PFF: XFL Week 2 report card
Pro Football Focus breaks down the second week of action in the XFL:
For the second-straight week, DC Defenders quarterback Cardale Jones is atop the PFF Passing Grades. The former Ohio State standout was 23-for-37 for 276 yards and two touchdowns.
|Cardale Jones||DC Defenders||90.6|
|Josh Johnson||Los Angeles Wildcats||79.9|
|Jordan Ta'amu||St. Louis BattleHawks||75.9|
|Phillip Walker||Houston Roughnecks||68.0|
|Landry Jones||Dallas Renegades||54.2|
|Aaron Murray||Tampa Bay Vipers||49.0|
|Matt McGloin||New York Guardians||45.4|
|Brandon Silvers||Seattle Dragons||34.0|
Top offensive player in Week 2
Dallas Renegades tight end Donald Parham is atop the offensive player rankings after scoring a 86.1. He pulled in five balls on 11 targets for 76 yards and a touchdown. His teammate, running back Cameron Artis-Payne was not too far behind, scoring a 84.1 after rushing 14 times for 99 yards and two scores. The two led the Renegades to their first win in 2020.
|Donald Parham||Dallas Renegades||TE||86.1|
|Cameron Artis-Payne||Dallas Renegades||RB||84.1|
|Derrick Hayward||DC Defenders||TE||82.8|
|De'Quan Hampton||Los Angeles Wildcats||WR||79.7|
|Martez Ivey||Tampa Bay Vipers||OT||78.6|
|Cardale Jones||DC Defenders||QB||78.6|
|Jordan Ta'amu||St. Louis BattleHawks||QB||78.5|
|DeAndre Goolsby||Tampa Bay Vipers||TE||78.2|
Top Defensive player Week 2 grades
DC Defenders linebacker Jameer Thurman takes home top honors for the PFF Defensive Player for Week 2 after his Pick-6 on Saturday afternoon. The linebacker also had a four combined tackle performance to add to the score.
|Jameer Thurman||DC Defenders||LB||91.4|
|Kyle Queiro||Seattle Dragons||LB||90.1|
|Antwione Williams||DC Defenders||LB||89.5|
|Tarvarus McFadden||Tampa Bay Vipers||CB||89.2|
|Beniquez Brown||Houston Roughnecks||LB||89.0|
|Bunmi Rotimi||New York Guardians||DE||88.2|
Pro Football Focus also highlights five big takeaways for each of the eight XFL teams.
- TE duo Sean Price and Donald Parham have recorded 2.06 and 1.98 yards per route run, respectively, the highest numbers for any XFL tight ends with 30 routes ran.
- OG Salesi Uhatafe has played 94 pass blocking snaps as a guard with just one pressure allowed, the most of any player with one or fewer pressures allowed.
- DE Gelen Robinson is tied for second in the XFL with 6 run stops.
- CB Josh Hawkins has allowed a passer rating of 45.4 when targeted, the best mark in the XFL at the cornerback position (Minimum: 10 targets.)
- Dallas averages 2.3 yards before contact per rush attempt, the best mark in the XFL
- WR Rashad Ross leads the XFL with 2.94 yards per route run (Minimum: 30 routes.)
- SAF Rahim Moore has played 75 coverage snaps without allowing a first down, the most of any XFL player.
- DC has posted a 21% explosive pass percentage (15+ yards) on the season, the best mark in the XFL.
- DC has only allowed 2.4 yards after contact per rush attempt, the best defensive mark in the XFL.
- DC has a passer rating faced of 54.4, the leading defensive number in the XFL.
- OT Terry Poole has not allowed a single quarterback pressure in 83 pass blocking snaps as an offensive tackle, the most in the XFL.
- OG Avery Gennesy has not allowed a single quarterback pressure in 83 pass blocking snaps as an offensive guard, the most in the XFL.
- LBs Kaelin Burnett and LaTroy Lewis are two of four players who have recorded 6 or more total pressures from edge defender positions.
- DT Gabe Wright is tied for the XFL lead with 5 hurries as an interior defensive lineman.
- Houston has pressured opposing quarterbacks on 41% of passes, an XFL-leading number.
- QB Josh Johnson leads the XFL with an average depth of target of 13.8 yards (Minimum: 20 pass attempts.)
- WR Nelson Spruce has recorded 4 explosive receptions (15+ yards) the third-most in the league.
- CB Harlan Miller leads the XFL with 4 forced incompletions.
- SAF/LB Ahmad Dixon has played 72 coverage snaps without allowing a first down, the second-most in the XFL.
- LB Tre Williams has made 5 total stops this season, the fifth-best mark in the XFL.
- QB Matt McGloin is second in the XFL with an average depth of target of 12.0 yards (Minimum: 20 pass attempts.)
- DE Olubunmi Rotimi has recorded 8 total pressures from an edge defender position, the most in the XFL.
- DT Davon Walker is second in the XFL with 6 total pressures while lined up as an interior defensive lineman.
- New York averages 2.9 yards after contact per rush attempt, the second-best mark in the XFL.
- New York has hurried quarterbacks on 33% of dropbacks faced, the best mark in the XFL.
- QB Jordan Ta’amu has an adjusted completion percentage of 82%, the highest among active XFL starters.
- RB Matt Jones, with 97 yards after contact as a runner, ranks second in the XFL in yards after contact for the season.
- OT Jake Campos has not allowed a single quarterback pressure in 47 pass-blocking snaps as an offensive tackle, the second-most in the XFL.
- St. Louis has only allowed pressures on 13% of passes this season, the best mark in the XFL.
- St. Louis has an explosive pass percentage faced (15+ yards) of 4.7% percent, the best in the XFL.
- DT Will Sutton leads the XFL with 7 total pressures while lined up as an interior defensive lineman.
- LB Steven Johnson leads the XFL with 7 run stops.
- Seattle’s mark of 0.1 yards before contact per rush attempt allowed is the best in the XFL.
- Seattle averages 6.5 yards after the catch per completion, the best number in the XFL.
- Seattle’s defense ranks second in knockdowns (sacks+hits) with 13.
- RB De’Veon Smith (110 yards) and RB Jacques Patrick (94) rank first and third, respectively, in the XFL in yards after contact as runners this season.
- DE Deiontrez Mount has recorded 7 total pressures from an edge defender position, the second-most in the XFL.
- DI Nikita Whitlock is second in the XFL with 6 total pressures while lined up as an interior defensive lineman.
- SAF Marcelis Branch is tied for second in the XFL with 6 run stops.
- CB Anthoula Kelly leads the XFL with 4 forced incompletions.