32 NFL observations after Week 11: Micah Parsons' pass-rush dominance, Odell Beckham's productive week and more

2MCMK2F Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Micah Parsons (11) celebrates during an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021 in Landover. (AP Photo/Daniel Kucin Jr.)

Dallas Cowboys: Micah Parsons wins rushing the passer more often than anyone as he threatens Maxx Crosby's lead atop the total pressure chart.

Baltimore Ravens: Odell Beckham is the week's most productive receiver.

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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

We’re seeing a break out from former second-round pick Trey McBride. He has the fourth-highest receiving grade among all tight ends, which is powered by the third-highest yards per route run of any of his peers (2.19).

Atlanta Falcons

David Onyemata is one of two defensive interior linemen to grade above 79 in run defense (79.1) and rushing the passer (80.5). When Dexter Lawrence is the company you’re keeping, you’re doing a good job.

Baltimore Ravens

What year is it? Odell Beckham Jr. had the highest yards per route run of any receiver this week. He turned his 17 routes into 116 yards — the best mark of Week 11.

Buffalo Bills

Wide receiver Khalil Shakir had the most yards from the slot of all receivers this week. He picked up 115 to finish ahead of Brandon Aiyuk (86).

Carolina Panthers

Among all off-ball linebackers, Frankie Luvu has the fourth-best pass-rush win rate with a 21.8% mark.

Chicago Bears

With 56 yards against man coverage, D.J. Moore finished second of all receivers this week behind Brandon Aiyuk.

Cincinnati Bengals

Orlando Brown Jr. had the highest run-blocking grade of any tackle this week (85.2), just about holding off the Monday night challenge from Jordan Mailata.

Cleveland Browns

Ogbo Okoronkwo had the second-highest run-stop percentage of any defender this week who played more than 10 snaps against the run. He ended the day with an impressive 27.3% mark, which was bettered by only Milton Williams.

Dallas Cowboys

It’s hard to stop Micah Parsons and nearly impossible to do it on a consistent basis. He had the best pass-rush win rate of any defender who rushed the passer more than 10 times this week, winning 40% of his pass rushes.

Denver Broncos

The super-efficient Russell Wilson had the highest adjusted accuracy percentage of all quarterbacks this week. His 84.4% score was just enough to beat out Brock Purdy.

Detroit Lions

Only Maxx Crosby and Danielle Hunter have rushed the passer more than Aidan Hutchinson (and both have played a game more). Still, doing something a lot is one thing, but doing it well is another, and Hutchinson has managed to grab the sixth-highest grade of all edge rushers.

Green Bay Packers

In the last four weeks, we’ve seen Jordan Love move his adjusted accuracy percentage up tp 73.5%. A solid improvement from the first seven weeks of the season when it was at 65.6%

Houston Texans

His 149 yards may not have been the most receiving yards of the week, but the eight first downs that Tank Dell picked up set him apart from all of his peers in Week 11.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts offensive line has the fourth-best pass-blocking efficiency score of all teams on the season with am 87.0 mark.

Jacksonville Jaguars

After completing four deep passes this week, Trevor Lawrence had the most deep completions of any quarterback.

Kansas City Chiefs

One of the ways Patrick Mahomes is able to win is by turning pressure into big runs. In fact, he has the highest grade of all quarterbacks rushing the ball when he scrambles after pressure (89.2).

Las Vegas Raiders

Maxx Crosby still has the lead for total pressures (63) but saw his lead shrink to one with Micah Parsons breathing right down his neck.

Los Angeles Chargers

Another tough loss for the Chargers, taking the shine off an incredible day for Justin Herbert. His work under pressure was stellar, earning a 91.6 grade  — the next best was all the way down at 74.0. 

Los Angeles Rams

Only Dak Prescott has a lower turnover-worthy play percentage than Matthew Stafford (1.9%). Stafford has been able to do this while having the sixth-highest percentage of big-time throws (6%).

Miami Dolphins

Just how do you stop Tyreek Hill? He picked up 144 yards against zone coverage as the Raiders clearly didn’t have the answer. It didn’t help that he forced four missed tackles, also the most of any receiver this week.

Minnesota Vikings

No tight end had more yards against man coverage than T.J. Hockenson. He ended Sunday Night Football with 51 to finish ahead of David Njoku.

New England Patriots

Kendrick Bourne ranks third among all wide receivers for the number of pass catches without a drop. His 37 is bettered only by Chris Godwin and Josh Downs.

New Orleans Saints

Maintaining his lead in terms of run stop percentage for the year is Malcolm Roach. His 19.2% number is just head of a closing Milton Williams.

New York Giants

The biggest bright spot for the Giants is Dexter Lawrence‘s play. His 53 total pressures lead all defensive interior linemen.

New York Jets

Twenty-five — that’s the number of defensive stops this year that have come from the offspring of Marquischa Henderson Williams. That’s the most for any mom in the NFL (with some help from sons Quinnen and Quincy).

Philadelphia Eagles

Only Alexander Mattison forced as many missed tackles as a rusher this week as D’Andre Swift. They both ended their days with seven.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Elandon Roberts was all over the field on Sunday. Not only did he make more tackles (13) than any other player, but he also made them in good areas. His nine defensive stops were tops for the week.

San Francisco 49ers

A big day for Arik Armstead, who was a constant pass-rushing force against the Buccaneers. He ended the day with 12 total pressures, the most of any player this week.

Seattle Seahawks

Tackle Charles Cross had the most true pass sets of any offensive tackle without giving up a pressure. He managed 20 this week.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Chris Godwin is a bit of a competitor if you didn’t know. He won more contested catches this week (three) than any other player.

Tennessee Titans

Since Will Levis became the starter in Tennessee, rookies have notched 21 big-time throws on deep passes. Levis has exactly one-third of those (seven) and would be the standout if C.J. Stroud hadn’t thrown eight.

Washington Commanders

Running back Brian Robinson was one of three rushers to end the day with six first-down runs as he joined Gus Edwards and Raheem Mostert with the most of any players this week.


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