Pro Football Focus has released their player grades and game analysis after the Buffalo Bills beat the Atlanta Falcons 23-17.
Pro Football Focus does a great job deciphering which Buffalo Bills’ players played well in their game against the Denver Broncos. 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? Tight end, Charles Clay. The offensive play-maker received a 91.5 game grade for his play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.
Here is Pro Football Focus‘ write-up for Charles Clay:
"“He’s not been the prolific weapon the Bills paid him to be, but Clay showed what he is capable both with ball in hand and blocking on the edge against Atlanta. His 112 yards led the team and it was built on some good work after the catch. He forced three missed tackles as the Falcons struggled to bring him down. His 5.33 yards per route run leads all tight ends so far this week.”"
Just about everyone counted the Buffalo Bills out Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. There is no way the Super Bowl runner-ups could lose to a Buffalo team who hasn’t made the playoffs in 17 years right?
Well, the Bills prevailed, and it is clear that they are the real deal now. Last week against the Denver Broncos was no fluke, and the Atlanta Falcons will have a week off with a bad taste in their mouth from this game.
Here are the top five Buffalo Bills’ game grades:
TE Charles Clay, 91.5 overall grade
S Micah Hyde, 87.0 overall grade
CB Tre’Davious White, 84.2 overall grade
T Dion Dawkins, 83.7 overall grade
LB Ramon Humber, 82.4 overall grade
It took playing well in all three phases of the game to win this one, but the defense stepped up. The rookie corner-back, Tre’Davious White intercepted the 2016 league MVP in Matt Ryan and took it back for a score. It was so crucial for Buffalo to be solid on the back-end this year, and he is the key contributor in doing so.
Thus far, White is a serious candidate for Rookie of the Year. He has been exactly what a team would want in their first-round pick.
Here is Pro Football Focus‘ write-up of Tre’Davious White:
"“A front-runner for Rookie of the Year, White just keeps making plays. He was alert enough to scoop and score on a Falcons fumble but he also has another excellent day in coverage. Thrown at eight times, he allowed just 18 yards and broke up a pass for good measure.”"
The Atlanta Falcons surprisingly had zero offensive skill position players within the top 5 PFF game grades. The Bills did such a great job of attacking instead of sitting back and letting the explosive Falcons’ offense come to them.
The Buffalo Bills sit alone atop the AFC East, and will play the Cincinnati Bengals at 1 o’clock on October 8th.