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Ranking all 32 NFL teams' pass-rush units after Week 6

By PFF Analysis Team
Oct 17, 2018

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Rushing the passer in the NFL is paramount to having a standout defense, s we’ve gone ahead and pulled our team pass-rush grades from Premium Stats 2.0 to rank all 32 teams’ pass-rush units after Week 6.

The following ranks purely run off of our team pass-rush grades, which are updated weekly and made available to all ELITE subscribers. This is the first installment of a four-part series that will cover all 32 teams’ pass-rush, run-defense, coverage and total defense grades over the next two weeks.

1.

Team Pass-Rush Grade: 85.9

Team Pressure Percentage: 42% (1st)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 50.0% (25th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): DI Fletcher Cox (91.1)

2.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 84.3

Team Pressure Percentage: 41% (2nd)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 53.6% (17th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): DI Aaron Donald (93.4)

3.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 76.4

Team Pressure Percentage: 33% (T-16th)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 74.3% (2nd)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): Edge Khalil Mack (85.6)

4.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 75.6

Team Pressure Percentage: 38% (T-4th)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 51.8% (T-22nd)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): Edge Jerry Hughes (90.5)

5.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 75.2

Team Pressure Percentage: 35% (T-11th)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 56.9% (T-13th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): Edge Dee Ford (87.8)

6.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 72.7

Team Pressure Percentage: 38% (T-4th)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 72.0% (3rd)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): Edge Dante Fowler Jr. (87.3)

7.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 72.4

Team Pressure Percentage: 37% (T-7th)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 61.6% (9th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): Edge Za’Darius Smith (84.3)

8.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 72.1

Team Pressure Percentage: 34% (T-13th)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 48.3% (26th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): DI Geno Atkins (83.4)

9.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 71.3

Team Pressure Percentage: 38% (T-4th)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 67.9% (5th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): DI Kenny Clark (90.1)

10.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 69.2

Team Pressure Percentage: 37% (T-7th)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 68.6% (4th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): LB Anthony Barr (82.3)

11.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 68.4

Team Pressure Percentage: 37% (T-7th)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 87.3% (1st)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): Edge Demarcus Lawrence (73.2)

11.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 68.4

Team Pressure Percentage: 31% (20th)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 52.1% (21st)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): Edge Chandler Jones (74.1)

13.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 68.0

Team Pressure Percentage: 30% (T-21st)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 45.2% (29th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): Edge Bradley Chubb (74.8)

14.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 67.9

Team Pressure Percentage: 25% (31st)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 51.9% (T-22nd)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): Edge Cameron Jordan (75.5)

15.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 66.8

Team Pressure Percentage: 29% (T-25th)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 41.8% (30th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): Edge Genard Avery (79.5)

16.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 66.2

Team Pressure Percentage: 34% (T-13th)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 63.8% (8th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): Edge Melvin Ingram (72.7)

17.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 66.1

Team Pressure Percentage: 30% (T-21st)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 59.5% (11th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): Edge Harold Landry (72.5)

18.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 66.0

Team Pressure Percentage: 40% (3rd)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 55.9% (15th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): DI Kawann Short (76.6)

19.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 65.3

Team Pressure Percentage: 35% (T-11th)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 57.1% (12th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): Edge Cameron Heyward (71.1)

20.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 64.3

Team Pressure Percentage: 32% (T-18th)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 66.7% (6th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): DI Matt Ioannidis (81.1)

21.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 64.2

Team Pressure Percentage: 33% (T-16th)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 54.2% (16th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): Edge Frank Clark (77.3)

22.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 63.8

Team Pressure Percentage: 28% (27th)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 52.4% (20th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): DI Jihad Ward (70.8)

22.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 63.8

Team Pressure Percentage: 27% (T-28th)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 46.8% (T-28th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): Edge JJ Watt (85.1)

24.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 63.7

Team Pressure Percentage: 36% (10th)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 64.2% (7th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): DI DeForest Buckner (73.8)

24.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 63.7

Team Pressure Percentage: 32% (T-18th)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 60.4% (10th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): Edge Jeremiah Attaochu (71.2)

26.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 62.9

Team Pressure Percentage: 30% (T-21st)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 46.8% (T-27th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): Edge Robert Quinn (68.6)

27.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 61.1

Team Pressure Percentage: 34% (T-13th)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 56.9% (T-13th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): Edge Trey Flowers (70.0)

28.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 58.7

Team Pressure Percentage: 30% (T-21st)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 50.8% (24th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): DI B.J. Hill (67.1)

28.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 58.7

Team Pressure Percentage: 27% (T-28th)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 52.9% (18th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): DI Jack Crawford (66.6)

30.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 58.3

Team Pressure Percentage: 29% (T-25th)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 34.6% (31st)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): DI Beau Allen (61.1)

30.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 58.3

Team Pressure Percentage: 21% (32nd)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 33.3% (32nd)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): DI Maurice Hurst (70.2)

32.

TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 57.2

Team Pressure Percentage: 27% (T-28th)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 52.8% (19th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): DI Da’Shawn Hand (81.2)

[Editor’s Note: In case you didn’t read the second introductory paragraph, this is the first installment of a four-part series that will cover all 32 teams’ pass-rush, run-defense, coverage and total defense grades over the next two weeks.]

PASS-RUSH | RUN-DEFENSE | COVERAGE | TOTAL DEFENSE 

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