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NFL Week 17: PFF Team of the Week & Player Awards

Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) drops back to pass against the Carolina Panthers in the fourth quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

• Vintage Brady: Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady averaged 9.6 yards per pass attempt,  recorded an 85.7% adjusted completion percentage and went 3-of-4 for 150 yards and three scores on passes thrown 20 or more yards down the field in Week 17.

• Guess who's back: It was Marshon Lattimore‘s first game since October, and he made his mark with a pick-six. Targeted eight times on the day, he allowed just five catches for 44 yards and just one first down, allowing a passer rating of just 37.5 on throws into his coverage.

Kenny Pickett‘s big day: The Steelers' rookie quarterback recorded four big-time throws and not a single turnover-worthy play in the win, earning the best single-game PFF grade of his career in the process.

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PFF TEAM OF THE WEEK

Offense

QB: Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
RB: D'Andre Swift, Detroit Lions
WR: Amari Cooper, Cleveland Browns
WR: Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
TE: Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens
FLEX: Davante Adams, Las Vegas Raiders
LT:
Andrew Thomas, New York Giants

LG: Kevin Dotson, Pittsburgh Steelers
C: Frank Ragnow, Detroit Lions
RG: Chris Lindstrom, Atlanta Falcons
RT: Kaleb McGary, Atlanta Falcons

Defense

DI: Kenny Clark, Green Bay Packers
DI: Christian Barmore, New England Patriots
Edge: Demarcus Lawrence, Dallas Cowboys
Edge: Josh Allen, Jacksonville Jaguars
LB: Bobby Okereke, Indianapolis Colts
LB: Foyesade Oluokun, Jacksonville Jaguars
CB: Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans Saints
CB: Sean Murphy-Bunting, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
S: Grant Delpit, Cleveland Browns
S: Kevin Byard, Tennessee Titans
Flex: Danny Johnson, Washington Commanders

Offensive Player of the Week: Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

Fans were treated to a top-notch Brady performance in Week 17, with the veteran quarterback completing 34 of his 45 pass attempts for 432 yards and three touchdowns. Brady averaged 9.6 yards per pass attempt,  recorded an 85.7% adjusted completion percentage and went 3-of-4 for 150 yards and three scores on passes thrown 20 or more yards down the field.

Defensive Player of the Week: Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans Saints

It was Lattimore's first game since October, and he made his mark with a pick-six. Targeted eight times on the day, he allowed just five catches for 44 yards and just one first down, allowing a passer rating of just 37.5 on throws into his coverage.

Rookie of the Week: QB Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh Steelers

Pickett wasn't asked to do all that much, but he was effective when he was asked to drop back, completing 15 of his 27 attempts for 168 yards and one touchdown. He recorded four big-time throws and not a single turnover-worthy play in the win, earning the best single-game PFF grade of his career in the process.

Offensive Line of the Week: Atlanta Falcons

As has so often been the case this year, Kaleb McGary and Chris Lindstrom completely dominated the trenches, leading the way up front for their team. As a unit, the Falcons' O-line allowed only six pressures from 29 pass-blocking snaps and earned the highest run-blocking grade of the week.
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