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Best and worst PFF grades from Panthers’ Week 6 loss to Dolphins

Another week, another big-time showing for Carolina Panthers wide receiver Adam Thielen. (Oh . . . and another week, another loss.)

Here are the best and worst Pro Football Focus grades for the Panthers in their Week 6 defeat to the Miami Dolphins:

Best of the offense

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1. WR Adam Thielen: 82.7
2. RT Taylor Moton: 65.0
3. TE Tommy Tremble: 64.4
4. RB Raheem Blackshear: 64.3
5. QB Bryce Young: 62.6

Thielen now has three No. 1 finishes for Carolina in PFF’s offensive grading this season. He recorded team-highs in receptions (11) and receiving yards (115) while reeling in Young’s lone touchdown pass.

Hey, speaking of Bryce—he tied his career-best PFF mark. The rookie completed 23 of his 38 throws for 217 yards, the score and no turnovers.

Worst of the offense

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22. WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette: 55.2
23. TE Stephen Sullivan: 52.5
24. TE Hayden Hurst: 51.3
25. WR Terrace Marshall Jr.: 43.1
26. RG Calvin Throckmorton: 37.0

Hurst and Marshall Jr. combined for 16 receiving yards . . . which came on one catch by the former. The latter, who did not play at all least week, was charged with his second drop of the campaign.

Throckmorton was responsible for two of the 16 pressures allowed.

Best of the defense

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1. CB Troy Hill: 91.1
2. OLB Amaré Barno: 74.2
3. OLB Brian Burns: 71.7
4. DT DeShawn Williams: 69.9
5. OLB Justin Houston: 69.3

Hill allowed three catches for 24 yards on four targets. He also picked up a pair of stops in the run game.

While he didn’t tally a sack, Burns was relatively active on Sunday. He recorded two pressures on 21 tries and two stops of his own.

Worst of the defense

Palm Beach Post

16. DE LaBryan Ray: 55.0
17. CB CJ Henderson: 32.6
18. S Jeremy Chinn: 30.9
19. S Matthias Farley: 29.5
20. LB Kamu Grugier-Hill: 29.2

As expected, the Miami offense tore into much of the depleted Carolina secondary. Henderson was heavily targeted, as he allowed nine catches for 145 yards on 11 looks.

Farley, who started in place of an injured Vonn Bell, led the team with five missed tackles.

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