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NFL Week 6 Highlights: Notable grades from Sunday's games

Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; New York Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner (1) celebrates following a play during the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Allen dominates for the Bills on the road: With a 91.0 PFF grade, Allen was majestic throwing beyond the sticks.

Sauce Gardner delivers his best game as a pro: The rookie earned an 83.3 PFF coverage grade, helped by three forced incompletions on six targets.

Dexter Lawrence wrecks things up front for the Giants: Lawrence impacted both the run and passing games en route to an 89.5 overall PFF grade.

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We will be checking in on PFF grades and data each Monday when numbers are finalized, highlighting some of the interesting performances from Sunday’s action.

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QB Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills

PFF grade: 91.0

Allen strengthened his early case to be the league MVP with a dominant performance on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs. He went 12-for-16 for 225 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions, and he made six big-time throws on targets beyond the sticks. Highlighting why he is one of the toughest players in the NFL to defend, he produced a 78.6 rushing grade, with 38 rushing yards after contact and three missed tackles forced.


WR Tyreek Hill, Miami Dolphins

PFF grade: 91.2

The Dolphins failed to pick up the win, but it certainly wasn’t for a lack of trying on Tyreek Hill’s part, showing once again why the team was willing to spend big to acquire him this offseason. He produced his third game of the season with 160-plus receiving yards and made two grabs for 44 yards on throws 20-plus yards downfield in the loss to the Vikings. That brings his league-leading tally to 287 yards on those deep passes so far this season.   


EDGE Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns

PFF grade: 93.9

Garrett was another player with a big performance in a losing effort, absolutely dominating up front against the New England Patriots. His eight total pressures on the day are tied for third in the league so far this week, with two of those pressures coming in the form of sacks. With another three plays where he beat his blocker without generating pressure, Garrett produced a 36.7% pass-rush win percentage, the best mark in the NFL this week among defenders with at least 25 pass-rushing snaps.


DI Dexter Lawrence, New York Giants

PFF grade: 89.5

Baltimore Ravens rookie center Tyler Linderbaum will be having nightmares about Lawrence for weeks after yesterday. The former 17th overall draft pick continued what looks set to be his best season in the NFL, making life miserable for the Ravens from the interior. He registered five total pressures in the game and was also a force against the run, producing a 75.6 PFF grade in that facet of play. 


CB Sauce Gardner, New York Jets

PFF grade: 80.0

The fourth overall selection in the 2022 NFL draft put together the best outing of his professional career so far, absolutely deleting receivers from the Green Bay Packers in coverage. Producing an 83.3 PFF coverage grade, he was targeted six times from 42 snaps in coverage. From those 42 snaps, he allowed just one reception for eight yards, with three forced incompletions. This marked the third time in six games that Gardner has allowed fewer than 10 yards in coverage. 

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