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Ranking all 32 NFL teams' run-defense units after Week 6 - PFF Analysis Team
TEAM RUN-DEFENSE GRADE: 66.7

Explosive Runs Allowed %: 10.2 (21st)

Team Run-Defense Stuff %: 25.2 (10th)

Top Run Defender (Run-Defense Grade): DI Darius Philon (81.7)

32 NFL Observations, Week 6 - Nathan Jahnke
Cornerback Casey Hayward is allowing 1.4 yards after the catch per reception allowed, which is the fewest for cornerbacks this season.

NFL Week 7 NFL CBS Tennessee Titans @ Los Angeles Chargers Preview - PFF Preview Team
Philip Rivers has been unstoppable when getting rid of the ball quickly (less than 2.5 seconds). His passer rating of 124.0 on throws in less than 2.5 seconds ranks 3rd out of 36 qualifying quarterbacks. The Titans’ defense will have their hands full with the feisty veteran and his quick trigger.

2018 NFL Offensive Line Rankings: All 32 teams' units after Week 6 - Michael Renner
After being drafted in the third round a season ago, the proverbial light switch just hasn’t flipped for Dan Feeney. His game-by-game splits this season are almost too dichotomous to believe. Against the Chiefs, Rams and 49ers, he allowed a total of 18 pressures. Against the Bills, Raiders and Browns, he didn’t allow any.

Ranking all 32 NFL teams' pass-rush units after Week 6 - PFF Analysis Team
TEAM PASS-RUSH GRADE: 66.2

Team Pressure Percentage: 34% (T-13th)

Team Pressure Percentage when Blitzing: 63.8% (8th)

Top Pass-Rusher (Pass-Rush Grade): Edge Melvin Ingram (72.7)

Philip Rivers is doing more than enough to enter the MVP conversation in 2018 - David Neumann
While he may not be the MVP frontrunner, Rivers deserves mention when discussing the NFL’s best quarterbacks this season. Rivers is playing his best football of the past five years, and the Chargers have legitimately looked like one of the best teams in the NFL. Whether that will continue over the final 10 games remains to be seen — we are talking about the Chargers after all.

Grading all 32 first rounders after Week 6 - Mark Chichester
James put forth yet another strong performance in his team’s Week 6 victory over the Browns, as he continues his push for Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. For the first time of his young career, James didn’t see a single target while he was in coverage, but that didn’t stop him from finding his way onto the stat sheet, as he tallied a sack from one of his six pass-rush snaps and also added two tackles against the run.

15 stats to know from Week 6 in the NFL - Austin Gayle
In addition to King’s dominance in the slot, Chargers rookie safety Derwin James, who is a clear front-runner for Defensive Rookie of the Year honors through six weeks, has practically eliminated opposing tight ends this season. Of the 17 NFL defenders who have been targeted at least 10 times when covering tight ends through Week 6, James ranks first in passer rating allowed (14.6).

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