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November 10, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Pro Football Focus reviews Seattle’s win over Giants — Marshawn Lynch, Max Unger get high grades

As is no surprise, running back Marshawn Lynch and center Max Unger each made the Pro Football Focus all-star team for the weekend’s games. You can read that here.

Here’s more of how PFF graded the game:


-From a grading standpoint, the offensive side of the ball had its best game with no one receiving a red overall grade. Center Max Unger made an immediate impact coming back after a missing four games and led the offensive line with a *+4.4* overall (also best grade for Cs this week).

– Right tackle Justin Britt bounced back after three straight *-3.0* grades or worse with a *+3.6* overall, good for the second-best RT grade  this week.


– Russell Wilson with another inconsistent game and graded out with only a +0.6. Interesting that his 10.1 YPA this week was second-highest for all QBs yet his PFF QB rating was second-worst (54.90).
– Wilson only attempted two passes to the left, easily the lowest of the season for that direction.


– Following the pass direction trend for this game, 16 of the 45 rushing attempts were to the left of the center. Thirteen came outside of RE, seven of which were Wilson attempts.

– Marshawn Lynch forced 11 missed tackles from the Giants defense. It was the most by any running back this week, four clear of the next player.


– No green/red grades for receivers. Baldwin led the way with five targets followed by Kearse with four.

– Only one of Baldwin’s five targets came outside of the numbers (deep left and it was the only one he didn’t catch).
– Giants corner Jacquain Williams gave up one reception on one target when covering Balwin/Kearse/Lynch.


– Defensive ends Bennett and Avril had quiet games but defensive tackle Mebane stepped up with an overall *+3.9* on only 16 snaps played. His grade was third-highest for *all* DTs this week.

– Rookie linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis played more snaps on Sunday than he had all year (42 to 39). His three stops were tied for a team-high and his *+1.8* was the best for Seahawks OLBs.

Seahawks Defensive Coverage

– Safety Jeron Johnson played 100% of the snaps, the first time in his career. Subsequently he earned a career-high *+1.6* overall. He and Michael Morgan were the only secondary players to receiver green grades.
– On the flip side, Jeremy Lane had a rough one. He gave up receptions on all five of his coverage targets, totaling 45 yards.
– Hawks coverage could not hold down the combo of Preston Parker and Odell Beckham Jr. Combined they went 14 of 16 for 187.

*Signature Stats*

– Wilson had the second-lowest QB accuracy this week at 62.5%. His Passing while under pressure was T19 of 23 QBs at 33.3%.
– Adding to the confounding Wilson metrics, he had the second-highest Time to Throw and had the highest Time to Pass attempt.
– Lynch with a ridiculous Elusive Rating at 223.8 featuring 11 missed tackles.
– Avril was eighth in Pass Rush Productivity for DEs but his eight total QB pressures were second-best.


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