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Best and worst PFF grades from Panthers’ Week 13 loss to Buccaneers

Who chopped the most wood in Sunday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

Here are the best and worst Pro Football Focus grades for the Carolina Panthers in Week 13:

Best of the offense

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1. RB Chuba Hubbard: 84.9
2. WR DJ Chark: 84.5
3. RT Taylor Moton: 68.6
4. WR Jonathan Mingo: 67.2
5. RB Miles Sanders: 62.4

Unsurprisingly, the engine of the offense finishes at the top. Hubbard turned his career-high 25 carries into a season-high 104 yards and two touchdowns.

Chark and Mingo, the team’s leading receivers on the day, combined for 125 yards on nine grabs.

Worst of the offense

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14. WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette: 56.1
15. RB Raheem Blackshear: 54.1*
16. WR Mike Strachan: 42.5
17. RG Nash Jensen: 41.8
18. LG Justin McCray: 39.7
*Played two offensive snaps

Jensen, in his first career start, allowed a team-worst five pressures.

McCray was charged with two penalties and three pressures of his own.

Best of the defense

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1. DT Derrick Brown: 91.3
2. CB Jaycee Horn: 90.4
3. OLB Amaré Barno: 81.6
4. DT Shy Tuttle: 81.5
5. CB Donte Jackson: 79.2

Brown continued his phenomenal campaign by posting a season-high seven pressures.

Horn and Jackson shined in the passing game with coverage grades of 90.7 and 83.0, respectively.

Worst of the defense

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18. CB CJ Henderson: 56.8
19. CB Troy Hill: 49.8
20. OLB Yetur Gross-Matos: 47.6
21. CB D’Shawn Jamison: 45.5
22. DE DeShawn Williams: 27.7

Speaking of pass coverage grades, Henderson (65.7), Hill (54.0) and Jamison (45.4) weren’t as bright.

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