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

Below are grades for every Buffalo Bills player on every play in the team’s Week 13 loss to the Oakland Raiders. 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. Raiders

Player Overall Run-Block Pass-Block Pass Run Receiving Penalty Snaps (72 = 100%)
Tyrod Taylor 0.4 -0.4 0.4 0.4 72
LeSean McCoy 2.8 -0.2 2.2 0.6 0.2 45
Richie Incognito 2 1.2 0.8 72
John Miller 2 1.6 0.4 55
Jordan Mills -1.8 0.8 -2.6 72
Cordy Glenn 1.8 0.8 0.8 0.2 72
Sammy Watkins 0.2 0.4 -0.2 49
Jerome Felton 0.6 0.6 26
Nick O'Leary 2.4 2.2 0.2 70
Justin Hunter 0.2 0.2 38
Reggie Bush 0 5
Jonathan Williams 0.2 0.2 4
Ryan Groy 1 0.8 0.2 72
Marquise Goodwin 0.2 0.2 59
Brandon Tate -0.2 -0.2 14
Cyrus Kouandjio 0.2 0.2 2
Gerald Christian 0.2 0.2 11
Dez Lewis 0.2 0.2 14
EJ Manuel 0 1
Mike Gillislee 1 0.2 0.8 21
Patrick Lewis -0.2 0.2 -0.4 17

Observations:

Tyrod Taylor - Not close to his best game, but it was close to his worst passing performance of the season. The only games Taylor had lower passing grades were Week 1 against the Ravens and the home loss to the Patriots. He wasn't super effective as a runner either.

LeSean McCoy - He's amazing.

Sammy Watkins - On two occasions, Watkins made it clear he was at fault for incorrect routes. Overall, that's surprising but seeing as though it was his first "full" game since Week 2, those miscommunications probably shouldn't be that shocking.

Jordan Mills - Another top-flight pass-rusher dominated Mills. For as big and strong as he is, the bull rush overwhelms him.

Ryan Groy - A second-straight sound effort. Groy has been much better as a run-blocker than I was expecting he would be.

Nick O'Leary - Monster day as run-blocker. I mean, he really got after it, even standing up Khalil Mack a few times. He has earned more playing time and, although, Charles Clay has been a reliable blocker all season, O'Leary's emergence in the trenches

Offense Through Week 13

Player Overall Run-Block Pass-Block Pass Run Receiving Penalty Snaps (788 = 100%) Efficiency Score
Tyrod Taylor 17.4 6.6 8.8 0 2 764 2.277486911
LeSean McCoy 22.4 -0.4 0.8 18.4 2.6 1 535 4.186915888
Glenn Gronkowski -1 -0.8 0 0 0 -0.2 8 -12.5
Cordy Glenn 21 6 14.6 0.4 636 3.301886792
Richie Incognito 19.6 12 7.2 0.4 783 2.503192848
Eric Wood 3.6 6.8 -3.4 0.2 659 0.5462822458
John Miller 27.4 15 11.4 1 771 3.5538262
Jordan Mills 0.6 4 -2.8 -0.6 757 0.07926023778
Cyrus Kouandjio 5.2 1 4 0.2 160 3.25
Ryan Groy 4 3.2 0.6 0.2 266 1.503759398
Sammy Watkins 2 0.8 -0.2 1.4 0 156 1.282051282
Robert Woods 7.8 3.4 0.4 0.6 3.8 -0.4 488 1.598360656
Marquise Goodwin 0.8 0.8 0 0 0 0 428 0.1869158879
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 84 -0.4761904762
Jerome Felton 8.6 6.6 1 0.8 0.2 0 212 4.056603774
Nick O'Leary 8.8 6.4 1.4 0 1.6 -0.6 284 3.098591549
Walt Powell 4 1.8 0.2 0 2.4 -0.4 295 1.355932203
Mike Gillislee 10 0 2.6 6.2 0.4 0.8 205 4.87804878
EJ Manuel 0.2 0 0.2 0 26 0.7692307692
Jonathan Williams 1.2 0.8 0.4 0 0 72 1.666666667
Brandon Tate -0.8 -0.2 0.2 -0.6 -0.2 125 -0.64
Michael Ola -0.2 -0.2 11 -1.818181818
Justin Hunter 1 0.2 0.8 0 272 0.3676470588
Gerald Christian 0.2 0 0.2 18 1.111111111
Percy Harvin 0.8 0.6 0.2 67 1.194029851
Seantrel Henderson -0.2 0.2 -0.6 0.2 34 -0.5882352941
Patrick Lewis -0.2 0.2 -0.4 17 -1.176470588
Dez Lewis 0.2 0.2 14 1.428571429

