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Jaguars vs. Steelers: PFF notes and grades after Week 5 domination

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The Jacksonville Jaguars went to face the Pittsburgh Steelers and came back with the biggest win this franchise has seen in years. How did Pro Football Focus grade us in the dominating victory?

Let’s find out.

Week 5 Jaguars offensive stats

  • QB Blake Bortles handled pressure well in the win against the Steelers, completing five of his six attempts for 59 yards. His passer rating of 107.6 when under pressure was the fifth highest by a quarterback on Sunday and his adjusted completion percentage of 83.3 also ranked fifth when under pressure.
  • Despite a good adjusted completion percentage under pressure, Bortles overall adjusted completion percentage of 64.3 was the second lowest by a quarterback in Week 5. Bortles only manged to complete eight of his 14 attempts.
  • It was another strong display by rookie RB Leonard Fournette who was the Jaguars second highest graded offensive player Sunday. Fournette’s overall grade of 76.4 was the eighth-highest by a runner in Week 5, his five forced missed tackles running the ball were tied for the most by a running back in Week 5.
  • WR Marqise Lee was the Jaguars highest-graded offensive player in Week 5, Lee earned an overall PFF grade of 77.6 which ranked 10th among receivers. Lee was targeted four times against the Steelers and earned a WR rating of 94.8 when targeted, the highest by any Jaguars receiver.
  • Rookie OL Cam Robinson had a tough game on Sunday, the rookie earned an overall PFF grade of 52 against the Steelers. While only surrendering one total pressure on his 17 pass blocking snaps, it was in the run game where he struggled the most, only earning a run block grade of 42.7.

Week 5 Jaguars defensive stats

  • LB Telvin Smith was the highest graded player for the Jaguars on Sunday, Smith earned the second highest grade by a linebacker in Week 5 with an overall grade of 87.8. He was outstanding in run defense earning a run defense grade of 87.2, his run stop percentage of 21.1 was the second highest by a 4-3 outside linebacker in Week 5 as he amasses four run stops on his 19 run snaps.
  • CB Jalen Ramsey was targeted 12 times against the Steelers but only gave up five receptions, when targeted the second-year corner only allowed a passer rating of 36.8 the second lowest by a cornerback in Week 5.
  • Interior defender Malik Jackson caused problems for the Steelers passing game as he was able to create four total pressures on his 44 pass rush snaps, the second most pressures by a defensive tackle in Week 5.
  • Edge Calais Campbell once again had a strong performance in the passing game, the free agent acquisition was able to create seven total pressures against the Steelers, the second most by an edge defender in Week 5. His pass rush productivity rating of 12 also ranked 10th among 4-3 defensive ends.
  • It wasn’t just in the passing game where Campbell dominated as he had an even better game against the run. Campbell earned a run defense grade of 87.4 against the Steelers in Week 5, he tallied two run stops on just his nine run snaps for the fifth highest run stop percentage by a 4-3 defensive end in Week 5 at 22.2%.