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NFL Week 7 preview: QB comparisons, team metrics and more

Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) against the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Previewing quarterback matchups, team metrics and more for all 14 games in Week 7 of the 2022 NFL season, including a Thursday night game between the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals.

NO @ ARZ | CLV @ BLT | TB @ CAR | ATL @ CIN | DET @ DAL |
NYG @ JAX | IND @ TEN | GB @ WAS | NYJ @ DEN | HST @ LV
SEA @ LAC | KC @ SF | PIT @ MIA | CHI @ NE

Thursday, October 20

New Orleans Saints @ Arizona Cardinals

Team Metrics
Saints Cardinals
Power Rank: Overall 23rd 22nd
Power Rank: Defense 13th 27th
Power Rank: Offense 18th 20th
SOS Played 26th 13th
Avg Offensive Snaps 69.2 75.8
% Run Plays 41.9% 33.8%
% Pass Plays 58.1% 66.2%
EPA Per Run 0.000 -0.010
EPA Per Pass -0.080 -0.060
QB Comparison
Saints Cardinals
Quarterback A. Dalton K. Murray
PFF Grade 82.3 67.8
Passer Rating Clean 98.8 95.4
Passer Rating Under Pressure 65.2 37.6
Big-Time Throw % 3.23% 1.73%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 3.23% 2.77%
Power Rating 0.5 5.0
Power Rating Rank 30th 12th

Stat to know: The New Orleans Saints quarterback room has combined for an 11.1-yard average depth of the target this season, 3.0 yards above the NFL average.

Sunday, October 23

Cleveland Browns @ Baltimore Ravens

Team Metrics
Browns Ravens
Power Rank: Overall 17th 10th
Power Rank: Defense 8th 29th
Power Rank: Offense 13th 24th
SOS Played 31st 7th
Avg Offensive Snaps 72.5 63.2
% Run Plays 44.2% 40.3%
% Pass Plays 55.8% 59.7%
EPA Per Run 0.060 -0.020
EPA Per Pass 0.000 0.070
QB Comparison
Browns
Ravens
Quarterback J. Brissett L. Jackson
PFF Grade
74.2
74.7
Passer Rating Clean 94.8 105.9
Passer Rating Under Pressure 29.7 60.7
Big-Time Throw % 3.77% 4.57%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 4.18% 3.65%
Power Rating 1.0 6.5
Power Rating Rank 26th
5th

Stat to know: The Browns defensive line has generated pressure on 33.8% of passing snaps this season, sixth-best in the league. The Ravens' mark of 23.5% ranks 27th.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Carolina Panthers

Team Metrics
Buccaneers
Panthers
Power Rank: Overall 4th 32nd
Power Rank: Defense 10th
26th
Power Rank: Offense 2nd
32nd
SOS Played 9th
17th
Avg Offensive Snaps 69.3 56.7
% Run Plays 33.3% 34.8%
% Pass Plays 66.7% 65.2%
EPA Per Run -0.330 -0.140
EPA Per Pass 0.090 -0.270
QB Comparison
Buccaneers
Panthers
Quarterback T. Brady P. Walker
PFF Grade
77.8
54.4
Passer Rating Clean 103.6 85.4
Passer Rating Under Pressure 48.0 39.6
Big-Time Throw % 4.43% 0.00%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 1.11% 0.00%
Power Rating 7.5 0.5
Power Rating Rank 1st
30th

Stat to know: Tom Brady is averaging 2.22 seconds from snap to pass this season, the quickest mark in the league.

Atlanta Falcons @ Cincinnati Bengals

Team Metrics
Falcons
Bengals
Power Rank: Overall 26th
7th
Power Rank: Defense 21st
15th
Power Rank: Offense 23rd
5th
SOS Played 11th
12th
Avg Offensive Snaps 63.0 71.3
% Run Plays 52.4% 33.3%
% Pass Plays 47.6% 66.7%
EPA Per Run -0.010 -0.230
EPA Per Pass 0.060 0.090
QB Comparison
Falcons
Bengals
Quarterback M. Mariota J. Burrow
PFF Grade
65.7
68.9
Passer Rating Clean 91.1 97.3
Passer Rating Under Pressure 74.9 88.1
Big-Time Throw % 2.27% 2.53%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 4.55% 3.25%
Power Rating 1.5 6.5
Power Rating Rank 22nd
5th

Stat to know: The Atlanta Falcons have run the ball on 52.4% of their offensive plays, by far the highest rate in the league.

