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In preparation for NFL Week 3, here are the PFF power rankings. Each team-rank includes an interesting statistic worth noting before kickoff on Thursday.


1. Green Bay Packers

Of all DT/NTs with at least 30 pass-rushing snaps, B.J. Raji has the best pass-rushing productivity (12.8). He has seven pressures in the last two games, which is more than his previous 10 games combined.




2. New England Patriots

The league-leader in elusive rating is Pats’ RB Dion Lewis at 170.5. 16 players have missed tackles on him this season, and he averages 3.41 yards after contact per carry.




3. Denver Broncos

The Broncos have 13 defensive players with 60 or more snaps this season. All 60 of them have an above average grade through two games.




4. Cincinnati Bengals

Cornerback Leon Hall has a yards per coverage snap of 0.33 when in the slot, which is the best for all cornerbacks with at least 30 snaps in the slot.




5. New York Jets

The 3-4 defensive end with both the most pressures, as well as the highest pass-rushing productivity, is Muhammad Wilkerson, with 13 pressures and a 14.7 pass-rushing productivity.




6. Seattle Seahawks

Two of the top three 4-3 defensive ends in pass-rushing productivity belong to the Seahawks. Cliff Avril is at the top of the league at 19.8, while Michael Bennett isn’t far behind at 15.1.




7. Kansas City Chiefs

After a seven-stop performance against the Broncos, Jaye Howard leads all defensive tackles in run-stop percentage at 33.3. That means that one in every three times there is a run play and Howard is on the field, Howard is the one to make the tackle, and the play was successful for the defense.




8. Atlanta Falcons

Wide receiver Julio Jones has had 59 straight catches without a drop, dating back to Week 12 of 2014.




9. Indianapolis Colts

The 3-4 defensive end with both the most run-stops, as well as the highest run-stop percentage, is rookie Henry Anderson at 10 stops and a 20.0 run-stop percentage.




10. Arizona Cardinals

Even though Carson Palmer has been under pressure on 34.5 percent of his dropbacks, he is one of just two quarterbacks not to be sacked this season. His sack rate of 10.3 percent was third-best in 2014.




11. Dallas Cowboys

Sean Lee is making an early case for Comeback Player of the Year. His run-stop percentage of 20.5 is the best among all linebackers.




12. Miami Dolphins

Jordan Cameron has a yards per route run of 4.12 when lined up in the slot; this is the best for tight ends.




13. Pittsburgh Steelers

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger already has 406 yards on deep passes on 10 completions. No other quarterback has more than 200.




14. San Diego Chargers

The most accurate quarterback in the league has been Philip Rivers, with an accuracy percentage of 89.6; that’s over five percent more than the second-most accurate quarterback. He’s also a perfect 17-for-17 on his play-action passes.




15. Philadelphia Eagles

The safety with the most stops so far this season is Malcolm Jenkins with seven. This is in large part thanks to his five-stop performance against Dallas (his first five-stop performance of his career).




16. Baltimore Ravens

When a quarterback has thrown at the receiver that safety Will Hill is covering, they’ve had an NFL passer rating of 11.5—the second-lowest for safeties who have been thrown at four times or more.




17. Buffalo Bills

After missing all of last year, Richie Incognito is one of three guards not to allow a pressure this season.




18. New York Giants

Even though the Giants have been without Jason Pierre-Paul, they still have two top defensive ends in run-stop percentage. Kerry Wynn has the highest run-stop percentage for 4-3 defensive ends at 26.1, while Robert Ayers is fourth at 11.1.




19. St. Louis Rams

Cornerback Trumaine Johnson has only been targeted four times this season. He has an interception, a pass defense, a 3-yard catch allowed, and an 8-yard catch allowed. That adds up to an NFL passer rating allowed of 16.7, second best in the league for cornerbacks.




20. Carolina Panthers

The four offensive linemen for the Panthers not named Michael Oher have allowed zero sacks, zero hits, and just seven hurries.




21. New Orleans Saints

The man with the second-best elusive rating is Khiry Robinson at 152.2. Eight defensive players have missed tackles on him on 19 touches.




22. Minnesota Vikings

Only five 4-3 defensive ends have 10 or more pressures this season. Two of them play for the Vikings: Brian Robison and Everson Griffen, who had 10 each.




23. Detroit Lions

4-3 defensive end Ezekiel Ansah has seven stops this season, the best for 4-3 defensive ends.




24. Cleveland Browns

Last year, Joe Thomas had by far the best run-block grade for offensive tackles between Week 6 and Week 12 (+15.3), followed by a below-average run-block grade in four of his last five games. He’s followed that up with two straight above-average games, giving him the second-best run-block rating among left tackles.




25. Tennessee Titans

Wide receiver Kendall Wright has 2.55 yards per route run from the slot, the most for all receivers who spend at least 30 percent of their snaps in the slot.




