While that game is destined to be a multi-score blowout, there is one Big Ten matchup we get between two teams in the AP Top 25, as Michigan takes on Minnesota. Nick Grant was the other player to grade out above 70 followed closely by Brenton Nelson at 69.7 . Scott Schultz | 1 month ago. Pro Football Focus put two Colts on its Week 7 NFL Team of the Week as well as seven others who finished in the top 10 of their position groups. Another standout performer on Thursday Night Football, Roby allowed just three receptions for 17 yards from 45 snaps in coverage. He once again displayed impeccable downfield passing — Wilson has now thrown a catchable ball on 87% of his throws that traveled 10 or more yards downfield in 2020. A strange week among centers in the NFL means that Whitehair is one of just two players who has produced a PFF grade of 70.0 or above before Monday Night Football. Mike McCarthy had an uphill battle in his first year as head coach in … The Ohio State Buckeyes (as usual) headline the conference as the favorites to win the title and are truly only of the few teams that can go toe-to-toe with the Clemson Tigers. Pro Football Focus (PFF) put out their Week 7 Team of the Week and two of the Lions’ captains made the list with quarterback Matthew Stafford and MIKE linebacker Jarrad Davis grading out at the top players at their respective positions.. Matthew Stafford led the way, registering PFF’s highest grade for an offensive player this week with a score of 93.6. Two of those were dropped, but even had they been caught, this still would have been an ugly day for the Irish passing offense. This was exactly the performance the Lions were hoping for when they drafted Davis in the first round a year ago as the former Florida Gator flew all over the field. It may have been ugly to start the Saturday slate, with numerous blowouts and bad offensive showings, but we got to see some incredible games as the day progressed. Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa was arguably the best defensive player on the field against the Titans. From 27 pass-blocking snaps, he didn’t allow a single sack, hit or hurry, giving him a 100.0 pass-blocking efficiency rating, tied for the best mark among offensive linemen in the league this week. Corral started his 2020 campaign with three straight 75.0-plus passing grades and committed just one turnover-worthy play over the whole of that span. As good as that Tar Heels running back duo of Javonte Williams and Michael Carter is, a 60% run-play rate while trailing by double digits in the first half is inexcusable, as is not utilizing Howell’s deep passing ability. PFF's Big Board for the 2021 NFL Draft offers three-year player grades, combine measurables, position rankings, and in-depth player analysis for all of the top draft prospects. Following the conclusion of Week 7 contests, Pro Football Focus released their roster for the team of the week, as well as offensive and defensive MVP, rookie of … RT: Doug Nester, Virginia Tech, DI: Thomas Gore, Georgia State Oct 17, 2020; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Alabama quarterback Mac Jones (10) throws against Georgia during the first quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Johnson had an incredible interception against the 49ers, outmuscling tight end George Kittle for the ball after tipping it. On those 10 carries, the true freshman broke four tackles and busted off three explosive runs of 10-plus yards, including this 71-yard score: McBride now has an explosive run on seven of his 18 career carries for the Blazers in 2020. Nobody dominates on the interior like Donald, but his performance on Sunday was something special, even for him. From 34 pass-rushing snaps, he registered a sack, a hit and two hurries, and finished the day with two forced fumbles. 6 takeaways from the Bills' decision to trade Zay Jones. He took a redshirt his freshman year and wasn’t expected to see much time in 2020, but a few injuries in Week 5 forced Arkansas to put Clark into action. Consequently, the Tar Heels found themselves trailing 31-7 at the half to a 1-3 Florida State team whose one win came against Jacksonville State. Related Zay Jones pens farewell message to Bills. For perspective, that Burrow led the FBS in that metric last year at 80%. WR: Jaelon Darden, North Texas The Notre Dame passer attempted nine passes that traveled over 10 yards downfield, and he connected on just one. And just as he did in the three games leading up to this matchup, the Bama signal-caller limited negatively graded throws and maintained his FBS-leading spot in that metric by a good margin. With four sets of eyes on every game we feel as qualified as any to tell you who were the best performers from the past week. Share this article 82 shares share tweet text email link Dan Benton. Surprising is an understatement. Targeted twice in coverage, he did allow a reception, but that reception went for a total of negative eight yards. Johnson is the second