The Week 4 slate of games is now in the books. Nick Chubb flashed his big-play ability, Philip Rivers was the latest quarterback to dissect the Dolphins’ defense and the Giants’ secondary came up big in a pivotal NFC East clash. Here’s PFF’s NFL Week 4 Team of the Week, highlighting the best single-game performances around the league.
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For the third time in four weeks, the PFF Team of the Week quarterback is the one who faced off against the Miami Dolphins. Rivers was dominant all over the field, including going 9-for-12 for 155 yards on throws of 10-plus yards downfield. The Dolphins were able to get pressure on him nine times, and he still managed to complete 75% of his throws and throw two touchdowns on those plays.
Chubb effectively killed the game against the Ravens on Sunday, tying things up at the top of the AFC North at the quarter mark of the season for both teams. Four of his 20 carries went for 10 or more yards, while he forced a total of four missed tackles on the day.
Chris Godwin continued his impressive start to the 2019 season with a monster performance against the Rams. He caught all 12 catchable passes thrown his way for 172 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and he averaged 4.41 yards per route run on the day.
Adams had one of the most memorable first quarters we have seen from a wide receiver on Thursday Night Football against the Eagles. Finishing the game with 180 yards on 10 receptions, he averaged 4.39 yards per route run, third-most among wide receivers with at least 15 routes run this week.
FLEX O: A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans
Brown was on the field for just 16 snaps as a receiver, but he still found time to feast against the Atlanta Falcons. He picked up 94 yards at an average of 5.88 yards per route run on the day. Through four weeks, Brown has dropped two passes but also forced three missed tackles.
Ertz was fantastic in the Eagles’ win on Thursday Night Football against the Packers, catching all seven catchable passes thrown his way for 65 yards. While he didn’t find the end zone, five of his seven receptions resulted in a first down on the night.
After some struggles over the first three weeks of the season, Matthews delivered his best performance of 2019 on Sunday. From 63 pass-blocking snaps, he allowed just one hurry, with no sacks or hits against his name.
It wasn’t a great day for the Colts, but Nelson had another impressive game at left guard, continuing what has been an impressive second season in the NFL so far. He allowed three hurries, with no sacks or hits, from 54 pass-blocking snaps and earned an 83.1 PFF run-blocking grade for his work in the ground game.
Hudson delivered his best game of the season so far in the Raiders’ win over the Colts, and he continued an impressive start to the season with no sacks, hits or hurries allowed on 32 pass-blocking snaps. That takes him up to 142 pass-blocking snaps this season without allowing a pressure.
The Lions came dangerously close to pulling the upset over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, and right guard Graham Glasgow had another huge performance in the process. He produced an 88.0 PFF run-blocking grade in the game, the second time in four games that he has produced a run-blocking grade at 88.0 or higher.
Feiler, a 2014 undrafted free agent out of Bloomsburg, was dominant at right tackle for the Steelers on Monday Night Football. From 32 pass-blocking snaps, he didn’t allow a single sack, hit or hurry, finishing the game with a 100.0 pass-blocking efficiency rating. As a run-blocker, he delivered some key blocks for the Steelers in the ground game, finishing the game with a 90.2 PFF run-blocking grade.
Goldman produced his best performance of the season so far in the Bears’ win over the Vikings. On 23 pass-rushing snaps, he was able to register two hurries, and both of his solo tackles on the day resulted in a defensive stop.
Heyward beat up a bad Bengals offensive line, finishing the game with three sacks and a hit from 25 pass-rushing snaps. He added another tackle that resulted in a defensive stop and capped the performance off with a forced fumble.
EDGE: Jadeveon Clowney, Seattle Seahawks
After a lackluster first three weeks in Seattle, Jadeveon Clowney delivered the game-breaking ability the Seahawks were hoping for when they traded for him. Along with an interception returned for a touchdown, he generated five hurries on just 31 pass-rushing snaps.
EDGE: Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings
Hunter didn’t register a sack on Sunday, but that doesn’t mean that he didn’t make a huge impact as a pass-rusher. From 36 snaps rushing the quarterback, the former LSU Tiger racked up a hit and six hurries and finished the game with three defensive stops.
Despite being on the losing end of the scoreline, Campbell’s performance on the field on Sunday was definitely worthy of praise. Of his 10 solo tackles, four resulted in a defensive stop, and he forced two fumbles on the day. He was thrown at three times in coverage, but the two receptions he allowed went for just one yard.
A fifth-round draft pick out of Wisconsin, Connelly delivered the best performance of his young NFL career in his third consecutive start for the Giants. For the second straight week, he recorded an interception in coverage, and he added a sack and two defensive stops in a well-rounded performance.
It’s difficult for a cornerback to put together a stat line quite like Dunbar did on Sunday against the Giants. Targeted three times in coverage, he allowed zero yards on zero receptions and pulled in a pair of interceptions. All that added up to an NFL passer rating allowed of 0.0 in the game.
Coming into the game, Jenkins had allowed 282 yards on throws into his coverage. Against the Redskins, he allowed just 15 yards on two receptions. Adding a pair of interceptions and a pass breakup, he finished the game with an NFL passer rating allowed of only 19.8.
FLEX D: J.C. Jackson, New England Patriots
Jackson was fantastic in coverage for the Patriots on Sunday, allowing an NFL passer rating on throws into his coverage of just 2.8. Targeted three times, he allowed just one reception for three yards and recorded two interceptions.
Bell had one of the best games of his career in the Saints’ win over the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. Three of his seven solo tackles resulted in a defensive stop, and he capped the performance with a forced fumble.
Peppers had his best performance as a Giant on Sunday, making a nuisance of himself in coverage in the divisional win. Targeted four times in coverage, he allowed just one reception for five yards and had an interception that he returned for a touchdown.
Zuerlein was 2-for-2 on field goals in the loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including booming one from 58 yards out to end the first half.
Way got plenty of work on Sunday, punting six times in the loss to the Giants. He averaged a whopping 51.8 net yards per punt, 4.53 seconds of hang-time, and the punt coverage unit allowed just eight yards total on the day.
K/PR: Andre Roberts, Buffalo Bills
As we’ve seen previously this season, it was a quiet week for kick and punt returners in the NFL. Roberts didn’t manage to find the end zone but did have a 40-yard return in the loss to the Patriots.
Reeves-Maybin saw 19 snaps on special teams on Sunday, seeing time on the kick return, kick coverage, punt return and punt coverage units. He finished the game with three tackles and a forced fumble.