Buffalo Bills: Top PFF grades from BUF @ NWE

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: Kelvin Benjamin
FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: Kelvin Benjamin /

Pro Football Focus has released their player grades and game analysis after the Buffalo Bills fell to the New England Patriots 37-16.

It is a tough job deciphering which Buffalo Bills’ players played well in their game against the New England PatriotsPro Football Focus does a good job of figuring that out with their individual player grades for every game.

The top grade Buffalo Bills player? Running back, LeSean McCoy. The offensive play-maker received an 85.3 game grade for his play Sunday against the New England Patriots

Here is Pro Football Focus‘ write-up for LeSean McCoy

"“The Pro Bowl running back turned in another excellent game as he used his elite vision and acceleration to find running lanes and make defenders miss in space in the passing game.Outside of just one drop on a swing pass, McCoy was virtually flawless in his execution highlighted by an impressive 39-yard catch and run on a scramble, making three defender miss. McCoy averaged 2.71 yards per route run and Taylor had a passer rating of 106.8 when targeting the star running back.”"

Buffalo was fighting for a spot in the playoffs, but of course fell short to the New England Patriots. This one hurt for Bills’ fans across the nation, especially for the loss to come against this team once again. The score was 13-13 at the end of the half, but Buffalo crumbled in the latter part of the game.

Here are the top five Buffalo Bills’ game grades:

HB LeSean McCoy, 85.3 overall grade

S Jordan Poyer, 82.3 overall grade

WR Kelvin Benjamin, 80.8 overall grade

QB Tyrod Taylor, 80.6 overall grade

DI Kyle Williams, 78.3 overall grade

It is a rare sight for Buffalo to have their main offensive play-makers be some of their top graded players. Kelvin, LeSean, and Tyrod played well against New England and it showed in their PFF grades.

Here is Pro Football Focus‘ write-up for Tyrod Taylor and his 80.6 game grade:

"“Taylor’s final statline looks as if he was fairly inaccurate on the day but he was the culprit of three drops by his receivers and had two throwaways resulting in a respectable 66.7 adjusted completion percentage.Struggling to throw to the intermediate range, Taylor completed just 3-of-9 for 67 yards on passes targeted 10-19 yards downfield. Under pressure, Taylor often took his eyes off the secondary and to the rush resulting in his six sacks, including four by his own accord.He did average 9.3 yards per attempt when under duress but his mishaps taking those sacks for a negative of 39 yards resulted in just 6.7 net yards per attempt under pressure.”"

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Buffalo will attempt to make a last ditch effort at the playoffs next Sunday when they play Miami in the season finale.