stop percentage by a defensive tackle (at least 200 run snaps)

Former record-holder: Antonio Garay (SD), 14.1 percent (2010)

2015 record-breaker: Damon Harrison (NYJ), 17.7 percent (has to maintain pace)


Most QB hits by a 4-3 defensive end

Former record-holder: Kyle Vanden Bosch (TEN), 26 (2007)

2015 record-breaker: Olivier Vernon (MIA), 27


Most pressures allowed by a center

Former record-holder: Justin Hartwig (PIT), 39 (2008)

2015 record-breaker: Trevor Robinson (SD), 47 (2015)

2015 honorable mention: Cody Wallace (PIT), 42 (2015)


Most pressures allowed by a guard:

Former record-holder: Todd Herremans (PHI), 48 (2013)

2015 record-breaker: Dallas Thomas and Brandon Fusco (MIA), 51

2015 honorable mention: Matt Tobin (PHI), 50


QB Hits allowed by an OT:

Former record-holder: Mitchell Schwartz (CLE), 19 (2013)

Currently tied: Greg Robinson (STL), (2015)


TDs allowed by MLB/ILB in coverage:

Former record-holders: (Many) 6

Currently tied: Stephone Anthony (NO), 6 (2015)


Most Sacks by a CB:

Former record-holders: Drew Coleman (NYJ), 4 (2010), and Captain Munnerlyn (CAR), 4 (2013)

Currently tied: Aaron Colvin (JAX), 4 (2015)


General superlatives

Tight end drop percentage

No tight end has ever gone through the season without a drop (at least 60 targets). Jason Witten has 71 receptions on 92 targets without a drop.

Defensive tackle run stop percentage

If Damon Harrison holds on to his sizable lead at 17.7 percent, it will mark the third straight year he leads all defensive tackles in the category.

Pass blocking efficiency by a guard

Packers guard Josh Sitton currently leads the league with a pass blocking efficiency of 98.4 (tied with Matt Slauson). It would mark the third straight year Sitton leads the category, including his PFF-record 99.0 in 2013.

Pass blocking efficiency by an offensive tackle

Browns tackle Joe Thomas has ranked among the top four in pass blocking efficiency every year since 2009, and he ranked eighth in 2008, and ninth in his rookie year of 2007. He’s currently second in the league at 97.2.

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  • Sam Doohan

    I’m not at all surprised to see Blake here. The guy is a liability. Some of PITs problems have come their baffling coverage schemes but Blake has almost single handedly cost the Steelers the season IMHO. Whenever opposing QBs identified him as a weak link the D just crumpled.

  • Fanalytics

    How about the missed tackles record Kwon and Blake are each shattering?