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Adrian Clayborn has near perfect game against the Cowboys

Nov 12, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn (99) celebrates a sack with nose tackle Dontari Poe (92) against the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

  • Adrian Clayborn produced the top game grade of the season across all positions in the Atlanta Falcons Week 10 defeat of the Dallas Cowboys. Clayborn’s 99.9 game grade is near perfect and is one of the all-time great performances of the PFF era, to date.
  • Clayborn’s six sacks almost single-handedly shut down the Cowboys passing attack. Used primarily as a pass-rush specialist against a pair of reserve offensive tackles, Clayborn produced a massive 13 pressures on 34 pass-rush snaps. His Week 10 pass-rush productivity of 31.0 is the top mark on the season for any defender.
  • Clayborn’s game this week puts him in elite company among edge defenders in season long grades. His 90.0 overall grade ranks eighth while his pass-rush grade of 91.0 ranks third. Despite only producing one sack prior to this week, he has been one of the most productive edge rushers overall racking up 37 total pressures on 225 pass-rush snaps and producing the seventh-highest pass-rush productivity at 13.1.

Atlanta Falcons edge defender Adrian Clayborn

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