Pro Football Focus already has their initial set of player grades in from the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-23 win Monday night over the Houston Texans and this week running back Le’Veon Bell (3.5) received top billing on offense thanks to his play and 145 yards of total offense.
Tight end Matt Spaeth (2.7) and wide receiver Antonio Brown (2.6) also graded out very well. Spaeth wound up playing 25 snaps in total.
Despite quarterback Ben Roethlisberger being sacked three times Monday night, PFF gave five of the six offensive linemen that played in the game grades of 1.0 or higher.
Brining up the rear on offense are tight end Heath Miller (-4.1) and tackle Mike Adams (-2.8), who took over for the injured Marcus Gilbert in the first half.
Defensively for the Steelers, linebacker Jason Worilds (7.7) and Lawrence Timmons (4.6) received the top grades. PFF credited Worilds with a total of seven quarterback hurries against the Texans to go along with four stops.
On the opposite end of the scoring spectrum sit cornerbacks William Gay (-1.3) and Cortez Allen (-1.1). PFF has Allen allowing three catches for 79 yards.
We should note that several of these grades are likely to be adjusted by PFF after they go through the all-22 version of the game.