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 - 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|
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%)|
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|
Top 3 Efficiency Scores:
1. Jerel Worthy
2. Marcell Dareus
3. Kyle Williams