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NFL Week 9 CBS Los Angeles Chargers @ Seattle Seahawks Preview

By PFF Preview Team
Nov 2, 2018

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Beyond providing data for all 32 NFL teams, PFF also supports network broadcasters with game-preview packets that are used to enhance the in-game experience for fans and viewers. This Chargers-Seahawks preview features the same information our broadcast partners use for team research and in-game production.

Los Angeles Chargers @ Seattle Seahawks – CBS, 4:05 PM

Rivers’ success on deep passes

Philip Rivers has been consistently connecting on his deep passes this season. His 132.2 passer rating on deep passes ranks fourth among quarterbacks.

Running backs have room to run

Melvin Gordon III and Austin Ekeler have each averaged around 2.0 yards before contact per attempt this season, ranking 11th and seventh, respectively, among running backs.

Chargers D contesting passes

The Chargers defense has collectively contested 43 passes, tied for the ninth-most in the league.

James is making an impact all over the field

Derwin James has been PFF’s fifth-highest graded safety this season, and he’s done it while lining up all over the field.

Wilson not scrambling anymore

After averaging over 3.0 scrambles per game in five of his first six seasons, Russell Wilson is averaging just 1.1 scrambles per game this season, ranking 21st among quarterbacks.

Deep ball working for Wilson

Wilson ranks just behind Rivers in deep ball accuracy this season with an adjusted completion percentage of 53.6%.

Clark getting to the quarterback

Frank Clark has ranked among the top 25 edge rushers in total pressures each of the last two seasons, and his streak has continued into 2018.

Wagner the best in the game

Bobby Wagner is PFF’s highest graded linebacker through the first eight weeks of the season. He has 33 tackles without a miss, most in the NFL among linebackers.

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