Pro Football Focus has released their player grades and game analysis after the Buffalo Bills took down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-27.
Pro Football Focus does a great job deciphering which Buffalo Bills’ players played well in their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 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, Matt Milano. The defensive play-maker received an 88.3 game grade for his play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Here is Pro Football Focus‘ write-up for Matt Milano:
"“Milano found himself contributing in a variety of ways against Tampa Bay, all leading to a team-high overall grade. The rookie linebacker tallied two pressures (both hurries) to go with two defensive stops and a very impressive interception on a seam route where he hung with Cameron Brate step for step.”"
The Buffalo Bills came out of their bye week with a vengeance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. LeSean McCoy found the end-zone for the first time this year, and then he found it again. Finally getting the running game going had a major impact on the outcome of this game.
Good teams find ways to win close games, and Tre’Davious White and the Buffalo Bills have had a habit of doing that lately.
Here are the top five Buffalo Bills’ game grades:
LB Matt Milano, 88.3 overall grade
T Cordy Glenn, 85.6 overall grade
C Eric Wood, 85.5 overall grade
WR Deonte Thompson, 82.9 overall grade
T Jordan Mills, 82.7 overall grade
A surprise contributor on Sunday was wide receiver, Deonte Thompson. Seeing a receiver on the top five grades is a rare occurrence, so it is shocking to see that Thompson made the list of top play makers on Sunday.
Here is Pro Football Focus‘ write-up for Deonte Thompson:
"“Deonte Thompson only played 22 snaps, and while he didn’t play much, he made a big impact, catching all four passess thrown his way for 107 yards. Seemingly, every time the Bills had a big play, Thompson was the one who made it. He ended the day with a ridiculous 7.64 yards per route run, due to 107 yards on just 14 pass routes.”"
The Buccaneers’ Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson left their mark on the game and in a big way. Tre’Davious White had his hands full but handled it well in a week where Buffalo needed him most.
The Buffalo Bills advance to 4-2, and are battling the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins for the top spot in the AFC East. Buffalo will host the Oakland Raiders next Sunday.