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Patrick Peterson Top 12 CB in Yards Allowed

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Here I go again talking about Profootball Focus rankings! Last article I wrote about the sure-handiness of Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd who have one drop between them on over 60 receptions. This week PFF came out with their CB rankings on the average yards a CB gives up per cover snap. This measurement is a great way to account for truly for how many yards allowed a CB gives up over the course of a game and not just on passes targeted towards them. As we have seen dominate CBs can shut down an entire side of a field.

Leading the pack in the PFFs rankings is a familiar name in Darrelle Revis who is dominating by only allowing a miniscule 0.40 yards/cover snap on 292 snaps. Overall Revis has allowed only 116.8 yards to the WR he is covering and is 0.19 better than the next name on the list. Outside of Fitz making Revis look silly on his TD grab against him, Revis has returned to dominate form.

Patrick Peterson comes in 12th on the list with 0.91 yards/cover snap allowed on a whopping 352 snaps. Of the 15 CBs on the list only Joe Haden of Cleveland and Orlando Scandrick of Dallas have more snaps played than Peterson. On the season Peterson has allowed 320.32 yards to WRs by PFFs standards. On the list only five CBs had allowed a better QB rating against them.

One name that did not make the list was all-mouth, I mean All-Pro Richard Sherman. However two of his teammates did make the list. Walter Thurmond is tied for 7th with 0.87 yards/cover snap allowed and Brandon Browner ranked 11th at 0.89 yards allowed.

Overall the NFC West tied with the AFC South with both conferences having three CBs make the top 15 list. Peterson is asked to more than most CBs and while he at times has allowed big plays, like the TDs to Calvin Johnson, he has been near dominant and is living up to the hype.