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Jaguars vs. Seahawks: PFF notes and grades after Week 14 win

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NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Jacksonville Jaguars Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars just won an emotional game against the Seattle Seahawks where Blake Bortles balled out, the run game got back on track, Paul Polsuszny played out of his mind, and the rest of the defense forced three turnovers.

How did our friends at Pro Football Focus grade them out?

Week 14 Jaguars offensive stats

  • QB Blake Bortles continued his run of good form with an overall grade of 80.6 which was the eighth highest by a quarterback in Week 14. Bortles had a perfect passer rating on deep passes versus the Seahawks, completing all three of his attempts for 127 yards and a touchdown. 11.5 percent of his attempts were targeted downfield but he still had the third most yards on deep passes.
  • Bortles was superb from a clean pocket on Sunday. Bortles had a clean pocket on 66.7 percent of his dropbacks versus the Seahawks and was able to complete 72.2 percent of his passes which was the 16th highest adjusted completion percentage. Despite the mediocre accuracy numbers his passer rating of 137.3 from a clean pocket was the second best from Week 14.
  • Running back Leonard Fournette had one of his best games of recent weeks. The rookie forced four missed tackles while rushing which was tied for the fifth most by a runner in Week 14. This is the most missed tackles Fournette has forced since Week 6. This helped Fournette earn a respectable overall PFF grade of 71.5 against the Seahawks.
  • Wide receiver Dede Westbrook earned himself the seventh highest wide receiver rating of Week 14 versus the Seahawks. Westbrook caught five of his eight targets for 81 yards and a touchdown to give the rookie a wide receiver rating of 135.9. This included two receptions on deep passes which was the second most receptions by any receiver.
  • Wide receiver Keelan Cole ranked 13th among receivers on Sunday with an overall PFF grade of 79.6. Cole was dominant in the slot where he ran 85 percent of his routes. He led all receivers on Sunday with 99 yards from the slot on just three receptions including a touchdown. He also ranked third with 5.82 yards per route run from the slot in Week 14.

Week 14 Jaguars defensive stats

  • CB A.J. Bouye was exceptional in coverage on Sunday. Bouye was targeted seven times against the Seahawks but only allowed two receptions for eight yards and also picked off two passes. Bouye allowed a passer rating of 0 when targeted which was the best by a corner in Week 14 and the best by Bouye since Week 3 against the Ravens where he also has a passer rating of 0 when targeted.
  • CB Jalen Ramsey allowed his second highest passer rating of the season versus the Seahawks. Ramsey allowed 50 percent of his targets to be caught for a passer rating of 95.8 which is the highest he has allowed since week 6. His 116 yards allowed in his coverage is the most he has allowed all season and is the most he has allowed in a single game in his career.
  • Interior defender Malik Jackson was the Jaguars highest graded player versus the Seahawks. Jackson earned an overall grade of 92.6 which was the highest by an interior defender in Week 14. Jackson excelled rushing the passer with an elite pass rushing grade of 93.5 as he had five total pressures on 28 pass rush snaps. His pass-rush productivity rating of 14.3 was the fourth best by a defensive tackle on Sunday.
  • Wilson faced pressure on 47.3 percent of his dropbacks versus the Jaguars, this was the third highest rate any quarterback faced in Week 14. Edge defenders Campbell, Fowler and Ngakoue combined for 12 total pressures on Sunday and all three of them had pass-rush productivity ratings inside the top 20 for 4-3 defensive ends.
  • It was a tough day for safety Tashaun Gibson on Sunday. Gibson was the Jaguars lowest graded player on defense versus the Seahawks with an overall PFF graded of 39.4. He had a bad day in coverage with a coverage grade of 42.2 as he allowed both his targets to be caught including one for a touchdown. His 67 yards allowed were the fourth most allowed by a safety and he allowed perfect passer rating of 158.3 when targeted.