Here’s the weekly preview of the game from Pro Football Focus, as well as a few additional notes and links below:
– No Seahawks on the PFF Team of Week 8 after squeaking by St. Louis.
– Nobody made the Had a Bad Day Team, but Paul McQuistan and Chris Clemons got ‘dishonorable mentions.’
– Nathan Jahnke drops a knowledge nugget about the Seahawks blitz effectiveness in 32 Observations.
– Christine Michael has shown some promise in limited duty as described in our Second-Rounders in Focus.
– Doug Baldwin shows well in the analysis of WR Signature Stats: Drop Rate.
– Seattle barely holds off a New Orleans team that is gaining momentum for the number two spot in the Power Rankings.
PFF Seahawks Stats
– Russell Wilson’s Accuracy Percentage is down from 77.1 (4th in the league) last season to 71.5 (20th in the league) at the halfway mark of this season.
– Doug Baldwin has the 5th best WR Rating (QB Rating when WR is targeted) in the league at 128.7.
– Paul McQuistan has a Pass Blocking Efficiency of just 89.4, the 3rd worst mark out of 71 qualifying offensive tackles.
– Pass rushing specialist Cliff Avril has the lowest Run Stop Percentage (1.5) of all 45 qualifying 4-3 DEs. He has one stop in 65 snaps against the run.
– With no yards allowed last week in coverage, Earl Thomas now has given up just 0.16 Yards per Cover Snap on the season. During the 2012 regular season, he allowed a middle-of-the-pack 0.56 Yards per Cover Snap.
Upcoming Opponent: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
– Lacking a consistent running game, Mike Glennon has used Play Action on just 14.2% of pass plays. Only six QBs use play action less often. Russell Wilson’s 37.9% is the highest in the league.
– Vincent Jackson ranks 13th among wide receivers with 2.23 Yards per Route Run.
– Daniel Te’o-Nesheim ranks 2nd worst in Run Stop Percentage among 4-3 DEs with a mark of 2.2 (one spot ahead of Cliff Avril). This causes some problems given that Te’o-Nesheim normally plays on running downs.
– Mason Foster ranks last among 45 inside linebackers with 1.44 Yards per Cover Snap surrendered.
– Continuing the coverage theme this week, Darrelle Revis remains at the top of the cornerback list with just 0.41 Yards per Cover Snap allowed. The rest of the qualifying corners in the league range from 0.58 to 2.50 in that regard.