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NFL offensive line rankings ahead of Week 17

2T5PY4M Buffalo Bills tackle Spencer Brown (79), Buffalo Bills guard O'Cyrus Torrence (64) and Buffalo Bills center Mitch Morse (60) stand on the field during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Zach Bolinger)

• Bills crack the top five: The unit surrendered just two pressures — and no sacks or quarterback hits — on 23 pass plays against the Chargers in Week 16.

• The Chiefs' descent continues: After ranking as a top-10 unit early in the season, Kansas City's offensive line is down to No. 17.

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Few things are more important to an NFL team’s success than the quality of its offensive line. Disastrous lines, or even disastrous weak-link mismatches, can determine the outcome of games, while strong units provide an incredible advantage to an offense.

We will be monitoring NFL offensive line play all season long while highlighting the biggest weak-link players for each group. With Week 16 of the 2023 NFL regular season in the books, here are the weekly rankings and each unit's best player.

Red text = weakest link

1. Philadelphia Eagles (No change)

Projected Week 17 starters:

LT Jordan Mailata
LG Sua Opeta
C Jason Kelce
RG Cam Jurgens
RT Lane Johnson

  • While right guard Cam Jurgens returned to the lineup against the Giants, left guard Landon Dickerson was inactive, which meant that Sua Opeta moved to left guard.
  • The Philadelphia offensive line was at its best in pass protection in Week 16, giving up just three pressures — and no sacks or quarterback hits — on 41 pass plays. As a result, they led the league in pass-blocking efficiency for the week.
Best player: Jordan Mailata
  • Mailata did not allow any pressure against the Giants and led the NFL in Week 16 in pass-blocking grade (90.5).

2. Detroit Lions (No change)

Projected Week 17 starters:

LT Taylor Decker
LG Jonah Jackson
C Frank Ragnow
RG Graham Glasgow
RT Penei Sewell

  • The Detroit offensive line had an excellent game in pass protection against the Vikings. The unit gave up just seven total pressures — and no sacks — on 42 dropbacks, finishing with the third-highest pass-blocking efficiency rating in the NFL in Week 16.
  • Guard Graham Glasgow’s strong season continues, as his 93.3 PFF overall grade in Week 16 led all offensive linemen.
Best player: Penei Sewell
  • Sewell remains the highest-graded offensive tackle in the NFL by a significant margin. He has earned a 91.8 overall grade so far this season, well above Trent Williams in second place (85.8).

3. Baltimore Ravens (Up 1)

Projected Week 17 starters:

LT Ronnie Stanley
LG John Simpson
C Tyler Linderbaum
RG Kevin Zeitler
RT Morgan Moses

  • The Ravens continue to rotate players at left tackle and right tackle. At left tackle, Ronnie Stanley played 58 of a possible 68 snaps and Patrick Mekari played the remaining snaps. At right tackle, Morgan Moses started and played 51 snaps and Daniel Faalele was on the field for 17 plays.
  • The Ravens' offensive line stood out in pass protection against San Francisco’s strong pass rush. The unit did not allow a sack and surrendered nine pressures on 40 dropbacks to rank seventh in pass-blocking efficiency in Week 16.
Best player: Tyler Linderbaum
  • Linderbaum’s 74.3 pass-blocking grade ranks fifth among centers this season.

4. Buffalo Bills (Up 2)

Projected Week 17 starters:

LT Dion Dawkins
LG Connor McGovern
C Mitch Morse
O’Cyrus Torrence
RT Spencer Brown

  • The Buffalo offensive line continues to dominate. The unit surrendered just two pressures — and no sacks or quarterback hits — on 23 pass plays against the Chargers in Week 16. The Bills finished Week 16 with the second-highest pass-blocking efficiency rating in the NFL.
  • Left guard Connor McGovern, who is in his first year with the Bills, is allowing pressure on 3.8% of pass plays — the best rate of his career.
Best player: Dion Dawkins
  • Dawkins has earned a 69.4 run-blocking grade this season, which would be his highest mark since 2020.
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5. Atlanta Falcons (Up 4)

Projected Week 17 starters:

LT Jake Matthews
LG Matthew Bergeron
C Drew Dalman
RG Chris Lindstrom
RT Storm Norton


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