PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It did not necessarily show up in the stat sheet and certainly did not reflect the final score, but Brandon Graham dominated on Sunday night.
So much so that Graham was rated the NFL’s overall best player of Week 8 according to Pro Football Focus, despite the Eagles’ 29-23 overtime loss to the Cowboys.
Although he did not record a sack, Graham had 11 of the Eagles’ 23 pressures, eight hurries, and three hits according to PFF. Graham also had four defensive stops against the run and now is PFF’s highest graded edge defender in the NFL.
Eagles offensive lineman Brandon Brooks was rated as the 10th best player of the week. On 52 snaps, Brooks did not allow a single pressure. On the opposite side of things, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was PFF’s 4th best player of the week. 89 of Elliott’s 96 rushing yards came after contact.