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September 23, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Pro Football Focus grades the game

Here is the weekly review of the game from Pro Football Focus:

Seahawks PFF Gradebook – Week 3 JAX @ SEA

Bobby Wagner gets the PFF game ball in this week’s refocused JAX @ SEA.

Offensive Summary

Luke Willson performed well as a receiver and a blocker on his way to a +3.6 grade in 36 snaps.

– Both Golden Tate (39 YAC) and Sidney Rice (tough catches) graded well in the passing game. Neither dropped a pass.

– Backup tackle Michael Bowie mowed down Jaguars defenders in the run game.

Russell Okung’s replacement Paul McQuistan struggled mightily in the run game, and had his troubles pass blocking as well.


Russell Wilson when blitzed vs. JAX: 7-for-8, 79 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT, 1 sack, 148.3 QB Rating.

Tarvaris Jackson overall vs. JAX: 7-for-8, 129 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, perfect QB Rating (158.3).


– Excellent team effort as the Seahawks collectively piled up 122 yards after contact and 12 forced missed tackles on their 36 rushes.

– Four different Seahawks forced at least 2 missed tackles. (Marshawn Lynch and Christine Michael: 4 each, Tate and Robert Turbin: 2 each).

Defensive Summary

Chris Clemons made his return with 15 snaps as a situational pass rusher. He notched a hit and 2 hurries in 14 pass rushes en route to a positive grade.

Brandon Mebane was stout against the run, grading +2.2 in that area and making 3 stops.

Michael Bennett’s overall game would have been fantastic if not for 2 penalties. In his 57 snaps, he made a positive impact in the running game and pressured Chad Henne frequently (6 times total).

Bobby Wagner rebounded from last week with an excellent showing including 4 stops and a diving interception.

– Quiet day for Cliff Avril, who had just 2 hurries in 34 pass rushing opportunities and did not make any stops.

Opponent Passing

– On the 11 pass plays which Seattle blitzed Chad Henne, the result was 3-of-8 passing for 26 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT, and 3 sacks. QB Rating: 7.3.


Brandon Browner was targeted 5 times in his first game back from injury, resulting in 2 completions for 11 yards and 1 pass defended.

Richard Sherman allowed just 2 catches for 16 yards into his coverage on 5 targets.

Michael Morgan gave up 90 yards on 3-for-3 passing, much of it on the strength of a 59 yards catch and run by Cecil Shorts.


Signature Stats

– Through 3 weeks, Russell Wilson ranks 3rd best in our PFF QB Rating at 101.72.

– Beast Mode has not fully activated yet, as Lynch ranks 32nd of 43 qualifying running backs in Yards After Contact Per Attempt with 1.84. (2.77 last season)

– Seattle’s offensive line has moved up to 21st in the league collectively in Pass Blocking Efficiency at 75.0.

– Michael Bennett’s 15.0 Pass Rushing Productivity is good for 4th in the league among 4-3 ends.

NFL QB Rating when throwing at Richard Sherman: 30.1 (3rd best among corners).



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