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PFF: XFL Week 5 report card

Check out the grades from Week 5 and the season so far, including Luis Perez being the highest-rated QB so far this year

Passing Grades (season)

After leading the Guardians to back-to-back wins, Luis Perez is PFF's highest-rated quarterback heading into Week 6. Perez, who started the season as New York's third-string QB was 16-for-30 while throwing for 229 yard and a touchdown.

NameTeam NameGrade
Luis PerezNew York Guardians89.7
Josh Johnson Los Angeles87.3
Jordan Ta'amuSt. Louis 81.6
P.J. WalkerHouston Roughnecks72.4
Cardale JonesDC Defenders69.8
Taylor Cornelius Tampa Bay Vipers62.5
Phillip NelsonDallas Renegades47.4
B.J. DanielsSeattle Dragons46.0

The Roughnecks remain atop the offensive team grades.

Offensive Team Grade (season)

the Houston Roughnecks remain PFF's highest rated offensive team following Week 5, scoring a 78.2. Houston racked up 32 points as quarterback P.J. Walker threw for 351 yard and three touchdowns, two of them to wideout Cam Phillips.

NameGrade
Houston Roughnecks78.2
St. Louis BattleHawks74.5
Los Angeles Wildcats71.8
Tampa Bay Vipers69.7
New York Guardians67.1
DC Defenders 63.7
Dallas Renegades62.4
 Seattle Dragons60.2

Houston' defense is ranked 1st in PFF rating following a strong performance in their win against the Seattle Dragons.

Defensive Team Grades (Season)

The Roughnecks continue to lead the way defensively, helping them to a perfect record through the first five weeks of the season. Houston had three takeaways in their nine-point win over the Seattle Dragons Saturday, leading to their 76.3 grade.

TeamGrade
Houston Roughnecks76.3
St. Louis BattleHawks72.9
New York Guardians72.0
Los Angeles Wildcats68.9
Tampa Bay Vipers66.6
DC Defenders 66.6
Dallas Renegades65.4
Seattle Dragons62.3

Team Notes

Pro Football Focus also highlights five big takeaways for each of the eight XFL teams.

  • OT Pace Murphy played 56 pass blocking snaps, the most in the XFL this week at tackle, without giving up a pressure.
  • OC Maurquice Shakir played 56 pass blocking snaps without giving up a pressure, the most at center this week.
  • Defensively, the team only allowed 2.3 yards after contact per rush attempt, the second-best mark in the league.
  • Dallas had a defensive QB hit percentage of 13% this week, which led the league.
  • On offense, Dallas averaged 2.2 rushing yards before contact per rush attempt in Week 5, the second-most in the XFL.
  • RB Jhurell Pressley ran for 52 yards after contact this week, the second-most in the XFL this week.
  • Defensively, DC registered a QB knockdown on 16% of dropbacks this week, the second-best mark in the XFL.
  • Offensively, DC averaged 2.7 yards before contact per rush attempt this week, the most in the XFL.
  • The Defenders only allowed a pressure on 21% of dropbacks this week, the second-best mark in the XFL.
  • QB Tyree Jackson had an adjusted completion percentage of 82% this week, the best mark for an XFL QB.
  • OT Avery Gennesy played 40 pass blocking snaps without giving up a pressure, the second-most at tackle this week.
  • OG Sebastian Tretola played 40 pass blocking snaps without giving up a pressure, the most at guard this week.
  • RBs James Butler and Andre Williams each had five missed tackles forced, tying the league lead this week.
  • Houston averaged just 0.3 yards before contact per rush attempt, the second-best mark in the XFL this week.
  • Houston registered a QB hurry on 29% of dropbacks this week defensively, the second-best mark in the XFL.
  • DT Boogie Roberts made three run tackles of a loss or no gain in the run game this week, the most in the XFL.
  • As a team, Los Angeles averaged 4.1 rushing yards after contact per attempt, the most in the XFL.
  • Los Angeles only allowed a QB knockdown on 4.5% of dropbacks this week, the best mark in the XFL.
  • QB Josh Johnson had an adjusted completion percentage of 71% this week, the third-best mark in the league.
  • Johnson had an average depth of target of 12.9 yards, the most among qualifying players this week.
  • OG Anthony Coyle played 31 pass blocking snaps without giving up a pressure, the second-most at guard this week.
  • WR Colby Pearson registered 50 yards after the catch this week, the most in the XFL.
  • CB Dravon Askew-Henry registered five forced incompletions this week,the most in the XFL.
  • Defensively, the team only allowed 1.8 yards per rush attempt after contact, the best mark in the XFL.
  • DE Bunmi Rotimi led the Guardians this week with four total pressures.
  • WR L’Damian Washington registered 42 yards after the catch this week, the second-most in the XFL.
  • DT Casey Sayles and LB Terence Garvin each had four run stops without missing a tackle in the ground game this week, tying the XFL lead.
  • St. Louis was the only team to not allow an explosive pass (15+ yard gain) this week in the XFL.
  • St. Louis registered a QB hit on 11% of plays defensively, the second-best mark in the XFL this week.
  • As a team, St. Louis averaged 3.4 rushing yards after contact per attempt, the second-most in the league.
  • In 28 dropbacks this week, Seattle didn’t allow a single QB hit.
  • RB Kenneth Farrow led the Dragons this week with 33 yards after contact.
  • OC Dillon Day did not allow a pressure in 28 pass blocking snaps this week.
  • CB Channing Stribling led the Dragons this week with two forced incompletions.
  • Over the last two weeks, QB B.J. Daniels has averaged 2.9 yards after contact per attempt, the second-most among starting quarterbacks.
  • OC Jordan McCray played 42 pass blocking snaps without giving up a pressure, the second-most at center this week.
  • RB De’Veon Smith rush for 64 yards after contact, the most in the XFL this week.
  • WRs Daniel Williams and Reece Horn each made two contested catches this week, tying the XFL lead.
  • DT Josh Banks and DE Jason Neill tied the league lead in total pressures this week with five each.
  • This week, Tampa Bay’s defense averaged -1.6 yards before contact per rush attempt, the best mark in the league.