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ProFootballFocus.com grades for Week 15: Bengals vs. Eagles

See PFF's "About" page for more information on their grading system.


Offense

Best: Kyle Cook (+2.5; +1.8 run block)

Other good grades: Kevin Zeitler (+1.5), A.J. Green (+1.4)

Worst: Clint Boling (-3.9)

Other bad grades: Andy Dalton (-3.6), Andre Smith (-2.4), Jermaine Gresham (-2.0; +1.4 pass, -2.9 run block), Orson Charles (-1.2; -1.4 run block)

Defense

Best: Terence Newman (+3.4)

Other good grades: Wallace Gilberry (+2.2), Geno Atkins (+2.0), Reggie Nelson (+1.9), Manny Lawson (+1.4), Robert Geathers (+1.3), Vontaze Burfict (+1.2), Emmanuel Lamur (+1.2)

Worst: Michael Johnson (-1.4)
Other bad grades: Rey Maualuga (-0.9; -0.9 penalty)

Other performances of note:

-I'm sure no one needs a PFF grade to tell them this, but it was a bad day for the offense overall (-7.5 cumulative). The run game graded well (+1.6 rush; +2.8 run block), but the pass game graded exactly how it looked (-4.4 pass; -6.4 pass block).

-Clint Boling has now had two consecutive very poor games (-7.4 cumulative) after not grading lower than -0.7 overall in any previous game this season. He did at least make it out of this game with a positive run block grade (+0.2).

-Center battle update: Cook easily takes the cake in this one (44 snaps), although Trevor Robinson (-0.1 overall in 42 snaps) did nothing to embarrass himself. The PFF folks reported that Cook played a handful of snaps at RG as well.

-In his NFL debut, Dan Herron graded +0.4 on his 9 offensive snaps in addition to +1.5 for his special teams play.

-Encouragingly, the linebackers stepped up in pass coverage with Burfict leading the way (+1.7 pass coverage) with his highest graded game since week 6, followed by Lawson (+0.6), and Maualuga (0.0, in 27 coverage snaps). Weirdly, the only linebacker to grade below zero in pass coverage was Lamur (-0.8).

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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