The Stats To Know series continues with Nathan Jahnke, PFF’s Director of Analytics, finding an interesting piece of information about all 32 teams after 15 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.
Buffalo Bills: Jerry Hughes has produced 24 fourth-quarter pressures this year, which is the most for all edge defenders. What makes it more remarkable is the fact that he’s only had 85 fourth-quarter pass rushes.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Steelers players have produced 2450 yards after the catch this season. That’s an average of 175 yards per game, and they only need to average 122 over the last two games to have the most ever recorded by a team in a single season.
Houston Texans: Texans players have dropped just 10 passes this season. Over the last 13 seasons, the fewest drops for a team in a single season is 11, by the 2006 Buffalo Bills.
Indianapolis Colts: Since Week 11, rotational pass rusher Kemoko Turay has gotten pressure on 21% of his pass rushes, which is the highest rate among all edge defenders with at least 50 pass rushes in that time.
Tennessee Titans: Since Week 11, only seven of the 17 passes thrown Jayon Brown’s way have been caught and on two of those catches he’s made a stop. That 70.6% incomplete or stop rate is the best among linebackers in that time.
Washington: Josh Norman has 70 consecutive games allowing six or fewer catches. It’s the longest active streak in the NFL and is three games away from tying Darrelle Revis for the longest streak in the PFF era (2006-present).
Chicago Bears: Prince Amukamara has had 77 consecutive games with 10 or more coverage snaps and fewer than 100 receiving yards allowed. In the past decade, only Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis have had longer streaks.
Detroit Lions: Damon Harrison has 40 run stops this year, which is the most for interior defenders this season. It is the fourth straight season Harrison has 40 or more run stops. The only other interior defenders with 40 or more run stops in a season over the last five seasons are Bennie Logan in 2015 and Leonard Williams in 2016.
Green Bay Packers: Over the last three seasons, David Bakhtiari has allowed pressure on 3.46% of his pass blocks, which is the best rate for all left tackles with at least 1000 pass blocks in that span.
Atlanta Falcons: Julio Jones is averaging 2.92 yards per route run this year, which is the fourth-best rate for a wide receiver in the past four years. The only three player/seasons ahead of him are Julio Jones in 2015, Julio Jones in 2016 and Julio Jones in 2017.
Arizona Cardinals: Of the 74 wide receivers with at least 500 targets since the start of the 2006 season, Larry Fitzgerald has the lowest drop rate, as he’s dropped just 3.57% of the catchable passes thrown his way.
Los Angeles Rams: The Rams’ defense has missed just 27 tackles in coverage this season, which is tied for the fewest among all teams.
San Francisco 49ers: 49ers players are averaging 7.3 yards after the catch per reception. If they keep that up over the last two games, it will be the best mark ever recorded by a team in the PFF era.
Seattle Seahawks: Bobby Wagner has now made 115 consecutive tackles or assists without missing a tackle. If he gets one more, that will tie Takeo Spikes’ record (2008-2010) for the second-longest streak of the PFF era. The man in first is Bobby Wagner, with 140 (2016-2017).