Bills’ special teamer to be named to PFF’s Team of the Week this season, along with returner Andre Roberts. Now that the first run of our analysis is finalized and available in. The first half of their showdown against Florida State in Week 7 was no different — Howell did not take a single deep shot and had an average depth of target of just 3.5 yards. Unsurprisingly, tackle Darian Kinnard and center Drake Jackson had strong showings, but Austin Dotson was the best performer. It sums up Thursday Night Football for the Cardinals well that their punter is the only player on the team to make the PFF Team of the Week, but it was an impressive performance by Lee. Once again the Miami Dolphins’ defense is on the receiving end of our PFF Team of the Week quarterback. Fields and Ohio State will open up their 2020 season against the Nebraska Cornhuskers as 23.5-point favorites. QB: Trevor Lawrence, Clemson Our exclusive database, featuring the most in-depth collection of NCAA player performance data. The Bills had an impressive outing on defense against the Patriots despite a 16-10 loss in Week 4. This was Lawrence’s eighth 90.0-plus game grade of his collegiate career and his third of 2020. News & Analysis. Senior Analyst Cam Mellor highlights the selections for the Team of the Week after Week 7 of college football. The New York Giants were ugly from top to bottom in a Week 7 loss to the Arizona Cardinals with the sole exception of safety Michael Thomas, who not only blocked a … Saffold wasn’t perfect in pass protection with a hit and a hurry allowed from 27 pass-blocking snaps on the day, but he did deliver the best run-blocking performance by a guard in the NFL this week. We all know Trevor Lawrence, Mac Jones and Brady White had some of the week's top performances at the position, but North Texas quarterback Jason Bean was right there with them with his outing against Middle Tennessee. That is impressive in itself, but even more impressive is the fact that he also had three pass breakups. He made one cut and one player miss and that was all it took. From 30 pass-rushing snaps, he racked up four sacks, a hit and a hurry, while dominating against the run. He attempted nine deep shots over 20 yards downfield and connected on six for 186 yards and three scores. TE: Joshua Simon, Western Kentucky The Wildcats’ offensive line had its best game of the year as a unit against Tennessee and finally looked like one of the best offensive lines in college football. In this week’s preview of the Week 7 NFL slate, I'm highlighting key insights on every road team. Patterson once again displayed the speed you can’t coach on his kick return for a touchdown against the Bears. By the end of the game, he had allowed an NFL passer rating of just 10.7 on throws into his coverage. Landry had one of the most bizarre touchdowns on the weekend, sliding into the end zone without being touched after the catch, but it was a performance that deserved a score, that’s for sure. Bean made plays left and right through the air and on the ground in the Mean Green’s 52-35 victory. Share this article 67 shares share tweet text email link Gavino Borquez. This North Carolina offense has looked vastly different from what we saw in 2019 — they’ve been far more conservative and are hardly taking any shots downfield. I never thought I’d say this in 2020, but we get to watch Big Ten football in less than a week! Share this article 110 shares share tweet text email link Charles Goldman. Pro Football Focus previews the Seattle Seahawks-Arizona Cardinals Week 7 matchup. PFF TEAM OF THE WEEK Offense. PFF's exclusive metrics provide matchup previews, position rankings, grades, and snap counts. Book's Week 7 checklist was a relatively simple one on paper — he was to pick apart a Cardinals secondary that had earned the worst team coverage grade in the ACC and had allowed the highest passer rating on throws of 10 or more yards downfield. He also didn't miss any tackles and registered a hurry from the seven snaps where he was a blitzer. He managed to see 10 carries in UAB’s 37-14 blowout win over Western Kentucky and had multiple huge plays. The team format will match the improved All-Pro system when it comes to offensive and defensive formation, with a flex player for both sides of the ball that can be either a receiver, slot weapon, tight end or running back on offense, and anybody in the defensive secondary on defense. Back in Week 6, Lane Kiffin, Matt Corral and the Ole Miss offense hung 48 on Alabama and fielded the second-most-efficient passing attack to face the Crimson Tide since 2016. He blitzed 13 times, accumulating a sack and three hurries, finished the game with four defensive stops and allowed just 17 yards on plays where he was the primary defender in coverage. His overall grade was solid and he had a team-high 71.6 in coverage across 15 snaps. Mitchell has looked like one of the best safeties in the NFL since taking the field last week. Stemming from that incredible performance — Pro