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See how each Bills player performed against the Jaguars on Sunday.

Below are grades for every Buffalo Bills player on every play in the team’s Week 12 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Efficiency Score, which debuted during the bye week, can be found on the furthest right column.

(For a quick primer on this project, this is from the introduction article. Here's a link to the entire thing.

"As I re-watch each game, I’ll be assigning number grades to each Bills player on every play this year, so keep in mind... the grades themselves will be inherently subjective. However, they should provide a relatively good idea of which players are struggling and excelling on the field. This system is not precisely how Pro Football Focus grades — they have multiple graders for each game and use a different numbering system — but it’s similar. Below you’ll find that grades were assigned in 0.2-point intervals on a scale from -1.0 to +1.0 on each play for each player."

Offense vs. Jaguars

Player Overall Run-Block Pass-Block Pass Run Receiving Penalty Snaps (55 = 100%)
Tyrod Taylor 2.6 1.8 1 -0.2 55
LeSean McCoy 1.2 0.8 0.2 0.2 40
Richie Incognito 2.6 0.6 1.8 0.2 55
John Miller 2.8 1.4 1 0.4 55
Jordan Mills 0 -0.8 1 -0.2 55
Cordy Glenn 1.2 0 0.8 0.4 55
Sammy Watkins 0.8 0.8 25
Charles Clay 1.6 1.2 0.2 0.2 46
Jerome Felton 0.4 0.4 20
Nick O'Leary 0.6 0.4 0.2 18
Justin Hunter 0.6 0.6 13
Reggie Bush -0.2 -0.2 3
Jonathan Williams 0.2 0.2 15
Ryan Groy 1.8 1.6 0.2 55
Marquise Goodwin -0.4 -0.2 -0.2 43
Brandon Tate 0 0 29
Cyrus Kouandjio 0.2 0.2 3
Walt Powell 0 0 19

Observations:

Tyrod Taylor -- Many Bills fans weren't happy with Taylor holding onto the ball too long, but remember, to make keep it as objective as possible, I only grade on the throws he does make. The bomb to Watkins was an absolute dime, as was he TD pass to Justin Hunter.

LeSean McCoy -- Not a transcendent performance, but not a bad effort either. Jacksonville routinely had eight -- and sometimes nine -- in the box, which limited the space for the Bills' runner.

Richie Incognito and John Miller -- Stud guards.

Cordy Glenn -- He struggled early, which was a bit surprisingly seeing as though he mainly faced off against a rookie pass-rusher, but he was more consistent in the second half.

Charles Clay -- Another strong effort as a blocker, which has become the norm. Minimal impact in the pass game though, which has also become the norm.

Ryan Groy -- Huge game from him. Routinely ontrolled interior defensive linemen in the run game and held his own as a pass-blocker.

Offense Through Week 12

Player Overall Run-Block Pass-Block Pass Run Receiving Penalty Snaps (716 = 100%) Efficiency Score
Tyrod Taylor 17 7 8.4 0 1.6 692 2.456647399
LeSean McCoy 19.6 -0.4 1 16.2 2 0.8 490 4
Glenn Gronkowski -1 -0.8 0 0 0 -0.2 8 -12.5
Cordy Glenn 19.2 5.2 13.8 0.2 564 3.404255319
Richie Incognito 17.6 10.8 6.4 0.4 711 2.475386779
Eric Wood 3.6 6.8 -3.4 0.2 659 0.5462822458
John Miller 25.4 13.4 11 1 716 3.547486034
Jordan Mills 2.4 3.2 -0.2 -0.6 685 0.3503649635
Cyrus Kouandjio 5 0.8 4 0.2 158 3.164556962
Ryan Groy 3 2.4 0.4 0.2 194 1.546391753
Sammy Watkins 1.8 0.4 -0.2 0 1.6 0 107 1.682242991
Robert Woods 7.8 3.4 0.4 0.6 3.8 -0.4 488 1.598360656
Marquise Goodwin 0.6 0.6 0 0 0 0 369 0.162601626
Greg Salas 1 0.2 0.2 0.6 0 36 2.777777778
Charles Clay 11.2 8.2 1.4 1 0.6 614 1.824104235
Jim Dray 1.2 0.8 0.4 0 0 30 4
Reggie Bush -0.4 -0.2 0.4 -1 0.4 0 79 -0.5063291139
Jerome Felton 8 6 1 0.8 0.2 0 186 4.301075269
Nick O'Leary 6.4 4.2 1.2 0 1.6 -0.6 214 2.990654206
Walt Powell 4 1.8 0.2 0 2.4 -0.4 295 1.355932203
Mike Gillislee 9 0 2.4 5.4 0.4 0.8 184 4.891304348
EJ Manuel 0.2 0 0.2 0 25 0.8
Jonathan Williams 1 0.6 0 0.4 0 0 68 1.470588235
Brandon Tate -0.6 -0.2 0.2 -0.6 0 111 -0.5405405405
Michael Ola -0.2 -0.2 11 -1.818181818
Justin Hunter 0.8 0.2 0.6 0 234 0.3418803419
Gerald Christian 0 0 0 7 0
Percy Harvin 0.8 0.6 0.2 67 1.194029851
Seantrel Henderson -0.2 0.2 -0.6 0.2 34 -0.5882352941

