Buffalo Bills: Top PFF grades from BUF vs. BAL

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 26: Wide receiver Corey Brown
BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 26: Wide receiver Corey Brown /

Pro Football Focus has released their player grades and game analysis after the Buffalo Bills fell 13-9 to the Philadelphia Eagles.

It can be tough to decipher which Buffalo Bills’ players played well in a preseason game because of the third string players playing in a majority of the game. Pro Football Focus does a good job of figuring that out with their individual player grades for every game.

The top grade Buffalo Bills player? Linebacker, Preston Brown. The defensive leader received an 87.8 game grade for his play Saturday night against the Baltimore Ravens.

Buffalo Bills’ edge defender, Ryan Davis, has been playing very well this preseason. Last game, Davis earned the highest game grade on the team. This week he earned the second highest. Here is PFF’s write-up for Ryan Davis:

"“Ryan Davis was a force as a pass-rusher, recording one hit and four total pressures on only 11 pass-rush snaps, as he caused havoc in the Ravens backfield all game long. He finished the game with a ridiculous 34.1 pass-rush productivity rate.”"

The Buffalo Bills’ defensive line has been playing very well, and will be feared by opposing offenses come week one.

Here are the top five player grades according to PFF in Buffalo’s Saturday night game against the Baltimore Ravens:

LB Preston Brown, 87.8 overall grade

ED Ryan Davis, 85.8 overall grade

CB E.J. Gaines, 83.2 overall grade

T Dion Dawkins, 82.0 overall grade

ED Jerry Hughes, 81.4 overall grade

Four out of five of these players are defensive players

The rookie quarterback, Nathan Peterman, did not play well, struggling on throwing while under pressure. That was not the only area he struggled in Saturday. Here is PFF’s write-up:

"“Once starting QB Tyrod Taylor left the game early, we got to see a lot of rookie QB Nathan Peterman. Peterman struggled to throw the ball downfield only completing one pass over 10 yards on five targets.”"

It has been a common place among Buffalo Bills’ opponents for an edge defender to have a high game grade. The last two games, an edge rusher has had the highest grade in the game. This week, it almost holds true once again. Edge defender, Tim Williams, earned an 84.5 game grade. Good enough for the second highest grade on the Baltimore Ravens.

The top five highest grades for the Baltimore Ravens were all defensive players. There is something to be said about the Buffalo Bills’ offensive line and skill positions. Here is the PFF write up for Terrell Suggs:

"“Terrell Suggs put together a solid performance, in knocking down two passes on 11 pass-rushes. His pass-rush grade of 80.2 was the fifth-highest in the game.”"

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The Buffalo Bills have fallen to 0-3 in the 2017 preseason, and will play the Detroit Lions on Thursday night at 7 o’clock.