Oct 14, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) before the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Arizona Cardinals at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
PFF’s Nathan Jahnke has taken a deep dive into the numbers to find an interesting piece of information about all 32 teams after 13 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.
Miami Dolphins: Xavien Howard has allowed three or fewer catches in 19 consecutive games. That is double any other cornerback’s current streak and one game away from tying Chris Harris Jr. for the longest streak in the PFF era (a cornerback needs 15 or more coverage snaps in each game during the streak to qualify).
New England Patriots: James White has 36 catches on second down. That is the most by any running back this year. If he gets one per game the rest of the season, he will have the most for any back in a season in the last 13 years.
Los Angeles Chargers: Derwin James has produced 15 pressures on his pass-rushing snaps, which is the most among all safeties. If he continues at his current rate of more than one pressure per game, he’ll set the PFF record for the most pressures produced by a safety in a season.
Oakland Raiders: Since Week 5, centers across the NFL have allowed 345 pressures, an average of just under 11 per team. Raiders center Rodney Hudson, who has taken every offensive snap in that time, has allowed just one pressure.
Dallas Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliott has 22 carries of 15 or more yards this season. No other back has more than 16. The only running back with more than that in a season since 2015 was Ezekiel Elliott in 2016, with 23.
Minnesota Vikings: Kyle Rudolph has made 58 consecutive catches, dating back to last season, without a drop. That is the longest active streak among tight ends.
Atlanta Falcons: Deion Jones returned to the Falcons this past week. Since being drafted in 2016, he has eight interceptions (which is tied for the most among linebackers), and 17 pass breakups (which is five more than any other linebacker). He’s done this despite only playing in two games this season.
Carolina Panthers: When the Panthers are in the red zone, Cam Newton has an adjusted completion percentage of 84.8%, which is the best for all quarterbacks this season.
New Orleans Saints: Michael Thomas has a catch rate of 86.7%. That is over 5% more than any other wide receiver in a season over the past decade with 100 or more targets.
Arizona Cardinals: Patrick Peterson has allowed 80 or fewer receiving yards in each of his last 67 games dating back to 2014, which is the longest streak we’ve seen from a defensive player in the 13 years we have data for.
Los Angeles Rams: When opponents are in the red zone, edge defender John Franklin-Myers has gotten pressure on 22.6% of his pass rushes, which is third-best for all edge defenders.