The ProFootballFocus.com Patriots grades are in for the Broncos game and here are the numbers that stood out to me.
Best Offensive Grade: Mankins 6.0 - dominant effort in all aspects, this is a very positive development considering he didn’t even play last weekend.
Worst Offensive Grade: Wendell -3.3 - just can’t quite wrap my head around Wendell. His grades have been generally solid until this week.
Best Defensive Grade: Chandler Jones 2.9, 2 QB hits, 3 QB hurries - Jones didn’t stand out to me as the best player on the defense, that would be Ninkovich who came in 3rd on defense with a 1.4.
Worst Defensive Grade: Jermaine Cunningham -2.1 - I didn’t think Cunningham was the worst defender on the field, but the graders didn’t think highly of his pass rush, scoring him just a -1.8.
We suspected it was the first bad week of the season for Vollmer and these scorers agreed giving him a -1.5.
Might be a tough week to read too much into Spikes’ -1.4 (-1.9 pass coverage). Clearly he can still be exploited in the passing game. He was targeted 6 times and gave up 5 catches for 53 yards, including 39 yards in YAC.
Secondary Coverage Rankings:
- Dennard 2.4
- McCourty 0.4
- Dowling 0.2
- Arrington -0.1
- Wilson -0.3
- Chung -1.2
Tom Brady didn’t attempt a pass in the 10-19 yard range. He was 1-for-5 on 20+ yarders, the other 24 attempts were either behind the LOS or 0-9 yards.
The running game was dominant running behind Mankins (4.8) and Solder (3.2). Off left tackle was good too (2.3).
Von Miller scored the highest rating I can remember ever seeing, a 12.3!?!?!
Great day for Jerod Mayo. 3 stops, a sack and a hurry, plus a 1.5 pass rush rating. BB needs to send him more I think.
I never read too much into these ratings but Vince Wilfork is having a down year by their scorers. His five game scores: 2.3, -1.2, -1.7, -0.2, -1.1. His -2.1 pass rush was the worst on the team against the Broncos.