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Panthers 27 Texans 17: Handing out the grades

August 12th, 2017 at 1:47 PM
By Sports Media 101

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

As we put a wrap on preseason game 1 here’s the Pro Football Focus top 5 grades from the Panthers win over the Texans.

For those who tend to take issue with PFFs grading system I can vouch for three of these just based on memory. The other two I had to look at in the tape and I can now say I agree with these grades.

WR Damiere Byrd

Obviously Damiere Byrd had a huge game though it does appear he victimized the same CB for all four of his catches. Regardless it was an impressive performance.

Refocused: Carolina Panthers 27, Houston Texans 17 | NFL Analysis | Pro Football Focus

WR Damiere Byrd, 83.7 overall grade

Byrd shredded Texans CB Robert Nelson for four receptions – on four targets – for all 98 of his receiving yards, and a pair of touchdowns. Backup QB Joe Webb connected with Byrd for scoring strikes of 50 yards and another from eight yards that proved to be the game-winning score. Byrd posted an impressive 6.13 yards per route run average over 16 snaps in route.

Byrd will get more chances throughout the preseason. The 5th WR roster spot …

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