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October 20, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Pro Football Focus grades Seahawks-Rams game

PFF Week 7 Gradebook
Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams
ReFocused article by Gordon McGuinness
  • Left tackle Russell Okung earned a +1.3, his first green grade of the season and the highest for Seattle offensive lineman in the game.
  • Unfortunately, starting left guard James Carpenter (-2.3), center Steve Schilling (-2.1), and right tackle Justin Britt (-3.7) all graded in the red.
  • Robert Turbin played 32 snaps, the most in his career.
  • Despite posting the first 300/100 game in NFL history, Russell Wilson did not even finish the game with a positive overall grade. His -0.2 was bolstered by his +1.0 rushing grade.
  • Wilson had to throw away (TA) five passes, tied for most in Week 7 along with Drew Brees. Wilson has 15 TAs, second-most in the league (Geno Smith 18).
  • Wilson was under pressure 44.4% of his dropbacks, just above his season average. On the year he has been pressured fourth-most on his dropbacks, making his 72.5% passing accuracy while under pressure that much more impressive.
  • Marshawn Lynch earned the first red grade of the season at -1.4. His 18 rushing attempts was the highest in the last three weeks but his 2.9 yards/attempt was the lowest.
  • Turbin and Christine Michael both had two rushing attempts each but only managed a combined 12 yards.
  • Doug Baldwin had a nice day catching all six targets when covered by Alex Ogletree, T.J. Mcdonald, or Lamarcus Joyner. Corner Janoris Jenkins actually held him to one reception on three targets.
  • Paul Richardson played more snaps this week (43) than the first five games (38). He caught all four targets yesterday, maintaining his 100% catch rate for the season.
  • Cooper Helfet played 61 of 73 offensive snaps catching three balls on four targets. This year, both of his receptions that have been more than 20 yards have come on the left side of the field outside the numbers.
  • Richard Sherman posted his highest grade of the season with a +3.3. His +2.0 pass coverage grade was easily the team high.
  • Malcolm Smith played all 51 defensive snaps, hitting the 100% snaps played mark for the first time in his career
  • Cornerback Marcus Burley with his second red pass coverage grade in a row, this week earning -1.1.
  • Smith, Richard Sherman, and Michael Bennett each made a team-high three stops.
  • Understandably the Rams targeted and exploited the linebacking core with Bobby Wagner out. Wright and Smith allowed a combined 11 receptions on 12 targets for 93 yards. Both touchdowns were allowed by Wright.
  • The running backs also did damage in the passing game catching a perfect six balls on six targets (five by Benny Cunningham, one by Cory Harkey).
  • Kicker Steven Hauscka had both his lowest average kickoff distance (64.8) and average hang time (3.88 seconds) this week. Both were the lowest figures of the season and as a result, the Rams had the best average start on a kickoff by a Seattle opponent this year at the 27.2 yard line. Strange especially since the game was indoors…
  • With no Percy Harvin, Bryan Walters assumed the duties returning all four kicks.
Signature Stats
  • Minimum 25% of snaps played, this week Baldwin ranks sixth in PFF WR rating (actually second place behind five players tied at the top), aided by his season high 3.00 yards per pass route run
  • Schilling had the lowest Pass Blocking Efficiency by centers this week at 93.8 (min. 25% snaps played)
  • Sherman posted the fifth-highest run stop rate by a corner this week. His two run stops was tied for the highest with four other players.

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