Top 3 Efficiency Scores

1. Mike Gillislee - 4.89

2. Jerome Felton - 4.30

3. LeSean McCoy - 4.00

Defense vs. Jaguars

Player Overall Run Stop Pass Rush Coverage Penalty Snaps (68 = 100%)
Jerry Hughes 2.6 3 -0.4 56
Kyle Williams 1.4 1.4 0.2 -0.2 58
Jerel Worthy 0.2 0.2 1
Leger Douzable 1.4 1.6 -0.2 27
Adolphus Washington 0.2 0.4 -0.2 24
Preston Brown 1.4 1 0.4 68
Zach Brown 0.6 -0.4 0.4 0.4 0.2 62
Marcell Dareus 3.6 2.6 0.6 0.2 0.2 43
Lorenzo Alexander 0 0.2 -0.2 56
Stephon Gilmore 0.4 0.2 0.2 68
Nickell Robey-Coleman 0.6 0.6 38
Kevon Seymour 0.2 0.2 12
Corey Graham 1.2 1.2 68
Ronald Darby 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 16
Shaq Lawson 0.4 0.2 0.2 21
Jonathan Meeks -0.8 0.2 -1 19
Corey White -1 -0.2 -0.8 58
James Ihedigbo 0.2 0.2 44
Ramon Humber 0 0 0 8

Observations:

Jerry Hughes -- His proficiency as a pass-rusher has dipped lately but he was a monster stopping the run against Jacksonville. He shed blocks with ease, set the edge well, and closed quickly in backside pursuit often.

Marcell Dareus -- He truly is a run-game wrecker. Also, Dareus flashed some violent hand usage and impressive speed getting to Bortles on his sacks.

Kyle Williams -- On the Jaguars' opening drive -- which ended in a touchdown -- he was not effective whatsoever. After that, he was typical Kyle.

Jonathan Meeks -- His awareness as a free safety needs work, as evidenced on the Marqise Lee touchdown.

Corey Graham -- Deserves more recognition. He's durable and has been a solid run defender for a while now. He made a handful of impressive plays against Jacksonville.

Preston Brown -- Had his best block-shedding afternoon of the season. He's not as fast as Zach Brown, but if he continues to play aggressively against the run, he'll make a handful of plays each game.

Defense Through Week 12

Player Overall Run Stop Pass Rush Coverage Penalty Snaps (736 = 100%) Efficiency Score
Jerry Hughes 16.2 7.8 2.4 2.6 3.4 650 2.492307692
Jerel Worthy 5.6 4.2 1.2 0 0.2 106 5.283018868
Kyle Williams 18.4 15.4 1.6 -0.2 1.6 593 3.102866779
Leger Douzable 1.6 2.2 -0.8 0.2 0 296 0.5405405405
Corbin Bryant 3.2 2 0.2 0.2 0.8 224 1.428571429
Adolphus Washington 5.2 3.6 1 0 0.6 247 2.105263158
Preston Brown 9 4.2 2.2 2 0.6 731 1.23119015
Zach Brown 13.8 7.4 1.8 3.6 1 587 2.350936968
Brandon Spikes 0 0.6 -0.4 -0.4 0.2 98 0
Marcell Dareus 8 5.2 1.8 0.4 0.6 133 6.015037594
Ramon Humber 0.4 0.2 0.2 0 0 28 1.428571429
Lerentee McCray 0.4 2 -2.8 0.2 1 159 0.251572327
Lorenzo Alexander 4.4 2.6 0.2 1 0.6 516 0.8527131783
Stephon Gilmore 1 -0.4 0 2.2 -0.8 721 0.1386962552
Ronald Darby 5.6 0.8 0 4.2 0.6 564 0.9929078014
Nickell Robey-Coleman 3 0.2 -0.2 2.4 0.6 403 0.7444168734
Kevon Seymour 0.4 0 0 0.4 0 129 0.3100775194
Corey White -0.4 0 -0.2 -0.4 0.2 177 -0.2259887006
Aaron Williams 2.4 0.6 -0.4 2 0.2 338 0.7100591716
Corey Graham 6.8 2.4 0 4.2 0.2 725 0.9379310345
Duke Williams -1.8 -0.2 0 -1.6 0 91 -1.978021978
Robert Blanton 1 0.4 0 0.4 0.2 269 0.3717472119
Jonathan Meeks -2.4 -0.4 0 -2 0 72 -3.333333333
Shaq Lawson 1.8 0.8 0.6 0.2 0.2 106 1.698113208
James Ihedigbo 0.2 0.2 0 0 0 62 0.3225806452

Top 3 Efficiency Scores:

1. Marcell Dareus - 6.01

2. Jerel Worthy - 5.28

3. Kyle Williams  - 3.10