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NFL Week 8 preview: QB comparisons, team metrics and more

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) looks to pass in the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Previewing quarterback matchups, team metrics and more for all 15 games in Week 8 of the 2022 NFL season, including a Thursday night game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Baltimore Ravens.

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

Thursday, October 27

Baltimore Ravens @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Team Metrics
Ravens Buccaneers
Power Rank: Overall 10th 7th
Power Rank: Defense 30th 18th
Power Rank: Offense 22nd 3rd
SOS Played 5th 13th
Avg Offensive Snaps 63.3 69.3
% Run Plays 44.1% 31.7%
% Pass Plays 55.9% 68.3%
EPA Per Run -0.010 -0.340
EPA Per Pass 0.050 0.060
QB Comparison
Ravens Buccaneers
Quarterback L. Jackson T. Brady
PFF Grade 76.5 78.2
Passer Rating Clean 104.7 100.6
Passer Rating Under Pressure 60.5 50.4
Big-Time Throw % 4.6% 4.6%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 3.3% 1.6%
Power Rating 6.5 7.5
Power Rating Rank 5th 1st

Sunday, October 28

Denver Broncos @ Jacksonville Jaguars

Team Metrics
Broncos Jaguars
Power Rank: Overall 20th 29th
Power Rank: Defense 6th 21st
Power Rank: Offense 32nd 27th
SOS Played 31st 21st
Avg Offensive Snaps 70.1 68.3
% Run Plays 36.9% 40.4%
% Pass Plays 63.1% 59.6%
EPA Per Run -0.220 -0.100
EPA Per Pass -0.080 0.120
QB Comparison
Broncos Jaguars
Quarterback B. Rypien T. Lawrence
PFF Grade 46.0 61.4
Passer Rating Clean 73.3 102.9
Passer Rating Under Pressure 22.9 46.8
Big-Time Throw % 0.0% 2.9%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 6.0% 3.2%
Power Rating 0.0 4.0
Power Rating Rank 32nd 14th

Carolina Panthers @ Atlanta Falcons

Team Metrics
Panthers Falcons
Power Rank: Overall 30th 27th
Power Rank: Defense 27th 24th
Power Rank: Offense 25th 21st
SOS Played 15th 7th
Avg Offensive Snaps 55.7 60.7
% Run Plays 37.0% 52.8%
% Pass Plays 63.0% 47.2%
EPA Per Run -0.100 -0.010
EPA Per Pass -0.240 0.060
QB Comparison
Panthers Falcons
Quarterback P. Walker M. Mariota
PFF Grade 84.0 65.7
Passer Rating Clean 114.6 96.3
Passer Rating Under Pressure 39.6 70.5
Big-Time Throw % 12.0% 2.5%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 0.0% 4.1%
Power Rating 0.5 1.5
Power Rating Rank 29th 21st

Chicago Bears @ Dallas Cowboys

Team Metrics
Bears Cowboys
Power Rank: Overall 28th 4th
Power Rank: Defense 29th 8th
Power Rank: Offense 28th 12th
SOS Played 18th 10th
Avg Offensive Snaps 61.1 64.4
% Run Plays 50.2% 45.2%
% Pass Plays 49.8% 54.8%
EPA Per Run -0.050 -0.060
EPA Per Pass -0.060 -0.090
QB Comparison
Bears Cowboys
Quarterback J. Fields D. Prescott
PFF Grade 60.5 48.1
Passer Rating Clean 80.6 92.4
Passer Rating Under Pressure 63.0 39.9
Big-Time Throw % 1.9% 0.0%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 6.3% 6.2%
Power Rating 2.0 6.0
Power Rating Rank 19th 8th

Miami Dolphins @ Detroit Lions

Team Metrics
Dolphins Lions
Power Rank: Overall 13th 31st
Power Rank: Defense 19th 32nd
Power Rank: Offense 19th 26th
SOS Played 3rd 8th
Avg Offensive Snaps 65.1 68.7
% Run Plays 33.7% 39.8%
% Pass Plays 66.3% 60.2%
EPA Per Run -0.160 -0.070
EPA Per Pass 0.070 -0.040
QB Comparison
Dolphins Lions
Quarterback T. Tagovailoa J. Goff
PFF Grade 74.3 61.5
Passer Rating Clean 110.9 100.3
Passer Rating Under Pressure 86.5 65.4
Big-Time Throw % 3.0% 2.5%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 6.0% 5.4%
Power Rating 3.0 1.5
Power Rating Rank 16th 21st