Detroit Lions @ Dallas Cowboys

Team Metrics
Lions
Cowboys
Power Rank: Overall 30th
5th
Power Rank: Defense 32nd
6th
Power Rank: Offense 27th
11th
SOS Played 15th
4th
Avg Offensive Snaps 70.4 64.3
% Run Plays 39.0% 44.3%
% Pass Plays 61.0% 55.7%
EPA Per Run -0.030 -0.030
EPA Per Pass 0.010 -0.140
QB Comparison
Lions
Cowboys
Quarterback J. Goff D. Prescott
PFF Grade
62.8
37.4
Passer Rating Clean 100.3 62.2
Passer Rating Under Pressure 75.3 20.8
Big-Time Throw % 2.86% 0.00%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 4.76% 5.88%
Power Rating 1.5 6.0
Power Rating Rank 22nd
9th

Stat to know: Micah Parsons ranks second among edge defenders in pass-rush grade this season. He also ranks seventh in pass-rush win rate (22.9%), sixth in pressure rate (17.6%) and second in sacks (6).

New York Giants @ Jacksonville Jaguars

Team Metrics
Giants
Jaguars
Power Rank: Overall 19th
27th
Power Rank: Defense 30th
19th
Power Rank: Offense 19th
29th
SOS Played 24th
16th
Avg Offensive Snaps 67.7 67.7
% Run Plays 43.3% 41.7%
% Pass Plays 56.7% 58.3%
EPA Per Run -0.060 -0.080
EPA Per Pass 0.060 0.100
QB Comparison
Giants
Jaguars
Quarterback D. Jones T. Lawrence
PFF Grade
67.7
64.1
Passer Rating Clean 93.9 110.7
Passer Rating Under Pressure 84.2 37.8
Big-Time Throw % 0.92% 3.02%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 2.76% 3.45%
Power Rating 1.5 4.0
Power Rating Rank 22nd
16th

Stat to know: Among the league's 32 starting quarterbacks, New York's Daniel Jones ranks 30th in big-time throw rate (1.2%) and 31st in average depth of target (6.7).

Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans

Team Metrics
Colts
Titans
Power Rank: Overall 15th
9th
Power Rank: Defense 22nd
24th
Power Rank: Offense 21st
8th
SOS Played 22nd
8th
Avg Offensive Snaps 74.2 61.6
% Run Plays 32.3% 45.6%
% Pass Plays 67.7% 54.4%
EPA Per Run -0.280 -0.200
EPA Per Pass -0.010 0.030
QB Comparison
Colts
Titans
Quarterback M. Ryan R. Tannehill
PFF Grade
58.0
68.4
Passer Rating Clean 98.8 98.0
Passer Rating Under Pressure 50.5 87.1
Big-Time Throw % 0.68% 2.58%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 4.07% 2.58%
Power Rating 4.5 4.0
Power Rating Rank 14th
16th

Stat to know: Colts quarterback Matt Ryan has thrown a 20-plus-yard pass on just 3.6% of his attempts this season, by far the lowest rate in the league.

Green Bay Packers @ Washington Commanders

Team Metrics
Packers
Commanders
Power Rank: Overall 11th
25th
Power Rank: Defense 3rd
11th
Power Rank: Offense 6th
26th
SOS Played 19th
23rd
Avg Offensive Snaps 67.5 71.7
% Run Plays 39.0% 32.5%
% Pass Plays 61.0% 67.5%
EPA Per Run -0.090 -0.140
EPA Per Pass -0.100 -0.070
QB Comparison
Packers
Commanders
Quarterback A. Rodgers T. Heinicke
PFF Grade
73.2
Passer Rating Clean 103.2
Passer Rating Under Pressure 65.0
Big-Time Throw % 5.11%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 2.13%
Power Rating 7.5 1.0
Power Rating Rank 1st
26th

Stat to know: The Commanders have sacked or hit the opposing quarterback on 23.2% of snaps this season, the highest rate in the league.

New York Jets @ Denver Broncos

Team Metrics
Jets
Broncos
Power Rank: Overall 24th
14th
Power Rank: Defense 9th
4th
Power Rank: Offense 30th
25th
SOS Played 10th
27th
Avg Offensive Snaps 70.8 68.5
% Run Plays 36.2% 37.0%
% Pass Plays 63.8% 63.0%
EPA Per Run -0.030 -0.280
EPA Per Pass -0.100 -0.020
QB Comparison
Jets
Broncos
Quarterback Z. Wilson R. Wilson
PFF Grade
64.6
59.5
Passer Rating Clean 111.3 91.8
Passer Rating Under Pressure 3.4 57.7
Big-Time Throw % 2.20% 2.81%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 6.59% 2.41%
Power Rating 1.5 6.5
Power Rating Rank 22nd
5th

Stat to know: Broncos edge Baron Browning ranks second at the position in pass-rush win rate this season (26.0%), while teammate Randy Gregory ranks fourth (24.7%).