Football Focus named three Patriots on their ‘NFL Team of the Week’ for Week 2. Quarterback Justin Fields returns after an incredible first year as the Buckeyes’ starter that ended in him owning the 10th-most valuable season we have recorded in the PFF College era (since 2014). Glowinski was solid as a run-blocker but it was in pass protection where he really stood out. Clark had virtually no recruiting interest in 2019 and ended up walking onto the Razorbacks. The Week 7 Eckrich SEC Team of the Week powered by PFF saw some impressive performances and, of course, the strength of opponent also factored into the overall selections as did the PFF player grades. Here we present to you the PFF Team of the Week, big takeaways and player awards from Week 7 of the 2020 college football season. Burks was a full-go in Arkansas’ matchup against Ole Miss this week, and he made his return known with this unbelievable touchdown snag: Treylon Burks, this is insane. Still, the passing offense had not looked like it could come close to hanging with the Clemson Tigers, whom they’d have to beat at least once to sneak into the CFP. Check out all of our regular season advanced statistics and information including every player's grade with PFF Elite and Premium Stats 2.0. The Notre Dame defense is championship quality, as is the offensive line that has been giving Book ample clean pockets and opening up holes for an efficient run game. Defenses were on … Burks is now one of the few SEC wideouts who has earned a 90.0-plus PFF grade through seven weeks of action. Stafford moved his season into the top seven quarterbacks in terms of PFF grade with a big showing against the Dolphins. The Golden Gophers, however, have no big red flags with their offense, as they return the third-most-valuable QB-WR connection in college football with Tanner Morgan and Rashod Bateman. That was one of just three passes where he was the primary defender in coverage, and he allowed just one reception for nine yards on the other two. Nelson delivered on a big night for the Chiefs, allowing just two receptions for 33 yards from six targets and 34 snaps in coverage. He was targeted 10 times on Sunday, meaning he has seen at least 10 targets in all but one game this year, and after two drops in the season opener, has dropped just one pass over the past six weeks. From 45 pass-blocking snaps, he allowed just one pressure and didn't commit a penalty throughout the game. October 23, 2019 5:30 am. However, he has battled an injury these last couple of weeks, which limited him to only 10 receiving yards against Mississippi State in Week 5 and not even seeing the field in Week 6 against Auburn. He read Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral like a book all game long and had two of those interceptions come on jumped out-routes. WR: Amari Rodgers, Clemson LT: Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame Lawrence had an FBS-high 93.1 passing grade in the first half of action, as he completed nine of 12 10-plus-yard passes for 259 yards and four touchdowns. Then, against Arkansas, he had eight (!!!) The bad news is that the offense is a huge question mark. He ended the game with an average of 3.81 yards per route run and generated a 142.0 passer rating when targeted. EDGE: Arnold Ebiketie, Temple Another top receiving performance from the Eagles tight end as Ertz averaged 4.06 yards per route run, with 138 yards from 34 snaps on the field as a receiver. He too had some nice blocks in the running game and capped off his day by committing zero penalties. FLEX D: Jaycee Horn, South Carolina. Godspeed to the Syracuse Orange next week. Now that the first run of our analysis is finalized and available in PFF's CFB Premium Stats+, we get to fill you in on everything you might have missed while providing further analysis on yesterday's games. CB: Hudson Clark, Arkansas Unlock College Player Grades and Preview Magazine, Unlock NCAA Premium Stats & PFF Greenline NCAA, It may have been ugly to start the Saturday slate, with numerous blowouts and bad offensive showings, but we got to see some incredible games as the day progressed. Team of the Week, Week 7. Considering Nebraska’s current quarterback situation with Adrian Martinez, who ranked 123rd in PFF grade among 130 FBS qualifiers last year, that’s well warranted. They have to replace three of their top four receivers from last year’s squad and will also have a new face at quarterback. To no one’s surprise, Alabama had no issue, as they generated positive expected points added (EPA) on 58.5% of their pass plays — over three percentage points higher than any other Power Five offense in Week 7. Clark saw four targets in coverage against the Rebels, and he intercepted three of them. You can find my thoughts on fantasy-relevant players on every home team in PFF’s huge NFL Week 7 … LG: Tyler Witt, Western Kentucky The Texans edge duo was menacing against the Jaguars with Mercilus producing the best day of any edge defender in the