32 NFL observations after Week 7: Tyson Bagent's impressive debut, Josh Allen pass-rush prowess and more

2T37B07 Chicago Bears quarterback Tyson Bagent (17) looks to pass the ball against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Chicago Bears: Tyson Bagent displays incredible accuracy.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Edge Josh Allen generates more pressure this week than any other.

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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

Zaven Collins had the highest pass-rush productivity score of the week. His 20.0 number came courtesy of one sack and four hurries on 15 pass rushes.

Atlanta Falcons

It would be as wrong to just focus on Desmond Ridder‘s three fumbles this week, but there was plenty to get excited about, including his work against the blitz. He was the highest-graded quarterback against the blitz for Week 7 (90.8).

Baltimore Ravens

What a week for Lamar Jackson. The Lions couldn’t stop him even when they generated pressure, as Jackson completed eight of his nine passes for 238 yards, two touchdowns and the highest under-pressure grade of the week (94.5).

Buffalo Bills

Only D’Onta Foreman could match the league-leading six rushing first downs that James Cook picked up this week.

Carolina Panthers

A week off for Adam Thielen, but nobody did enough to change the fact he has caught the most passes (49) without a drop.

Chicago Bears

What can you say about Tyson Bagent that hasn’t already been said? The rookie had the second-highest adjusted completion percentage among quarterbacks (min. five dropbacks) this week (88.5%).

Cincinnati Bengals

When the resurgent Bengals return, they’ll be hoping Joe Burrow can continue taking care of the ball whilst expanding his big-time capabilities. He is ranked first for the lowest percentage of turnover-worthy plays but only 29th for big-time throw percentage.

Cleveland Browns

We normally talk about Myles Garrett‘s pass-rush prowess, and we’re not going to break that habit here, as he had the highest pass-rushing grade of any player this week. However, we’re also going to talk about his run defense this week, as his six defensive stops in the run game were tied for the highest of any player.

Dallas Cowboys

Tyler Smith has the highest run-blocking grade among offensive linemen and remains the only guard to grade above 80.0 for both zone and gap run blocking.

Denver Broncos

Center Lloyd Cushenberry III is one of three at the postion to have played 170 snaps in pass protection and allowed four or fewer pressures.

Detroit Lions

A rough day for Jared Goff, but everyone has them right? Goff still has the highest grade of all quarterbacks on the year when he is kept clean with a 93.3 score.

Green Bay Packers

Packers edge Rashan Gary has the best pass rush win rate of any defensive player with a mark of 29.6% on the year.

Houston Texans

The 2021 draft class was a much-heralded one for wide receivers, but right now, third-round selection Nico Collins has the highest grade (88.8).

Indianapolis Colts

A big day for Josh Downs, who had the second-highest yards per route run score of all wide receivers at 5.00.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The weekly winner for most total pressures was Josh Allen. His three hits and seven hurries saw him as the only player to hit the double-digit mark.

Kansas City Chiefs

Not a bad day for Travis Kelce. He picked up nine receiving first downs this week — the next most was a modest (in comparison) six.

Las Vegas Raiders

No tackle has registered more pass-blocking snaps without giving up a pressure or penalty as Kolton Miller. The Raiders lineman was in pass protection on 50 occasions and ended up with the highest pass-blocking grade of all tackles (88.8).

Los Angeles Chargers

He was only targeted four times from the slot, but Joshua Palmer picked up the most receiving yards of any player in this facet this week with 92. All three of his catches were against man coverage, which also propelled him to the most yards against man coverage as well.

Los Angeles Rams

No offensive lineman scored a higher gap run blocking grade than Kevin Dotson‘s 94.1 mark.

Miami Dolphins

A big day for A.J. Brown saw him close the gap, but there still isn’t anyone close to Tyreek Hill when it comes to yards per route run. His 4.65 is still 1.4 yards per route better than any other player.

Minnesota Vikings

A big component of the Vikings' passing proficiency this year has been the play-action pass. Kirk Cousins has the third-highest play-action grade of all quarterbacks (90.6) after completing 72% of his passes here for 559 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions.

New England Patriots

Part of how the Patriots and Mac Jones beat the Bills was how quickly they got rid of the ball. Jones got rid of the ball in under 2.5 seconds on 72.7% of his dropbacks, most of any quarterback this week, and he completed 20-of-24 passes in this regard.

New Orleans Saints

Linebacker Demario Davis has the second most pressures of any off-ball linebacker with 11.

New York Giants

With four big-time throws, Tyrod Taylor tied for the most of any quarterback this week alongside Lamar Jackson.

New York Jets

There are 22 defenders that have spent 100 or more snaps in slot coverage. None of them has allowed fewer yards per snap in coverage than Michael Carter II at 0.47.

Philadelphia Eagles

Jalen Carter had the best pass-rush win rate of any defensive interior lineman at 33.3%.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Cornerback Joey Porter Jr. has been targeted 10 times but only allowed one completion for 12 yards whilst breaking up two passes and intercepting another. This has led to passers having a 0.0 QB rating going after him. 

San Francisco 49ers

No running back has had more rushes for a first down this year than the 34 Christian McCaffrey has managed.

Seattle Seahawks

Geno Smith completed more deep passes than any other quarterback this week. His five completions on six attempts propelled him to the highest deep passing grade this week (95.8).

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Running back Rachaad White leads the league with 13 forced missed tackles as a receiver.

Tennessee Titans

Of all running backs, Derrick Henry has the highest yards per route run with a 1.83 score.

Washington Commanders

A mixed day for Benjamin St-Juste as Tyrod Taylor went after him a bit. But he battled and had more forced incompletions (four) than any other defender this week.


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