PFF’s Nathan Jahnke has taken a deep dive into the numbers to find an interesting piece of information about all 32 teams after 12 weeks of football. If you would like to make some observations of your own, you can do so with PFF Elite, where you can find several signature statistics for every offensive and defensive position in football, thanks to Premium Stats 2.0.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Before the Steelers’ bye week, Ramon Foster was averaging 2.5 pressures allowed per game. Since the bye week, that’s down to 0.6 pressures per game, as he’s not allowed more than one pressure in a game in that span.
Houston Texans: The Texans’ defense has 116 stops in coverage this season, which is tied for the most among all teams.
Indianapolis Colts: The Colts have 51 pressures this season coming from their rookies, which is the most for any team. Kemoko Turay leads the team with 33, while Darius Leonard, Tyquan Lewis, Matthew Adams and Skai Moore have all contributed.
Tennessee Titans: Marcus Mariota has only attempted 25 deep passes this season, but he has completed 11 of them and has had five of them dropped. This gives him an adjusted completion percentage of 64% on deep passes, which is the best rate for any quarterback with 25 or more deep attempts in the past 13 seasons.
Denver Broncos: The Broncos have eight different players with 200 or more run-defense snaps and a run-stop percentage of 7.5% or better. That is more than any other team. The average team has 3.6 players with these qualifications.
Kansas City Chiefs: Defensive tackle Chris Jones has had seven pressures in each of his last two games. He is just the 14th interior defensive lineman in the last 13 years to have back to back games with seven or more pressures in each.
Dallas Cowboys: Byron Jones has allowed a 50% catch rate, and on seven of his 23 catches allowed, he’s made a tackle for a stop. That 65.2% success rate is the best rate for all cornerbacks this year.
Philadelphia Eagles: Carson Wentz has an adjusted completion percentage of 82.3% when he’s not under pressure. That is the fifth-best rate for a quarterback this year and second-best for a quarterback in his third year over the last 13 seasons.
Chicago Bears: James Daniels and C Cody Whitehair have gone 80 and 81 consecutive pass blocks, respectively, without allowing a pressure. Those are the longest active streaks for left guards and centers.
Detroit Lions: Nevin Lawson has allowed 75 or fewer yards in 45 consecutive games dating back to 2015. That is the longest active streak, more than doubling any other cornerback, and is tied with Darrelle Revis from 2007-2010 and Patrick Peterson from 2014-2017 for the longest streaks for a cornerback in the last 13 seasons. A cornerback needed at least 10 coverage snaps in each game to qualify.
Green Bay Packers: The Packers have made a first down or touchdown on 30% of their rushing attempts, which is the highest rate for any offense this season and the second-best rate this decade.
Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey has gone 79 straight catches without a drop going back to last season. That is the longest active streak for running backs and eighth-longest streak in the past 13 years.
New Orleans Saints: Drew Brees has an adjusted completion percentage of 70.6% on passes that are in the air for 10 yards or more. He is the only quarterback in the past 13 years to be that accurate on intermediate and deep passes.
Arizona Cardinals: Opposing quarterbacks have had an average depth of target of 7.0 against the Cardinals, which is tied for the lowest among defenses.
Seattle Seahawks: Over the last two years, 17 wide receivers have 20 or more catches and one or fewer drops. Four of them are the Seahawks current top four wide receivers: Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett, David Moore and Jaron Brown.