Each week, Pro Football Focus takes a quick look back at each of the game's that took place in the previous week and analyzes them. Their review of the Jaguars vs. Browns game is now live. After the jump is a recap of some of the interesting things had to say, along with my own commentary.
- It was considered a tough day for cornerback Joe Haden, who wasn't terrible but received his worst grade of the season as he gave up 73 yards receiving. He received more strikes for committing two penalties on receivers, but I think a lot of fans were on his side with regard to those calls. He'll be matched up against the Bengals' A.J. Green this week, just as he was in Week 1 when he basically did not allow a catch all game to him.
- Part of the big turnaround with the Browns' running game? Rookie left guard Jason Pinkston again, who received his second straight positive grade after receiving negative grades all season prior to that. Says PFF: "He pulled left to cut block Paul Posluszny on Ogbonnaya’s touchdown run and only gave up one pressure in pass protection – a season low."
- Second-year quarterback Colt McCoy received some props over his counterpart despite it being a closely contested game:
It’s easy to tell who the rookie is between Gabbert (-1.8) and Colt McCoy (+3.6). McCoy was 5-for-7 on passes beyond 10 yards, whereas Gabbert was 5-for-17. Gabbert also completed just one of 13 passes when blitzed, regardless of whether any pressure was generated.
- Even though Maurice Jones-Drew still had a decent game, PFF says that his 1.8 yards-after-contact-average was his lowest all season. Defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin was given the game ball for being a disruptive force up front the entire game.