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NFL Week 15: PFF Team of the Week & Player Awards

Seattle, Washington, USA; San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) runs for a touchdown against Seattle Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs (6) after making a reception during the first quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

George Kittle goes off: The Niners tight end caught four of his five targets for 93 yards and two scores, generating a perfect 158.3 passer rating when targeted.

• John Johnson III's career day: The veteran safety racked up an impressive nine solo tackles and forced a fumble, ending the week with a career-best 93.1 PFF grade.

Tyler Allgeier stands out: Allgeier was the most consistent source of offense for the Falcons, with 139 rushing yards on 17 carries (8.2 yards per carry). He scored one rushing touchdown, and 100 of his yards came after contact.

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PFF TEAM OF THE WEEK

Offense

QB: Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
RB: Tyler Allgeier, Atlanta Falcons
WR: Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers
WR: CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys
TE: George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
FLEX: A.J. Brown, Philadelphia Eagles
LT:
Trent Williams, San Francisco 49ers

LG: Aaron Brewer, Tennessee Titans
C: Tyler Linderbaum, Baltimore Ravens
RG: Michael Onwenu, New England Patriots
RT: Morgan Moses, Baltimore Ravens

Defense

DI: J.J. Watt, Arizona Cardinals
DI: Cameron Heyward, Pittsburgh Steelers
Edge: Kayvon Thibodeaux, New York Giants
Edge: Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers
LB: Jack Sanborn, Chicago Bears
LB: Quay Walker, Green Bay Packers
CB: Denzel Ward, Cleveland Browns
CB: Patrick Surtain II, Denver Broncos
S: John Johnson III, Cleveland Browns
S: Kyle Dugger, New England Patriots
Flex: Nasir Adderley, Los Angeles Chargers

Offensive Player of the Week: George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers

The Niners tight end had one of the best games of his career against the Seahawks in Week 15. He caught four of his five targets for 93 yards and two scores, generating a perfect 158.3 passer rating when targeted. In the end, 59 of his yards came after the catch, 23 of his yards came after contact and he forced three missed tackles.

Defensive Player of the Week: John Johnson III, Cleveland Browns

The veteran safety was targeted twice in coverage in Week 15, but he gave up just one catch for seven yards and broke up the other pass. He racked up an impressive nine solo tackles and forced a fumble, ending the week with a career-best 93.1 PFF grade.

Rookie of the Week: Tyler Allgeier, Atlanta Falcons

Allgeier was the most consistent source of offense for the Falcons, with 139 rushing yards on 17 carries (8.2 yards per carry). He scored one rushing touchdown, and 100 of his yards came after contact.

His eight rushing conversions were the most for any Atlanta rusher in a game since Cordarrelle Patterson’s 10 conversions in the season opener against New Orleans.

Offensive Line of the Week: Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens' offensive line gave up just six hurries across 35 pass-blocking snaps, joining the Philadelphia Eagles as the only team that didn't give up a sack or hit in Week 15.
On top of that, Baltimore's line earned the best run-blocking grade of the week (83.5), giving their running backs an average of 3.2 yards before contact per attempt.
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