32 NFL observations after Week 8: Will Levis' debut in Tennessee, Joe Burrow's performance under pressure and more

2T49M4G Tennessee Titans quarterback Will Levis (8) throws a pass against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/George Walker IV)

•  Tennessee Titans: Will Levis targets deep receivers more than any other NFL quarterback.

Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow delivers big time when the pressure is cranked up.

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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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Arizona Cardinals

In October, Emari Demercado has had the third-highest rushing grade (85.8) of all running backs.

Atlanta Falcons

In the past four weeks, only Travis Etienne can match Bijan Robinson's 11 forced missed tackles total. All the more impressive given that Robinson has had 30 fewer carries.

Baltimore Ravens

No running back rushed for more first downs this week than the seven that Gus Edwards managed.

Buffalo Bills

No quarterback has more yards on the year while using play action than Josh Allen‘s 794.

Carolina Panthers

In the first four weeks of the season, Bryce Young had a 2:6 big throw-to-turnover-worthy play ratio. In the last four weeks, that ratio has moved to 4:1.

Chicago Bears

Linebacker T.J. Edwards has the third most defensive stops in the run game among all linebackers with 22.

Cincinnati Bengals

No quarterback had as many yards (136), as high a completion percentage (100%) or as good of a grade (96.4) as Joe Burrow under pressure this week.

Cleveland Browns

No defensive player wins as much rushing the passer as Myles Garrett. He has a remarkable 26.3% win rate to keep him ahead of Rashan Gary.

Dallas Cowboys

This season, Dak Prescott has the highest completion percentage of any quarterback under pressure at 63.8%.

Denver Broncos

Of all edge rushers Nik Bonitto (nine) had the joint most combined sacks, hits and hurries of his peers, along with Nick Bosa.

Detroit Lions

Lions guard Kayode Awosika was the only offensive lineman to earn a 75.0-plus run-blocking grade in both gap and zone blocking.

Green Bay Packers

T.J. Slaton was one of three defenders to make seven defensive stops in the run game, the highest number on the week.

Houston Texans

Will Anderson Jr. has the best pass rush win rate (18.1%) among all rookie edge defenders and is behind only Jalen Carter among all rookies.

Indianapolis Colts

Receiver Josh Downs has caught 40 passes without dropping a ball. He’s behind only Adam Thielen in terms of receptions without a drop.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Cornerback Darious Williams leads the league in forced incompletions this season with 11. He also has four more pass breakups than any other defender.

Kansas City Chiefs

Over the past four weeks, Patrick Mahomes has the highest adjusted accuracy percentage (84%) alongside Kirk Cousins.

Las Vegas Raiders

Maxx Crosby is the current leader in total pressures produced on the year. His 47 total pressures give him a fragile lead over Aidan Hutchinson.

Los Angeles Chargers

In October, no edge defender has a better run-stop percentage number (19.4%) than Joey Bosa.

Los Angeles Rams

With a 41.7% big-time throw percentage on deep passes, Matthew Stafford leads all quarterbacks. 

Miami Dolphins

Tua Tagovailoa had incredible success using play-action against the Patriots. He went 15-of-19 for 171 yards and posted the highest grade of Week 8 in this facet (92.4).

Minnesota Vikings

Mekhi Blackmon was one of three cornerbacks to force three incompletions this week, the highest number among all defenders.

New England Patriots

Mike Onwenu has the highest zone-blocking grade (87.5) among all guards over the past four weeks.

New Orleans Saints

The weekly winner for most yards per route run was Rashid Shaheed. His 9.56 mark put the competition to shame.

New York Giants

Nobody has produced more pressure in a single game this season than the 15 that Dexter Lawrence managed on Sunday.

New York Jets

Running back Breece Hall forced more missed tackles this week than any other player with 10.

Philadelphia Eagles

A.J. Brown has the third-highest yards per route run among any receiver during October, with a 3.26 score.

Pittsburgh Steelers

No defender who has played more than 100 snaps against the run has a higher run-stop percentage than Elandon Roberts‘ 18.3%.

San Francisco 49ers

George Kittle managed 125 yards against zone coverage this week. No other player earned more than 94.

Seattle Seahawks

Over the past four weeks, no quarterback has completed more deep passes than Geno Smith‘s 10. This has propelled him to the highest grade of all quarterbacks in that period at 97.6.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

No running back has broken as many tackles after the catch as the 15 that Rachaad White has.

Tennessee Titans

No quarterback attempted as many deep passes as Will Levis. He attempted eight, with three completed, one dropped and the eighth-highest deep passing grade of the week.

Washington Commanders

Jamison Crowder picked up 95 yards from the slot this week, the most of any receiver.


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