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Week 17 Pro Football Focus insights: Yannick Ngakoue ends the season on a high note

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Pro Football Focus is charting everything when it comes to the 2018 NFL regular season and that includes the Week 17 matchup between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans.

So who was the cream of the crop and who did poorly last Sunday? Let’s check it out!


  • Wide receiver Keelan Cole was the Jaguars’ highest graded player on offense with an overall PFF grade of 71.5. Cole was targeted seven times versus the Texans and caught four of them, three of which resulted in first downs. He was the only player on the Jaguars who looked like moving the chains on offense.
  • Blake Bortles ended the season on a low note in what could possibly be his last game for the Jaguars. His overall grade of 33.1 was his lowest of the season as he struggled to move the chains throughout the game. Bortles was only able to move the chains five times on Sunday four of which came through the air and the other on the ground.


  • Edge defender Yannick Ngakoue was relentless in getting after Deshaun Watson with six total pressure on Sunday. His six total pressures were the most he has achieved in a game since week 4 versus the Jets. Ngakoue ranked 13th among edge defenders in week 17 with a pass rush productivity score of 11.8.
  • First round pick Taven Bryan ended the season with his best PFF overall grade of 80.4. He was another defender that excelled when getting after the quarterback versus the Texans. His pass rush productivity score of 16.7 was the fifth highest by an edge defender this week as his three total pressures came on just 12 pass rush snaps.

Who else stood out to you from Week 17? Let us know in the comments below!