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October 7, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Pro Football Focus reviews Seattle-Washington game

Here is the weekly package of grades and other notes from Pro Football Focus:
Week 5 Gradebook
Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins
Seattle at Washington ReFocused article with analysis by Ben Stockwell
  • Quarterback Russell Wilson graded at +5.2, his first positive grade all year.
  • Center Max Unger received a team-high run-blocking grade (+2.4) but also tied for highest in penalty grading (-0.9).
  • Rookie right tackle Justin Britt bounced back off a bad game going into the bye week with a nice +3.0. He was the only offensive lineman to receive a green pass blocking grade (+1.3)
  • Wilson continued this season with the majority of his throws within nine yards of the line of scrimmage (16 of his 23 attempts).
  • On passes where the Redskins did not blitz, Wilson completed 13 of 14 passes.
  • Wilson’s five run attempts were the most by any quarterback in Week 5.
  • Running back Robert Turbin may have started the game but ended with only five rush attempts in 16 snaps. Marshawn Lynch (17) and Wilson (11) led the team in rushing attempts.
  • Wide receiver Percy Harvin logged his first rushing attempts since Week 2.
  • No offensive line position (including tight end and fullback) finished the game with a negative run block grade.
  • Harvin, Baldwin, and Lynch were each targeted five times.
  • With Zach Miller sidelined, new starting tight end Luke Willson struggled to a -1.4 overall grade. He did catch three balls on his four targets but the other was a drop.
  • Redskins corner Baushad Breeland was targeted six times, surrendering four catches. Harvin caught all three of his targets when Breeland was the primary coverage man.
  • Redskins linebacker Perry Riley allowed four catches on four targets while in coverage.
  • Linebacker Bobby Wagner turned in a solid game with an overall grade of +4.4, aided by a career-high +3.2 pass coverage grade.
  • Along with Wagner, defensive right tackle Kevin Williams and linebacker K.J. Wright each had three stops on defense.
  • All three starting linebackers (Wagner, Wright, and Bruce Irvin) earned an overall grade of +3.0 or higher.
  • Safety Earl Thomas received his first red grade (-1.3) since Week 13 in 2013. After digging a little deeper, since 2012 off Seattle bye weeks, Thomas graded at -1.8, -2.1, and -1.3.
  • Defensive ends Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril both had four QB hurries. Along with Bennett and Avril, only four other 4-3 defensive ends finished Week 5 with a green pass rushing grade.
  • Quarterback Kirk Cousins earned a +1.6 grade while passing without pressure. With pressure, he was -0.5.
  • Cousins went 3 of 4 for 139 yards on throws over 20 yards for a cumulative +2.9 grade. All four attempts were made outside the numbers.
  • Cousins struggled on his nine passes over the short middle (0-9 yards) amassing a -2.4 grade.
  • Seahawks corner Marcus Burley was targeted a team-high ten times, allowing seven receptions.
  • Punter Jon Ryan continues his fantastic year turning in a +5.0 punting grade. This resets his previous career high of +4.5 he earned just two weeks ago. Ryan currently leads all punters in overall grading this season at +14.0.
  • Kicker Steven Hauschka had five touchbacks on kickoffs, tied for second-most this week (the other three kickers who had five or more touchbacks played either in Denver’s altitude or indoors).
  • Wide receiver Brian Walters led all kick returners this week with a +2.0 grade. All his returns came on punts.
Signature Stats
  • Wilson maintains his Accuracy Percentage lead for quarterbacks this season at 82.2%.
  • Seattle continues to run play-action on 41.6% of their offensive snaps, the highest rate in the league this season.
  • Defensive tackle Kevin Williams had the second-best stop rate in Week 5 for DTs (min. 25% snaps played).
  • Defensive end Avril finished Week 5 with the second-highest Pass Rush Productivity figure for his group (min. 25% snaps played).

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