Top 3 Efficiency Scores:

1. Mike Gillislee

2. LeSean McCoy

3. Jerome Felton


Defense vs. Raiders

Player Overall Run Stop Pass Rush Coverage Penalty Snaps (71 = 100%)
Jerry Hughes 1 0.4 0.4 0.2 43
Kyle Williams 0.6 0.6 0 61
Leger Douzable 0.6 0.4 0.2 22
Adolphus Washington -0.4 -0.4 10
Preston Brown 0.2 0.4 -0.2 71
Zach Brown 0 -0.2 0.2 70
Brandon Spikes 0.8 0.8 12
Marcell Dareus 2 2 59
Lorenzo Alexander 0.4 0.6 -0.4 0.2 38
Stephon Gilmore 0.4 0.4 69
Nickell Robey-Coleman 0 -0.4 0.2 0.2 49
Kevon Seymour -0.8 0.2 -1 69
Corey Graham 0.6 0 0.8 -0.2 71
Shaq Lawson 0.8 1 -0.4 0.2 32
Jonathan Meeks 0 2
Corey White -0.8 -0.2 -0.6 49
James Ihedigbo 0 0.2 -0.2 0.2 -0.2 38
Ramon Humber 0 2
Deandre Coleman 0.8 0.8 14


Observations:

Marcell Dareus -- Unreal run-defender. He routinely tosses offensive linemen aside and uses his power to beat double teams. He's yet to unleash his pass-rushing skills yet this season.

Kyle Williams -- Not his best game, however, his burst and hustle never cease to amaze me.

Shaq Lawson -- I understand why Rex is giving him the start on Sunday. Lawson shed blocks very well against Oakland and even spun out of block to make a tackle near the line of scrimmage. He wasn't great as a pass-rusher in Week 13 though.

Corey White -- Has become the weak link in Buffalo's secondary.

Kevon Seymour -- .. is weak link No. 2.

Deandre Coleman -- Deserves more playing time. It's actually hard to discern him from Dareus due to their similar size, numbers, and, actually, Coleman showed some Dareus-ian quickness and violent hand usage against the Raiders. If he plays nose tackle, it really frees up Dareus and Kyle, as they can play more "attacking" positions away from the center.

Defense Through Week 13

Player Overall Run Stop Pass Rush Coverage Penalty Snaps (807 = 100%) Efficiency Score
Jerry Hughes 17.2 8.2 2.8 2.6 3.6 693 2.481962482
Jerel Worthy 5.6 4.2 1.2 0 0.2 106 5.283018868
Kyle Williams 19 16 1.6 -0.2 1.6 654 2.905198777
Leger Douzable 2.2 2.6 -0.6 0.2 0 318 0.6918238994
Corbin Bryant 3.2 2 0.2 0.2 0.8 224 1.428571429
Adolphus Washington 4.8 3.2 1 0 0.6 257 1.86770428
Preston Brown 9.2 4.6 2.2 1.8 0.6 802 1.14713217
Zach Brown 13.8 7.2 1.8 3.8 1 657 2.100456621
Brandon Spikes 0.8 1.4 -0.4 -0.4 0.2 110 0.7272727273
Marcell Dareus 10 7.2 1.8 0.4 0.6 192 5.208333333
Ramon Humber 0.4 0.2 0.2 0 0 30 1.333333333
Lerentee McCray 0.4 2 -2.8 0.2 1 159 0.251572327
Lorenzo Alexander 4.8 3.4 -0.4 1 0.8 554 0.8664259928
Stephon Gilmore 1.4 0 0 2.2 -0.8 790 0.1772151899
Ronald Darby 5.6 0.8 0 4.2 0.6 564 0.9929078014
Nickell Robey-Coleman 3 -0.2 -0.2 2.6 0.8 452 0.6637168142
Kevon Seymour -0.4 0.2 0 -0.6 0 198 -0.202020202
Corey White -1.2 -0.2 -0.2 -1 0.2 226 -0.5309734513
Aaron Williams 2.4 0.6 -0.4 2 0.2 338 0.7100591716
Corey Graham 7.4 2.4 0 5 0 796 0.9296482412
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 74 -3.243243243
Shaq Lawson 2.6 1.8 0.2 0.4 0.2 138 1.884057971
James Ihedigbo 0.2 0.4 -0.2 0.2 -0.2 100 0.2
Deandre Coleman 0.8 0.8 0 0 0 14 5.714285714

Top 3 Efficiency Scores:

1. Jerel Worthy

2. Marcell Dareus

3. Kyle Williams