NFL. The conservative nature of the offense is the reason why they lost this one. turnover-worthy plays and not a single big-time throw. However, they took a big step backward against the Razorbacks. His best performance of the year, Stafford had 11 throws which resulted in a first down or touchdown, and of his four incompletions, three came as a result of batted passes or drops. Here’s how PFF explains White’s game: CB Tre’Davious White, Buffalo Bills White led all qualifying cornerbacks in single-game grade in Week 7 (92.0). After the break, we started to see the UNC offense we all expected from the get-go. He entered the game with the seventh-lowest negatively graded throw rate in the FBS and proceeded to triple that rate in Week 7 for the fourth-worst of the week. Flowers earned a 92.0 grade from PFF, securing five tackles, two pressures, and a strip-sack — which per Next Gen Stats, was the fastest sack of Week 6: According to @NextGenStats , this strip-sack by the @Lions Trey Flowers ( @III_Flowers ) happened in 2.7-seconds and was the Fastest Sack in the NFL in Week 6. PFF predictions and real time spread, moneyline and over/under lines for each NCAA game. QB: Trevor Lawrence, Clemson RB: Chaton Mobley, Middle Tennessee RB: DeAndre Torrey, North Texas WR: DeVonta Smith, Alabama WR: Amari Rodgers, Clemson WR: Jaelon Darden, North Texas Here we present to you the PFF Team of the Week, big takeaways and player awards from Week 7 of the 2020 college football season. Unlock NFL Player Grades, Fantasy & NFL Draft, Unlock Premium Stats, PFF Greenline & DFS. Hunt forced eight missed tackles from 20 touches on offense, and found the end zone three times, taking him to nine touchdowns on the season. There were only two quarterbacks who started the 2019 season with five straight 80.0-plus passing grades, and they finished the year first and third in the Heisman race (Joe Burrow and Justin Fields). Tom Brady, QB. So far this season, he has been a fantastic deep threat, but Brown showed he can be much more than that, averaging 3.62 yards per route run, despite no targets on passes 20-plus yards downfield to boost his numbers. EDGE: Quincy Roche, Miami (FL) CB: Kelvin Joseph, Kentucky Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr/The Tuscaloosa News via USA TODAY Sports. This year, our Team of the Week will be coming out before Monday Night Football has been played, featuring the best performances from the Thursday Night and Sunday games. In all, he picked up a gain of 20 or more yards on four of those nine carries and averaged 20 yards per attempt on the night. The BYU signal-caller earned a passing grade above 80.0 for the game, giving him five straight such games to open up the 2020 season and taking him to a 94.2 passing grade on the year. It wasn't a great week for centers around the NFL but Alex Mack was solid in both pass protection and as a run-blocker to earn the spot in our Team of the Week. As a pass-rusher, he racked up two sacks, two hits and two hurries from 45 pass-rushing snaps, and was utterly dominant against the run. PFF's exclusive metrics provide matchup previews, position rankings, grades, and snap counts. pic.twitter.com/uSyVwybTnN, — CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 17, 2020. In total, five Boilermakers were honored with a Team of the Week selection following the 46-7 dismantling of Illinois. Their special teams … If they want to crack the CFP, BYU is going to have to routinely win by three scores against their easy schedule, just as they did on Friday. It’s a Davis duo at linebacker this week with Todd's big showing on Thursday Night Football earning him a spot as well. Calais Campbell, Chandler Jones and Justin Bethel all were members of the Week 7 PFF Team of the Week, and the reviews were glowing: On Campbell. 250+ three-page scouting profiles - advanced stats, 3-year grades, player comps, combine data and Senior Bowl grades - for the 2021 draft class. Joe Milton, who has only 16 career dropbacks to his name, will now lead the Wolverines' offense. In addition, North Carolina called a run play on 60% of offensive snaps. Bean didn’t put up monster numbers as a passer, but he missed very few throws and connected on two deep big-time throws to Jaelon Darden. Not bad for his first kicks of the season. PFF: Every team's highest-graded players in 2020 PFF reveals the highest-graded player on every team through the first 10 weeks of the 2020 season. He registered eight tackles against the Cardinals, with five of those resulting in a defensive stop, and had a big night in coverage, breaking up one pass and picking another off that he returned for a score. Making a big impact on special teams is becoming something of a habit for Littleton. He averaged 4.29 seconds of hang time and 46.8 net yards per punt in the loss to the Broncos. By the end of the game, all five of his tackles had resulted in a defensive stop, adding nicely to his two sacks. 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