Published: Dec. 26, 2017 at 01:44 p.m.
Updated: Dec. 26, 2017 at 02:14 p.m.

Next Gen Stats: Week 16 - The Rams’ winning air attack featuring an unexpected target

It's no secret that Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley is deadly on the ground, but having scored just as many touchdowns receiving as running in the past two games (3), his skills as a receiver are much to take note of. See who else tops the list for their achievements in this week's Next Gen Stats.

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  • The Vikings continue to be the best team in the league when blitzing this season, as they held Packers quarterback Brett Hundley to a passer rating of 14.6 in Saturday�s contest when rushing 5 or more. 10

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    Blitzing Vikings

    The Vikings continue to be the best team in the league when blitzing this season, as they held Packers quarterback Brett Hundley to a passer rating of 14.6 in Saturday�s contest when rushing 5 or more.

  • Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald leads the league in tight window catches with 19 on the season. 9

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    He's a catch

    Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald leads the league in tight window catches with 19 on the season.

  • Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski continues to be one of the most productive tight ends in the NFL when targeted in tight windows, owning a league-leading 211 yards receiving in tight windows. 8

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    Staying productive

    Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski continues to be one of the most productive tight ends in the NFL when targeted in tight windows, owning a league-leading 211 yards receiving in tight windows.

  • Rams quarterback Jared Goff had an incredible performance against the Titans on Sunday, as he threw 4 touchdowns when facing the blitz. This is the most in a game by any quarterback over the past two seasons. 7

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    Sophomore slinger

    Rams quarterback Jared Goff had an incredible performance against the Titans on Sunday, as he threw 4 touchdowns when facing the blitz. This is the most in a game by any quarterback over the past two seasons.

  • Rams running back Todd Gurley hauled in 8 catches on 11 targets for 139 receiving yards and a touchdown out of the backfield – the most receiving yards by any running back in a game over the past two seasons. 6

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    He can catch too?

    Rams running back Todd Gurley hauled in 8 catches on 11 targets for 139 receiving yards and a touchdown out of the backfield – the most receiving yards by any running back in a game over the past two seasons.

  • Despite holding the highest blitz percentage in the league, the Panthers defense couldn't get to Winston, as the Tampa Bay quarterback tore apart the Carolina blitz on Sunday. Between weeks 15-16, Winston has improved his passer rating to 149.4 from 80.6 between weeks 1-14. 5

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    Better under blitz

    Despite holding the highest blitz percentage in the league, the Panthers defense couldn't get to Winston, as the Tampa Bay quarterback tore apart the Carolina blitz on Sunday. Between weeks 15-16, Winston has improved his passer rating to 149.4 from 80.6 between weeks 1-14.

  • Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill had yet another 20+ MPH play as a ball carrier against the Dolphins defense as he reached 21.35 MPH on his 52-yard deep reception in the 2nd Quarter. Hill has the most 20+ MPH touches this season with nine. 4

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    Speedy Tyreek

    Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill had yet another 20+ MPH play as a ball carrier against the Dolphins defense as he reached 21.35 MPH on his 52-yard deep reception in the 2nd Quarter. Hill has the most 20+ MPH touches this season with nine.

  • Brees excelled in numerous Next Gen categories on Sunday, but was perfect on deep passes (20+ air yards) as well as vs. pressure achieving a 158.3 passer rating in both categories. Brees also placed within the top 10 in Tight Windows, vs. the Blitz, vs. No Blitz, and when he took longer than 2.5 seconds from snap to pass. 3

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    Easy Breezy

    Brees excelled in numerous Next Gen categories on Sunday, but was perfect on deep passes (20+ air yards) as well as vs. pressure achieving a 158.3 passer rating in both categories. Brees also placed within the top 10 in Tight Windows, vs. the Blitz, vs. No Blitz, and when he took longer than 2.5 seconds from snap to pass.

  • Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins threw two of his three touchdowns on deep passes on Sunday which led to his 4th-best passer rating on deep passes this season (135.4). Cousins has only thrown two or more deep touchdowns in a game on three other occasions over the past two season 2

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    Throw it up, Kirk

    Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins threw two of his three touchdowns on deep passes on Sunday which led to his 4th-best passer rating on deep passes this season (135.4). Cousins has only thrown two or more deep touchdowns in a game on three other occasions over the past two season

  • 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had his best performance of the season against the Jaguars blitz on Sunday. Garoppolo found most of his success against the Jaguars defense throwing short passes (< 10 Air Yards), as he posted the highest passer rating while throwing short this week (134.3). 1

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    Gold mine

    49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had his best performance of the season against the Jaguars blitz on Sunday. Garoppolo found most of his success against the Jaguars defense throwing short passes (< 10 Air Yards), as he posted the highest passer rating while throwing short this week (134.3).