Houston Texans @ Las Vegas Raiders

Team Metrics
Texans
Raiders
Power Rank: Overall 29th
18th
Power Rank: Defense 25th
14th
Power Rank: Offense 28th
14th
SOS Played 30th
6th
Avg Offensive Snaps 63.4 68.2
% Run Plays 38.1% 34.5%
% Pass Plays 61.9% 65.5%
EPA Per Run -0.100 -0.050
EPA Per Pass -0.140 0.070
QB Comparison
Texans
Raiders
Quarterback D. Mills D. Carr
PFF Grade
70.0
63.7
Passer Rating Clean 86.5 93.6
Passer Rating Under Pressure
65.2
71.2
Big-Time Throw % 1.06% 2.80%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 1.59% 4.67%
Power Rating 1.0 4.5
Power Rating Rank 26th
14th

Stat to know: Raiders running back Josh Jacobs has averaged 4.19 yards after contact per rush attempt this year, third among players at the position.

Seattle Seahawks @ Los Angeles Chargers

Team Metrics
Seahawks
Chargers
Power Rank: Overall 28th
16th
Power Rank: Defense 28th
18th
Power Rank: Offense 3rd
10th
SOS Played 28th
21st
Avg Offensive Snaps 62.7 74.7
% Run Plays 37.7% 34.6%
% Pass Plays 62.3% 65.4%
EPA Per Run -0.080 -0.110
EPA Per Pass 0.110 0.070
QB Comparison
Seahawks
Chargers
Quarterback G. Smith J. Herbert
PFF Grade
86.7
73.0
Passer Rating Clean 114.6 108.7
Passer Rating Under Pressure 89.0 63.2
Big-Time Throw % 4.89% 2.46%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 3.56% 1.40%
Power Rating 3.0 6.5
Power Rating Rank 18th
5th

Stat to know: Geno Smith is currently the second-highest-graded quarterback in the league, behind only Buffalo Bills' Josh Allen.

Kansas City Chiefs @ San Francisco 49ers

Team Metrics
Chiefs
49ers
Power Rank: Overall 2nd
6th
Power Rank: Defense 12th
1st
Power Rank: Offense 4th
15th
SOS Played 5th
32nd
Avg Offensive Snaps 68.8 64.2
% Run Plays 32.4% 44.5%
% Pass Plays 67.6% 55.5%
EPA Per Run -0.090 -0.130
EPA Per Pass 0.210 0.030
QB Comparison
Chiefs
49ers
Quarterback P. Mahomes J. Garoppolo
PFF Grade
84.9
68.0
Passer Rating Clean 114.2 105.3
Passer Rating Under Pressure 88.8 62.2
Big-Time Throw % 4.36% 4.73%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 2.55% 2.96%
Power Rating 7.5 2.5
Power Rating Rank 1st
20th

Stat to know: Since 2019, 56.3% of Jimmy Garoppolo‘s passing yards have come after the catch, the highest rate among quarterbacks in that span.

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Miami Dolphins

Team Metrics
Steelers
Dolphins
Power Rank: Overall 21st
20th
Power Rank: Defense 17th
20th
Power Rank: Offense 22nd
16th
SOS Played 1st
2nd
Avg Offensive Snaps 65.0 65.2
% Run Plays 35.0% 32.9%
% Pass Plays 65.0% 67.1%
EPA Per Run -0.130 -0.140
EPA Per Pass -0.140 0.070
QB Comparison
Steelers
Dolphins
Quarterback M. Trubisky T. Tagovailoa
PFF Grade
72.7
79.7
Passer Rating Clean 88.1 114.8
Passer Rating Under Pressure 56.1 93.1
Big-Time Throw % 4.67% 3.85%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 2.67% 5.38%
Power Rating 1.0 3.0
Power Rating Rank 26th
18th

Stat to know: Tua Tagovailoa has completed 55.6% of his deep passes this season, the best mark in the league.

Monday, October 24

Chicago Bears @ New England Patriots

Team Metrics
Bears
Patriots
Power Rank: Overall 31st
12th
Power Rank: Defense 31st
16th
Power Rank: Offense 31st
17th
SOS Played 20th
18th
Avg Offensive Snaps 59.2 65.2
% Run Plays 48.1% 45.1%
% Pass Plays 51.9% 54.9%
EPA Per Run -0.070 -0.020
EPA Per Pass -0.080 -0.020
QB Comparison
Bears
Patriots
Quarterback J. Fields B. Zappe
PFF Grade
57.1
72.7
Passer Rating Clean 87.6 123.7
Passer Rating Under Pressure 43.8 52.9
Big-Time Throw % 1.68% 0.00%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 5.03% 1.19%
Power Rating 2.0 0.0
Power Rating Rank 21st
32nd

Stat to know: Justin Fields has the longest time to throw in the NFL this season (3.42 seconds). He's also taken 23 sacks, which is tied for the most league-wide.

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