Pro Football Focus provides some links and stats previewing Seattle''s game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
Here is this week’s preview of the upcoming Seattle Seahawks’ game from Pro Football Focus.
First, some links and then some stats:
— Week 12 Power Rankings with Seattle moving up two spots to 13th while Minnesota ranks 6th.
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— Russell Wilson ranks top-four in YPA, NFL QB rating, completion rate, and PFF QB rating. Minnesota QB Teddy Bridgewater is average (at best) in the same categories. The one thing Bridgewater does lead in is throwaways—he only had 20 all of last year and already has 31 this season. Part of the reason could be that he leads the league in pressure rate. He and Wilson are both in the top three with Bridgewater leading the way at 48.1% with RW not far behind at 44.0%.
—On intermediate to deep passes, Bridgewater tends to throw to the left (41 att.) more than he does to the right (30 att.). It’s not a huge difference but he has two TDs/one INT to the left while 0 TDs/three INTs to the right. We’ll see what the defensive game plan is if Sherman tracks the #1 WR but if he locks down the LCB position and DeShawn Shead plays like he did last week, things should funnel nicely to Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas.
— Of wide receiver who have played at least 25% of their team’s offensive snaps, the Seahawks have THREE guys in the top 10 in terms of wide receiver rating. Tyler Lockett leads at 134.5, Doug Baldwin is second at 130.4, and Jermaine Kearse is eighth at 118.9. The top Vikings receiver is Stefon Diggs at 24th (105.4).
— Adrian Peterson has 42 missed tackles forced on the year but his yards after contact has been decreasing. From 2012 to now (excluding 2014), it’s gone from 3.93 to 2.97 to 2.49. His elusive rating has also slid from 72.0 to 64.6 to 40.3. Seems to be more feast or famine though since his 15 runs of 15+ yards is tied for the most (Doug Martin). Rawls not far behind with 12 and he’s had only half the carries the other two have had.
— The tackles vs defensive ends for both teams are key matchups this week—Seattle LT Russell Okung vs Minnesota’s Everson Griffen on the left and Seattle right tackle Garry Gilliam vs. Brian Robison on the right. Griffen lines up on the defense’s right 95.1% of the times and his 41 QB pressures from there are third-most on the year. Robison lines up 88.8% of the time on the left and his 37 pressures are fourth-most from there. Vikings RT T.J. Clemmings is one of the worst RTs in the league and now has to try and contain Cliff Avril who leads the league with 51 pressures from the left.
— Finally, yards per route run (YPRR) breakdown by position:
|WR||Doug Baldwin||1.93||Stefon Diggs||2.38|
|Jermaine Kearse||1.26||Jarius Wright||1.32|
|Tyler Lockett||1.19||Mike Wallace||0.96|
|TE||Luke Willson||2.03||Rhett Ellison||1.31|
|Chase Coffman*||1.35*||Kyle Rudolph||1.17|
|HB||Fred Jackson||1.62||Matt Asiata||1.26|
|Thomas Rawls||0.71||Adrian Peterson||1.10|
*with the Tennessee Titans