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September 15, 2014 at 7:45 AM

Pro Football Focus reviews the game

Lots of good stuff from Pro Football Focus in its review of Sunday’s game.  Here is its official ReFocused analysis of the game.

Lots more notes from PFF below.

A couple that stand out to me:

  • As PFF details.when Seattle chose not to blitz, Philip Rivers had his way, going 24 of 27 for 234 yards and a +6.3 rating.
  • Seattle simply couldn’t get the ball enough to Marshawn Lynch. As PFF writes, Lynch “continued his dominant running inside with a +3.1 grade with runs between the guards.”
  • And PFF details Russell Wilson being under more pressure than did the official stats as PFF writes that the “Seattle offensive line allowed eight QB hurries.”

Here are the full notes:

Offensive Summary

  • After having a stellar +2.9 grade in his first NFL game, rookie RT Justin Britt regressed with a -1.3.
  • Seattle offensive line allowed eight QB hurries.
  • No offensive player really stood out this week with a grade over +2.0 but right end Zach Miller had a week to forget. He was -3.1 overall with a -1.9 in penalty grading.

Passing

  • Wilson only threw 6 of his 22 passes more than ten yards downfield yet still managed to rack up 202 yards passing.
  • Wilson threw with a 90.9% accuracy this week (best in league) but also had the highest drop rate at 12%.
  • Even though they lost, Wilson ranked second this week in PFF QB Rating. Also surprising was his league-leading QB rating when attempting a pass under 2.5 seconds.

Rushing

  • Marshawn Lynch continued his dominant running inside with a +3.1 grade with runs between the guards.
  • Percy Harvin added two more rushing attempts (league-high 6) and is now averaging 14.3 yards per carry on the year.
  • Only playing 13 snaps, running back Robert Turbin earned a respectable +1.2.

Receiving

  • Jermaine Kearse was targeted five times and each time he had a different defender in coverage.
  • The Seaheaks challenged rookie corner Jason Verrett who gave up four receptions on four targets.
  • Targets: Baldwin 6, Kearse 5, Lynch 4.

Defense

  • Defensive ends Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril followed up their solid Week 1 effort posting defensive grades of +3.4 and +2.0, respectively.
  • Seahawks missed nine tackles, four by Kam Chancellor.
  • Richard Sherman graded at +0.1 in pass coverage and +0.9 overall even though surrendering four receptions on six targets.

Opponent Passing

  • When Seattle chose not to blitz, Rivers torched them going 24 of 27 for 234 yards and a +6.3 rating.
  • Rivers only attempted five passes to the left side of the field, but completed all of them.

Coverage

  • Corners Marcus Gilchrist, Jason Verrett, and Donald Butler gave up 11 receptions on 14 targets. On six targets, Gilchrist only allowed three receptions for nine yards. Butler was not so lucky allowing completions on all four of his targets for 75 yards and one TD.
  • ROLB Melvin Ingram had a team-high five QB hurries on his way to a defense-high +2.2 grade.

Special Teams

  • Punter Jon Ryan earned an impressive +3.3 this week and ranks third out of all punters on the year.
  • Despite his positive rushing grades, Percy Harvin was -1.9 on kickoffs.

Signature Stats

  • The offensive line ranked third-worst in Pass Blocking Efficiency this week.
  • Showing poise under pressure, Wilson has thrown the ball away a league-high six times. As a result, his sack rate figure has decreased 5% from last year.
  • Even though he missed a few tackles this week, Kam Chancellor is still one of the best safeties in Run Stop Percentage ranking.
  • Marshawn Lynch led running backs in average yards after contact for week 2.

 

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