26. San Francisco 49ers

When Colin Kaepernick has thrown to Torrey Smith, he’s had a perfect NFL passer rating of 158.3. They are the quarterback/wide receiver duo with the most targets to maintain a perfect rating.




27. Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars have four players on defense with a PFF Rating above +1.5. Three of them are free agent additions safety Sergio Brown, defensive linemen Jared Odrick, and linebacker Dan Skuta.




28. Houston Texans

Rookie Kevin Johnson has a yards per coverage snap of 0.04, the best for all cornerbacks. In 52 coverage snaps, he has only allowed one catch, and it was for 2 yards.




29. Oakland Raiders

Second-year guard Gabe Jackson had the best game of his career on Sunday with a +6.1 overall grade. His run-block grade of +4.0 is the second-best for all guards in the league.




30. Washington

Offensive tackle Trent Williams is one of two left tackles to not allow a pressure this season.




31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

In a part-time role, Chris Conte has had a strong start to the season. His yards per coverage snap is -0.19, which leads the league, and he has an interception. On 31 coverage snaps, he’s allowed two catches for -6 yards.




32. Chicago Bears

Even though he’s not a full-time starter, Pernell McPhee has remained a consistent pass rusher. His pass-rushing productivity of 21.7 is third best among 3-4 outside linebackers.

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It's all interesting, but based on either opinions (which obviously vary) or calculations (none of which are perfect).


I've seen us as high as #6 on like the official NFL.com rank and as low as 11. Whatever the hell calculation they're using on the OPs list, it's pretty shitty. But I will say this much, I think the Jets are a lot better than where most have them ranked. I certainly don't see us sweeping that team.

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USA Today had us at 8 now I believe, not that this matters at all anyway.


No. But it's nice to be part of the conversation for a change... I haven't heard the phrase " Buffalo's high powered offense" since I was 30 years old. The day Jimbo retired. That day for me was like the day Kennedy was shot for that generation. I remember where I was when I heard the announcement on wfan. At work, radio playing in the background when I heard ..breaking news, Jim Kelly of the Buffalo Bills makes it official. I knew it was gonna happen but hearing it then watching it was more than tough. Make a grown motha f***** cry...


Where were you...?

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It's all interesting, but based on either opinions (which obviously vary) or calculations (none of which are perfect).


I've seen us as high as #6 on like the official NFL.com rank and as low as 11. Whatever the hell calculation they're using on the OPs list, it's pretty shitty. But I will say this much, I think the Jets are a lot better than where most have them ranked. I certainly don't see us sweeping that team.


I agree.. Their defense is pretty scary and fast. The secondary is maybe top three and will be a challenge for us. On the other side of things it will be interesting watching our D sack Fitz. I'll have mixed feelings about that. I don't want him hurt but if he goes down gently 7-8 xs I'll be fine with it.

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Here's there week 4 ranking for what it's worth.


1. Green Bay Packers

Left guard Josh Sitton has not allowed a pressure in each of his last five games; the longest streak of his career.


2. New England Patriots

Tight end Rob Gronkowski is known for his receiving, but his run block grade of +4.8 is the best for all tight ends so far this year.


3. Denver Broncos

While Aqib Talib and Chris Harris have both been having great seasons, Bradley Roby as the nickel cornerback has the lowest yards per coverage snap at 0.21. On 76 coverage snaps he’s only allowed three catches for 10 yards, 5 yards and 1 yard.


4. Cincinnati Bengals

There were only six games last year where Geno Atkins has multiple stops in the same game. In all three games this year he’s had two or more stops.


5. Arizona Cardinals

When Carson Palmer has thrown to Larry Fitzgerald, he’s had an NFL passer rating of 155.8 which is the best for a quarterback receiver duo with at least 15 targets. Fitzgerald is also the receiver with the most receptions (23) with no drops.


6. Seattle Seahawks

The defensive tackle with the highest pass rushing productivity this season is Jordna Hill at 12.2. He has one hit and five hurries on 37 pass rushes.


7. Atlanta Falcons

There were only two games last year where Jake Matthews played the entire game, didn’t allow a sack or hit, and allowed one or fewer hurries. That has been true for all three games so far this year. His pass blocking efficiency of 99.4 leads all offensive tackles.


8. Kansas City Chiefs

Justin Houston is known for his pass rushing, but he also leads all 3-4 outside linebackers in run stop percentage at 14.3 percent. His ten run stops are four more than anyone else at the position.


9. Indianapolis Colts

Inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson leads the position in both total run stops as well as run stop percentage with 14 and 17.7 respectively.


10. Carolina Panthers

Only two cornerbacks have been targeted 20 or more times and have yet to allow a pass for more than 16 yards. Those two are Josh Norman and Bene Benwikere.


