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NFL Week 18 Highlights: Notable grades from Sunday's games

Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) waits for a play against the New England Patriots in the third quarter at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Allen inspires: The Bills quarterback produced a 93.5 PFF grade on an emotional day in Buffalo.

Garrett Wilson impresses: The Jets wide receiver ended his rookie season on a high with four forced missed tackles on nine receptions.

Trey Hendrickson wreaks havoc: The Bengals pass rusher registered two sacks and two hurries from just 14 pass-rushing snaps.


We will be checking in on PFF grades and data each Monday when the grades go live, highlighting some of the interesting performances from the prior weekend of football.

Here are the top stories from Week 18.


QB Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills

PFF Grade: 93.5

It was an emotional day in Buffalo following the terrifying events on Monday Night Football a week ago, and you could see the emotional toll it had taken on the team in Josh Allen’s post-game interview. On the field, Allen played inspired, producing his highest game grade of the season. He attempted 18 passes beyond the first-down marker in the contest, going 10-for-18 with three touchdowns. 


WR Garrett Wilson, New York Jets

PFF Grade: 91.0

The New York Jets’ game plan on offense for their final game of the 2022 season was simple: get the ball in Garrett Wilson's hands. Including plays nullified by penalty, Wilson was targeted 19 times in the loss to the Miami Dolphins, tied for the second most by any player in the NFL in a single game this season. He finished the contest with nine receptions for 89 yards, with his four missed tackles forced the most by any player on receptions in the NFL this week.


OT Jordan Mailata, Philadelphia Eagles

PFF Grade: 84.0

It hasn’t been quite as impressive a season for the 2018 seventh-round draft pick after a career-high 88.3 PFF grade a season ago, but Jordan Mailata finished the 2022 regular season with one of his best performances of the year. On the field for 41 pass-blocking snaps in the win over the Giants, he lost just one rep — which resulted in a quarterback hurry. He was impressive in the run game, too, producing a 77.6 PFF run-blocking grade.


EDGE Trey Hendrickson, Cincinnati Bengals

PFF Grade: 91.3

Trey Hendrickson caused problems for Baltimore Ravens left tackle Ronnie Stanley in the Bengals' regular-season-ending win over their AFC North rivals, registering two sacks and two hurries from just 14 pass-rushing snaps. With another win that didn’t occur fast enough to result in pressure, he finished the game with a 35.7% pass-rush win rate. As the two teams get set for a rematch in Cincinnati in the wild-card round, the Ravens will know that they need to slow him down if they want to progress in the playoffs.


S Kyle Hamilton, Baltimore Ravens

PFF Grade: 91.2

The 14th overall selection in the 2022 NFL Draft, Kyle Hamilton has already proved himself to be a key part of the Ravens' defense. He was on the field for 42 coverage snaps and saw five targets against the Bengals. Those five targets resulted in three receptions for 22 yards, with two tackles resulting in a defensive stop. At his best when he can attack, Hamilton also made a tackle resulting in a defensive stop against the run and registered a quarterback hurry on his three pass-rushing snaps.

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