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December 31, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Pro Football Focus grades Seahawks-Rams

Here are the weekly notes and and grades from Pro Football Focus, including which Seattle defensive lineman earned the PFF Game Ball in this week’s Refocused.

Offensive Summary

Marshawn Lynch closed out the regular season strong with another positive grade.

J.R. Sweezy and Max Unger both put in some quality run blocking.

Russell Okung struggled to contain Robert Quinn’s pass rush (like almost every tackle who’s faced him), but he did grade positively in the run game.

Russell Wilson and Golden Tate formed an excellent duo in this one, connecting eight times for 129 yards and a TD.


– When not facing pressure, Russell Wilson went 10-of-14 for 134 yards, 1 TD, and a 125.3 QB Rating.

– When pressured, Wilson was just 5-of-9 for 38 yards and had a 66.0 QB Rating.


– Another day of elusiveness for Marshawn Lynch, as he forced seven missed tackles and picked up 56 of his 97 rushing yards after contact.


– Despite running 25 pass routes, Doug Baldwin did not record a single catch, and was targeted just once.

Golden Tate picked up 64 of his 129 receiving yards after the catch. Tate forced five missed tackles, and finished the regular season with more forced missed tackles than any other WR in the league.

Defensive Summary

Brandon Mebane received a very high grade in just 24 snaps. He notched two QB hits and three hurries in just 11 pass rushes, and was extremely disruptive in the run game.

Bobby Wagner had his best game of the season by our measures, tallying six stops and providing excellent run defense.

Tony McDaniel and Clinton McDonald both had a positive impact, giving Seattle a very strong rotation of defensive tackles.

Opponent’s Passing

– The pass rush was a huge factor in this one. Kellen Clemens went 5-of-10 for 31 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT, and a 50.4 QB Rating when pressured.

– Without pressure, Clemens was 16-of-20 for 126 yards and a 92.9 QB Rating.


– Punter Jon Ryan earned his highest grade of the season by booting 4-of-6 punts inside the 20 yard line, crushing a 68-yard punt, and having a 43.5 net punting average on the day.

Signature Stats

– Among the top 32 qualifiers, Marshawn Lynch was just barely edged out by Adrian Peterson for best Elusive Rating on the season. Peterson finished with 64.6 to Lynch’s 63.8. Lynch, however forced 75 missed tackles in the run game, which beat the rest of the competition by a wide margin (2nd was 58).

Michael Bennett finished 3rd among 4-3 defensive ends in Pass Rush Productivity at 13.5. Robert Quinn finished first.

Richard Sherman ended up 3rd among the 81 qualifying cornerbacks in lowest Yards per Cover Snap allowed with his mark of 0.87. Darrelle Revis led the way in that category.



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