11. Dallas Cowboys

The quarterback who has the highest accuracy percentage so far this season is Brandon Weeden at 90.9 percent. He has completed 29 of his 33 passes, with one of those four incompletions being a drop.


12. Pittsburgh Steelers

Defensive end Stephon Tuitt only had seven sacks and hits last year on 288 pass rushes. This year he has already nearly matched it with six sacks and hits, and how done so on just 103 pass rushes.


13. Buffalo Bills

When Ronald Darby has been targeted, opposing quarterbacks have had an NFL passer rating of 31.8; the lowest for a cornerback who has been targeted ten or more times.


14. New York Jets

In 2014 Nick Mangold led all centers in Pass Blocking Efficiency at 99.0. In 2015 he is again leading it for all centers with at least 50 pass blocks at 99.4. He has not allowed a sack or hit this year, and has allowed just one hurry.


15. Philadelphia Eagles

When Kiko Alonso has been targeted, opposing quarterbacks have had an NFL passer rating of 33.3 which is the lowest rate for inside linebackers.


16. New York Giants

Nearly half of kickers are perfect on field goal attempts so far this year, but Josh Brown is the only one to attempt nine kicks this years and make all nine.


17. Minnesota Vikings

The kicker with the highest average length on kickoffs is Blair Walsh at 74.5 yards per kickoff.


18. Oakland Raiders

The receiver that leads the league in yards after the catch is Amari Cooper at 176.


19. Baltimore Ravens

Steve Smith has had eight players miss tackles on him on his receptions which leads the league.


20. San Diego Chargers

Quarterback Philip Rivers has had 17 drop backs on play-action passes. All 17 have led to completed passes, and two went for touchdowns.


21. St. Louis Rams

In 2014 Aaron Donald had four or more stops in only two games. In all three games this year he’s had four or more stops.


22. Miami Dolphins

One of the surprises for the Dolphins this season is how many snaps Rishard Matthews has had this season. He has been playing well with those snaps; as his 2.91 yards per route run is eighth-most for all wide receivers.


23. New Orleans Saints

Quarterback Luke McCown has a perfect accuracy percentage under pressure so far. He’s completed five of six passes, with the sixth pass being an accurate pass dropped by his receiver.


24. Tennessee Titans

Jurrell Casey has a pass rushing productivity of 15.8 which is the best for all 3-4 defensive ends.


25. Houston Texans

Cornerback Johnathan Joseph has allowed a catch rate of 34.6 percent which is the lowest for cornerbacks who have been targeted more than 15 times.


26. Detroit Lions

There are only three 4-3 outside linebackers with at least a +1.0 grade in both coverage and run defense. Those three are Sean Lee, K.J. Wright, and the Lions Josh Bynes.


27. Cleveland Browns

Safety Donte Whitner has nine runs stops which is tied for the most among all safeties. His run-stop percentage of 9.6 is tied for the best among safeties with at least 40 run defense snaps.


28. Jacksonville Jaguars

The receiver with the second-most receiving yards on deep passes is Allen Robinson. He’s caught five passes on 11 targets for 198 yards and five touchdowns.


29. Washington

Rookie receiver Jamison Crowder has been targeted eight times this season. All eight of those targets were caught for 52 yards. He is the receiver with the most targets and a 100 percent catch rate.


30. Chicago Bears

The inside linebacker with the most tackles with no missed tackles is Christian Jones at 19. The inside linebackers with the second most tackles with no missed tackles is Shea McClellin.


31 . San Francisco 49ers

Carlos Hyde has had four or more players miss tackles on his carries in each of his last three games. Frank Gore has only had three of those games over his last 24 games.


32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Guard Logan Mankins is going on eight straight games allowing one or fewer pressures and a positive pass block grade in each game.

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All riight, this is completely subjective but what the hell :


Head to head the Bills would kick the collective asses of Carolina, Pittsburgh and Dallas ( with or without Romo). We've already bombed the Colts, and Seattle and Kansas City look human. I honestly think that Denver wouldn't score more than 14 points on us. Green Bay, The Sleazriots, and Arizona appear to be the real deal. I'm not sure Atlanta is for real either...

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tough question:


what modern day invention is more useless than nfl power rankings?



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Diet water?


Although I think I would go with Portable Chin Rest. Google that :D

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Those are an embarrassment. Kansas City belongs nowhere near the top 10. Denver is not a top 5 team. Arizona would shit on Denver and Cinci. Honestly, I think Arizona is as good as Green Bay and the Pats. They are UNBEATEN with Palmer at QB. They were like 8-0 last year before he got hurt and now this year with him back they are beating teams by more than 20 points every week.

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tough question:


what modern day invention is more useless than nfl power rankings?




Only Farting Apps come to mind.....

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