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D.J. Humphries Earns Top Offensive PFF Grade In NFL On Sunday

Cardinals' left tackle dominates against the Jets

Arizona Cardinals left tackle D.J. Humphries
LT D.J. Humphries was great as a run-blocker and pass protector against the Jets.

D.J. Humphries had an absolutely dominant performance against the Jets on Sunday, according to Pro Football Focus.

The Cardinals' left tackle finished the contest with an overall grade of 93.1, which was the best among every offensive player in the league this week heading into "Monday Night Football."

Humphries earned a 94.7 mark for his run-blocking and 90.1 for his pass protection. Humphries did not allow a single pressure on 43 dropbacks, per PFF. It was easily the highest-graded game of Humphries' career.

Cowboys edge rusher DeMarcus Lawrence was the only player in the league who graded higher, as he was given a 94.9 defensive grade against the Giants.

Other Pro Football Focus Observations From Week 3:

  • The entire offensive line graded out above average. Guard J.R. Sweezy had the second-highest line grade behind Humphries at 75.3, while center Mason Cole (72.1) and right tackle Kelvin Beachum (71.0) also played well. The Jets did seem more intent on keeping Kyler Murray in the pocket than rushing him at times, but either way the protection graded out impressively.
  • DeAndre Hopkins earned a 90.2 overall grade, which was seventh-best among NFL players on offense. He has an 89.8 overall grade on the season, which is second in the league among receivers behind Minnesota's Adam Thielen.
  • Outside linebacker Kylie Fitts earned a 73.3 overall grade on his 34 defensive snaps, which was the best on the defense. Dennis Gardeck finished fourth on defense with a 69.8 grade after compiling a pair of sacks following Chandler Jones' biceps injury.
  • Chase Edmonds earned a 78.2 overall grade, picking up a stellar grade for his receiving and also getting above average marks in rushing and pass protection.
  • Cornerback Byron Murphy Jr. played well, finishing with a 71.4 overall grade and a 70.4 coverage grade, which was the best on the team.

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