• Chris Jones placing up numbers: Jones gained 5 of his 22 pass-rush reps towards Matt Feiler, producing 5 pressures and sacking Justin Herbert as soon as.
• Trevon Diggs holds up towards Justin Jefferson: Diggs was graded negatively simply twice on 25 protection reps towards Jefferson and gave up 1.3 yards per route confronted.
• Trey Hendrickson on high: Hendrickson gained 9 of his 31 pass-rush reps towards Dan Moore Jr., producing seven pressures and two sacks.
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As a part of PFF’s grading course of, we chart each matchup on the soccer area, permitting us to take an in depth take a look at in-game battles and spotlight the gamers who come out on high every week.
There might be apparent matchup victories, corresponding to a large receiver placing up 150 yards towards a struggling cornerback or an edge rusher beating the identical deal with to sack the quarterback repeatedly. However there will also be these hidden wins, corresponding to a guard quietly beating his opponent on each pass-block rep or a cornerback holding his receiver to zero targets over a recreation.
Listed below are the gamers who acquired the very best of their matchups in Week 11.
EDGE Trey Hendrickson, Cincinnati Bengals vs. LT Dan Moore Jr., Pittsburgh Steelers
Hendrickson gained 9 of his 31 pass-rush reps towards Moore, producing seven pressures and two sacks.
EDGE TJ Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. RT La’el Collins, Cincinnati Bengals
The Steelers’ cross rush was a lot quieter than in its Week 1 recreation towards the Bengals, principally as a result of the Bengals realized to design their offense round their pass-protection points. Individually, Watt had the identical dominant recreation, as he gained 9 of his 22 pass-rush reps towards Collins.
DI Chris Jones, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs vs. LG Matt Feiler, Los Angeles Chargers
Jones’ dominance over Feiler was a basic instance of a pass-rusher taking on a recreation, as he beat Feiler on the Chargers’ final two offensive performs of the sport. Total, Jones gained 5 of his 22 pass-rush reps towards Feiler, producing 5 pressures whereas sacking Justin Herbert as soon as. He did all that whereas being double-teamed most of the time.
LT Andrew Thomas, New York Giants vs. EDGE John Cominsky, Detroit Lions
The Giants misplaced, however do not blame Thomas, who saved a clear sheet towards Cominsky on 19 pass-block reps.
LT Andrew Thomas, New York Giants vs. EDGE Julian Okwara, Detroit Lions
Now we have to reward Thomas twice as a result of he did not lose a single pass-block rep towards Okwara throughout 18 pass-blocking snaps.
RT Braden Smith, Indianapolis Colts vs. EDGE Haason Reddick, Philadelphia Eagles
Regardless of main for a lot of the recreation, the Colts in the end could not pull off the upset towards the Eagles. Smith did all he may, although, as he was good towards Reddick over 16 pass-rush snaps.
WR Amari Cooper, Cleveland Browns vs. CB Dane Jackson, Buffalo Payments
Cooper dominated this matchup in all phases, as he was positively graded on 5 of his 14 routes towards Jackson. He was focused six instances and put up 48 yards on the Payments’ third-year nook.
WR AJ Brown, Philadelphia Eagles vs. CB Stephon Gilmore, Carolina Panthers
The Eagles offense struggled towards the Colts, so the field rating will not actually present how good Brown was in Week 11. Nevertheless, he was positively graded on eight of his 18 routes towards Stephon Gilmore, one of many highest charges this week.
WR Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals vs. CB Cameron Sutton, Pittsburgh Steelers
With Ja’marr Chase nonetheless on the sideline, lots of the Bengals’ offense lies on Higgins’ shoulders. He actually delivered on Sunday. He confronted Sutton in protection solely 13 instances however was positively graded on seven of these routes, recording 37 yards and three first downs.
WR George Pickens, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. CB Eli Apple, Cincinnati Bengals
Pickens did not dominate this matchup with constant separation, however he made his alternatives depend and caught 79 yards on 15 receiving snaps towards Apple.
CB Eli Apple, Cincinnati Bengals vs. WR Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers
Apple had a tough time towards Pickens, however he did his job towards Diontae Johnson, as he allowed zero completions on 18 protection snaps towards him.
CB Trevon Diggs, Dallas Cowboys vs. WR Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings
Jefferson had a few decisive wins towards the Cowboys nook, however there may be in all probability no cornerback within the recreation who may forestall him from successful his reps. Total, Diggs was graded negatively simply twice on 25 protection reps towards Jefferson and gave up 1.3 yards per route confronted. The latter might need been helped by the Cowboys’ dominating cross rush, however the protection grades are given out independently of whether or not the QB really throws the ball.