32 NFL observations after Week 10: Brandin Cooks' big day and Brock Purdy's deep passing prowess

2M41G9P San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Levi's Stadium on Dec. 11, 2022, in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group/TNS/Sipa USA)

Dallas Cowboys: Brandin Cooks was the most productive receiver of the week.

San Francisco 49ers: Who is better than Brock Purdy going deep?

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Each week, we’ve been taking a look at some of the more interesting nuggets readers can find out about teams with our “Premium Stats” product —whether it’s who the best pass-rushers are, who the most productive receivers are, or who grades the best at certain positions.

With a little time, we’ve trawled through to see what caught our eye not just from this week's action but for the season overall.

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ARZ | ATL | BLT | BUF | CAR | CIN | CHI | CLE | DEN | DAL | DET | GB | HOU | IND | JAX | KC | LVR | LAC | LAR | MIA | MIN | NE | NO | NYG | NYJ | PHI | PIT | SF | SEA | TB | TEN | WSH

Arizona Cardinals

Edge defender Zaven Collins had the best pass rush win rate of any defender to rush the passer at least 10 times this week. He won on an impressive 36.4% of snaps.

Atlanta Falcons

Cornerback A.J. Terrell had the most forced incompletions of any defender in Week 10, as no one could match the four he finished with.

Baltimore Ravens

Is there a quarterback who scares you as much as you should be scaring him? Lamar Jackson has turned 11% of his throws made under pressure into big-time throws, a percentage nobody else can match.

Buffalo Bills

Another strong showing for A.J. Epenesa. He recorded two sacks, a hit and a hurry on his 13 pass rushes to give him the second-highest pass-rushing productivity score of the week at 23.1.

Carolina Panthers

No player made more tackles (nine) or defensive stops (seven) in the run game than Derrick Brown.

Chicago Bears

With four defensive stops in coverage, Kyler Gordon had more than any other player during Week 10.

Cincinnati Bengals

No quarterback is getting of the ball quickly as frequently as Joe Burrow. On 62.6% of dropbacks, he has gotten rid of the ball in less than 2.5 seconds.

Cleveland Browns

In addition to having the highest pass-rushing grade of any defender, Myles Garrett also has the best pass-rush win rate at 25.7%.

Dallas Cowboys

A big day for Brandin Cooks. He turned 25 routes into 173 yards and the highest yards per route run number of the entire week (6.92).

Denver Broncos

An extremely efficient day for Russell Wilson, who scored the highest adjusted accuracy percentage score of the week at 89.7%.

Detroit Lions

Jared Goff was able to have plenty of success with his play-action passes. He completed nine-of-12 attempts to pick up the second-most yards in this facet of the passing game with 141.

Green Bay Packers

Jordan Love has graded above 75.0 in back-to-back weeks as he starts to showcase why the Packers are sticking with him. He had five big-time throws this week, second most of any player.

Houston Texans

Another statement made by the Texans this week, as defenders really stepped up. One of those was Sheldon Rankins, who recorded the most total pressures of any player this week with nine.

Indianapolis Colts

No offensive line performed as efficiently as the Indianapolis Colts this week. They had a 94.6 pass-blocking efficiency score to be the top dog for the week.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The incredible thing about Trevor Lawrence and his deep passing is not that he has the second-highest grade (96.6) or fourth-highest amount of big-time throws (14), but he is yet to produce a turnover-worthy play when going deep.

Kansas City Chiefs

Travis Kelce has been in the headlines all year, and it’s fully deserved for what he does on the field. He has the most yards per route run (2.43) of all tight ends.

Las Vegas Raiders

A relatively quiet week for Maxx Crosby by his standards, but he still maintains the lead for the total number of pressures on the year with 58.

Los Angeles Chargers

Quarterback Justin Herbert went to work over the middle of the field, where he had a week-best three big-time throws between 10-19 yards in the air.

Los Angeles Rams

Beware of Matthew Stafford when he fakes the handoff. His play-action passing grade is the best in the league at 96.3. Maybe this is something the Rams will use more, as his 16.8% play action usage number is the fifth-lowest of all quarterbacks.

Miami Dolphins

There’s still 0.84 yards per route difference between Tyreek Hill and the next-best number. His 3.95 mark is already going to be something hard for anyone to overcome.

Minnesota Vikings

No quarterback is killing teams with their legs as much as Joshua Dobbs since he landed in Minnesota. He has an 86.4 running grade to lead the way over the past two weeks.

New England Patriots

It’s not been the most impressive of years for Cole Strange until this week. He picked up the highest grade of his career and the highest of any run blocker for Week 10 with a 91.8 grade.

New Orleans Saints

Of all defenders to feature on at least 10 snaps in run defense, Malcolm Roach had the highest run-stop percentage. He picked up four stops on his 15 snaps.

New York Giants

Quite the season for Dexter Lawrence. It took three men to block him at times on Sunday, and it’s easy to see why he’s getting so much attention with the best pass-rush win rate (21.1%) and grade (92.6) of all defensive interior linemen.

New York Jets

Linebacker Quincy Williams is a force against the run. His 28 defensive stops keep him clear of everyone else here.

Philadelphia Eagles

There still isn't a rookie out there grading as well as Jalen Carter. His 90.6 grade is the standard right now.

Pittsburgh Steelers

With five runs of 10 yards or more, Jaylen Warren tied with Devin Singletary for the most of any rusher this week. Not bad considering he also forced the most missed tackles of any player this week with 12.

San Francisco 49ers

Brock Purdy completed more deep passes than any other quarterback this week. He went six-of-six on his pass attempts over 20 yards.

Seattle Seahawks

No defender has as many tackles this year in coverage without missing a tackle as Bobby Wagner. He’s up to 34 on the year.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Shaquil Barrett had the second-highest pass-rushing productivity score of all edge defenders to rush from the right side with a 20.8 score. He trailed only A.J. Epenesa.

Tennessee Titans

No player forced as many missed tackles after the catch as Tyjae Spears. Only David Njoku could match his number of four.

Washington Commanders

In something none of us saw coming, no quarterback has had as many big-time throws as Sam Howell. His 24 is three more than the next best.


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