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Edge defender Jerry Hughes was elite on Sunday

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 8: Jerry Hughes #55 of the Buffalo Bills congratulates Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals at the end of the game at Paul Brown Stadium on October 8, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati defeated Buffalo 20-16. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

  • In the Buffalo Bills‘ Week 5 game against the Cincinnati Bengals edge defender Jerry Hughes was dominant. Despite not recording a sack this week, Hughes earned the games highest grade at 90.9 overall, which also currently stands as the weeks top grade among edge defenders.
  • Hughes almost single-handedly ruined the Bengals running attack, earning a near perfect run-defense grade of 95.7. Routinely beating his blocks, Hughes racked up four run-stops on 20 run-defense snaps. A stop constitutes a loss for the offense.
  • On 28 pass-rush snaps, Hughes was also a very effective pass-rusher, registering six total pressures, including two hits on the quarterback. His pass-rush productivity of 16.1 for the week ranks fifth among 4-3 defensive ends.

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