Arizona Cardinals @ Minnesota Vikings

Team Metrics
Cardinals Vikings
Power Rank: Overall 17th 12th
Power Rank: Defense 23rd 25th
Power Rank: Offense 18th 7th
SOS Played 11th 25th
Avg Offensive Snaps 74.3 67.7
% Run Plays 35.2% 34.3%
% Pass Plays 64.8% 65.7%
EPA Per Run -0.020 -0.030
EPA Per Pass -0.030 0.010
QB Comparison
Cardinals Vikings
Quarterback K. Murray K. Cousins
PFF Grade 69.9 75.4
Passer Rating Clean 95.5 99.4
Passer Rating Under Pressure 39.5 62.0
Big-Time Throw % 1.9% 2.7%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 2.5% 3.1%
Power Rating 5.0 5.5
Power Rating Rank 11th 10th

Las Vegas Raiders @ New Orleans Saints

Team Metrics
Raiders Saints
Power Rank: Overall 14th 24th
Power Rank: Defense 10th 12th
Power Rank: Offense 11th 14th
SOS Played 14th 23rd
Avg Offensive Snaps 66.5 70.0
% Run Plays 36.5% 39.6%
% Pass Plays 63.5% 60.4%
EPA Per Run 0.020 0.000
EPA Per Pass 0.120 -0.050
QB Comparison
Raiders Saints
Quarterback D. Carr A. Dalton
PFF Grade 66.2 84.7
Passer Rating Clean 98.7 101.0
Passer Rating Under Pressure 72.4 58.0
Big-Time Throw % 2.9% 4.2%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 4.1% 2.8%
Power Rating 4.5 0.5
Power Rating Rank 13th 29th

New England Patriots @ New York Jets

Team Metrics
Patriots Jets
Power Rank: Overall 15th 16th
Power Rank: Defense 16th 5th
Power Rank: Offense 15th 31st
SOS Played 24th 6th
Avg Offensive Snaps 63.4 69.4
% Run Plays 43.4% 37.0%
% Pass Plays 56.6% 63.0%
EPA Per Run -0.050 -0.060
EPA Per Pass -0.050 -0.110
QB Comparison
Patriots Jets
Quarterback M. Jones Z. Wilson
PFF Grade 54.1 58.1
Passer Rating Clean 96.3 108.0
Passer Rating Under Pressure 8.7 12.7
Big-Time Throw % 4.7% 1.6%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 5.5% 5.6%
Power Rating 2.0 1.5
Power Rating Rank 19th 21st

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Philadelphia Eagles

Team Metrics
Steelers Eagles
Power Rank: Overall 22nd 3rd
Power Rank: Defense 17th 7th
Power Rank: Offense 23rd 9th
SOS Played 2nd 27th
Avg Offensive Snaps 66.4 75.7
% Run Plays 34.1% 47.3%
% Pass Plays 65.9% 52.7%
EPA Per Run -0.140 -0.030
EPA Per Pass -0.140 0.170
QB Comparison
Steelers Eagles
Quarterback M. Trubisky J. Hurts
PFF Grade 72.7 81.5
Passer Rating Clean 88.1 112.7
Passer Rating Under Pressure 56.1 55.7
Big-Time Throw % 4.7% 3.0%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 2.7% 1.7%
Power Rating 1.0 5.0
Power Rating Rank 25th 11th

Tennessee Titans @ Houston Texans

Team Metrics
Titans Texans
Power Rank: Overall 6th 32nd
Power Rank: Defense 26th 28th
Power Rank: Offense 8th 24th
SOS Played 9th 30th
Avg Offensive Snaps 61.3 63.8
% Run Plays 48.2% 37.6%
% Pass Plays 51.8% 62.4%
EPA Per Run -0.230 -0.080
EPA Per Pass 0.040 -0.110
QB Comparison
Titans Texans
Quarterback R. Tannehill D. Mills
PFF Grade 69.2 70.9
Passer Rating Clean 96.9 88.6
Passer Rating Under Pressure 85.6 72.5
Big-Time Throw % 2.8% 1.7%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 2.8% 1.7%
Power Rating 4.0 1.0
Power Rating Rank 14th 25th

