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NFL Week 7 Highlights: Notable grades from Sunday's games

Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) watches an official review on the big screen in the fourth quarter of the NFL Week 7 game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Atlanta Falcons at Paycor Stadium in downtown Cincinnati on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022. The Bengals won 35-17. Mandatory Credit: Sam Greene-The Enquirer

• Travis Kelce delivers on National Tight Ends Day: Four missed tackles forced highlighted a big day for Kelce after the catch.

• Joe Burrow starts fast as Bengals passing game dominates: Cincinnati’s star quarterback led all at the position with 19 completions on throws beyond the sticks.

Micah Parsons makes life tough for Lions: The 2021 first-round draft pick racked up five total pressures.

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

Here are the top stories from Week 7.

QB Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals

PFF Grade: 91.8

After a slow start to the season, Joe Burrow has a strong case for being the best quarterback in the NFL over the past two weeks. Against the Falcons, he tallied 357 yards and three touchdowns on throws beyond the sticks, with both of those numbers leading the NFL this week before Monday Night Football. His 19 completions on such throws are currently eight more than any other player at the position this week.

TE Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs

PFF grade: 90.9

Kelce wasn’t perfect this week, dropping a pass, but he once again was a huge threat for the Kansas City Chiefs in the middle of the field. He caught both contested targets thrown his way, though one of those was negated by a penalty. Particularly impressive was his work after the catch, with Kelce forcing four missed tackles — a big reason why he was able to register 63 yards on throws short of the first-down marker.

RB Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders

PFF grade: 91.4

Josh Jacobs, set to become a free agent at the end of the 2022 campaign, has put on a show in recent weeks to set himself up nicely for the offseason. Against the Texans, the former first-round draft pick forced eight missed tackles on 20 carries and had seven carries that went for 10-plus yards, both of which lead the NFL this week heading into Monday Night Football.

EDGE Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys

PFF grade: 90.5

The Dallas Cowboys' defense was dominant against the Detroit Lions, and second-year defender Micah Parsons was once again a big reason for that. Delivering at least three pressures for the seventh straight game in 2022, Parsons racked up a sack, two hits, two hurries and a forced fumble. With another two wins against offensive linemen that didn’t result in pressure, he had a 29.6% pass-rush win percentage, the sixth time in seven games this season that he has topped 20%.

EDGE Aidan Hutchinson, Detroit Lions

PFF grade: 78.1

After a slow start to his rookie season in terms of grading, second overall selection in the 2022 NFL Draft Aidan Hutchinson has started to come into his own over the past two weeks. From 25 pass-rushing snaps, the former Michigan star registered four total pressures, including two sacks. The most impressive of those came on third-and-2 with 5:35 left in the third quarter, beating right tackle Terence Steele with a delightful spin move to put Dak Prescott under instant pressure.


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