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TOP PASS RUSH ADVANTAGES
Commanders -23 vs Cowboys Pass Rush
Giants -22.3 at Eagles Pass Rush
Colts -15.3 vsTexans Pass Rush
Dolphins -14.7 vs Jets Pass Rush
Jets -14 at Dolphins Pass Rush
Titans -12.3 at Jaguars Pass Rush
Bengals -12.3 vs Ravens Pass Rush
Washington Commanders -23 vs Dallas Cowboys
The Commanders enter week 18 with the fourth worst pass blocking average according to our NFL Betting/Props Cheat Sheet. Football Outsiders ranks the Commanders the highest at 23rd, followed by Pro Football Focus who grades Washington 24th at pass blocking, and ESPN pass block win rate ranks the Commanders 28th. Tackle Charles Leno Jr is the only Commander that has an above average pass blocking grade on Washington's offensive line, the rest are all below average. There isn't any Commanders offensive linemen on ESPN's pass block win rate top
Dallas ranks as the second best pass rush front seven this week according to our NFL Betting/Props Cheat Sheet. Football Outsiders rank the Cowboys third, Pro Football Focus grades them second, and ESPN's pass rush win rate ranks Dallas the highest, #1 overall. Micah Parsons is the #1 overall edge rusher for ESPN's pass rush win rate ranking. PFF grades Parsons second and Lawrence 26th at pass rush with two other Cowboys grading above average at pass rush.
New York Giants -22.3 at Philadelphia Eagles
The Giants rank as the fourth worst pass blocking team this week according to our NFL Betting/Props Cheat Sheet. Pro Football Focus grades New York the highest at 18th, but Football Outsiders and ESPN's pass block win rate has the Giants ranked 26th and 27th. Tackle Andrew Thomas grades as the fourth best pass blocker at his position, but unfortunately the rest of the Giants offensive linemen all grade average to below average at pass blocking. Despite ranking 27th as a team on ESPN's pass block win rate ranking, New York does have two players in two different top 10 PBWR position rankings. Jon Feliciano ranks ninth at center and tackle Andrew Thomas ranks eighth at his position.
Philadelphia is the #1 overall pass rushing team this week according to our NFL Betting/Props Cheat Sheet. Both Pro Football Focus and Football Outsiders rank the Eagles #1. ESPN's pass rush win rate ranking has Philadelphia second overall. ESPN has three Eagles ranked in the top 10 at either edge rusher or defensive tackle. Haason Reddick and Josh Sweat rank second and ninth. (Josh Sweat injury should keep him out this week). Defensive tackle Javon Hargrave ranks fourth on the DT list. Three of the Eagles front seven grade in the top 10 of their position. Edge rusher Brandon Graham sixth out of 114, defensive tackle Javon Hargrave fourth out of 103, and edge rusher Haason Reddick fifth out of 114. Two other Eagles grade above average at pass rush.
Indianapolis Colts -15.3 vs Houston Texans
Colts pass block 25th PFF, 29th FO, 32nd ESPN
Texans pass rush 14th PFF, 15th FO, 11th ESPN
Miami Dolphins -14.7 vs New York Jets
Dolphins pass block 31st PFF, 12th FO, 25th ESPN
Jets pass rush 3rd PFF, 11th FO, 10th ESPN
New York Jets -14 at Miami Dolphins
Jets pass block 28th PFF, 17th FO, 20th ESPN
Dolphins pass rush 4th PFF, 16th FO, 3rd ESPN
Tennessee Titans -12.3 at Jacksonville Jaguars
Titans pass block 32nd PFF, 28th FO, 26th ESPN
Jaguars pass rush 8th PFF, 29th FO, 12th ESPN
Cincinnati Bengals -12.3 vs Baltimore Ravens
Bengals pass block 30th PFF, 18th FO, 30th ESPN
Ravens pass rush 18th PFF, 5th FO, 18th ESPN
TOP PASS BLOCKING ADVANTAGES
Chiefs Pass Blocking +20.7 at Raiders
Buccaneers Pass Blocking +20.7 at Falcons
Packers Pass Blocking +15.3 vs Lions
Ravens Pass Blocking +12.7 at Bengals
Browns Pass Blocking +12 at Steelers
Vikings Pass Blocking +10.7 at Bears
Kansas City Chiefs +20.7 at Las Vegas Raiders
KansasCity kicks off Saturday with the best pass blocking average this week according to our NFL Betting/Props Cheat Sheet. Pro Football Focus grades the Chiefs the lowest at seventh, Football Outsiders ranks Kansas City pass blocking third, and ESPN's pass block win rate ranking has the Chiefs #1 overall. With four Chiefs in the top 10 of each of ESPN's pass block win rate rankings you can see why they are #1. Creed Humphries is the #1 center, Joe Thuney is the #1 guard, Trey Smith is the third ranked guard, and tackle Andrew Wylie ranks sixth at PBWR at his position. Tackle Orlando Brown Jr is the lone offensive linemen left off of ESPN's PBWR ranking but PFF grades him 23rd out of 79 at pass blocking.
Las Vegas has the third worst pass rush average this week according to our NFL Betting/Props Cheat Sheet. Pro Football Focus is the highest on the Raiders pass rush at 20th, ESPN's pass rush win rate ranking for Las Vegas is 22nd, and Football Outsiders ranks the Raiders the lowest at 31st. Edge rusher Maxx Crosby is the highest rated pass rusher on the Raiders front seven, 13th out of 114. Defensive tackles Andrew Billings and Bilal Nichols both grade above average at pass rush, but the rest of the front seven grade below average. ESPN's pass rush win rate rankings do not include any Raider players.
Green Bay Packers +15.3 vs Detroit Lions
Green Bay ranks the second highest pass blocking team this week. Pro Football Focus grades the Packers third, ESPN's pass block win rate has Green Bay sixth overall, and Football Outsiders ranks the Packers offensive lines pass blocking seventh. TackleYosh Nijman is the only Packer to make ESPN's top 10 at pass block win rate at any position. All five offensive linemen grade above average for the Packers. Center Josh Myers ranks fifth of 39, tackle David Bakhtiari ranks sixth of 79, and guard Jon Runyan ranks seventh of 77 at pass blocking.
The Lions rank slightly below average at pass rush this week. Pro Football Focus grades Detroit the highest at 16th, Football Outsiders ranks Detroit 21st, and ESPN ranks the Lions pass rush win rate the lowest at 25th overall. With that low ranking by ESPN you won't be surprised to know there aren't any Lions in the top 10 of their pass rush win rate rankings. However PFF does grade the Lions higher than ESPN. PFF grades four of the Lions front seven slightly above average at pass rush.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +20.7 at Atlanta Falcons
Buccaneers pass block 4th PFF, 1st FO, 24th ESPN
Falcons pass rush 31st PFF, 32nd FO, 28th ESPN
Baltimore Ravens +12.7 at Cincinnati Bengals
Ravens pass block 2nd PFF, 21st FO, 7th ESPN
Bengals pass rush 19th PFF, 28th FO, 21st ESPN
Cleveland Browns +12 at Pittsburgh Steelers
Browns pass block 9th PFF, 15th FO, 3rd ESPN
Steelers pass rush 23rd PFF, 23rd FO, 17th ESPN
Minnesota Vikings +10.7 at Chicago Bears
Vikings pass block 19th PFF, 13th FO, 22nd ESPN
Bears pass rush 32nd PFF, 30th FO, 24th ESPN
By Ben Martinez & Chris Dell
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