As always on Friday, here’s a look at some of what Pro Football Focus has to say about Sunday’s Seattle-Indianapolis game:
On the site this week:
– Cliff Avril and Steven Hauschka both made the PFF Team of Week 4, while Michael Bennett made honorable mention.
– No Seattle players made the Had a Bad Day Team, but three received ‘dishonorable mentions.’
– Brandon Mebane earned a spot on the PFF Team of the Month for his superior run stuffing ability.
– Khaled Elsayed’s Signature Stats: Pass Rushing Productivity highlights Michael Bennett as the 2nd best edge rusher so far this season.
– Ben Stockwell’s Stock Report: NFC shows Cliff Avril and Red Bryant on the rise since the end of last season, and Russell Wilson trending downward since the end of the 2012 season.
– Take a look at how Seattle uses its offensive personnel groupings in our Offensive Packages article.
– No Seahawks made our Third Phase mentions last week, but if you missed the week 3 piece, Jeremy Lane was the Special Teamer of the Week.
– Check back on Friday for the Three to Focus On for the Seahawks-Colts matchup.
PFF Seahawks Stats
– Russell Wilson ranks 31st in Accuracy Percentage Under Pressure at just 44.8%.
– Wilson has a 141.0 Passer Rating when throwing to Doug Baldwin. That gives Baldwin the 4th best WR Rating in the league.
– Zach Miller has yet to allow a pressure in his 18 pass blocking snaps.
– Brandon Mebane (11.9%) and Clinton McDonald (11.6%) rank 5th and 6th best among DTs in Run Stop Percentage.
– Now a quarter of the way through the season, Richard Sherman has the 8th best overall grade among corners at +4.8.
Upcoming Opponent: Indianapolis Colts
– Andrew Luck has also struggled with Accuracy Under Pressure at 53.5% (tied for 26th in the league).
– Luck has a 106.5 QB Rating when throwing the ball in 2.5 seconds or less, but it drops to 73.0 when throwing in 2.6 seconds or more.
– The Colts have given up a lot of interior pressure, as their starting center and guards (plus a backup guard) all rank near the bottom of the league in Pass Blocking Efficiency.
– Robert Mathis is still bringing the heat, with a 13.0 Pass Rush Productivity (10th among 3-4 OLBs).
– Eric Walden (Mathis’ counterpart) has a PRP of 8.3, which ranks 29th of 40 3-4 OLBs.