Pro Football Focus now has their initial set of grades up for the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday game against the Cincinnati Bengals and tackle Kelvin Beachum (4.1) graded out as the best player on both sides of the football. Beachum didn’t allow a sack, hit or hurry in the game, according to PFF.
Tight end Matt Spaeth (3.5) amnd quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (2.1) also graded out very well for their play against the Bengals.
As expected, tackle Mike Adams (-1.9) graded out as the Steelers worst player on offense. Adams, who made his third start of the season Sunday allowed a hit and a hurry in the game and his run blocking was very poor.
Defensively for the Steelers, linebacker Lawrence Timmons (2.8) and cornerback William Gay (1.7) graded out the best. Timmons was credited with four stops by PFF. Linebacker Sean Spence also (1.5) had his best game of the season in the Steelers win.
On the bottom of the grading scale this week sits linebacker Jason Worilds (-2.8) and safety Troy Polamalu (-2.4). Both players, curiously enough, were guilty of allowing Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton to score Sunday from 20 yards out on a read-option run.
Cornerback Ike Taylor (-1.8) and linebacker Jarvis Jones (-1.7) also had poor showings Sunday.
PFF will likely adjust a few of these grades after the all-22 tape is released, but I expect several of these to stay as is.