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Dolphins’ best and worst PFF grades from postseason matchup vs. Bills

The Miami Dolphins were able to sneak their way into the postseason, but they couldn’t earn a victory, as they were defeated by the Buffalo Bills in the wild-card round.

Mike McDaniel’s team, once again without Tua Tagovailoa and Teddy Bridgewater, turned to rookie Skylar Thompson to lead the offense. While there were a number of offensive miscues, Miami remained in the game due to their defense, which caused three turnovers and actually found the end zone once themselves.

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On Tuesday, just two days after the loss, we take a look at Pro Football Focus’ grades to see how the advanced analytics determined the Dolphins did on Sunday against their AFC East rival.

Overall PFF grades: Offense (min. 10 snaps)

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Top 5

TE Durham Smythe – 76.4

WR Tyreek Hill – 74.3

LT Terron Armstead – 68.4

C Connor Williams – 67.5

WR Cedrick Wilson Jr. – 67.1

Bottom 5

RB Jeff Wilson Jr. – 54.2

WR River Cracraft – 53.6

QB Skylar Thompson – 51.2

WR Trent Sherfield – 49.7

RG Robert Jones – 44.7

Overall PFF grades: Defense (min. 10 snaps)

Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Top 5

LB Jaelan Phillips – 78.8

S Jevon Holland – 71.8

LB Melvin Ingram – 69.1

DB Elijah Campbell – 66.3

CB Xavien Howard – 64.4

Bottom 5

DL Christian Wilkins – 47.1

DB Eric Rowe – 46.7

LB Elandon Roberts – 42.0

LB Jerome Baker – 41.8

LB Duke Riley – 39.9

Pass protection grades (OL only)

Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

LT Terron Armstead – 82.4

OT Greg Little – 79.2

RG Robert Jones – 72.3

RT Robert Hunt – 70.7

LG Lester Cotton – 62.3

C Connor Williams – 61.9

Run-blocking grades (OL only)


C Connor Williams – 69.8

LT Terron Armstead – 60.2

LG Lester Cotton – 60.1

RT Robert Hunt – 46.4

RG Robert Jones – 45.2

Pass-rush grades (front-seven only, min. 10 pass-rush snaps)

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LB Jaelan Phillips – 77.1

LB Melvin Ingram – 67.8

DL Zach Sieler – 66.3

LB Bradley Chubb – 57.4

DL Christian Wilkins – 57.3

DL Raekwon Davis – 51.4

Coverage grades (min. 10 coverage snaps)

Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

LB Elandon Roberts – 76.3

S Jevon Holland – 67.7

DB Elijah Campbell – 64.0

CB Xavien Howard – 63.4

CB Kader Kohou – 52.6

CB Keion Crossen – 49.5

LB Jerome Baker – 46.6

DB Eric Rowe – 32.4

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