Pro Football Focus has released their player grades and game analysis after the Buffalo Bills fell to the Los Angeles Chargers 54-24.
It is a tough job deciphering which Buffalo Bills’ players played well in their game against the Los Angeles Chargers. 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? Offensive tackle, Dion Dawkins for the second straight week. The offensive anchor received an 84.0 game grade for his play Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Here is Pro Football Focus‘ write-up for Nathan Peterman and his 32.0 game grade:
"“The start of the Peterman era in Buffalo did not get off to a good start, as he lasted just one half and threw five interceptions in that half. Not all of those interceptions were his fault, but it was clear that Peterman was not as ready as Buffalo may have thought when they named him starter.He didn’t complete a pass on the five plays he was under pressure, throwing four of his picks on those plays. He just didn’t look confident compared to Tyrod Taylor, who came in for the second half and completed 4-of-7 passes for 68 yards and a touchdown when under pressure.”"
Buffalo was a playoff team just three weeks ago but now sits at 5-5 with three straight losses behind them and a rookie quarterback to boot. His 32.0 game grade is one of the worst quarterback performances of the season, and Coach McDermott has stated that he will once again evaluate the quarterback position this week.
Here are the top five Buffalo Bills’ game grades:
T Dion Dawkins, 84.0 overall grade
RB LeSean McCoy, 81.5 overall grade
CB Leonard Johnson, 81.3 overall grade
QB Tyrod Taylor, 81.1 overall grade
CB Tre’Davious White, 80.0 overall grade
It is never a good sign when your backup quarterback grades higher than your starting quarterback. The defense was a mess, but that was due in large part to poor field position just about every time they were on the field. Not a ton of positive things can come out of Sunday’s game, but Tre’Davious White continues to impress.
Here is Pro Football Focus‘ write-up for Tre’Davious White:
"“The Bills’ first-round pick out of LSU has been a pleasant surprise for them this season, he continued his impressive season on Sunday as he was targeted four times, allowing two catches for only 19 yards.White has recorded 10 pass break ups on the year and has limited opposing receivers to catching only 51 percent of the passes thrown in his direction.”"
Buffalo falls to 5-5, and the race for the AFC East is slowly slipping away. One more loss and the team could find themselves in last place of the division.