Washington Commanders @ Indianapolis Colts

Team Metrics
Commanders Colts
Power Rank: Overall 25th 18th
Power Rank: Defense 14th 20th
Power Rank: Offense 29th 30th
SOS Played 18th 17th
Avg Offensive Snaps 72.1 72.9
% Run Plays 35.3% 31.4%
% Pass Plays 64.7% 68.6%
EPA Per Run -0.120 -0.240
EPA Per Pass -0.070 -0.060
QB Comparison
Commanders Colts
Quarterback T. Heinicke S. Ehlinger
PFF Grade 34.7
Passer Rating Clean 134.4
Passer Rating Under Pressure 33.6
Big-Time Throw % 5.6%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 13.9%
Power Rating 1.0 0.5
Power Rating Rank 25th 29th

San Francisco 49ers @ Los Angeles Rams

Team Metrics
49ers Rams
Power Rank: Overall 11th 8th
Power Rank: Defense 3rd 4th
Power Rank: Offense 16th 10th
SOS Played 25th 12th
Avg Offensive Snaps 66.6 66.2
% Run Plays 41.9% 32.9%
% Pass Plays 58.1% 67.1%
EPA Per Run -0.120 -0.190
EPA Per Pass 0.040 -0.090
QB Comparison
49ers Rams
Quarterback J. Garoppolo M. Stafford
PFF Grade 65.2 62.0
Passer Rating Clean 106.2 89.9
Passer Rating Under Pressure 60.2 69.7
Big-Time Throw % 4.2% 2.8%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 3.3% 3.9%
Power Rating 2.5 6.0
Power Rating Rank 18th 8th

New York Giants @ Seattle Seahawks

Team Metrics
Giants Seahawks
Power Rank: Overall 21st 26th
Power Rank: Defense 31st 22nd
Power Rank: Offense 20th 5th
SOS Played 22nd 29th
Avg Offensive Snaps 69.1 64.0
% Run Plays 43.3% 39.4%
% Pass Plays 56.7% 60.6%
EPA Per Run -0.020 -0.060
EPA Per Pass 0.090 0.120
QB Comparison
Giants Seahawks
Quarterback D. Jones G. Smith
PFF Grade 70.6 83.6
Passer Rating Clean 96.2 114.5
Passer Rating Under Pressure 82.2 88.1
Big-Time Throw % 1.2% 5.0%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 3.1% 3.8%
Power Rating 1.5 3.0
Power Rating Rank 21st 16th

Green Bay Packers @ Buffalo Bills

Team Metrics
Packers Bills
Power Rank: Overall 9th 1st
Power Rank: Defense 2nd 1st
Power Rank: Offense 6th 2nd
SOS Played 20th 1st
Avg Offensive Snaps 65.6 70.5
% Run Plays 37.2% 30.1%
% Pass Plays 62.8% 69.9%
EPA Per Run -0.090 -0.300
EPA Per Pass -0.090 0.300
QB Comparison
Packers Bills
Quarterback A. Rodgers J. Allen
PFF Grade 73.2 90.6
Passer Rating Clean 101.4 110.0
Passer Rating Under Pressure 71.1 106.5
Big-Time Throw % 5.1% 6.5%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 1.8% 3.6%
Power Rating 7.5 7.5
Power Rating Rank 1st 1st

Monday, October 31

Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns

Team Metrics
Bengals Browns
Power Rank: Overall 5th 19th
Power Rank: Defense 15th 9th
Power Rank: Offense 1st 13th
SOS Played 16th 32nd
Avg Offensive Snaps 71.3 70.9
% Run Plays 32.9% 43.2%
% Pass Plays 67.1% 56.8%
EPA Per Run -0.220 0.070
EPA Per Pass 0.150 -0.010
QB Comparison
Bengals Browns
Quarterback J. Burrow J. Brissett
PFF Grade 76.7 73.1
Passer Rating Clean 105.8 97.0
Passer Rating Under Pressure 88.7 35.7
Big-Time Throw % 3.1% 4.0%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 2.8% 4.3%
Power Rating 6.5 1.0
Power Rating Rank 5th 25th

 

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