Another week, another 32 Observations by Nathan Jahnke finding an interesting piece of information about all 32 teams after one week of football.
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New England Patriots: When cornerback Jonathan Jones doesn’t line up in press coverage, he has allowed a catch rate of 46.4 percent. That is third-best behind A.J. Bouye and Patrick Peterson for cornerbacks thrown at 20 or more times outside of press.
New York Jets: Linebacker Demario Davis has 40 stops which is third-most for all linebackers. Over the last five seasons, he’s been incredibly consistent getting 39-42 stops each season. Assuming he keeps up his good play, he should have a career-high in stops after this week.
Baltimore Ravens: When cornerback Jimmy Smith has been targeted, he’s allowed a passer rating of 25.7. If he can keep that up, that would be the best rate for a cornerback in a season over the last 12 years. The current second-best is Darrelle Revis in 2009 at 29.1.
Cincinnati Bengals: Punter Kevin Huber has pinned opponents within their 20 yard line 25 times this season, which is tied for the most among punters.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Only 29.6 percent of Brad Nortman’s punts have been returned which is the second-lowest rate for punters this season.
Kansas City Chiefs: Wide receiver Tyreek Hill has 4.03 yards per route run on go routes, which is the best for wide receivers. On 75 go routes run, he has six catches for 302 yards and three touchdowns.
Oakland Raiders: This year, Marshawn Lynch has run the ball seven times with five yards to go or fewer for a touchdown. On six of those seven, he has not been brought down on first contact, and he’s had five defenders miss tackles on those carries. His avoiding tackles on first contact and total missed tackles within five yards are both the best for running backs.
Washington: Since the start of the 2016 season, Kirk Cousins has an adjusted completion percentage of 84.7 percent on play action passes. That is the best rate in the league.
Green Bay Packers: Punter Justin Vogel has yet to have a punt touched back. He has 44 punts which is the most among punters who have yet to have a punt touched back.
Minnesota Vikings: Over the last two seasons combined, Everson Griffen has exactly 100 pressures when lined up on the defense's right side. He is the only defensive player with 100 or more pressures from the defense's right in that time.
New Orleans Saints: When tight end Coby Fleener is targeted in the fourth quarter, Drew Brees has a passer rating of 153.5. Brees has completed 11-of-12 fourth quarter passes to Fleener for 136 yards and two touchdowns. That is the best rate for a tight end in the fourth quarter this season.
Arizona Cardinals: Over his last three games, left guard Alex Boone has not allowed a sack or hit, and has only allowed two hurries. His 98.7 pass blocking efficiency in that time is third-best for all guards.